Video of Elder Holland’s Address at Chiasmus Conference: “The Greatness of the Evidence”

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland gave the concluding address about the power of physical evidence in defending the gospel at the Chiasmus Jubilee conference sponsored by Book of Mormon Central and BYU Studies on August 16, 2017. This conference celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of the discovery of chiasmus in the Book of Mormon. You can watch Elder Holland’s remarks below.

To read the full transcript of Elder Holland’s talk, see the article on the Mormon Newsroom.

Chiasmus Jubilee & Conference Announcement

Chiasmus Jubilee

This year marks the 50th anniversary since John W. Welch discovered Chiasmus in the Book of Mormon. This discovery has changed the way we forever approach Book of Mormon scholarship. To celebrate this day, we invite you to join us on August 16th, 7:00 – 9;00 p.m. for a Chiasmus Jubilee hosted and organized by BYU Studies and Book of Mormon Central. Continue reading

Conference: New Perspectives on Joseph Smith and Translation, 16 March 2017

A Conference to Explore Joseph Smith’s Translation Process

One key to understanding Mormonism’s prophetic founder, Joseph Smith, is to grapple with his sharply distinctive practice of “translation.” Come take advantage of a unique, day-long conversation by some of Mormon Studies’ leading minds on this challenging issue. Featuring presentations and round-table discussions with Richard Bushman, Terryl Givens, Jared Hickman, Jana Riess, Samuel Brown, and Rosalynde Welch.

When: 16 March 2017
Where: Utah State University, Perry Pavilion Hall (4th floor), Jon M. Huntsman School of Business
Who: Open to students, scholars, and community members
Cost: Free to attend
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More information: PDF flyer

The proceedings will be videorecorded for broad distribution. Sponsored by USU Religious Studies and Faith Matters Foundation.

14th Annual Book of Mormon Conference

Attend the 14th Annual Book of Mormon Conference and be inspired and educated by faithful scholarly perspectives on the Book of Mormon.

What: The 14th annual Book of Mormon Conference.

When: Saturday, March 18, 2017, 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Where: Utah Valley Convention Center ( 220 West Center Street, Provo, UT 84607)

Sponsored by: Book of Mormon Archaeological Forum and Book of Mormon Central

Cost: $20 (includes a box lunch)


More details, including speakers and topics:

The Father Lehi and Mother Sariah Awards will be presented to Jack and Jeannie Welch in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the discovery of Chiasmus in the Book of Mormon.

Videos Now Available of 2016 Temple on Mount Zion Conference

The Interpreter Foundation was a sponsor of the 2016 Temple on Mount Zion Conference which took place on 5 November 2016 in Provo, Utah. It was filmed. Videos of each of the presentations are now available for free viewing on The Interpreter Foundation’s YouTube channel, or on There is also a YouTube playlist available of the conference presentations. The conference proceedings will also be published in book form in the future.