Haven't been to the grocery store lately or in from out of town? Don't worry, we've got you covered with a simple continental breakfast to start the day off right. You'll need your energy because we have a packed day of activities, speakers, and service. Hopefully you fill the spaces with a little bit of flirting and friendship.
Inspiration. Learning. Enrichment.
After the keynote, we will break out into classes and workshops. The classes will be a more traditional, sit-and-listen session, while the workshops will be longer and more interactive. When you register, you will need to select a track—either a mix of workshops and classes, or just classes.
Living a life free of fear and full of trust in ourselves, others, and God can feel overwhelming at times. We know. We have been there. The classes and workshops are designed to help teach, inspire and promote confidence in ourselves and God. Below is a list of the sessions. Please see the speakers page for bios.
The Savior's Final Hours and the Lessons We Learn from Them (Andrew Skinner)
Facing our FEAR Head On (TBD)
The Spirit Behind the Lens: Panel Discussion on the creation of the General Conference Break-out Documentaries (KSL Panel)
Finding Strength In the Lord (Charles Dahlquist)
Be the Lighthouse. Anchor Your Life. (Dave McCann) **Only available from 2 - 3 pm**
Changing Lives through Service (Emily Stevens)
Better Understanding of Our Own Present Through Our Shared Spiritual Past (Janiece Johnson)
The Deliberate Life: Writing Your Own Story (Janine Gilbert)
Inspiration through Adversity (Jon Jeppson)
How to Get Unstuck (Mary Anne Linford)
Lessons On Life, Love and Leadership. (Matt Townsend)
Rising above Obstacles (Richard and Pam Norby) **Only available from 1 - 2 pm**
Living with a Broken Heart (Robbie Parker)
Manage your money, Manage your life. (Taylor Parkin)
Nutrition on the Go (Alan Bingham)
17 Secrets to the Male and Female Psychology (Alisa Goodwin Snell)
Fitness on the Go (Janalee & Mitch Carter)
Dress and Act the Passion of Your Heart (women's fashion) (Jennifer Whitaker)
Fueling Your Happy: ow to fill up with #gratifuel when life's tank is on empty. (Kevin Clayson)
Mirror, Mirror (women's fashion) (Kris Denison)
Dress to Impress (men's fashion) (Lance Orlob)
Marketing Your Life Towards Eternal Companionship (Michelle Barnum Smith)
Preparedness is Easier than Dating (Scott Stallings)
The Story Your Clothing and Manners Tell (Taylor Hawkins)
Cooking vs. Drive Thru
It takes faith, endurance, and tenacity to remain steadfast in Christ. Workshop speakers will share inspired messages that will refuel your own spiritual reserves, and help you draw closer to Christ and His love for you. Below is a list of schedule of speakers. More speakers will be published shortly.
Mr. TC Christensen is a cinematographer and director, known for Forever Strong (2008), 17 Miracles (2011) and Ephraim's Rescue (2013).
Courage, perseverance, faith, and humor are the themes of Kris Belcher’s life. Left completely blind and emotionally shattered in 2003 from her second battle with cancer, Kris was unsure how to go on. She has since grown accustomed to life in the dark, but could do without the bumps and bruises that accompany blindness. Kris is contemplating full-body armor as a safety precaution. Kris grew up in northern California until she attended Brigham Young University, graduating in Therapeutic Recreation. Kris served a mission in the Kentucky Louisville Mission. She and her husband, James, have two boys, and live in Lehi, Utah. They own a flower shop, and Kris is the delivery driver—well, not really. She leaves the driving to professionals who don’t need a cane. Giving hope to others who struggle in life has been Kris’s motivation to write and speak; she has shared her story and laughed with audiences throughout the United States and Canada.
For more than a decade, Matt Townsend has been energizing and involving audiences with his unique approach to building and maintaining successful relationships. Known as one of America’s top presenters in the field of Human Relations and Development, Matt blends humor and story telling with interactive, real-life solutions that inspire motivation and immediate results in his audiences.
Having dedicated his life to the study of communication and interpersonal relationships, Matt has worked extensively in the areas of results-oriented communication, conflict resolution and time management training. As a lead presenter for industry leader, Franklin Covey, Matt worked with the Family & Special Market Division and created the company’s largest train-the-trainer program, certifying more than 900 trainers to teach his customized time management curriculum.
“The Matt Townsend Show” is broadcast every week on KSL News Radio and Matt’s book Starved Stuff: The 7 Basic Needs of Healthy Relationships is a popular pick among those searching for better relationship skills. Having earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Communication and a second master’s degree in Human Development, he recently earned his PhD in the field of Human Development. He is a member of the National Speakers Association (NSA) and the National Department of Commerce.
Dave McCann co-anchors KSL News at 6 and 10 pm. He also calls play-by-play for BYU football and basketball games and hosts a variety of programs televised worldwide on BYUtv.
Dave spent nearly 20 years working at KLAS-TV in Las Vegas where he anchored sports for 14 years and most recently worked as morning co-anchor. In addition, he served as play-by-play voice for UNLV football for 14 seasons and wrote regularly for the Las Vegas Review Journal.
During his senior year at BYU, McCann was hired as a reporter for ABC's Good Morning America and covered college-related topics from around the country.
Dallan R. Moody
Dallan R. Moody has more than 10 years of experience in the financial field. He most recently worked for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as senior auditor. As an auditor Moody worked directly with BYU where he was involved in several endeavors including the Athletics Department annual NCAA financial review.
He oversees the day-to-day operations of the athletic department budgeting including transactions, auditing systems and preparing regular reports. He also oversees related compliance issues within the athletic department.
James C. Perry
James is the President and founder of West One Finance, Inc. located in Farmington, Utah, an equipment finance company. Prior to his current employment, James served as Executive Vice President and Business Development Manager for Continental Bank, located in Salt Lake City Utah. James has spent over 30 in finance, mostly working for banks and finance companies located in Washington State. He has also held many leadership positions in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including Counselor in an YSA stake presidency, Mission President, Area Seventy and Stake President. James is married to Sara (Martenson) Perry and they are the parents of seven children and four grandchildren.
Matt Beecher grew up with his grandparents in a single-stoplight Idaho town living what he describes as “the happiest childhood and adolescent life [he] could have designed, but didn’t.” After serving a mission in Sydney, Matt graduated from BYU, worked for a season, and then graduated from Harvard Business School with honors and the prestigious “Dean’s Award for Service to Society.” Matt tells anyone who asks that the greatest training he received for life didn’t come from academia or work, but instead from living the majority of his adult life as a single, committed Mormon. Now married with children, Matt is transitioning from a world-circling career in strategy, leadership development, and executive coaching at Fortune 500 companies to running his own venture that helps seniors and their families plan for and deliver end-of-life care. He says he can’t separate his passion for and experience of caring for his parents/grandparents from what he aspires to accomplish professionally. Matt lives with his family in Minneapolis and says ANYONE is welcome to join them for dinner claiming, “We eat, and we eat every single day.”
Timothy L. Carver
Professional: Employed 37 years with the Church Educational System of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Retired in 2013.
Mission: German Central Mission, 1972-74.
Education: Graduated from Weber State University, 1976.
Ecclesiastical: Has served in various callings including Young Men’s president and bishop. Currently serving in Layton Utah YSA stake presidency.
Family: Happily married 40 years, two children (both married) and five grandchildren (with one more on the way!)
Hobbies: Loves being with family, riding camels, gardening, golfing, and writing.
Stephanie Gardner is a trained clinical social worker with a masters in social work. She has spent over 600 hours in face-to-face therapy helping clients and families improve their relationships. She has specialized in researching attachment theory, and has spent the last four years studying scholastically both from non-LDS and LDS clinicians alike. She currently works at Actually Connect where she does relationship coaching and focuses on helping others overcome attachment issues and connect deeper. She is also the cofounder of Many Miracles a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping refugees and those in poverty across the globe. Recently she is spearheading the Run4Refugees, a 5k and 10k race which will take place in Alpine in August and will raise money for refugee families here in the state of Utah." Stephanie will speak on understanding our attachment styles in dating.
Mark Basil was born in Southern California and grew up with a love of sports,exercise, and ﬁtness. These loves lead him to become a personal trainer. Mark became the youngest nationally certiﬁed personal trainer in nation. Mark has trained for and managed some of the largest health clubs in the country. He has also worked as a health and ﬁtness consultant for numerous corporations, and Fortune 500 companies. He is certiﬁed in Post Rehabilitation and is also a certiﬁed Corrective Exercise Specialist. He is the former Strength and Conditioning Trainer for BYU. 10 years of college taught mark one thing-keep learning. He travels 60 days every year, just trying to learn from the best in the world on topics such as health nutrition, anatomy and biomechanics. Mark has been on radio, TV, and print. He is frequently invited as the guest lecturer for seminars around the country. Thirteen years ago mark founded Optimum Fitness in Alpine- a personal training studio dedicated to health, ﬁtness, and performance enhancement. Individuals from around the country visit Optimum Fitness to improve the quality of their life. Health and ﬁtness are his passions. He lives in Alpine with his wonderful wife and 3 beautiful children.
Meg Johnson people of all abilities with her motto: When life gets too hard to stand, just keep on rollin'! Meg fell off a cliff and broke her neck in 2004, at the age of 22. She spent four months in the hospital recovering from multiple injuries and returned home without the use of her legs, back, stomach, or hands - a quadriplegic. Wheelchair bound and determined, Meg refuses to sit still. Since she was paralyzed, Meg has competed at the national Ms. Wheelchair America pageant in New York, winning the Spirit Award; founded and directs Ms. Wheelchair Utah; instituted a service outreach program; and authored several books. She received the 2012 Weber County Athena Award, which recognizes her service efforts. Her motivational books and live-recorded talks on CD are available at book stores. Meg’s newsletter, Meg’s Monthly Message, is read by thousands across the globe. Meg has been married to her husband, Whit Johnson, since 2008 and they have one daughter.
Ken is a scientist and an entrepreneur, with a particular interest in neuro-economics. He’s built and sold a number of businesses in the healthcare industry. Currently, he leads a data science firm. Ken immigrated to the U.S. as a child, became a citizen as a teenager and subsequently dropped out of high school. After serving a mission, getting married and returning to school, he discovered real science. Ken and Wendy currently reside in Minnesota and are the parents 7 children. Wendy would say Ken’s first love is studying the scriptures and teaching the gospel. His love of family, science and the gospel have combined to create a deep curiosity of the inner workings of the human mind.
Raised in Bountiful Utah and lived here my whole life except for a mission to Taiwan.
Married Michelle Cottle and very happily married for 34 years.
4 children 3 of which are adopted an currently all three are 18 years old.
Served in all kinds of callings – Bishop and Stake President for the 16 plus years
Release s Stake President in the fall of 2014. Currently a primary teacher and ward choir director. His favorite B of M hero is Helaman.
Panel A: Patriarchal Blessings: How to Interpret and Utilize Them As Single Adults
Panel B: Resilience
Panel C: Diversity in Singlehood: Unified By Understanding Each Other
Panel D: Interfaith: Unified By Understanding Each Other
Panel E: Service in our communities: Understanding Our Opportunities
Single Adults who reside in the area are encouraged to attend their assigned single adult ward on Sunday.
Single Adults who are from out of town are welcome to attend the following Single Adult Wards:
Bountiful 8th Ward
1540 North 400 East
Draper SA Ward
2350 E. Creek Road
Sandy, Utah 84093
12:30 - 3:30 PM (Sacrament first)
Emigration SA Ward
1928 East South Campus Drive
Salt Lake City, UT
9 am – 12 pm
Fort Herriman SA Ward:
40 N Pioneer St (13100 S 6000 W)
Granger SA Ward
5180 West 4700 South
West Valley City, UT
Holladay SA Ward
4568 S. Holladay Boulevard
Salt Lake City, UT
Oquirrh Mountain SA Ward
7265 South 2700 West
West Jordan, Utah
Parleys SA Ward
1870 East Parleys Canyon Blvd
Salt Lake City, UT
Union Fort SA Ward
7155 S 540 E
Winder SA Ward
4551 S. 1200 E.
Salt Lake City, UT
LeGrand R. Curtis, Jr.
Elder LeGrand R. Curtis Jr. was sustained as a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 2, 2011. At the time of his call, he had been serving as a member of the Fifth Quorum of the Seventy in the Utah Salt Lake City Area. He returned from serving as President of the Africa West Area in July 2016 and is now serving in Salt Lake City at Church headquarters.
Elder Curtis received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Brigham Young University in 1975. Then in 1978 he received his juris doctor from the University of Michigan. His career includes work as an attorney and partner in the law firm of Manning Curtis Bradshaw & Bednar.
Elder Curtis has served in a number of Church callings, including full-time missionary in Italy, bishop, high councilor, counselor in a stake presidency, stake president, mission president in the Italy Padova Mission (1998–2001), and Area Seventy.
LeGrand Raine Curtis Jr. was born in Ogden, Utah, on August 1, 1952. He married Jane Cowan in January 1974. They are the parents of five children.
We are pleased to announce that Steve Soelberg and James the Mormon will be our entertainment Saturday night.
Extremely funny comedian and overall nice person Steve Soelberg brings an observational, story telling style of comedy which has repeatedly left his regularly sold out audiences in stitches. Whether he's relating the experiences of growing up in a large family in Seattle, Washington or recounting the time he saw an angry guy in a tutu at a Ragnar relay, he has a way of making each audience member feel as if they were just the person he wanted to tell the story to because he knew they'd enjoy it just as much as he did. Due to his growing popularity as a comedian, he has appeared multiple times on local TV affiliates (Fox, KUTV, and KSL), on the radio, and has entertained tens of thousands traveling the country not only as comedian, but also as the voice of the Ragnar relay races as their race announcer and emcee. Steve's positive, upbeat personality paired with his observational, often self deprecating humor and his ability to appeal to a broad audience guarantee his shows will be a hilarious and memorable experience for all those who attend.
James the Mormon
Check out James' YouTube channel to learn more about him!
What would you take with you to a desert island? If you were granted three wishes, what would they be?
Pull out your best getting-to-know you questions because for those that would like to get to know someone new (or get to know someone you already know a little better), we will be hosting 90 minutes of speed meeting.
We know what you're thinking. 7 am?!?! But listen. How often do you have a chance to meet and talk to someone that has had a movie made about themselves?
Get your day off to a great start with a continental breakfast and spend some time getting to know Rudy Ruettiger before he gives the keynote.
**If you would like to have something for Rudy to sign, please check out his site. All proceeds from it are donated to charity.**
Registration check-in begins!
Get everything you need in your registration packet for a fun weekend.
You must present a picture ID to receive packet.
Please bring a can of food to donate to the Utah Food Bank. We will also have some service opportunities going on during the beginning of the night.
Note: This Conference is for Single Adults between the ages of 31-45
If you have some free time before the conference begins, why not meet some new friends while competing in a friendly photo scavenger hunt. There may even be prizes for the winning team.
Start time: 12 pm
Start location: Institute building
Rules: Get as many photos as you can in two consecutive hours in Salt Lake City. You must visit each place you take a photo of. Teams of 1-4 people. You have to be able to prove time on each photo.
There will be prizes for the first, second and third place groups!
**Priority seating will be available to all conference attendees with proof of registration!**
Reserving additional seats is not allowed
Join us for one last meeting to close out the conference.
Dallin H. Oaks
Elder Dallin H. Oaks has served as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since May 1984.
He is a native of Provo, Utah (born on August 12, 1932). He and his late wife, June Dixon Oaks, are the parents of six children. She died July 21, 1998. On August 25, 2000, he married Kristen M. McMain in the Salt Lake Temple.
Elder Oaks is a graduate of Brigham Young University (1954) and of the University of Chicago Law School (1957). He practiced law and taught law in Chicago. He was president of Brigham Young University from 1971 to 1980 and a justice of the Utah Supreme Court from 1980 until his resignation in 1984 to accept his calling to the apostleship.
He has been an officer or member of the board of many business, educational, and charitable organizations. He is the author or co-author of many books and articles on religious and legal subjects. In May, 2013, the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty awarded him the Canterbury Medal for “courage in the defense of religious liberty.”
**Priority seating will be available to all conference attendees with proof of registration!**
Outside the east gates of Rio Tinto Stadium is the America First Pavilion, where we'll be going strong and closing out what is hopefully a memorable day. Say goodnight to old and new friends, but don't forget to exchange contact information so you can meet up at tomorrow night's devotional. The weekend isn't over, yet!!
Is a more intimate setting more your speed? No problem, we understand and that's why we planned the dinner groups. We've made reservations at various restaurants (near Rio Tinto Stadium...can't miss the afterparty) so you can enjoy an evening of conversation and laughter.
List of participating restaurants:
Joe's Crab Shack
9400 S. State St., Sandy, UT
200 W. 10600 S., Sandy, UT
Tin Roof Grill
9284 S. 700 E., Sandy, UT
8657 Highland Dr., Sandy, UT
10540 South State, Sandy, UT
10631 Holiday Park Dr., Sandy, UT
*** Remember, after you register you'll receive information about how to register for your dinner group. ***
Click Here or on the image above to be taken to the RSL Ticket Promotions page.
Soccer fan? If so, this activity is for you!
Suggestion: If you choose to attend the soccer game and want to sit by your friends, please purchase your tickets together. We cannot guarantee all conference participants will be seated in the same area.
Parking is an extra cost, so please carpool! Park at Helping Hands, Sandy, UT. 94 W. 9400 S., Sandy, UT.
The game starts at 8:00 p.m. and should end around 10:00 p.m.
*** Remember, after you register you'll receive a confirmation email with the discount code to purchase tickets ***
We'll kick off the evening in true game day fashion with some tailgating (food is provided) at a Stake Center just a few blocks from the game and then cheer on our home team to victory! Real Salt Lake jerseys welcomed!
Tailgating starts at 6:00 p.m.
Sandy Utah Crescent South Stake Center: 275 E. 10600 S. Sandy, Utah
Trax is nearby for easy transportation.
The Granite School District in the Salt Lake Valley serves thousands of children from low-income families, many of whom are refugees. Their parents often have limited English language skills, have trouble finding employment and struggle to meet their families' basic needs. We will be making fleece quilts and hygiene kits that the Granite Education Foundation will give to preschool through sixth grade students in need.
Elaine S. Dalton
Elaine Schwartz Dalton (born November 1, 1946) was the thirteenth president of the Young Women organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 2008 to 2013. From 2002 to 2008, Dalton was a counselor to Susan W. Tanner in the general presidency of the Young Women.
Elaine Schwartz was born in Ogden, Utah. She earned a degree in English from Brigham Young University. She married Stephen E. Dalton in the Salt Lake Temple on September 13, 1968 and they are the parents of six children.
At the October 2002 LDS Church general conference, Dalton, who had been serving on the Young Women General Board, was sustained by the church as the second counselor to Susan W. Tanner, the newly-called general president of the Young Women organization. On March 31, 2007, Dalton became Tanner's first counselor when former first counselor Julie B. Beck was released to become the general president of the church's Relief Society. When Tanner was released on April 5, 2008, Dalton succeeded her as the president of the organization. Dalton's counselors were Mary N. Cook and Ann M. Dibb.
In July 2013, Dalton was appointed as a member of the Board of Trustees of Utah Valley University.
After dinner, "the Walkens" will take the stage and get the party going. The Walkens are an award winning cover band out of Arizona and have played for such clients as the Arizona Diamondbacks, Seattle Seahawks, and opened for Darius Rucker, the Gin Blossoms and Collective Soul. The Walkens will play hits from the 1990s and 2000s so we can relive the glory days. They bring high energy and will help us start the 2016 Salt Lake Mid-Singles Conference off on a great note.
The dinner bell will kick off the conference weekend so make sure you don't miss out. There will be a variety of food options catered by Cafe Rio, as well as, some lawn games to play when you finish up. Grab a buddy or make a new friend to pass the time until the concert begins.
Menu coming soon...