THURSDAY NIGHT DEVOTIONAL | 6:30-7:15p.m.
D. KELLY ODGEN
Brother Ogden is emeritus professor of ancient scripture at Brigham Young University. He has taught courses in Hebrew, Old and New Testament, writings of Isaiah, the Bible as literature, history of the ancient Near East, biblical and modern geography of the Holy Land, Pearl of Great Price, Book of Mormon, and Doctrine and Covenants. For a span of fourteen years he helped administer BYU’s study programs in the Holy Land and guided students on field study trips all over Israel/Palestine, the Sinai, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, and Greece. He led groups of students on many walks through the Holy Land, including retracing the “three-days’ journey” of Abraham and Isaac from Beersheba to Mount Moriah, the ninety-two miles Joseph and Mary traveled from Nazareth to Bethlehem, the two hundred miles from Dan to Beersheba, and the two-hundred mile “Lehi Trek” from Jerusalem to the Red Sea. He has climbed Mount Sinai 18 times.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER | 9-10a.m.
Keynote Speaker | Ascending Through Discipleship
Whitney Johnson is the co-founder of the Disruptive Innovation Fund with Clayton Christensen; expert speaker and author on disruptive innovation, personal disruption, and managing change; former award-winning Wall Street equity analyst; coach for Harvard Business School's Executive Education program; and host of the weekly Disrupt Yourself podcast.
Change is necessary, inevitable, and sometimes even desirable. But that doesn't mean it isn't hard or scary. While investing alongside Clayton Christensen at the Disruptive Innovation Fund, Whitney Johnson discovered that the theory of disruptive innovation is, at a high level, a framework for managing change. She's since spent the last five years researching a framework of personal disruption. So whether you are looking to "ascend" by adapting to the Church's new direction on ministering, by becoming temple worthy, or by trying to manage your personal life, career, and calling, you'll have a structure to do this. In this keynote, Whitney will outline how this framework of personal disruption can be used to disrupt our conception of our self so we can dream bigger, embrace change, and look outward to more fully contribute to our wards and stakes, workplaces, communities and wherever we find ourselves. Sometimes sideways is a slingshot. Disrupt to Ascend.
BREAKOUT SESSION SPEAKERS | 10:20-11:20a.m.
SMALL CLASS SPEAKERS | 11:50a.m.-12:50p.m.
Small classes are designed to improve understanding of doctrine and complex issues facing us in a lecture-style environment.
WORKSHOP SERIES A: Developing Healthy Relationships | 11:50a.m.-12:50p.m.
Workshops are more practically focused on the development of skills. This workshop series is divided into four workshops designed to help attendees at different stages of their dating and/or romantic relationship journey. If interested, please select accordingly.
WORKSHOP SERIES B: Developing Self-Reliance | 11:50a.m.-12:50p.m.
Workshops are more practically focused on the development of skills. This workshop series is divided into five workshops designed to help attendees develop self-sufficiency with regards to specific areas in themselves or others.
WORKSHOP SERIES C: Creating a Business or Organization | 11:50a.m.-12:50p.m.
Workshops are more practically focused on the development of skills. This workshop series is divided into two workshops designed to help attendees interested in creating a small business or non-profit.
PANELS | 2:15-3:30p.m.
Panels are designed to enhance discussion. A moderator will field questions, in both a pre-submitted category as well as live, through a "text in" feature.
SUNDAY EVENING FIRESIDE AT THE TABERNACLE
Elder Broadbent is the Area Seventy; director, Intellectual Property, Corporation of the President; former YSA stake president, bishop, counselor in a bishopric, high councilor, counselor in a stake presidency and stake president; married Suzanne Claybrook, four children.