We had another great conference this year, with 350 people attending in person, and about 50 listening online. We were treated to 15 presentations and also had the opportunity to socialize, browse the bookstore, and bid in a silent auction. Tanya Spackman received the John Taylor Defender of the Faith award for her work on Mormon Scholars Testify. You can view photos of the conference at the FAIR Facebook page.
William Schryver’s presentation on the Kirtland Egyptian Papers received some press before the conference, and did not disappoint. You can view it here. (A browser plug-in may be required.)
There have been articles about many of the presentations published in Mormon Times, Deseret News, and LDS Church News:
- FAIR conference: Same-sex marriage and the role of religion
- FAIR conference: Secret Mormon codes and Egyptian papers
- FAIR conference: LDS doctrine clear on divinity of one God
- FAIR conference: ‘Gender equality is the brick of Zion,’ speaker says
- FAIR conference: What if the U.S. president were a Mormon?
- FAIR conference: Joseph Smith’s discovery of ancient patterns
- FAIR Conference: Roper’s take on Book of Mormon geography
- Mormons need to work to increase favor
- FAIR conference: Defend the Book of Mormon by studying names, origins
- Nibley editor says scholar was bolstered by research
- ‘Be Ready’ to Defend Faith