2023 Summer Symposium

July 27-29, Sandy, Utah


The many branches of the Mormon movement have always struggled between wanting to be independent and wanting to be mainstream. With the recent proliferation of streaming television productions, including Murder among the Mormons, Sister Wives, and Mormon No More, is Mormonism being drawn into the mainstream, or pushed further to the fringes?

It seems that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is making a concerted effort to push into the Christian mainstream, distancing itself from the word Mormon and removing LDS-specific artwork from its temples and chapels. But is it pushing for independence in other ways?

This conference will focus on how various branches and leaders of the Restoration movement have sought the fringes or courted the mainstream, and how the outside world—especially the media—has helped or hindered their efforts. Analyses of current streaming media are especially encouraged.


Join us in Salt Lake July 27th-29th at the Mountain America Expo Center for an in-person conference with live sessions, tours, organized meetups and more!

Live Sessions

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.

Digital Perks

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.


Open Donation


Please make check donations payable to Sunstone and mail to 343 North 300 West Salt Lake City, UT 84103

Sunstone is a 501(C)3 nonprofit. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

More questions?

Email info@Sunstone.org