Service and instruction were the two highlights lauded by women gathered in the Marriott Center on the BYU campus for the concluding session. More than 14,000 women from many countries around the world attended the two-day conference.
"All the sessions I have attended have been really good and they all have said something I needed to hear," said Keri Carter, Lehi. "I loved all the service activities, too. I love the fact that I could do service as I listened to classes."
Thirty-four years after the first Women's Conference was held while he was president of BYU, Elder Oaks and his wife, Kristen, spoke.
Elder Oaks spoke of the importance of this year's conference theme, "Choose ye this day to serve the Lord."
"Service is the antidote for the amorality and individualism that corrodes our society," he said. "When we are centered on Christ and service to our fellowmen, we have a standard of right and wrong and we know what to do about it."