Call for Proposals, 2007 Salt Lake Sunstone Symposium, 8-11 August, Sheraton, Salt Lake City
Proposal deadline is 1 May 2007.
This year's special focus is "The Public Faces of Mormonism." With Mitt Romney poised for a presidential campaign, with Harry Reid as the senate majority leader, with the four-hour Helen Whitney documentary on Mormonism past and present about to be debut on PBS in late-April and early May, with the formation of Mormon studies chairs at two major universities, with the rise of LDS blogging, with Benji winning this past season's So You Think You Can Dance? and Ken Jennings still parlaying his record-breaking Jeopardy! run into a continued national profile, it seems Mormonism is and will continue to be in 2007's national spotlight as bright perhaps as it was during the build-up to the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympics.
Given this profile, we felt it would be fun to explore today's public faces in terms of individuals as well as emerging trends and movements.