More than 5,000 people are expected to converge on the Brigham Young University campus April 11 and 12 for the 1991 Women's Conference, an event co-sponsored by BYU and the Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Nearly 100 speakers will offer panels and presentations on 50 diverse subjects connected with a scriptural theme that encourages one to "press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope" (2 Nephi 31:20).For registration information, contact BYU Conferences and Workshops, 147 Harman Building, BYU, Provo, UT 84602, phone 378-7692.
Registration fee is $30. One-day registration is $15.
The session will begin at 9 a.m. in the Marriott Center with a welcome by BYU President Rex E. Lee and the premiere of "Voices of the Sisters," a look at Eliza R. Snow, Emma Smith and Sarah Kimball as portrayed by Barta Heiner, Charlotte P. Nelson and Allison H. Warner. Drama professor Robert A. Nelson will direct the work by Susan Howe.
Elaine Jack, president of the LDS Relief Society, will give the keynote address, on the topic "A Brightness of Hope."
April 11 activities will conclude at 7:30 p.m., also in the Marriott Center, with Olga Kovarova of Masaryk University in Brno, Czechoslovakia, leader of the ethics and morality department at the Children and Young People Center at Masaryk University. She will speak on "Fruits of Faithfulness: The Saints in Czechoslovakia."
Joining her in the address will be Edith Krause, a lifelong LDS church leader from Prenzlau, Germany (formerly East Germany), who will discuss "A Mormon Mother and Her Daughter in 20th-Century Germany."
Other general-session speakers are Elder Marion D. Hanks of the LDS Presidency of the Seventy, who will deliver "If Faith Waivers," the devotional address at 9 a.m. April 12; and Elouise M. Bell, an author and professor of English, who will give the 3 p.m. closing address entitled "Peace Be Still."
"The conference is designed not only for women of all ages and situations in life but also for men," said Carol Lee Hawkins, conference coordinator. "Since many of the problems facing women are shared by men, it is important that together we explore solutions."
Conference topics include, "Stretching Up Instead of Stressing Out," "The Real Self vs. the False Self," "Humor: She Who Laughs Lasts," "How to Communicate with Teenagers," "What's Next? Choices for Women After Graduation," "Soothing the Self: The Dangers of Overeating," "The Rigid Religious Family," and "Pressure and Depression: How to Cope with Demands Placed on Young LDS Women."