Brigham Young University is sponsoring a community history conference that continues through Saturday in the Ernest L. Wilkinson Center.

Thirty-five history experts from the United States and Canada are presenting a series of discussions, hands-on workshops and displays during the conference, which runs from 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Sessions began Thursday.Community historians from throughout the nation will learn to collect, research, write and publish local histories of wards, stakes and communities.

Friday and Saturday speakers will explore the issues behind composing and completing community histories through question and answer sessions.

Displays of completed community histories will demonstrate the various ways a history can be published: videos, slides, posters, tapes, scrapbooks, desktop published books, professionally published pamphlets and books.

Registration for the conference is $15. During the conference, registrations will be taken at the conference headquarters on the third floor of the Wilkinson Center dining mezzanine.