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YSA Summit Aug. 5-7 at Salt Lake institute

Published: Saturday, July 30 2011 5:00 a.m. MDT

SALT LAKE CITY — Clayton M. Christensen, Harvard School of Business faculty member and prolific author, will be the keynote speaker at Summit, a young single adult conference for those 18 to 31 on Aug. 5-7 at the Salt Lake University Institute of Religion near the University of Utah campus. Christensen is scheduled to speak on Saturday, Aug. 6, at 9:30 a.m.

Elder Don R. Clarke, of the Quorum of the Seventy, is scheduled to speak at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 7, at a fireside in the Salt Lake Tabernacle.

The theme of Summit is "Choose to Be Great." The event kicks off Friday, Aug. 5, at 7 p.m. with two dances, food and several other activities, including minute-to-win-it-style games, jousting, speed dating, paintball target practice and human battleship.

After Christensen's keynote address on Saturday, there are nearly two dozen workshops planned. They include: "Current Popular Delusions" by Steve Nadauld, Dixie State College president and his wife, Margaret Nadauld, the former Young Women general president; "With Steadfastness in Christ" by Elder Thomas Cherrington, an Area Seventy and Logan institute teacher; "How to Talk to Your Friends about Controversial Topics" by Michael Purdy, of LDS Church Public Affairs. Other topics include "Dating Freak-outs," "Nuts and Bolts Advice on How to Start Your own Business," "The Significance of Sacred Things," "What I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I was in My 20s," insights on how to get married, understanding addictions, dispelling myths about LDS women, and the church's work in world-wide humanitarian efforts.

Saturday afternoon includes basketball, volleyball, a service activity and the Summit concert with Jon Burgoyne Band and Preston Pugmire, which starts at 8 p.m.

The cost for the entire conference is $15 before Aug. 3rd, or $20 at the door. Individual events are $7 each at the door, including the Friday party, the Saturday workshops with lunch or the Saturday concert.

For information, see ysasummit.com.

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