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2022 Affirmation International Conference

In-Person. October 7-9. Salt Lake City, UT.

Salt Palace Convention Center

Early Bird Registration Until August 15th - Save at Least $20 Per Person!

$65 for One | $110 for Two | $45 Each for Three or More
Registration includes dinner on Friday.

Keynote Speakers

We are excited to once again embrace LGBTQIA+ current and former Latter-day Saints from around the world at the 2022 Affirmation International Conference. After two years of being virtual, we are returning in person to the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, UT, October 7-9.

Conference Theme

"Rooted in Love"

Information

Expand the sections below to navigate conference information, including volunteer opportunities, sponsorship and vendor information, and more.

Hilton Salt Lake City Center

Special Room Rate

Affirmation has secured a special room rate of $259 + tax for the 2022 Affirmation International Conference at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center. This hotel is within walking distance of the Salt Palace Convention Center.

Conference Schedule

The schedule below is tentative. Specific session information will be published soon.

Schedule
Thursday, October 6, 2022
6:00 PM, America/Denver (MDT)
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Pre-Conference Social
Affirmation International

For those in town or coming into town on Thursday for morning meetings on Friday, join us for some food, fellowship, and fun.

Friday, October 7, 2022
10:00 AM, America/Denver (MDT)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Board Meeting
Affirmation International
Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish

The first in-person meeting of the Affirmation Board of Directors since 2019. Board members and staff only.

2:00 PM, America/Denver (MDT)
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Community Leader Meeting
Affirmation International
Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish

All the goodness of our monthly virtual Affirmation Community Leader meetings, but in-person!

3:00 PM, America/Denver (MDT)
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Community Leader Photo
Affirmation International
Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish

All Affirmation board members, area directors, and leaders of Affirmation regions, chapters, and affinity groups attending the conference are invited to be in a group photo following the community leader meeting.

5:00 PM, America/Denver (MDT)
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Registration
5:30 PM, America/Denver (MDT)
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
First Timers
Affirmation International
Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish

New to Affirmation or the Affirmation International Conference? This session is for you! Learn more about Affirmation, how to navigate the conference, and get to know other first-timers.

7:00 PM, America/Denver (MDT)
7:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Friday Plenary and Dinner Featuring Sue Robbins and David Hayward
Affirmation International
Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish

The first plenary session of the conference and it includes dinner!

7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Youth Track
Parents & Allies
Languages: English

Calling all youth attending conference. This is the first youth track session of the conference.

Saturday, October 8, 2022
8:00 AM, America/Denver (MDT)
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Registration
8:30 AM, America/Denver (MDT)
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
Saturday Plenary Featuring Roni Jo Draper
Affirmation International
Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish
9:30 AM, America/Denver (MDT)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Affinity Groups Session 1
Affinity Groups
Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Church Leaders Session 1
Affirmation International
Languages: English
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Parents and Allies Session 1
Parents & Allies
Languages: English
11:00 AM, America/Denver (MDT)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Affinity Groups Session 2
Affinity Groups
Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Church Leaders Session 2
Affirmation International
Languages: English
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Parents and Allies Session 2
Parents & Allies
Languages: English
2:00 PM, America/Denver (MDT)
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Parents and Allies Session 3
Parents & Allies
Languages: English
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
QPR Suicide Prevention Training
Affirmation International
Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Workshop Sessions 1
Affirmation International
Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish
3:30 PM, America/Denver (MDT)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Workshop Sessions 2
Affirmation International
Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish
6:00 PM, America/Denver (MDT)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Choir Practice
7:00 PM, America/Denver (MDT)
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Dance
Affirmation International
Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish
Sunday, October 9, 2022
8:00 AM, America/Denver (MDT)
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
Choir Practice
9:00 AM, America/Denver (MDT)
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Plenary Session Featuring Paul Cardall
Affirmation International
Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish
1:00 PM, America/Denver (MDT)
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Post-Conference Social
Affirmation International
Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish

Conference Sponsors

Thank you to the following businesses, organizations, families, and individuals who have sponsored the 2022 Affirmation International Conference. Their support ensures that our conference is financially accessible to the LGBTQIA+ Latter-day Saint community, assists our volunteer leaders traveling to the conference from around the world, and ensures that Affirmation has the resources to sustain current and create new programs to support LGBTQIA+ current and former Latter-day Saints and their families and friends.

For more information on sponsorships or becoming a conference vendor, please download our e-packet.

Presenting Sponsors

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Platinum Level Sponsors

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Gold Level Sponsors

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Silver Level Sponsors