March 30, 2019

Mormon Studies Conference 2019: “Millennial Saints: Generational Change in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints”

2019 Conference poster

Saturday, April 27, 2019  |  9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Albrecht Auditorium
Stauffer Hall of Learning
925 N. Dartmouth Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711

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Conference Schedule

9:00   Welcome and Introduction

Patrick Mason, Howard W. Hunter Chair of Mormon Studies, Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities, Claremont Graduate University

9:10   Opening Keynote Lecture

Jana Riess, author of The Next Mormons: How Millennials Are Changing the LDS Church


9:50   Data on Millennials and Religion

Becka Alper, Pew Research Center


10:15 Break

10:30 Millennials and Religion: Comparative Perspectives
Moderator: Roger Cook, Claremont Graduate University

Matthew Loveland, Associate Professor of Sociology and Political Science, Le Moyne College

Aprilfaye Manalang, Assistant Professor of History and Interdisciplinary Studies, Norfolk State University


11:20 Break

11:30 Social Scientific Responses to The Next Mormons
Moderator: Kenneth Adkins, Claremont Graduate University

John Bartkowski, Professor of Sociology, University of Texas at San Antonio

Phil Zuckerman, Professor of Sociology, Pitzer College

Benjamin Knoll, John Marshall Harlan Associate Professor of Politics, Centre College


12:30 Lunch – catered lunch available in the lobby

1:00 Keynote Lecture

David Campbell, Packey J. Dee Professor of American Democracy, University of Notre Dame


1:45 Situating The Next Mormons in Mormon Studies

Armand Mauss, Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Religious Studies, Washington State University


2:45 Break

3:00 Millennial Saints Respond
Moderator and Discussion Facilitator: Jana Riess, author of The Next Mormons: How Millennials are Changing the LDS Church

Rosemary Card, CEO and founder of Q.NOOR, author of Model Mormon: Fighting for Self-Worth on the Runway and as an Independent Woman

Phil Ngo, senior software engineer at Open Energy Efficiency

Judy Pham, training executive at Shiseido Cosmetics America

Calvin Burke, history major, Brigham Young University

4:00 Concluding Comments

Peggy Fletcher Stack, The Salt Lake Tribune