First Annual LDS Educators Conference

Over 150 people gathered for the first annual LDS Educators Conference held at BYU’s campus

The David O. McKay School of Education hosted the first annual LDS Educators Conference on July 15, 2017. Keynote speakers included Elder Tad R. Callister, Sunday School general president, and John S. Tanner, president of BYU–Hawaii, with other speakers who conducted workshops.

 

Tanner opened the conference by addressing the purpose and significance of the formation of the LDS Educators Association. 

 

Keynote speakers included Elder Tad R. Callister, Sunday School general president, and John S. Tanner, president of BYU–Hawaii. Workshops were conducted concerning the relationship between attendants’ LDS covenants and their professional practice in education

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