Latter-day Saint Life

BYU cancels Women’s Conference 2022

BYU’s Hinckley Center
Kenny Crookston/BYU

BYU announced in its newsletter, Y News, on Dec. 3 that its annual Women’s Conference will be placed on pause for 2022 as the university examines options for the conference for 2023. An image of the announcement was posted on the Women’s Conference Facebook page.

“We recognize that this gathering has provided women across various demographic groups with an opportunity to hear messages of hope, encouragement, and practical advice,” Renata Forste, BYU’s international vice president, told Y News. Forste oversees BYU Continuing Education and programs such as Women’s Conference.

The conference, co-sponsored by BYU Continuing Education and the Church’s Relief Society, is typically held in the spring and has become one of the largest gatherings of Latter-day Saint women anywhere, according to Church News. In 2019, the conference hosted roughly 15,000 attendees on campus, according to its website.

The Y News announcement mentions that the last two conferences were held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but it does not clearly specify a reason for the 2022 cancellation.

Read more information on the conference and the cancellation on Church News.

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