2022 Summer Symposium
July 27-30, Sandy, Utah
The idea of heaven cuts across both religious and non-religious boundaries. Heaven is our way of describing an optimal place—or state of being—where we feel whole, where we’re in community, where we have full access to our potential. However, one person’s heaven can be another person’s hell. We can learn a lot about someone by understanding what heaven means to them.
But, of course, in many religions, heaven is also an actual place with a people, culture, and social system. How have various Mormon denominations constructed heaven? How have those constructions changed over time? How have those constructions affected the way their adherents live? How do other religions, denominations, and non-religious groups construct heaven? How have we borrowed from each other? How have we complemented or contradicted each other? How have different conceptions of heaven been represented in the arts? How has heaven changed for each of us?
WHAT TO EXPECT
This year's conference will be an unprecedented hybrid of digital and in-person. Join us in Salt Lake July 28th-31 at the Mountain America Expo Center for an in-person conference with live sessions, tours, organized meetups and more! Can't be there in person? We're offering all the great features of last year's digital conference, with more content and activities for virtual attendees than ever before. However you're able to join us, show us how you Mormon this July 28th - 31st!
Exclusive live sessions, viewed in person from Salt Lake! Select session will be available to stream, but you'll have to attend in person to catch them all.
This year, we're placing a special emphasis on the best part of the symposium: the people! Art shows and community building games and activities will be a big part of this year's conference.
We'll still be using our event app Whova, so you'll get access to all the perks you've come to love live video chats, message boards, and a digital program.
An in-Person Conference
Over the past two years, we've seen all digital and hybrid conferences, but this year, we're back to our roots with an all in-person conference. We'll stream a select few sessions, but to get the most out of this year's conference, be sure to join un at the Mountain America Expo Center in Sandy Utah on July 27th-30th!
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