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Posted by: sue ( )
Date: September 06, 2017 02:23PM


We have booked a great roster of speakers. Check out their full bios on our Conference page: You will hear from:

WILL BAGLEY -- Independent Historian, and well-known and popular writer. Winner of many awards for a great variety of published works.
SIMON SOUTHERTON -- Simon holds a PhD from the University of Sydney in plant science, and is the pprincipal research scientist with CSIRO, Australia's Nation Research Organization. He is the author of "Losing a Lost Tribe - Native Americans, DNA, and The Book of Mormon.".
KATHLEEN KIMBALL MELONAKOS -- Kathleen is a retired RN and holds a master's degree in liberal arts and philosophy from Stanford University. In the 1990's the world's largest medical publisher, W.B. Saunders, published her "Pocket Reference Guide for Nurses", the first book of its type at that time. She has researched Mormon history for years, and has recently published "Evidence of Early Mormon Counterfeiting 1800-1847"
D PAWL -- D.Pawl is an award-winning technology entrepreneur and patent holding inventor. He is the author of a new book, "Stolen Treasures", in which he uncovers some groundbreaking new research on a theory about the origination of Mormonism and the Book of Mormon.
PETER & MARY DANZIG -- Well-known folk musicians, and winner of many awards. Having them on the program is always a delightful experience.

After dinner on Saturday night, we will hear several "short talks" by some of our favorite people in the ExMormon community, sharing personal experiences.

Go here to register (do it soon so our registration person doesn't get slammed the week before!) OUR BLOCK OF ROOMS FOR THE HOTEL WILL BE PULLED ON 9/28! After that, I "may" be able to get you a room, but it will depend on availabiity at that time. No payment will be collected until you check out.

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Posted by: Pooptimus Prime ( )
Date: September 06, 2017 05:24PM

From the description of the Sunday 'service', I want to go on the record now as volunteering to help pass the Sacrament. There are many of you down whose blouses I want to look.

You know BYU Boner is up near the top of my wish list!!!

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Posted by: sue ( )
Date: September 12, 2017 06:57PM


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Posted by: MormonThinker ( )
Date: September 13, 2017 12:59PM

I just booked my room.

See ya all there.

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Posted by: paintingnotloggedin ( )
Date: September 13, 2017 01:09PM

gawd it sounds like a great conference
those are great speakers

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Posted by: sue ( )
Date: September 13, 2017 01:16PM

Well......come join us! :-)

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Posted by: AmIDarkNow? ( )
Date: September 13, 2017 01:59PM

I have attended this conference twice. Fantastic both times.

I am a critical support person for an event on those dates.

Otherwise I would be going for one purpose and that is so that I could shake Simon Southerton's hand in person. Everything else at the conference would be very good gravy.

His book imprinted on my brain forever, the depth and breadth of how incredibly damning DNA evidence is against the BOM.

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Posted by: cinda ( )
Date: September 13, 2017 02:57PM

Would so love to attend to hear these great speakers and to meet some RfMers but, alas, I've been moved to the St George area :( Prior to my move, I was prepared to ask SLCabbie for a fare quote from where I was living in W. Jordan to the conference and back.

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Posted by: SL Cabbie ( )
Date: September 13, 2017 10:45PM

Feel free to drop me a line,, however. I'm trying to plan a trip to St. George next April or May to re-visit the MMM site (I was there as a teenager and nobody was talking about it back in the early 70's).

I'd love to hook up; I have another old friend who's an "ex-Mormon in spirit" (hasn't left for family reasons) whom I want to touch bases with as well...

Plus I got a line on no less than John D. Lee's old fishing hole...

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Posted by: cutekitty ( )
Date: September 14, 2017 11:26PM

Why does this one have to be the last one? I am new here. Ex-mos aren't going anywhere! I hope anyway.

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Posted by: sue ( )
Date: September 15, 2017 01:52AM

I'm sorry that you have missed attending. A VERY small group of people have been putting on these Conferences for 17 years now, and we are somewhat burned out and feeling the need to move a little farther away from Mormonism. Also, big factor: We were the only game in town when we started all this, and now there are hundreds of small/large/geographic specific groups in the U.S. and all around the world. A lot of people getting together, which wasn't happening 17-18 years ago.

The Foundation will stay as organized for some time, just don't know what the future is re it. If anyone else wants to start an organization and hold conferences, I would be happy to tutor them. Thanks for asking. -- Sue E.

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Posted by: NormaRae ( )
Date: September 15, 2017 11:51AM

Will this conference be live streamed?

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