We welcome the honest pondering of all individuals and expect that everyone speaking at or attending the symposium will approach every issue—no matter how difficult—with intelligence, respect, and good will. We expect speakers to engage in rigorous inquiry and thoughtful participation that is respectful of what others hold sacred.

If you express disagreement, please do so without personal attacks on the character, religious observance, or intelligence of other parties. We strongly discourage the use of profanity. Sunstone does not allow the distribution of alcohol, illicit drugs, prescription drugs, drug paraphernalia, pornography or sexually explicit material, and materials considered religiously offensive.
Profanity, yelling, fighting or any other unruly behavior are also prohibited. Prohibited items and behaviors are determined solely by the management and staff of Sunstone.
Sunstone offers a diverse selection of topics, formats, and perspectives. Be excited to hear views that coincide with your own, but also prepare to hear presentations that offer a different perspective. As Elder Hugh B. Brown told BYU students in 1958, “I have mentioned freedom to express your thoughts, but I caution you that your thoughts must meet competition in the marketplace of thought, and in that competition truth will emerge triumphant. Only error needs fear freedom of expression.”


Sunstone is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form.
Some examples of harassment may include: sexual language and imagery, inappropriate physical contact, and/or verbal comments about another attendee’s identity intended to intimidate.

Consumption of any intoxicating substance is neither an excuse nor an invitation for harassment. These examples are neither comprehensive nor exhaustive. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference at the discretion of the conference organizers.