Old photo showing two men, image in the shape of a common puzzle pieceThis year’s annual conference includes an exciting slate of interesting sessions certain to provoke discussion and expand interest in restoration history.

Note: the agenda presented here is not final and is subject to change.

Items marked with (RS) indicate the presentation is part of the Restoration Studies track.

Time Session Presenter(s) Location
Thursday, September 20, 2018
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Friday, September 21, 2018
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Saturday, September 22, 2018
7:30-9:15 a.m. Light Breakfast (included in registration fee) Concourse I & II
8:00 a.m.
Chair: Richard G. Moore
William Bickerton Forgotten Latter Day Saint Prophet Daniel P. Stone
Vickie Cleverly Speek
Steven L. Shields
Jill Brim
Salon D & E
9:00 a.m. Break Concourse I & II
9:30 a.m.
Chair: Kyle Walker
Breakout 311 A Chaotic Collection of Claims Regarding a Curious Instrument: Interpreters, Urim & Thummim, and Seer Stones Craig James Ostler Salon A
Critical Thinkers, Faithful Disciples: Roy A. Cheville and Sidney B. Sperry Casey Paul Griffiths
9:30 a.m.
Chair: Joseph Johnstun
Breakout 312 Minor Deming’s Experience in the Hancock County Militia, 1840-1844 Bryon Andreasen Salon C
Brigham Young’s Response to the Burning of the Morley Settlement, 1845-1846 Bill Shepard
9:30 a.m.
Chair: Megan Stanton
Breakout 313 A Longitudinal Study of Explanations of the Origin of the Book of Mormon, 1829 to 2018 Brian C. Hales Salon F
The Widow’s House: Confessions of May 1842 Meg Stout
9:30 a.m.
Chair: Melvin Johnson
Breakout 314 The Community of Christ and the Decline of American Religion: A Case Study of the Secularizing Consequences of Modernity (RS) Danny L. Jorgensen Salon B
The RLDS Identity Shift: Role of the 1960s Basic Beliefs Committee (RS) Peter A. Judd
10:45 a.m. Break Concourse I & II
11:15 a.m.
Chair: Beverly Thompson
Breakout 321 The Independence Missouri Merchants Versus the Saints of the New Jerusalem Mark Goodmansen Salon A
Reflections on a Quarter Century of Evolution of the Community of Christ (RS) W. B. “Pat” Spillman
11:15 a.m.
Chair: Adam Brasich
Breakout 322 A Mountain Mormon Becomes Acquainted with Joseph III Richard G. Moore Salon C
Moses Chase: Strangite Visionary, and the Civil War Prophecy Christopher James Blythe
11:15 a.m.
Chair: Andrew Bolton
Breakout 323 Stories of Violence and Peacemaking in the Latter Day Saints Movement Matthew J. Frizzell David Pulsipher
Bryce Taylor
Katherine Hill
Salon B
11:15 a.m.
Chair: Ryan C. Tittle
Breakout 324 “Order out of Chaos,” or Chaos out of Order,” a Polynesian Lesson Paul DeBarthe
Rina DeBarthe
Salon F
Weaving Order Out of Chaos: One Thread at a Time Russell Osmond
12:30 – 5:00 p.m. Historian 101 How to Be a Better Historian & Midwest Genealogy Center Tour (pre registration required) John Hamer Salon A
12:30-5:00 p.m. Tours (pre registration required)
6:00-8:00 p.m. 331 Presidential Banquet and Address: Carl Mesle: Pastor in a Time of Turmoil Sherry Mesle-Morain Salon D & E
Sunday, September 23, 2018
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