Sperry Symposium

Expand Your Gospel Knowledge!


2013 Forty–Second Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, Joseph Smith Building (JSB) Auditorium, and other adjacent campus locations.

Who is it for?

The Sperry Symposium is not just for professional teachers in the Church’s Seminaries and Institutes of Religion and at BYU—it’s for all who study the scriptures. The symposium is free to the public, and no registration is required.

About the Sperry Symposium

The Sidney B. Sperry Symposium, held annually at the end of October at Brigham Young University, features speakers from BYU Religious Educational, Seminary and Institute

teachers in the Church Education System, and other gospel scholars. The symposium focus is traditionally on the topic for Gospel Doctrine and Church study for the upcoming year.

The symposium begins 9:00 a.m. Saturday morning with seven presentations from various presenters on Old Testament topics, and another seven presentations at 10:00 a.m. There will be a keynote address, given by Kent P. Jackson, professor of ancient scripture, "The Old Testament and Easter", followed by a lunch break. In the afternoon there will be 14 classes on various Old Testament topics. The symposium concludes Saturday afternoon at 4:00 p.m.

Sidney Branton Sperry (1895–1977), a leading LDS scholar of the Book of Mormon and Bible, joined the Religion Department at Brigham Young University in 1932 and retired in 1969. The first Sperry Symposium was held four years later in 1973.

Admission is free

The symposium is free and open to the public. For further information, call 801–422–3611.