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So, I have a dilemna of sorts. I will be out in Utah with the family in April when this is going on. There is nothing online yet about what the options for participation are, but I was wondering who has been and if it was worth the time/effort/money to go? We are going to be doing a lot of traveling that week, and I don't want to over do it. But, I don't want t pass up something great either. Trying to make good choices about time. We are starting in Las Vegas on the 20th, and going to St. George (Grand Canyon etc) for a few days, and probably ending up in SL the 25th and leaving the 28th. I know we can't cram everything we want to in.. but we can try :) So…. women out there…. if you have been to this conference…. tell me what it was like for you? Oh… also, I have several women I can go with… my mother in law, her sister, and two of the sister missionaries who helped bring me into the church will be in the area at the same time. That's all… have a great day!! W2K

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Hello W2K!!

My favorite subject... BYU Women's Conference... and Education Week in August. I've attended both and they are more than worth it. It is a spiritual feast (I always took the religious classes), but there are also other classes too, like "Relationships" of various types, i.e., marriage and families/teens etc.

The cost is relatively minor for the conference itself, and I always stayed in the dorms (Helaman Halls and ate in the cafeteria on a meal card).

Here's the thing that concerns me... would it be best to wait until next year when you don't have to feel rushed... or maybe that would be okay for you this trip. It's just that it really is a special time. I most always went alone, and I never felt like I was alone. I had roommates in the dorms that turned out to be great. When I'd go to the dining hall for breakfast I would go up to any table and sit down and was immediately brought into the conversation (of course it was fun when I did attend with a friend, but if I had to go alone it was fine because I never felt alone).

After breakfast I'd head out across campus to my first class. There's something exciting about walking to class on that campus where I had walked so many years before (1958-59). Sitting in the classrooms hearing topics discussed by professors, specialists, etc at a level like no Sunday class ever has time or depth to discuss. For Women's Conference particularly many of the speakers/programs are at Marriott Center.

Joining for the special "evening of service" where we participated in various humanitarian projects like packing hygiene kits that could be sent anywhere in the world where needed... baby quilts... special crocheted bandages for burn/wound victims...

Yes, it's worth it to make the effort to attend, but you want to be able to enjoy all the activities and special programs. And take advantage of and enjoy the beautiful campus, i.e., the Museum of Art, the main library, browsing the bookstore, CougarEat for ice cream from the creamery... Just talking about all this makes me itch to go again... the talks and programs are really good. As I said, a feast...

GG

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I would love to go, but I think I'm going to pass this year. Its more important that I focus on spending time with the kids. They are getting older. And I have that disease that makes me feel like I'm going to suffer some terrible consequence if I don't take advantage of every opportunity… I have to get over it and slow down a bit. Thanks for your posts ladies…. maybe next year. I think we'll spend more time in St. George instead.

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I would love to go, but I think I'm going to pass this year. Its more important that I focus on spending time with the kids. They are getting older. And I have that disease that makes me feel like I'm going to suffer some terrible consequence if I don't take advantage of every opportunity… I have to get over it and slow down a bit. Thanks for your posts ladies…. maybe next year. I think we'll spend more time in St. George instead.

my Mum has that too, she seems to be thinking she is going to die like next thursday or something, she is super healthy, 71 yrs old-her Mum died at 95 and like "Mummy, you are going to be around for a long time!!!" We are getting a new Temple here and she says sometimes, "I just hope I'm around to see it" I'm pretty sure she will be!

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Hello W2K...

I think it's wise to put off Women's Conf this year. You have so many other activities as part of your trip... I'd like to have you be able to devote your entire thoughts and time to WC, and the BYU campus. It really is special, so I'm actually glad for your decision to wait. When you do get to BYU and you look up at the hill where the "Y" is, remember, GG painted that Y as a freshmen her first week on campus!!! Ha!

GG

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