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30th Annual Conference Announcement

Members and friends of the LDS International Society, we are pleased to invite you to the 30th annual conference "A 'Global Tribe'? The Formation of a Worldwide LDS Identity" on Monday, 8 April, 8:00 A.M.–4:30 p.m., at BYU's Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center. Keynote speakers will be Susan Gong, former coordinator of Chinese immersion [...]

Carly Beesley

Carly Beesley's first international experience was as a BYU freshman. Beesley won a trip to Denmark to participate in a family history reality TV show and worked there during the summer, learning about Danish culture and an alternative way of living. During a semester at the Jerusalem Center in her junior year at BYU, [...]

Heather Child Benson

Geography, history, and cultures ignited Heather Child Benson's interests at a very young age, and she went on to graduate with a degree in international relations from BYU. Benson and her husband Todd formed a connection with Hong Kong, while he clerked there during law school and have returned twice during his career with [...]

Fred E. Woods

Fred E. Woods has lectured extensively in the U.S. and internationally on issues dealing with the global Church, especially as it pertains to emigration from European countries. Woods is the chief compiler and editor of the Mormon Migration web site, which contains all the known chartered voyages, passenger lists, and Latter-day Saint immigrant accounts to [...]

Scott Fife

Scott Fife has spent the majority of his career working as a global trade expert for a Big 4. Now working in the U.S. for the first time since 2003, Fife's work is focused on helping clients manage trade disruptions, from the new NAFTA agreement (USMCA) to the trade war with China. Previously, he worked [...]

Church EU Rep Speaks at European Parliament

Francesco Di Lillo, director of the European Union (EU) office of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, addressed the topic of religious freedom at a European Parliament round table. This link will take you to a summary of the event, which includes a link to the audio for the full round table [...]

Trevor Aitken

For the last four years I have been living in the Netherlands, where I currently reside. After graduating from BYU, I relocated to Austin, Texas, where I finished an MS in geology, and then moved to Houston to begin work in the oil and gas industry. My career has taken me to many African [...]

Conference Proceedings Now Online

Proceedings for the latest conference "Women Making a World of Difference" are now online for member access. Featured talks include the Keynote from Valerie Hudson, George H.W. Bush Chair at Texas A&M, who spoke on Women, Peace, and Security. Other topics are Turning Hope into Action; Multidimensional Women, Multidimensional Lives; Legal Professions Making a Difference; and [...]

Jennifer A. Oppenheimer

Jennifer Adams Oppenheimer is a bilingual speech-language pathologist, receiving a BS from BYU and an MS from California State University, Long Beach. Oppenheimer served an LDS mission in the Philippines, volunteered with Habitat for Humanity in India, was part of an international professional delegation to China and Tibet, and has traveled extensively across five continents. [...]

Living and Serving in Norway

David Erland Isaksen's father is Norwegian and his mother is English. Isaksen's wife is half German and half Romanian. He lived most of his life in Norway, but three of their five children were born in the United States. Since 2015, Isaksen has been working as a translator for the Church and as an assistant [...]