$25 – $50

2019 Conference of the Mormon Transhumanist Association

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University of Utah Guesthouse

110 South Fort Douglas Blvd.

Salt Lake City, UT 84113

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Mormons have used technological innovation since the time of Joseph Smith to remember and redeem our dead, from written records to searchable databases to smartphone apps. But why do we feel this strong draw towards our family of the past? What does it mean theologically and philosophically? What role can technology play in resurrecting and redeeming our ancestors?


Free ticket for members

Voting members of the Association receive one complimentary ticket. You can become a voting member of the association here.

SPEAKERS:

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
Neylan McBaine, Better Days 2020
How do women record history using their own technology, such as journals or photography? How and when are they sometimes left out of recorded history because of lack of access to written records?

Rev. Christopher J. Benek, pastor & techno-theologian
What does the Gospel account of Jesus's resurrection imply for our participation in the redemption of humanity and the cosmos?


And other speakers including:

  • Alexei Turchaninov: You only live twice: technological resurrection is possible via cryonics, digital immortality and future superintelligent AI
  • Blaire Ostler: O death, Where is Thy Sting?
  • Britt Harley: Geneology as a Reflection of Societal Priorities
  • Caleb Jones: Elijah and the Faith of Generations
  • Connie Packer: Epigenetics and The Family Tree: Me in my father and my father in me
  • Dallin Bradford: Serving the Least of These for the Sake of Our Posterity
  • Don Bradley: The origins of Joseph Smith's polygamy, Levirate marriage, and eternal sealing
  • Giulio Prisco: How to Bring Eduardo Back to Life
  • Jon Ogden: The Resurrection of Scott Cahoon: An Exploration of Tomorrow’s Mormonism
  • Jordan Harmon: Redeeming Death (A Skeptical Approach to Living Forever)
  • Lincoln Cannon: How to Raise the Dead


Registration Discount

If you are a speaker at the conference, your registration is free and the association will give your guest a discount. Also, if you represent a media outlet and would like to report on the conference, your registration is free. If any of these cases apply to you, please contact an association officer or email admin@transfigurism.org for your access code before registering.

If you are a student, unemployed or resident of a less-developed country, a discount of 50% is available. Conference organizers will ask you to provide evidence of your student, unemployment, or residency status when you check in at the conference.


Food

Lunch on the day of the conference is included in the reservation price. A dinner will also be held at the conference venue. Please purchase tickets with the dinner option if you wish to stay for dinner.


Lodging

The association cannot directly cover lodging expenses. However, association members living in Provo and nearby areas may be able to help. We encourage members willing to provide lodging in their homes and members seeking lodging to communicate on the association Facebook group.


After-Conference Activities

Our monthly Sunday evening meetup will be held the day after the conference. We invite conference attendees who are still in town to attend at 8 pm the following day.

Previous conferences sponsored by the Mormon Transhumanist Association include the 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2012 conferences of the Mormon Transhumanist Association, the 2010 Transhumanism and Spirituality conference, and the 2009 Mormonism and Engineering conference.

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110 South Fort Douglas Blvd.

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