Any interested member of a Mormon Stories region is welcome to plan a local Mormon Stories conference. Mormon Stories does not issue callings nor make deliberate efforts to recruit conference planners. Rather, conference planners recruit themselves, so to speak, by stepping forward to volunteer. The links below provides current and potential planners with the information needed to host conferences in their home regions. Please contact Anne at MormonStories@gmail.com to volunteer.
- Is a conference right for my region?
- Is there a minimum conference size?
- If I volunteer to plan a conference, will I be organizing the conference alone?
- What are local conference planners in charge of?
- Are local conference planners in charge of content and speaker selection?
- What factors does Mormon Stories consider when making keynote speaker selections?
- How are keynote speaker invitations made?
- Will my region’s conference be podcasted?
- How do finances work?
This document intends to help speakers, presenters, and those conducting conference sessions understand how to align Mormon Stories conferences with the Mormon Stories Conferences Statement of Purpose (number II below). The document is divided into the following eight subheadings:
I. Considering the Mormon Stories Audience
II. Mormon Stories Conferences Statement of Purpose
III. Diversity and Safe, Authentic Expression at Mormon Stories Conferences
IV. Practical Implementation for the Person Conducting the First Session
V. Practical Implementation for Speakers
VI. Keynote Speaker Instructions
VII. Second Session Speaker Instructions
VIII. Third Session “Story Sharing” Meeting Purpose, Tone and Logistics
This document walks the lead conference planner and conference committee members through the planning process. It lists tasks that should be completed at least 6 months, 4 months, 1 month and 1 week prior to the date of a conference.
This flexible conference template is designed to make conference planning easy. It was developed in an attempt to prevent planning committees from having to repetitively reinvent the wheel. Conference session type, order, and length are based on our past experience with the format that most effectively creates a positive environment for attendees. Most of the difficult decision-making required by planning committees is complete once this template is filled in.
This document defines different types of conference sessions. Types of sessions explained are breaks, keynote sessions, second sessions, breakout sessions, panels, Story Sharing meetings and workshops.