Dear International Society Members,

We are excited to announce the program of the 25th Annual Conference of the LDS International Society. The conference will be held on Monday, 7 April 2014, in the Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center on BYU’s campus in Provo, Utah. See agenda (PDF)

Watch it live online and follow it @BYUKennedyCtr using #intsoc2014.

The focus and title of the conference is: “Humanitarian Assistance and the Church: “In the Lord’s Way.” The day-long conference will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a welcome by President Cecil O. Samuelson, but we encourage you to arrive early to mingle, renew friendships, and plan exciting futures.

The program includes speeches and reports from:

  • Bishop Gerald Caussé, 1st Counselor, Presiding Bishopric
  • Sharon Eubank, director, LDS Charities
  • Robert Hokanson, manager, Major Initiatives, LDS Humanitarian Services
  • Fred and Elizabeth Crook, founders, China Rural Education Fund; returned missionaries
  • Warner Woodworth, emeritus professor of organizational leadership, BYU
  • Todd Manwaring, Brad Harris, Landis Holbrook, Tim Heaton, and other BYU faculty, administrators and students working in nonprofit management, development, and economic self-reliance.

This year’s conference will bring together many of the key players from the Church’s Humanitarian Services, BYU faculty and students, and Church members who represent private NGOs. As usual, there will be ample time for interaction and networking during the conference.

Remember that proceedings (PDFs) for all past conferences are available free to members of the International Society.  Joining the Society is also free.

We will soon send information regarding registration and how to sign up for the luncheon. Contact us if you have questions.

Mac Epps, president
Ted Lyon, executive director