Who Are We?

Organized in 1989, the LDS International Society is an association of professionals with international interests who are members or friends of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The society is supported by the following Brigham Young University institutions:

David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies
Marriott School of Management
J. Reuben Clark Law School
Alumni Association


  • Encourage collegiality and networking among professionals involved in international business, law, education, humanitarian service, or other activities
  • Promote shared professional interests and concerns of society members
  • Provide support for international programs of BYU and the Church, where possible


Conferencesnewsletters, interactions, and the LDS International Society Database (ISD) all offer a glimpse across the globe of what LDS professionals are doing, planning, and thinking—from Davis County to Davos, from Brazil North Area to the north of Burma. The society is free to join and the online profile only takes about ten minutes to complete.

International Network of Professionals

Networking with thousands of members throughout the world, the society has elected officers, an executive board, and an office with staff support located on BYU’s campus at the Kennedy Center for International Studies. Chapters may be organized where there is sufficient interest. When there is an existing professional organization such as chapters of the Marriott School Management Society, J. Reuben Clark Society, or BYU Alumni Association, it is recommended that the International Society’s members associate, or work, with the existing structure.


The society holds an annual conference each April to share the interests of members. Proceedings are made available in PDF online and may be obtained by current members free of charge.


The LDS International Society presents the “Distinguished Service Award” to a deserving individual each April at our conference to recognize the service and devotion they have rendered. Robert S. Wood, emeritus General Authority, received the award at our 2013 conference. For a listing of previous years’ recipients, please visit our awards page.