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Request "Meet the Mormons" to a Theater Near You PDF Print E-mail
Written by G C Duerden   
Monday, 22 September 2014

A new Church movie, Meet the Mormons, originally intended to be viewed only at visitor centers and in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building theater, is being released for movie screens across the nation. To make sure it comes to a theater near you, you and your friends need to inform theater owners and managers that you want it to be shown sometime after October 10, 2014.

While it may be readily available in Utah’s Wasatch Front theaters, getting this movie in a theater near you (even in the rural parts of Utah but especially outside of Utah) will need...

 
Gospel App and Game Contest: Accepting Submissions PDF Print E-mail
Written by G C Duerden   
Wednesday, 17 September 2014

As of Monday, September 15, you can submit your games or apps for the Gospel App and Game Contest, being held in conjunction with the 2014 LDSTech Conference (October 16 & 17 at the U. of U.’s Institute of Religion building at 1780 East South Campus Drive, in Salt Lake City). The deadline for submissions is Friday, October 10 at 11:59 p.m.

More than 170 contestants have already registered for the contest. The submissions will be evaluated beginning October 11, and winners for each category – Primary, Youth and Family – will be determined. The winners will be announced at the LDSTech Conference...

 
Church News Article on Gospel App and Game Contest PDF Print E-mail
Written by G C Duerden   
Tuesday, 26 August 2014

The August 24 issue of the Church News contained an article entitled LDSTech Game Contest.  To see the article, follow the link:  http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865609276/LDSTech-game-creation-contest.html

The link to the contest rules and information is: tech.lds.org/blog/609.

 
Other Activities at the LDSTech 2014 Conference PDF Print E-mail
Written by G C Duerden   
Monday, 08 September 2014

IDEA SHARING

A crowd favorite activity, Idea Sharing, will return for this year’s LDSTech Conference.

Last year the Ideas Sharing session had ideas shared which included new apps for picture/graphic sharing, map apps, and new ideas about other tools and apps. The 15-minute presentation times were held for a couple of hours each day, without any presentation being duplicated. That made for more than a dozen presentations during the two days. Its popularity has made it a regular feature of the Conference.  Click to request a time slot

BIRDS OF A FEATHER

A new activity “birds of a feather” for people to gather and discuss common ideas, issues, and undocumented features. On Thursday after the Conference, from 4:30 – 5:30, the new ‘birds of a feather’ groups can gather for opportunities to network, learn about a bunch of the latest updates, and gather with like-minded techies to just talk about projects, innovations, new approaches, and ways to accomplish all kinds of things...

 
Elder Bednar Awaits a "Flood of Righteousness" PDF Print E-mail
Written by G C Duerden   
Monday, 25 August 2014

The Devotional talk at Education Week 2014, by Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, will be remembered as an important moment in the use of social media by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  (You can watch the entire talk and learn more at social.lds.org.)

Elder Bednar said that his topic was a continuation of his 2009 BYU-Idaho fireside about the role of technology and cyberspace in the lives of members, which was entitled “Things as They Really Are.” In that talk he discussed the spiritual pitfalls of modern technology and some tools in our world today. This continuation is about what those technologies and tools can do for good.

 With almost 40 percent of the missionaries using social media and technology now, Elder Bednar said “An important aspect of the fullness that is available to us in this special season is a miraculous progression of innovations and inventions that have enabled and accelerated the work of salvation: from trains to telegraphs to radios to automobiles to airplanes to telephones to transistors

 
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