Oct 26

The Sidney B. Sperry Symposium is Today

Today is going to be marvelous.  How do I know?  The Sperry Symposium begins tonight.  Attending one of these yearly events has long been a wish of mine.  Unabashedly, the following explanation of this event was taken right off the Symposium page:

Where?

Joseph Smith Building (JSB) Auditorium, and other adjacent campus locations.

Who is it for?

The Sperry Symposium is not just for professional teachers in the Church’s Seminaries and Institutes of Religion and at BYU–it’s for all who study the scriptures. The symposium is free to the public, and no registration is required.

About the Sperry Symposium

The Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, held annually at the end of October at Brigham Young University, features speakers from BYU Religious Education, Seminary and Institute teachers in the Church Education System, and other gospel scholars. The symposium focus is traditionally on the topic for Gospel Doctrine and Church study for the upcoming year.

It begins Friday evening with a keynote address, followed by a selection of presentations. The symposium continues Saturday morning.

Sidney Branton Sperry (1895–1977), a leading LDS scholar of the Book of Mormon and Bible, joined the Religion Department at Brigham Young University in 1932 and retired in 1969. The first Sperry Symposium was held four years later in 1973.

Admission is free

The symposium is free and open to the public. For further information, call 801–422–3611.

The Friday schedule is 6:30 to 8:30 PM.  Saturday, it is from 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon.  Should anyone wish to attend and has an interest in carpooling, let me know!

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