REDEEMING OUR DEAD Mormon Transhumanist Association Conference 2019

Mormons have used technological innovation since the time of Joseph Smith to remember and redeem our dead, from written records to searchable databases to smartphone apps. But why do we feel this strong draw towards our family of the past? What does it mean theologically and philosophically? What role can technology play in resurrecting and redeeming our ancestors?

WHAT: the annual Mormon Transhumanist Association conference, a day-long event with speakers, discussion, and good company

WHEN: Saturday, April 13th, 2019

WHERE: University of Utah

"Let the dead speak forth anthems of eternal praise to the King Immanuel, who hath ordained, before the world was, that which would enable us to redeem them out of their prison; for the prisoners shall go free."

- Doctrine and Covenants 128:22

Speaker: Rev. Christopher J. Benek, pastor & techno-theologian

What does the Gospel account of Jesus's resurrection imply for our participation in the redemption of humanity and the cosmos?

Speaker: Brent Allsop, computer scientist

A personal account of cryonics, in the hope that scientific advances may allow our loved ones to be revived in the future.

Speaker: Dallin Bradford, effective altruism advocate & actor

Millions of people are in poverty, sickness, and suffering today. Our investment in aid and relief for them will enable the mutual future redemption of our posterity.

and more speakers to be announced in the coming months

Ticket sales range from $25-$50, including lunch.


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