17 April 2012
2012 Women’s Conference to Be Held April 26-27
Brigham Young University and the Relief Society will cosponsor the annual Women’s Conference on Thursday and Friday, April 26 and 27, 2012, in Provo, Utah, USA. They will host and broadcast to women from around the world. This year’s theme, “And they were armed with righteousness and with the power of God in great glory,” comes from 1 Nephi 14:14.
“Women come to Women’s Conference to be uplifted and to feel connected with other women who share similar values and beliefs,” said Sandra Rogers, international vice president at BYU and the chair of Women’s Conference. “They feel stronger because they are in the company of other women who are also trying to live the gospel and have the Lord’s spirit in their lives.”
As in previous years, both days will begin with a morning opening session at 9:00 a.m. and end with a general afternoon session at 3:45 p.m. at BYU’s Marriott Center. Featured keynote speakers include Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Kathy Andersen (who will speak Friday afternoon); Matthew O. Richardson, second counselor in the Sunday School general presidency, and his wife, Lisa Richardson (who will speak Thursday afternoon); Sandra Rogers, international vice president at BYU and the chair of Women’s Conference (who will speak Friday morning); and Ruth Todd, an award-winning TV news anchor (who will speak Thursday morning).
Three one-hour concurrent sessions, with up to 16 classes to choose from per hour, will be held between the two general sessions each day. Subjects include family, gospel, home, marriage, and service, among others. Six of the concurrent sessions will be conducted in Spanish, and the four general sessions will have live Spanish translation.
The conference also features various activities, including book signings, an evening concert, an “instant choir,” and as well as the “Sweet Is the Work” service event, which includes the sharing stations and over 23 service projects . Patrons’ name badges will serve as their ticket to all sessions and activities.
Women and men age 16 and older may register online now at the Women’s Conference website or by calling 801-422-8925 (toll-free at 1-877-221-6716). In-person registration is also available at the BYU Harman Continuing Education Building lobby weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on the days of the conference at the Marriott Center outdoor ticket booths beginning at 7:30 a.m. For more information, visit the registration page of the Women’s Conference website.
A delayed rebroadcast schedule of talks from this year’s Women’s Conference will be posted on the BYU Broadcasting website after May 3.
For additional information about the conference, visit the Women’s Conference website, or call 801-422-7692.