Now in its 45th year, BYU Women’s conference will continue the tradition of gathering women together to be strengthened, taught, inspired, and unified once again this spring. The annual event, co-sponsored by the Relief Society, will feature some exciting changes including adjustments to session formats and the overall conference schedule, expanded opportunities to participate digitally, more sessions available in Spanish and Portuguese, a call for music submissions, and a virtual choir.
The theme for the conference is “I am a Child of God. His Promises are Sure,” reminding us that we are all beloved spirit daughters of heavenly parents and that God desires to bless us with the richest of all blessings.
President Russell M. Nelson frequently speaks about the promises made to those who faithfully strive to keep God’s commandments. Rosemary Thackeray, assistant to the president for assessment and planning and conference chair, explained, “A close and careful reading of President Russell M. Nelson’s general conference talks and other messages reveals a consistent pattern in his teaching– he explains a gospel truth, invites us to act on that truth, and then promises us remarkable blessings from Heavenly Father for doing so. This model of extending calls to action and assuring divine blessings may be a hallmark of his apostleship.”
Consistent with this pattern, in his recent message of hope and healing, President Russell M. Nelson taught us concerning the principle of gratitude, invited us to act in ways that will demonstrate our faith, and promised remarkable blessings, including peace. We encourage you to act on this prophetic invitation and look for, record, and share experiences of gratitude on social media in the next week.
The BYU Women’s Conference planning committee includes members of the Relief Society, Young Women, and Primary general boards, BYU faculty and staff, a BYU student, and for the first time, members of the community living both in and outside of Utah. This diverse and dedicated group of women has been meeting virtually since August to plan session topics and presenters for the 2021 event.
Currently, we are planning for both on-campus and digital access for BYU Women’s Conference. The final decision will be made in early 2021 and will be based on local and state health guidelines related to COVID-19. Details regarding registration costs, dates, speakers, and service opportunities will be finalized and announced in early 2021. Follow BYU Women’s Conference on social media, including Instagram and Facebook, for updates or visit womensconference.byu.edu for more information.