“Threads in the Mormon Tapestry”

2018 Salt Lake Symposium

 July 25-28, 2018 

at the South Towne Exposition Center

2018 Salt Lake Symposium, July 25-28, 2018 at the South Towne Exposition Center.

Sunstone Salt Lake Symposium for 2018



Only a limited number of papers and panels will be accepted this year. Please get your proposals in early. Confirmation that we received your proposal will arrive via email by March 15, 2018. Acceptance notices will be sent out via email the last week of March.



2018 Theme: Threads in the Mormon Tapestry

Mormonism is a large and vibrant movement that includes hundreds of different traditions. When these traditions are woven together, what does the larger Mormon Tapestry look like? How do the individual threads in Mormonism contribute to a large design?

We invite proposals that amplify and develop ideas inspired by the theme for this year’s Salt Lake Symposium. Submissions will be determined at Sunstone’s discretion to fill either a 60-minute or 90-minute time slot.

Submissions will be accepted according the following criteria:

  • RELEVANCE TO THEME AND MORMONISM?  Threads in the Mormon Tapestry
  • IS IT IN LINE WITH OUR MISSION?  Does the content reflect the values of our Mission Statement? Open Forum. Expresses rich spiritual, intellectual, social, and artistic qualities of Mormon history and contemporary life. Humanitarian Service. Honest inquiry. Responsible and respectful interchange.
  • DOES IT BRING VALUE TO OUR SYMPOSIUM? Is it thoughtful/substantive?



In order to receive first-round consideration, proposals should be received on or before 1 March 2018.

Incomplete or late proposals will be considered on a time/space-available basis. Sessions will be accepted according to standards of excellence in scholarship, thought, and expression.


If you have any questions please email Lindsay at lindsay@sunstone.org


Submitting Proposals for Regional Conferences and Other Events

If you would like to submit a proposal for one of our events (not the Salt Lake Summer Symposium), please email Lindsay Hansen Park at Lindsay@sunstone.org

Regional events function in a different way than the Salt Lake Summer Symposium. They are smaller, more casual gatherings around the world and much of the program content is curated. If you would like to propose an idea, please do so by email.



Subject line of email: Proposal for [title and date of] Conference

Body of email: Must contain abstract of presentation, proposed presentation time, bio and contact info for all presenters.


One comment

  1. jerry clark says:

    Do you accept submissions for publication? I have a 4,875 word essay, the subject is Reconciling Science and religion, from the LDS perspective. Its a ground breaking work that has been over forty years in the making. 435-623-4725

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