BYU Women’s Conference is celebrating its 45th year in spring 2021, and for the first time it will host the entire conference online. This digital gathering will offer both complimentary and paid viewing options. There will be no on-campus gatherings.
Seven free sessions will be available: one featuring Elder Ronald A. Rasband of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and Sister Melanie Rasband, one being the annual Sister to Sister event (also held in 2019 and 2020), and five sessions with selected presidency members from the organizations of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. These complimentary sessions will be available in English with closed captioning and translation in Spanish and Portuguese.
“We are looking forward to reaching more sisters throughout the world than any previous BYU Women’s Conference,” said Jennefer Johnson, a BYU program administer who has worked with Women’s Conference for 25 years.
Conference sessions will include topics such as the following:
- Fostering understanding and unity in a divisive world
- Preparing children to live in a world of wondrous diversity
- Understanding differences between shame and guilt
- Seeing yourself in the Abrahamic covenant
- Encouraging women to speak out and speak up
- Fostering relationships with loved ones during faith transitions
Additionally, the BYU Women’s Conference committee is seeking original musical compositions or arrangements related to the 2021 Conference theme, “I am a Child of God. His Promises are Sure.” Submissions will be accepted through March 1, 2021. Further details about music submission are on the BYU Women’s Conference website.
Individuals who do not want to miss a single class may register for paid access to forty pre-recorded sessions, thirty-five sessions in English and five in Spanish. Sessions will be available for viewing April 29 through September 30, 2021. Registration will open on Friday, January 15, 2021. The cost is $59.
Information about presenters, session topics, service opportunities, and ways to view the event will be shared as they become available. Follow BYU Women’s Conference on social media, including Instagram and Facebook, for updates, or visit womensconference.byu.edu for more information.