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International Society plans 19th annual conference at BYU April 7

“Meet the Mormons: Public Perception and the Global Church” is topic

“Meet the Mormons: Public Perception and the Global Church” is the topic of the 19th annual International Society Conference Monday, April 7, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Assembly Hall at the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center at Brigham Young University.

The conference is free and the public is welcome. The luncheon is $14 per person and spaces are limited. Please RSVP by Wednesday, April 2, to the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies at (801) 422-3377.

Several leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be attending, including BYU President Cecil O. Samuelson of the Quorum of the Seventy, Elder Douglas L. Callister of the Quorum of the Seventy and Elder Lance B. Wickman of the Quorum of the Seventy and general counsel for the Church of Jesus Christ. Olene S. Walker, former Utah Governor, will also attend.

Conference panelists include BYU faculty, representatives from Church International and Public Affairs, Area Seventies and former mission presidents of the Church and many more.

Panel topics will include “Building Bridges: Ambassador Hosting Program,” “Strengthening Relationships via Diplomatic Outreach,” “The Perfect Storm? LDS Media Events and the Foreign Press” and “Public Perception and Humanitarian Initiatives.”

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, Marriott School of Management, J. Reuben Clark School of Law, David O. McKay School of Education and the BYU Alumni Association.

For more information, call (801) 422-3377 or visit the Web site, www.ldsinternationalsociety.org.

Writer: Irasema Romero

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