The 17th annual FairMormon Conference will be held on August 6 and 7, 2015 at the Utah Valley Convention Center in Provo, Utah.
The FairMormon Conference is an annual event that brings together scholars, apologists, and interested individuals from a variety of areas. Each comes with a unique perspective on history, science, or theology, and all come with a desire to help defend the gospel and share evidences of its truth.
The FairMormon Conference is a great way to get informed. This year’s conference is geared toward providing the information and answers you need to faithfully deal with the criticisms leveled against the Church and gospel.
Each year we strive to present speakers that address wide-ranging topics. We are in the process of finalizing our speaker lineup, which should be posted here in the near future. We invite you to join us for a frank, thought-provoking, faith-building, and enjoyable experience. Come see what the excitement is all about!
Online registration is closed, but tickets can be purchased ad the door: full conference for $64.95 and one day for $39.95. No lunches will be available if not pre-ordered online with your ticket. However, there are multiple food options within a few blocks of the conference venue.
Are you a Seminary or Institute teacher or administrator?
Discount tickets are available for those associated with LDS Seminaries and Institutes of Religion for $5 per day without lunch.
This year we are again providing Conference streaming for your Windows, Android, Apple, and Roku devices. Here is a way for you to have your own FairMormon Conference in your home or office. The price for streaming the conference into your home or to your phones, computers, or tablets is $25 for both days. The streaming will be available live and then archived content will be available for a limited time beginning a few days after the conference. Thus those who are in different time zones can take advantage of this opportunity.
What many conference attenders opt to do is go to the conference and purchase the streaming. That way they can attend the conference and interact with the speakers and other attendees, with talks at their fingertips when they get home.
Streaming includes both audio and video. Due to the nature of streaming, some presentation content may be illegible. When you sign up, in the comments section please mention which device or devices you are planning on using (Roku, iPhone, iPad, Android tablet, etc.).
Streaming will continue to be available for purchase through the conference.
This year’s conference will be held at
Utah Valley Convention Center
220 W Center St #200, Provo, UT 84601
Schedule and Speakers
Biographies of confirmed speakers, as well as presentation summaries, are available on our Speakers page. This page will be updated as speakers and their presentations are confirmed.
Conference sessions begin at 9:00 am each day and end at 5:45 pm. Registration is available before the first session each day. Dress is business casual.
|9:00 am||Ed Pinegar||How to help young Latter-day Saints deal with criticisms against the Church and the doubts they cause while remaining faithful|
|10:00 am||Margaret Barker||The Mother in Heaven and Her Children|
|11:00 am||Brant Gardner||History and Historicity in the Book of Mormon|
|1:00 pm||Ron Dennis||Captain Dan Jones: Defender of the Faith in Wales|
|2:00 pm||Brittany Chapman||An Act of Religious Conviction: Mormon Women and Nineteenth-Century Polygamy|
|3:00 pm||Snack Break|
|3:15 pm||David Larsen||The Order of the House of God: Ancient Practices and Modern Experiences|
|4:15 pm||James D. Gordon III||Faith and Scholarship|
|9:00 am||Michael R. Otterson||Correcting The Record|
|10:00 am||Stephen Webb||Why Mormon Materialism Matters|
|11:00 am||Laura Hales||Joseph Smith’s Polygamy: Toward a Better Understanding|
|12:50 pm||FairMormon Business|
|1:00 pm||Lynne Wilson||Christ’s Emancipation of Women in the New Testament from their Cultural Background and Baggage|
|2:00 pm||Cassandra Hedelius||A house of order, a house of God: Recycled challenges to the legitimacy of the church|
|3:00 pm||Snack Break|
|3:15 pm||Paul Reeve||From Not White Enough, to Too White: Rethinking the Mormon Racial Story|
|4:15 pm||Dan Peterson||The Reasonable Leap into Light: A Barebones Secular Argument for the Gospel|
The official hotel for the FairMormon Conference is the Provo Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, located across the street from the Convention Center.
Not only is it convenient, but the Marriott is an upscale hotel providing rooms (standard guest room with 1 king or 2 double beds) at a discounted rate of $104 per night (plus tax). This special FairMormon Conference room rate is only available through July 8, 2015.
• Check-in: Wed Aug 5, 2015
• Check-out: Sat Aug 8, 2015
To make a reservation by phone, call 1-800-228-9290 or 1-801-377-4700 and tell them you want a FairMormon (or Foundation for Apologetic Information & Research) room.
To make a reservation online, visit the following link: FairMormon Group Block.
Provo Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
101 West 100 North
Provo, Utah 84601 USA
FairMormon wishes to thank the following sponsors: