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Two conferences in Utah County will offer scholarly perspectives on the Book of Mormon.

The 14th annual Book of Mormon Conference will be March 18, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., at the Utah Valley Convention Center in Provo.

The event is sponsored by the Book of Mormon Archaeological Forum and Book of Mormon Central, which seeks to build faith in Christ and "answer hard questions about the Book of Mormon, including its origins," according to information from Book of Mormon Central. Speakers will include Warren Aston, Richard Stamps, Matt Roper, Jerry Grover, Taylor Halverson, Neal Rappleye and others. The Father Lehi and Mother Sariah Award will be presented to Jack and Jeannie Welch.

The cost for the Book of Mormon Conference at the Utah Valley Convention Center, 220 W. Center St. Provo, is $20 and includes lunch.

Visit the events page at bookofmormoncentral.org for more information.

A second conference, the FIRM Foundation Expo, will be April 6-8, daily from 9 a.m.-9 p.m., at the UCCU Center in Orem.

The Foundation for Indigenous Research and Mormonism was founded by Rodney L. Meldrum, a researcher and lecturer who speaks on topics related to the Book of Mormon "with an emphasis on the scriptural and physical evidences" of the "origins of the proposed geographical settings" of the book, according to firmfoundationexpo.org.

The conference will include 70 presenters and 156 classes and vendors with information related to Book of Mormon research, emergency preparedness, holistic wellness, first aid training, ancient symbolism and more.

Admission price for the three-day conference is $30. A family pass is $60 and a single day ticket is $15. The UCCU Center is located at Utah Valley University, 800 W. University Parkway, Orem.

Visit firmfoundationexpo.org or call 801-931-9031 for more information.

These two conferences are not official organizations of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.