Salt Lake City 2014 Conference Schedule

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February 21st-22nd – Coming Together: Listening to Gain Understanding and Find Common Ground

Workshop for Families in Conflict

A workshop for families who don’t all agree all of the time developed and facilitated by therapists who don’t all agree all of the time. The hope is that families in conflict can attend together and listen to gain understanding, find commonalities and increase connection. The workshop will offer effective communication and conflict resolution strategies and will focus on self-determination and mutual respect.

Date: Friday, February 21, 2014
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: McGillis School Library
668 South 1300 East
Salt Lake City, 84102
Facilitated by therapists representing differing perspectives commonly held by family members in conflict: Lee Beckstead, David Matheson, Marybeth Raynes, Jerry Buie, Jim Struve, Shirley Cox, Justin McPheters and David Pruden

Main Conference

Date: Saturday, February 22, 2014

Time: 11:00 a.m.

Place: Wasatch Presbyterian Church
1626 South 1700 East
Salt Lake City, 84108

Keynote Session

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Keynote speakers will address the conference theme, Coming Together: Listening to Gain Understanding and Find Commonalities, as it relates to their experiences of the last year and is supported by their personal stories.

Conducting: Hollie Hancock
Opening Prayer (non-traditional): Mary Ellen Robertson
Keynote Speaker: Randall Thacker
Musical Numbers: Love One Another, ThankfulOne Voice Choir
Keynote Speaker: Lee Beckstead
Keynote Speaker: David Matheson

12:30 – 1:00 Break/Mingle/Snacks

Dialogue Workshops – Session One

1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Attendees will have the opportunity to select one of six workshops:

  1. Acknowledging the Perspective of the Straight Spouse: Our Support, our Pain, our Love, our StrengthTera Brown, Sarah Irish Nicholson, Jessica Trueman, Tanya Fisher Bennion and Valerie Hempell Hill
  2. Navigating Church Activity as an LGBTQ or SSA Mormon – Tom Christofferson, Ty Mansfield, John Gustav-Wrathall, Kayla Burningham and Jamison Manwaring
  3. Circles of EmpathyKendall Wilcox
  4. Making our Future Brighter: Personally, in our Families, in our Congregations, and in our Community. The Four-fold Path to Getting “Even Better.” Lisa Tensmeyer Hansen
  5. Trans* 101: Transgender Identities and ExperienceHollie Hancock, Rachel Heller and Alex Florence
  6. Being Gay and Mormon and Attending BYU by Understanding Same-Gender Attraction (USGA) at BYU – Adam White, Sabina Mendoza, Ditto Scott and Matt Whited

2:30 – 3:00 Break/Mingle/Snacks

Closing Session

5:00 – 6:45 p.m.
Conducting: Anne Peffer
Musical Number: Abide With MeBryan Horn
Panel and Audience Discussion: Opening the Circle: Growing Out of ExclusivityLee Beckstead, David Matheson, Marybeth Raynes, Jim Struve, Jerry Buie, Shirley Cox, and David Pruden
Keynote Speaker: Marybeth Raynes
Congregational Hymn: TBA
Closing Prayer (traditional): Erika Munson

Post-Conference Social

7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
McGillis School Dining Hall
668 South 1300 East
Salt Lake City, 84102