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2023 BYU Women’s Conference: Keynote summaries, session highlights

One of the largest gatherings of Latter-day Saint women in the world kicks off May 3 and goes through May 5

One of the largest gatherings of Latter-day Saint women in the world, BYU Women’s Conference is back this year and being held in person May 3-5 on the campus of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

After two years of a pandemic and a year’s pause, the 2023 conference opened Wednesday evening in the Marriott Center with an opening address from the Relief Society general presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

“You women are a glorious sight,” Relief Society General President Camille N. Johnson said. “You are women who are distinct and different in happy ways — preparing yourselves and the world for the second coming of our Savior. Thank you for your goodness, your kindness, your courage and your light.”

This year’s theme scripture is Doctrine and Covenants 68:6 — “Wherefore, be of good cheer, and do not fear, for I the Lord am with you, and will stand by you; and ye shall bear record of me, even Jesus Christ, that I am the Son of the living God, that I was, that I am, and that I am to come.”

Over the conference, more than 150 presenters will speak about a variety of topics, including womanhood and sisterhood, gospel principles, marriage, family, and practical and timely topics of interest and concern to women of all ages.

Check back to this page for links to keynote summaries, session highlights and other articles from the conference.

Keynote speakers

Sessions

Service

About BYU Women’s Conference

BYU Women’s Conference has been bringing women together since 1976.

The conference draws more than 12,000 attendees each year. Since its beginning, more than 1 million service projects have been completed.

The event can be a time to gather with other women of faith, develop friendships, learn from the speakers and participate in service, said the website. Conference content is planned for those who are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; however, those of all faiths are welcome to attend. 

Traditionally co-sponsored by the Relief Society organization, BYU Women’s Conference is now a BYU program coordinated by Continuing Education, like BYU Education Week.

2023 BYU Women’s Conference schedule

Wednesday, May 3
6-9 p.m. (Marriott Center sessions)

Thursday, May 4
9 a.m.-4 p.m. (sessions)
4:30-7:30 p.m. (Evening of Service)
8-9:30 p.m. (Deseret Book/Shadow Mountain Concert)

Friday, May 5
9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (sessions)

There will be eight hours of concurrent sessions, with translation of the Marriott Center sessions into Spanish. The sessions will not be streamed online this year, but select sessions will be recorded and available for later viewing

The full schedule, including presenter bios and session descriptions, is available online at womensconference.byu.edu/schedule.

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