July 8, 2011
Writer: Writer: Colleen Johnson
Brigham Young University-Idaho will host its annual Education Week July 28-30. The conference will feature over 400 classes on a variety of topics, such as food storage, relationships, and religious doctrine.
This year's conference is drawing a large audience with the theme of the popular hymn Where Can I Turn for Peace? Conference director Alan Young is expecting more than 2,000 people to be in attendance. "This conference will provide an opportunity for attendees to learn and grow in knowledge, mingle with others who hold the same values, and teach and learn from one another," Young said.
There will also be a devotional on Thursday and Friday at 2 p.m. in the BYU-Idaho Center. Thursday's speaker will be President Kim Clark. Elder Paul V. Johnson of the First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will speak on Friday.
Unique to BYU-Idaho's Education Week is the Mom's Track where mothers with nursing children are invited to attend classes with their babies. Due to the popularity of Mom's Track last year, the classes have been expanded to allow more mothers to attend.
In addition to Mom's Track, there are also Youth Track classes for children ages 14-18 and are designed to encourage youth by teaching doctrine that applies directly to their lives.
Classes will be held daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information and event schedules, visit www.byui.edu/cc/educationweek/default.htm.