Ann M. Dibb to Give Education Conference Keynote

· May 5, 2010

Southern Virginia University will host its annual Education Conference on Friday and Saturday, June 4-5. Speakers and musicians from around the country will focus on the conference theme, “Be of Good Cheer: The Future is as Bright as Your Faith.”

Conference attendees also will be special guests of the university at Southern Virginia’s popular summer musical. This year the stage will pop with the lively wit and comedy of “Annie Get Your Gun.”

Ann M. Dibb, second counselor in the Young Women general presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be the keynote speaker.

Other presenters include:

Scott Anderson, author and popular speaker for youth conferences across the country, speaking on “Follow the Prophet: Prophetic Priorities.”

Jenny Oaks Baker, former first chair violinist with the National Symphony Orchestra, whose presentation is entitled “Then Sings My Soul.”

Emeritus General Authority Elder Joe J. Christensen, addressing “Holy Places: Past, Present and Future.”

Robert L. Millet, Professor of Religious Understanding at Brigham Young University, discussing “Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ” and “Wholly Converted, a Holy People.”

Andrew Skinner, executive director of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, discussing “The Future and Israel” and “Temple Covenants, a Blessing and Protection for the Future.”

Richard and Kathleen Hinckley Walker, former president and matron of the Salt Lake Temple, authors of the forthcoming book “House of Learning: Getting More From Your Temple Experience,” addressing “How to Make the Temple a Personal Experience” and “How to Learn in the Temple.”

For more information about the conference or to register, visit svuconference.com, email events@svu.edu or call 540-261-8487.