Upcoming Lectures and Public Presentations



Nighttime in St. Louis


In response to overwhelming (if mysteriously silent) public demand, here’s the most up-to-date information on my current schedule of public lectures (i.e., it doesn’t include university and church classes).  There are some other potential speaking engagements that are under consideration, as well.


7:30 PM, Friday, 11 October 2013

St. Louis Chapter of the BYU Alumni Association

“Behind the Headlines of the Middle East”

10445 Frontenac (just west of Lindbergh Blvd.)


7 PM, Saturday, 12 October 2013

Kansas City Chapter of the BYU Alumni Association

“Suffering, Lies, and Injustice: Lessons from Liberty”

Rotunda of the Liberty Jail Visitors’Center, 216 North Main, Liberty, Missouri

This is part of a full-day program, and seating will be limited (though it can be reserved):



Saturday, 19 October 2013

“Two Books from Angels: Comparing the Qur’an and the Book of Mormon”

Keynote address, Book of Mormon Archaeological Forum


Utah Valley Convention Center, Provo, Utah


Thursday evening, 31 October 2013 – Saturday afternoon, 2 November 2013

Tenth annual meeting of the Society for Mormon Philosophy and Theology

Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah

I’m not sure what my specific involvement will be, but, as I’m the current president of the Society, I expect that I’ll be involved.


Saturday, 9 November 2013

“Science and Mormonism: Cosmos, Earth, and Man”

A conference organized and sponsored by The Interpreter Foundation


Utah Valley Convention Center, Provo, Utah

As chairman of The Interpreter Foundation, I’ll offer welcoming remarks in the morning.


Friday or Saturday, 22-23 November 2013

Paper on Qadi ‘Abd al-Jabbar’s Critique of Christian Origins

Sixth annual meeting of the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa

Key Bridge Marriott Hotel, Washington DC


(The conference schedule hasn’t yet been issued, so I can’t yet narrow down a specific date and time.  Incidentally, though, I’ll probably be staying through Sunday, so — and I realize that this sounds perilously close to self-promotion — there is a chance that I could do a fireside or something of that sort in the DC area that night, if somebody there reads this and cares.)


Friday, 31 January 2014

Lecture for the local chapter of the BYU Alumni Association

Tallahassee, Florida


Sunday, 2 February 2014

Tentative discussions are underway regarding a fireside on  this night

Orlando, Florida



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  • Christiana Truitt Elieson

    I came to hear your talk in St Louis but it looks like the place you listed here and all the flyers have different addresses. I would love to read what you were going to be talking about. Do you have the information somewhere on the web?

    Thank you,

    Christiana af_flyingangel@yahoo.com