Sunday, April 13, 2008

FAIR 2008 conference

2008 FAIR conference (unfortunately in conflict with the Salt Lake Sunstone Symposium [is FAIR trying to steal Sunstoners?]) will be held Aug. 7-8.

South Towne Exposition Center
9575 South State Street
Sandy, Utah 84070

More info here

Summary of speakers (courtesy of Geoff B. at Millennial Star)

* Mike Ash: Author of the new book "Shaken Faith Syndrome."

* Brian Birch: Director, Religious Studies Program and Associate
Professor of Philosophy at UVSC.

* Matthew Brown: Author of "Symbols in Stone" and many other books.
He will speak on Temple Worship among the Ancient Hebrews and
Early Christians.

* Brant Gardner: Author of the new, very popular "Second Witness,
Analytical & Contextual Commentary on the Book of Mormon."

* Darius Gray and Margaret Young: Producers of the just released
documentary "Nobody Knows" examining the struggles, trials, and
joys of black Latter-day Saints.

* Brian Hauglid: Addressing issues related to the Book of Abraham.

* Vicky Pahnky Taylor: A favorite EFY speaker.

* Ugo A. Perego: The Director of Operations and Study Research
Coordinator for the Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation. He
will be speaking on "Joseph Smith's DNA Revealed: New clues from
the Prophet's genes."

* Dan Peterson: Professor of Islamic Studies and Arabic, co-author
of "Offenders for a Word" and an annual speaker at the conference.

* Larry Poulson: Researcher on Book of Mormon geography.

* Mark Wright: Mark will take a break from leading his MesoAmerican
tours with Liahona Tours and fly up to speak at our conference. We
want to thank Liahona tours for letting us steal Mark for a couple
of days.

* Blake Ostler: LDS philosopher will be participating in a roundtable
about LDS philosophy.

* David Paulsen: LDS philosopher will participating in the roundtable
with Blake Ostler.

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