Brains, brawn and spiritual lessons will be the main draws at a Young Single Adult conference taking place Friday through Sunday, with keynote speakers Dr. Anne Osborne Poelman and Super Bowl champion quarterback Steve Young.

Young people from the Bonne-ville, Murray East, Holladay and Granger regions of the Salt Lake City area are invited to the three-day conference, which organizers say is designed to target an age range with varied needs and interests. The conference will be held at the Salt Lake University LDS Institute of Religion.

Poelman will give Saturday morning's keynote address titled "Sane, Single, Spiritual, Satisfied." Poelman is a professor of radiology at the University of Utah School of Medicine and lectures internationally. She is an expert in neuroradiology, the diagnosis of brain and spine diseases.

Football Hall-of-Famer Young will be the keynote speaker at Sunday's fireside in the Tabernacle. In his time at Brigham Young University, he was named an all-American and finished as runner-up in the Heisman Trophy voting. He was also a league MVP and Super Bowl champion while playing for the San Francisco 49ers.

The conference, called The Summit, will feature a concert, service project, carnival and a choice of more than 20 workshops.

Some will be as practical as the workshop given by Zions' Bank CEO Scott A. Anderson, titled "Financial Literacy: Becoming Financially Independent," while others will focus on marriage and family, such as marriage and family therapist Alisa Goodwin Snell's workshop titled "The 17 Secrets to the Male and Female Psychology."

Friday night's concert on the east lawn of the institute building — following a dinner — will feature artist Kalai. No registration or tickets are required for the concert, and attendees are encouraged to bring their friends.

Registration for all other events is required. Attendees can also register Friday and Saturday at the conference for $20. For more information, visit ysasummit.com.


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