Elder Russell M. Nelson will be the featured speaker at the Education Week devotional Tuesday, Aug. 18, at 11 a.m in the Marriott Center.

The devotional will be broadcast live at 11 a.m. on KBYU-TV (Channel 11) and KBYU-FM (89.1). A rebroadcast of the devotional will be at 7 p.m. on Aug. 18 on KBYU-TV and via church satellite.Seating for the devotional will be limited due to the anticipated large Education Week enrollment.

Elder Nelson was called as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on April 7, 1984. Before this calling, he held numerous positions of responsibility in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including stake president, general president of the Sunday School and regional representative.

His professional work included research professor of surgery and director of the Thoracic Surgery at the University of Utah and chairman of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake.