August 6, 2008

2008 FAIR Conference

The annual conference for FAIR (Foundation for Apologetic Information & Research) takes place this Thursday and Friday in Sandy, Utah. I'll be attending both days and plan to blog during the conference. I believe this will be a good opportunity to contrast the papers presented here with those presented at the Bushman seminar last week. I will be comparing the two events and talking about the overall nature of "apologetics," the term seeming to have taken on more of a pejorative edge. Odds are, many bloggers will be covering Sunstone; I'll be providing insight into FAIR's gathering here in addition to Bryce Haymond's blogging over at Temple Study. At any rate, here is the schedule for the conference, which unfortunately takes place during the Sunstone symposium:

Thursday Schedule
Time Speaker/Event Presentation
8:00 am Registration
9:00 am Opening
9:10 am Mike Ash Shaken Faith Syndrome
10:10 am Mark Wright The Book of Mormon and Mesoamerica
11:10 am Margaret Young and Darius Gray Nobody Knows, the Untold Story of Black Mormons
12:10 pm Lunch
1:15 pm Brian Birch, Blake Ostler, and James Faulconer Philosophy and Mormonism
2:30 pm Jeffrey Bradshaw The Message of the Joseph Smith Translation: A Walk in the Garden
3:30 pm Snack Break
3:45 pm Larry Poulsen Book of Mormon Geography
4:45 pm Ugo Perego Joseph Smith's DNA Revealed: New Clues from the Prophet's Genes
5:45 pm Closing
Friday Schedule
Time Speaker/Event Presentation
8:00 am Registration
9:00 am Opening
9:05 am Ron Esplin The Joseph Smith Papers
10:05 am Matthew Brown The Israelite Temple and the Early Christians
11:05 am Newell Bringhurst and Craig Foster The White Horse Prophecy: Myth vs. Reality
12:05 am Lunch
1:00 pm FAIR Business
1:30 pm Scott Gordon Online Apologetics
2:30 pm Brian Hauglid The Book of Abraham
3:30 pm Snack Break
3:45 pm Brant Gardner Second Witness: The Book of Mormon
4:45 pm Daniel Peterson Humble Apologetics
5:45 pm Closing


Steve Smoot said...

I look forward to seeing you there, life!


Steve Smoot

LifeOnaPlate said...

Steve, it will be great to see you as well.

Bryce Haymond said...

Hey, thanks for the linkage. It's going to be a great Conference. With all the bloggers covering it, and the live internet stream, it should make it out to many people.

We'll see you there.

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