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The LDSTech Conference is HERE! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sharon Howell   
Monday, 12 October 2015

The 2015 LDSTech Conference is Thursday, October 15 in Salt Lake City, Utah at the LDS Institute of Religion building, 1780 E. South Campus Drive, on the University of Utah Campus from 8 a.m. – 5.p.m.

Bill Holman, Portfolio Director of End-User Productivity in the Information and Communication Services Department of the Church, will kick-off the conference at 9 a.m. with a keynote address.  He has entitled his presentation “Envision This!” to highlight the wonderful age of technological revelation that is transforming our world.

The long-awaited 2015 Gospel App & Game winners and the People’s Choice Award will be announced before the keynote address.

As a conference participant, you will gain valuable and interesting information and have a sneak-peak into cutting edge innovations planned for Church technology projects. You’ll have the opportunity to brush shoulders with technology experts, network with like-minded tech enthusiasts, and enjoy free breakfast and lunch while making new friends.

The conference is free and everyone is invited regardless of technical skills. Register today and choose from a variety of exceptional presenters on the schedule to ensure a place in the session topics of your choice.

See you there!

The 2015 Gospel App & Game Contest: Get Ready for the People's Choice PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sharon Howell   
Monday, 21 September 2015

**The Contest is now over, but here are some great tips on judging apps.**

Submissions are in for the Gospel App & Game Contest.  Would you recognize the qualities of a great app? If you had the chance to judge a contest, which apps would you say best followed the theme “Create Something Worthy? Sharpen your skills, because such a chance is available. Go to the online gallery and sample the apps and games submitted for judging and cast a ballot for the best app overall. Starting on October 1st, and open through October 8th, you can vote online for up to three apps.

Contest winners and the People’s Choice Award will be announced at the 2015 LDSTech Conference on October 15.

10 Reasons to Attend the 2015 LDSTech Conference PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sharon Howell   
Thursday, 17 September 2015

Are you thinking about coming to Salt Lake on October 15 for the 2015 LDSTech Conference and wondering if the trip will be worth your while?  There’s plenty to do in and around Salt Lake before and after the event, and the conference experience will be like no other.

The Conference page has information about registration, the schedule, transportation, and discounted lodging, and a number of other things. The more you consider your options the more you’ll see the advantages of onsite attendance.

Here are 10 reasons why attending in person merits “top billing” on your Salt Lake itinerary:

  1. You will get to attend information-packed sessions on Church technology topics for an entire day at no cost—yes, attendance is free!
  2. You will be able to interact with other technology-minded attendees and be surrounded by ideas and information on the cutting edge of technology trends in the Church.
  3. You will have opportunities to collaborate with technical experts on technical challenges related to your calling as well as using tools and resources sponsored and published by the Church.
"Birds of a Feather" and "Idea Share" Return to the LDSTech Conference PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sharon Howell   
Monday, 21 September 2015

Some popular activities will be back at this year’s LDSTech Conference.

Birds of a Feather will again be part of the LDSTech Conference in 2015 and offer participants an opportunity to gather and to discuss common ideas, issues, undocumented features, and new approaches to solving problems and creating projects, all under the direction of a moderator or discussion leader.

The format is less formal than other sessions, so breakout groups can focus on areas of common interest such as Android, iOS, Windows 8 & 10 platforms, and meetinghouse technologies while networking within the group and learning from one another.

2015 LDSTech Conference: Session Highlights PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sharon Howell   
Wednesday, 09 September 2015

The 2015 LDSTech Conference scheduled for October 15 is fast approaching and with so many great session choices, you’ll wish you could be in two places at once to take it all in! If you have not looked at the schedule, many presentation topics are for all skill levels and presenters are exceptionally well qualified.

To register, start by logging in and use the radio buttons to make your session choices. To see more information about presenters, audience tracks, and times click on a session title. Several sessions are rapidly becoming crowd favorites so you’ll want to sign up as soon as possible.

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