POSTPONED 31st Annual Conference “Gathering Light and Truth from all Nations”

Monday, 6 April 2020
8:00 A.M.–3:30 P.M.
Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center, BYU–Provo

Visitor parking will be available in parking lots next to the BYU Museum of Art and next to the Law School building. For a map of BYU campus, click here. The conference is open to the public and free to attend. See agenda. (PDF)

30th Annual Conference “A ‘Global Tribe’? The Formation of a Worldwide LDS Identity”

Monday, 8 April 2019
8:00 A.M.–3:00 P.M.
Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center, BYU–Provo

Visitor parking will be available in parking lots next to the BYU Museum of Art and next to the Law School building. For a map of BYU campus, click here. The conference is open to the public and free to attend. See agenda (PDF)

29th Annual Conference “Women Making a World of Difference”

Monday, 2 April 2018
8:30 A.M.–4:30 P.M.
Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center, BYU–Provo

Visitor parking will be available in parking lots next to the BYU Museum of Art and next to the Law School building. For a map of BYU campus, click here. The conference is open to the public and free to attend. See agenda (PDF)

28th Annual Conference “Learning in a World Church”

Monday, 3 April 2017
8:00 A.M.–4:30 P.M.
Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center, BYU–Provo

Visitor parking will be available in parking lots next to the BYU Museum of Art and next to the Law School building. For a map of BYU campus, click here. The conference is open to the public and free to attend. See agenda (PDF)

27th Annual Conference “World Refugee Crisis and the Humane Response”

Monday, 4 April 2016
8:00 A.M.–4:20 P.M.
Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center, BYU–Provo

Visitor parking will be available in parking lots next to the BYU Museum of Art and next to the Law School building. For a map of BYU campus, click here. The conference is open to the public and free to attend. See agenda (PDF)

26th Annual Conference “’Blessed Are the Peacemaker’s: Peace Is Possible”

Monday, 6 April 2015
8:00 A.M.–4:15 P.M.
Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center, BYU–Provo

Visitor parking will be available in parking lots next to the BYU Museum of Art and next to the Law School building. For a map of BYU campus, click here. The conference is open to the public and free to attend. See agenda (PDF)

25th Annual Conference “The Church and Humanitarian Assistance: In the Lord’s Way”

Monday, 7 April 2014
8:00 A.M.–4:10 P.M.
Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center, BYU–Provo

Visitor parking will be available in parking lots next to the BYU Museum of Art and next to the Law School building. For a map of BYU campus, click here. The conference is open to the public and free to attend. See agenda (PDF)

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24th Annual Conference “The Church and International Diplomacy”

Monday, 8 April 2013
8:30 A.M.–4:00 P.M.
Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center, BYU–Provo

Visitor parking will be available in parking lots next to the BYU Museum of Art and next to the Law School building. For a map of BYU campus, click here. The conference is open to the public and free to attend. See agenda (PDF)

23rd Annual Conference “In the Public Eye: How the Church is Handling Increased Global Visibility”

Monday, 2 April 2012
8:30 A.M.–4:00 P.M.
Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center, BYU–Provo

Visitor parking will be available in parking lots next to the BYU Museum of Art and next to the Law School building. For a map of BYU campus, click here. The conference is open to the public and free to attend. See agenda (PDF)

22nd Annual Conference “The Erosion of Religious Liberties—Impact on the International Church”

Monday, 4 April 2011
8:30 A.M.–4:00 P.M.
Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center, BYU–Provo

Visitor parking will be available in parking lots southeast of the football stadium and next to the Law School building. For a map of BYU campus, click here. At this time, we are waiting for a decision by the Utah Law Association regarding CLE credit availability for this conference. The conference is open to the public and free to attend. See agenda (PDF)

21st Annual Conference “Challenges in Establishing the International Church”

Monday, 5 April 2010
8:30 A.M.–4:00 P.M.
Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center, BYU–Provo

The conference is open to the public and free to attend. See agenda (PDF)

20th Annual Conference “The Church and the Global Community”

Monday, 6 April 2009
8:30 A.M.–4:00 P.M.
Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center, BYU–Provo

The conference is open to the public and free to attend. See agenda (PDF)

19th Annual Conference “Meet the Mormons: Public Perception and the Global Church”

Monday, 7 April 2008
8:30 A.M.–4:00 P.M.
Assembly Hall, Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center, BYU–Provo

The conference is open to the public and free to attend. See agenda (PDF)

18th Annual Conference “The Perplexities of Nations”

The 18th annual conference was held on Monday, 2 April 2007 at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. See agenda (PDF)

17th Annual Conference”International Challenges Facing the Church”

The 17th annual conference was held on Monday, April 3, 2006 at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. The theme was “International Challenges Facing the LDS Church” and included security issues, anti-American sentiments, and humanitarian projects and challenges.

We appreciate all those who either presented at or attended the 2006 conference. We were extremely pleased with the quality of the presentations, attendance, and participation at the conference; indeed there was a larger audience and greater interest than in any previous year. The 2006 “Distinguished Service Award” was presented to Mr. William F. Atkin, founder of the LDS International Society in 1989. We honor him for his international work and service as the head of the General Church Council and his professional and spiritual impact he has had on numerous individuals across the globe. The 2006 Conference Proceedings are now published and available online (free of charge) or as a printed hard-copy for $6.00 each. See agenda (PDF)

16th Annual Conference”Joseph Smith and the World”

The 16th annual conference was held on Monday, 4 April 2005 at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. The theme of the conference focused on the Prophet Joseph Smith and his teachings, vision, and impact on the world. This topic was particularly relevant as we celebrated the 200th anniversary of the Prophet’s birth.

The 2005 “Distinguished Service Award” was presented to Elder Donald L. Staheli for his international work and service and the impact professionally and spiritually he has had on numerous individuals. See agenda (PDF)

15th Annual Conference “Church Development in the Developing World”

The “Distinguished Service Award” was given to Elder John K. Carmack, director of the Perpetual Education Fund, for his life of service to the international community. Online proceedings of the presentations are now available online on our publications page. Previous conference proceedings are also available online or for hard-copy purchase below. To access all of our online publications, please visit our publications page.

Past Conferences

Proceedings are available from the International Society to facilitate greater international understanding and to reach a global audience (who may not be able to participate). Printed versions of the previous year’s proceedings are available for $6.00 each. Also, links to PDF versions are available free of charge under the publications link for registered users of the International Society. To purchase any of our printed conference proceedings, please call (801) 422-3377 to pay by credit card, or send a check for $6.00 to the LDS International Society office address listed below.

The LDS International Society
139 Herald R. Clark Building
Provo, UT 84602