2012 BYU Church History Symposium

2012 BYU Church History Symposium

Friday, March 2, 2012 at the LDS Conference Center (SLC)
Saturday, March 3, 2012 at the BYU Conference Center (Provo) 
The annual Brigham Young University Church History Symposium focused on the era of past President of the Church Joseph F. Smith. There were two locations to attend. On Friday, March 2, the symposium was held at the LDS Conference Center Little Theater in Salt Lake City. The first session was held from 3:00–5:00 p.m. Free parking was available by entering the Salt Lake Conference Center parking on northbound West Temple Street and by informing the attendant that you were there for the symposium. The evening session began at 7:00 p.m. and featured Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
On Saturday, March 3, the symposium continued at the BYU Conference Center in Provo, on BYU campus and began at 8:30 a.m. It concluded with the keynote address by Joseph Fielding McConkie, at 12:10 p.m. Parking was free just west of the BYU Conference Center. During the symposium, concurrent sessions were offered by several notable historians, scholars, educators, and authors, covering a variety of topics that were part of the era of President Smith.
The committee consisted of Craig Manscill, Brian Reeves, Guy Dorius, J.B. Haws, and Brent Nordgren.
There is a book now available that is a compilation of selected presentations from the symposium.

To watch Elder Ballard's keynote address click here.

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Matt Richardson (Sunday School General Presidency), Devan Jensen (RSC), Sister and Elder Ballard, Elder Marlin K. Jensen (Church Historian)
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Elder Ballard (Salt Lake City Keynote), George Tate (First presenter at BYU), Scott Esplin (BYU Church History & Doctrine), Matt Grow (symposium committee member)
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J. B. Haws (BYU Church History & Doctrine), Alex Baugh (BYU Church History & Doctrine), Brent Top (dean of Religious Education), Joseph Fielding McConkie (BYU Keynote)

Joseph F. Smith: Reflections on the Man and His Times

Edited by Craig K. Manscill, Brian D. Reeves, Guy L. Dorius and J. B. Haws

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This book is a compilation of presentations from a BYU Church History Symposium. It features more than twenty messages about the life of Joseph F. Smith, including chapters by Elder M. Russell Ballard and Joseph Fielding McConkie. Elder Ballard, great-grandson of Joseph F. Smith, describes how the Lord prepared President Smith to lead the Church.

2012 BYU Church History Symposium Schedule

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