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Family Expo ’96 Centers on Children

By Joyce Janetski

Bringing up Children in Light and Truth” (D&C 93:40) is the theme of the third Family Expo, to be held April 8 and 9, 1996, at the BYU Conference Center. The event is sponsored by the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences; Religious Education; the Alumni Association; and Continuing Education. Conference planners anticipate an even larger audience than the first-year attendance of 472 people.

The conference will begin Monday morning with an early bird session featuring James M. Harper speaking on “The Lost Art of Listening.” At 9 a.m. Elaine L. Jack, general president of the Relief Society, will present the keynote address, “No Greater Joy.” A former second counselor in the Young Women General Presidency, Sister Jack has also served as a member of the Relief Society General Board. She and her husband, Joseph, are the parents of four sons.

She will be followed by Ardeth G. Kapp, who will speak on “What Stripling Warriors Learn from Their Mothers,” and then Mary Ellen Edmonds, presenting “Receive One Such Little Child.”

During the afternoon, hourly break-out sessions will offer selections such as Terrance D. Olson, “Ten Tips for Tomorrow’s Strong Families,” and A. Lynn Scoresby, “Bringing up Moral Children.” Speakers and their topics will also include Ann N. Madsen, “Finding Family Harmony in a Dissonant World”; Elaine A. Cannon, “In Heavenly Father’s Family”; and Ardeth Kapp, “The Book of Mormon in the Family Circle.”

Monday evening, conference participants and their families can gather in the Conference Center auditorium to enjoy Perfect Harmony. This troupe of performers from the Harward family will oVer something for everyone with their wide variety of music and dance numbers.

On Tuesday, BYU provost Bruce C. Hafen will give the morning address at the general session, and a variety of break-out sessions will follow until the close of the conference at 4:20 p.m. More than a dozen speakers will lead the sessions and include Alvin H. Price, “Low-Tech Parenting: Trading in the Computer for a Map and a Match,” and H. Brent Harker, “What Enlightens and What Darkens Family Relationships.” Mary Ellen Edmonds will present a three-part series entitled “101 Ideas Toward Stronger, Happier Families.”

Early registration for Family Expo ’96 is recommended. The regular cost is $50, and a $125 option, which includes conference admission, allows participants to earn one hour of Family Science 595R credit. Fees cover the cost of marketing, payment of presenters, refreshment breaks, and a syllabus. Qualified full-time university employees and their spouses may attend free by obtaining a waiver from the Benefits Office.

For registration or further information, contact Conferences and Workshops, 136 Harman Building, Provo, UT 84602, (801) 378-4853. You may register by mail or on the phone with your Visa, MasterCard, or Discover Card. Brochures are available through Conferences and Workshops or from your bishop or stake president.