Sunstone West


January 30, 2016


January 30th at the Pacific School of Religion at the Graduate Theological Union
8:30 am Registration
9:00 am – 9:45 am CONCURRENT SESSIONS:
Fundamentalist Mormons and Reality Television by Michelle Mueller#ILookLikeAnEngineer Now, But My Mormon Community Hasn’t Always Thought So by Michelle Glauser
10:00 pm – 10:45 am CONCURRENT SESSIONS:
Technology and Mormonism: A Two-edged Sword by Robert A. ReesLoving One Another in the 21st Century – The Emotional, Social, and Moral Implications of a Connected Life by Bill McGee, Cisco Systems
10:45 am Lunch presentation: Mormons and the Internet by Jerilyn Pool
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Transhumanism, Feminism, and the Future of the Mormon Religion by Joseph West and Blaire Ostler
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm CONCURRENT SESSIONS:
Imagine! Technology and the Future of Mormonism by Robert A. Rees and Maya Balenz Rees
Advancing Science and Technology: Implications for Mormonism by Dorothy Deasy, Christopher Bradford, and Carl Youngblood
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm ​ The LDS’s Church’s Policy Changes on LGBT Parents and Their Children by Carol Lynn Pearson, Mitch Mayne, Caitlin Ryan

Chair: Robert A. Rees

4:45 pm – 5:45 pm Girls, Coding, and Gospel Potentials by Cynthia Bailey Lee
6:00 pm Mormons and Tech by Jake Spurlock, Wired Magazine


Conference $50
Lunch $15

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Registration prices will increase by $10 at the door.




1798 Scenic Drive 

Berkeley, CA 94709

Getting There

By BART: Take BART to the downtown Berkeley station (not the North Berkeley station). It’s a 15-minute walk to the PSR campus. On foot, proceed north on Shattuck Ave from the station; turn right onto University Ave; turn left onto Oxford Ave, right onto Hearst Ave; then make an oblique left onto LeConte Ave and walk uphill to the top of the bluff. The PSR campus is on your left.

By AC Transit bus: From the downtown Berkeley BART station, cross Shattuck Ave. to the bus stop at the corner of Shattuck and Center St. Take the #65 bus to the first bus stop on Euclid Ave. Walk one block west (towards the bay) along Le Conte Ave to the PSR campus.


Saturday’s event will be at Berkeley’s Pacific School of Religion on located at 1798 Scenic Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709.

Parking Info:


There is an open parking lot behind the Holbrook Building and the Mudd building (numbers 1 and 2, respectively on the map below) with an entrance off Scenic Drive. The lot has a couple of spaces for handicap parking with placard/plate.

There is a covered parking lot under the Seeley G. Mudd Building (#2 on map) with an entrance off Scenic Drive and another from Arch Street.

Street parking is limited to TWO HOURS and tickets are expensive. If you park on the street, you WILL need to move your vehicle every two hours to avoid being ticketed.

Overflow parking is available at the LDS Berkeley Institute of Religion, located  at 2368 Le Conte Ave. There is a driveway to the parking structure by the two white Institute buildings.


This area is called Holy Hill for a reason! Le Conte, Arch Street, and Scenic Drive are STEEP but walkable.

1. Automobile parking is restricted to street parking or negotiated spaces in the PSR parking lot.
2. No vehicles are to be on the PSR Quad unless with special permission from the PSR Director of
3. All vehicles are parked at their own risk; PSR does not assume any responsibility for damages to
applicant and/or applicant guest’s vehicles.

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