“We ought to understand that we have espoused a system of religion that is calculated in its nature to increase within us wisdom and knowledge; . . . The whole idea of Mormonism is improvement—mentally, physically, morally, and spiritually.”
— Lorenzo Snow
About BYU Education Week
BYU Education Week began in 1922 and is one of the largest continuing education programs of its type. The program is held on the beautiful Brigham Young University campus in Provo, Utah, each August and offers more than 1,000 classes on a variety of subjects, including education, religion, marriage and family, the arts, history, genealogy, communication, youth classes, and much more. The program is designed primarily for adults, although everyone age 14 and older is welcome!
August 17–21, 2015
August 15–19, 2016
Each year, more than 200 presenters share a wealth of information. The presenters are faculty from Brigham Young University, instructors from Seminaries and Institutes of Religion of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and other experts in their fields. A highlight of the program is a campus devotional that traditionally features a General Authority from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The devotional is open to the general public.
Class Times (subject to change)
Monday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:05 p.m.
Tuesday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 9:25 p.m.
Most classes are 55 minutes in length. Breaks between classes are 25 minutes. All classes are first-come, first-seated (i.e., registration is not required for specific classes).
Early registration at a discount price begins April 1 and continues through the Saturday before the program begins. At-the-door registration is available during the program. Participants may register for the week, a day, or just a few hours.
Three different performances are presented nightly, Tuesday through Friday. The performances are selected from popular plays, musical performances, and other wholesome entertainment. These performances are not part of the regular class offerings and are separate ticketed events.
A youth dance is held on Thursday evening. Approximately 1,000 young men and women gather to dance and mingle.