Please note: the agenda presented here is a draft and subject to change. 
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Items marked with (RS) indicate the presentation is part of the Restoration Studies track.

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Time   Session Presenter(s) Location

Saturday, September 23, 2023

8:00-9:00 a.m.   Light Breakfast – included in registration fee.   Conference Center
9:00 a.m.
Chair: Rachel Killebrew
Breakout 311Zoom logo A Practitioner’s Perspective on the Smith Family “Holiness to the Lord” Parchment Nicholas S. Literski, JD, PhD Pacific Showroom
“False Teaching in Regard to Lineage and Matrimony”: Lyman Wight and Reimagining the Latter Day Saint Tradition in Zodiac, Texas Casey Paul Griffiths reading for Christopher Blythe
9:00 a.m.
Chair: Makoto Hunter
Breakout 312 Urbanism and the early LDS movement Andrew Ankersen
Quonset Hut B
Cryptomnesia, Trances, and Other Psychological Phenomena That Can Explain the Translation of the Book of Mormon Ellen C. Miller, Ed.D.
9:00 a.m.
Chair: Taunalyn Ford
Breakout 313 The Lord’s Supper in the early Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (RS) Michael H. Nielsen Quonset Hut A
Who Was the First Female Latter-day Saint Baptized in England? Does It Even Matter?  (RS) Robyn Spears
9:00 a.m.
Chair: Myra Elliott
Breakout 314 Mormon presence determines 1867 Texas Supreme Court case Katherine F. Peake Conference Center
A Book of Joseph–and Oliver: Collaborators for a Seer’s Autobiography Susan Staker
10:15 a.m.   Break   Conference Center
10:45 a.m.
Chair: Megan Stanton
Breakout 321 Bridging Various Restoration Groups Rick C. Bennett
Steve Pynaker
David Boice
Conference Center
10:45 a.m.
Chair: Janis Hales
Breakout 322 Policing Polygamous Women: Plural Wives, the “Raid,” and the Federal Regulation of Sexuality in the Early Progressive Era Makoto Hunter Quonset Hut B
The Curtis family, companions on the journey Daniel Kelty
10:45 a.m.
Chair: William Morain
Breakout 323
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From Clueless Kid to a Theology of Love and Justice (RS) William D. Russell
Original Co-Founder
Pacific Showroom
10:45 a.m.
Chair: Robert Cook
Breakout 324 Meet one of the Authors of Hawn’s Mills Hamlet: A Phase III Archaeological Investigation (with book signing) Paul DeBarthe Quonset Hut A
12:00-5:30 p.m. Bus Tours Historical Sites Tours
Pre-registration Required.
Box lunch included in registration fee.
  Off Site
6:30 p.m. Keynote 331
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Presidential Banquet and Address
Saints in Space!

Casey Paul Griffiths Pacific Showroom


JWHA 2023 Conference Agenda At-a-Glance