This week I'm traveling to Toronto, Louisville, and Salt Lake City to speak at two conferences and attend some meetings. Whew! Here's the info about both events.
Tomorrow I head up north for Ideacity, which is kind of like TED for Canadians. Billed as "Canada's premier meeting of the minds," the lineup features "an eclectic gathering of artists, adventurers, authors, cosmologists, doctors, designers, entertainers, filmmakers, inventors, magicians, musicians, scientists and technologists." I'm one of 50 presenters. Like TED, Ideacity costs a boatload to attend ($3,500 a person -- I think in Canadian dollars), but the talks will be available online later for a much lower fee. I'm in a session called "the God Pod," with three other religion speakers. I'm looking at the lighter side of faith through the Twible project and Flunking Sainthood.
On Saturday I'm a keynote speaker at the Mormon Stories conference in Salt Lake City, which costs about 1% of what you have to cough up for Ideacity. Tickets are $37 or whatever you can pay. The conference theme is "Mormon Crossroads: Traversing New Paths." Other presenters include Claudia Bushman, Andrew Ainsworth, Peter Breinholt and Benji Schwimmer (who can't speak that day after all, since he is filming a movie, but is premiering an original dance).
I look forward to seeing old friends and making new ones. And then coming home and sleeping for several days.