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The 29th annual LDS International Society Conference "Women Making a World of Difference" will be held Monday, 2 April at the Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center on BYU's campus. The conference is free and open to the public. The conference will feature speakers with diverse and fascinating backgrounds and a panel showcasing women and the [...]

Dave Jennings

Originally from Seattle, Dave Jennings worked in Chicago for thirteen years before moving to the Washington, D.C., where he is vice president of education at the Community Associations Institute and serves a concurrent role as executive director of the Foundation for Community Association Research. Jennings has worked with international education at the National Association of [...]

New Book Release

Lengthening Our Stride: Globalization of the Church, released in January, contains twenty-one essays from past LDS International Society conferences. The book is edited by Reid L. Neilson and Wayne D. Crosby. Neilson is the author and award-winning editor of over thirty books, including Exhibiting Mormonism, Early Mormon Missionary Activities in Japan, and Tales from the [...]

David McIllece

David McIllece was the first U.S. Air Force officer sent to India as an Olmsted Scholar (, where he graduated from Jawaharlal Nehru University with a master’s degree in politics (international affairs). McIllece applied the perspectives and insights gained from his studies in India as a founding member of the U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM) India [...]

New Board Member

Derek Miller is the president and CEO of World Trade Center Utah, an organization with the mission to “help Utah companies think, act, and succeed globally.” Miller travels the state of Utah and the world, from Panguitch to Paris, to help Utah companies grow internationally. Previously, he served as chief of staff to Governor Herbert, [...]

Nicole Gomez

Nicole Gomez grew up in Coyhaique, a small town in the Chilean Patagonia. When Gomez was sixteen, she spent a year in Flagstaff, Arizona, as an exchange student "with a lovely family," and she "fell in love with the U.S." Following graduation from high school and working for a year, she returned in 2013 to [...]

Stanley Parry

Stanley Parry serves as associate area legal counsel in Hong Kong. Parry has taught international arbitration and American litigation (as contrasted with Code Law litigation) in Poland and Slovakia. For ten years, he served on the board and then as president of the Las Vegas, Nevada, World Affairs Council, hosting U.S. Department of State and [...]

Eric D. Olson

Eric D. Olson is an international litigation and arbitration attorney with the boutique firm Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey PC, which has offices in the U.S., Seoul, and London. Olson counsels with U.S. and Korea-based companies, many of them involving aspects of international trade and commerce. His work increasingly exposed him to issues [...]

Charles Kuck

Charles Kuck, based in Atlanta, Georgia, has been a U.S. immigration lawyer for almost three decades and has served in leadership roles in that field. Kuck is the past president of both the American Immigration Lawyers Association and of the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers. He has testified in Congress on immigration issues, is frequently [...]

28th Conference Proceedings Now Online

All members now have access to talks from the latest conference "Learning in a World Church." Featured talks include the Keynote from Elder Kim B. Clark, commissioner of the Church Education System, with a focus on Pathway Worldwide and other global teaching initiatives. Log in and hover over the "Conferences" tab to see "Conference [...]