2023 Wilford Woodruff Papers Foundation Conference: Building Latter-day Faith

Join us for the first Wilford Woodruff Papers Foundation Conference

Building Latter-day Faith

March 4, 2023 11:30am - 7:30pm

@ Brigham Young University

The purpose of this conference is to inspire all seekers of truth, especially those in the rising generation, to benefit from Wilford Woodruff's eyewitness account of the Restoration as they increase their study of and faith in Jesus Christ. At this conference, seekers of the truth will be instructed, inspired, and motivated by Wilford Woodruff's insights through speakers, presentations, and musical performances. Lunch and dinner will be provided.


Schedule: Saturday, March 4, 2023

  1. Check-In \ Registration

    Art Competition Gallery Display

    - MST

  2. Opening Presentation and Lunch

    • Welcome: Jennifer Ann Mackley
    • Featured Speaker: Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

    - MST

  3. Break

    - MST

  4. Student Presentations

    • Ellie Hancock: Wilford Woodruff the Historian
    • Ashlyn Pells: Insights from the Wilford Woodruff Papers
    • Hovan Lawton: Called to Serve: Mission Calls in the 1890s

    - MST

  5. Break

    - MST

  6. Afternoon Presentations

    • Josh Matson: Understanding Wilford Woodruff’s Symbols
    • Kristy Taylor: A Day in the Life of Wilford Woodruff

    - MST

  7. Break

    - MST

  8. Afternoon Presentations

    • Steve Wheelwright: Wilford Woodruff, Missionary
    • Amy Harris: British Context of Wilford Woodruff's Missions

    - MST

  9. Break

    - MST

  10. Special Guest Presentation

    • Introduction
    • To Be Announced

    - MST

  11. Break

    Final Audience Voting on Art Competition Entries

    - MST

  12. Dinner and Featured Speaker

    • Introduction
    • Presentation of Carol Sorenson Smith Awards by Sarah Dunn
    • Special Musical Artist: Alex Melecio
    • Featured Speaker: To Be Announced in January 2023

    - MST

  13. VIP Reception

    By Invitation Only