8:30-8:45 a.m. ~ Welcome
8:45-9:45 a.m. ~
Mormon Studies and the Internet
James Faulconer, "Professing on the Internet: What’s a Guy to Do?"
Ardis E. Parshall, "Blazing a New Trail: Doing History in the Age of the Internet"
Patrick Mason, "Mormon Blogs, Mormon Studies, and the Mormon Mind"
10:00-11:00 a.m. ~ Keynote Address
Joanna Brooks, “The Challenge of Mormon Studies for the Digital Age"
11:10-12:00 p.m. ~ Panel Discussion
James Faulconer, Ardis E. Parshall, Patrick Mason, and Joanna Brooks
12:00-1:00 p.m. ~ Break for Lunch
1:00-2:15 p.m. ~
Journeys of Faith on the Internet
John Dehlin, "Why Mormons Leave, and How the Internet is Helping"
Scott Gordon, "Fostering Faith and Countering Criticism: The Role of Apologetics in in the Information Age"
Rosemary Avance, "Seeing the Light: Mormon Conversion and Deconversion Narratives in On- and Offline Worlds"
2:30-3:45 p.m. ~ Panel Discussion
John Dehlin, Scott Gordon, and Rosemary Avance
5:30-6:45 p.m. ~ Reception for participants and invited guests
7:00-9:00 p.m. ~ Eugene England Memorial Lecture
Patrick Mason, "'Blessed Are All the Peacemakers': Toward a Mormon Theology and Ethic of Peace"
8:30-9:00 a.m. ~ Welcome
9:00-9:50 a.m. ~ Digital Religion and the Public Face of the Church
Buddy Blankenfeld and Lyman Kirkland, "Join the Conversation: Engaging the Media and
Public through LDS Newsroom"
Greg Droubay,Who Are These People?: The Story of the ‘I’m a Mormon’ Campaign
10:00-10:50 a.m. ~ Keynote
Alan Cooperman, " Insights from the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life’s Survey of Mormons in America"
11:00-11:50 a.m. ~ From Blogosphere to Bloggernacle
Jana Riess, "One Voice in the Mormon Bloggernacle Choir: A Personal Journey"
Kristine Haglund, "Homemaking as Performance Art in a Gendered Babylon"
12:00-1:00 p.m. ~
Break for Lunch
1:00-1:50 p.m. ~ Avatars and Second Life: Mormon Identity and the Internet
David Charles, "Digital Religion, Convergence, and Pluralism"
Gideon Burton, "Evolving Mormon Identity in the Digital Age"
David Scott, "Seeing is Believing: The Virtual Construction of Mormon Identity and Belief in Second Life"
2:00-3:00 p.m. ~ Panel Discussion
Jana Riess, Kristine Haglund, David Charles, Gideon Burton, David Scott
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