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21st annual International Society Conference at BYU April 5

Brigham Young University will host the 21st annual International Society Conference Monday, April 5, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center.

This year’s theme will be “'Organize Yourselves According to the Laws of Man (D&C 44:4)’: Challenges in Establishing the International Church.” The conference is free and open to the public. However, the luncheon is $14 per person, and space is limited. To register for the luncheon, call (801) 422-3377.

BYU President Cecil O. Samuelson will open the conference. He will be followed by the keynote address, “Challenges, Opportunities and the International Church,” by Elder Dennis B. Neuenschwander, emeritus General Authority for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Panel topics will include “Current Initiatives in International Education and Business,” “Going Through the Front Door: Challenges and Opportunities in Africa,” “Perspectives: Prominent Business/Church Leaders,” “12 Weeks – 6 Countries: Medical/Humanitarian Mission Aboard U.S.N.S. Comfort” and “International Society Top Ten.”

At the luncheon, Elder Adesina J. Olukanni, Area Seventy and Area Director of Church Public Affairs for the Africa West Area, will be speaking.

Organized in 1989, the International Society is an association of professionals with international interests who are members or friends of the Church. The society is supported by BYU's David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies, the Marriott School of Management, the J. Reuben Clark Law School, the David O. McKay School of Education and the BYU Alumni Association.

For more information, call (801) 422-3377 or visit

Writer: Brandon Garrett

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