- Brad Carmack
Biology Graduate, Active LDS Church Member
- David Baker
Google Employee, Active LDS Church Member
- F. Joseph Finnigan
Mental Health Professional
- Sam Wolfe
Lawyer and Civil Rights Activist
- Jerry Argetsinger, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Playwright
- Alma Smith
- Rev. Jill McCrory
Reverend, Chair, Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists
- David Yost
Actor, Director, Producer
- John Hamer
Researcher and Author
- John Behn
Senior District Executive with the Boy Scouts of America
- Joanna Brooks
Scholar, Author, Columnist
- John Gustav-Wrathall
Author, Blogger, Teacher & Activist
- William D. Russell
Author, Retired Professor & Straight Ally
Late Registration In Effect
We are no longer accepting registration through mail or email. You can register in person at the door, but keep in mind that the late registration fee will apply. Hope to see you there!
Registration Deadline Extension
On-time registration deadline has been extended until September 4th. Register now to save before late registration prices kick in.
Roommate Finder is Here!
Want to save cost on hotel fees? Want to expand your social sphere and meet someone new? Now you can post a request or respond to those who have already posted an entry.
Registration is priced at $179 through the end of June, but only $159 for first time, student, or low-income attendees through mid-August. For the first time ever conference attendance includes full membership in Affirmation. Registration also includes several meals and transportation to and from the Kirtland Temple on Sunday for the devotional. Registration increases 1 July for all regular attendees, so send your payment in early.
Affirmation offers financial assistance to help members who could not otherwise afford to attend conference. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need and contributions to Affirmation, such as activity or willingness to volunteer for service. Funds are limited and scholarships are awarded on a "first-come, first served" basis and only to those who establish a definite need for assistance.
Raise Your Voice
You have the unique opportunity to sing in the Kirtland Temple at the Sunday devotional in a special conference choir.
Where to stay?
We're holding the main part of the conference at the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Cleveland. Rooms are $105 per night ($122.08 with tax) for a room with one king or two queen beds, valid from 15-18 September. Not only are the rooms great, but the hotel also has a fantastic fitness center, a pool and hot tub, and lovely meeting spaces.