Mark your calendars – JUNE 3rd to JUNE 5th 2016

Our theme this year is ‘PRESS FORWARD’;

We were inspired by these this scripture from the Doctrine and Covenants: “Brethren, shall we not go on in so great a cause? Go forward and not backward. Courage, brethren; and on, on to the victory! Let your hearts rejoice, and be exceedingly glad…” D&C 128:22

The purpose of this conference is to provide mid-single adults with uplifting, gospel-focused messages; entertaining activities, and an opportunity to enjoy and build new friendships with one another. Although everyone may arrive with different expectations, we are confident that everyone will be able to walk away with renewed faith, hope and motivation to PRESS FORWARD – as the hymn goes – in all labors you’re pursuing!

Don’t miss the pre-conference start at the Calgary Albert Temple for an endowment session on Thursday, June 2nd, 2016.

With all the great workshops, activities, food and music you will be sure to meet new people from near and far and have a fun time doing it!


We are thrilled to announce our speakers for this years conference! We are very fortunate to have the opportunity to hear from these special guests and we look forward to learning from their presentations.

Saturday Morning


Aaron Russell – “More than Endure”

Aaron Russell is a Calgary native, a graduate of the Alberta College of Art & Design and served a mission in the Iowa DesMoines mission between 1998 – 2000. He is married to Alice (Evans) Russell and they have 5 children. Aaron and Alice are members of 4th Ward in Calgary Stake.


Jeff Spackman – “Pressing Forward: A Visual Journey”

Jeff Spackman is an outdoor lifestyle/adventure photographer. He bought himself his first camera just over 3 years ago, teaching himself how to use it. He now travels the world for his work and many people know him for his instagram account, @namkcaps.

Q and A Dating Panel

Press Forward in Relationships: Dating Panel

Bring your best questions for our panel of relationship gurus! Listen as couples discus, share insights and advice about navigating single life, dating life and married life.


Details on activities and venues will be announced as they are confirmed. Feel free to take a glance at the activity and venues that we’ve used in the past under our ‘Past Conferences’ page.


Don’t miss the pre-conference start at the Calgary Albert Temple for an endowment session on Thursday, June 2nd, 2016.

Please arrive to the Calgary Alberta Temple at 7:00PM in time for the 7:30 session. Seating is limited.

9802 Rocky Ridge Rd NW
Calgary AB, T3G 5J7


17th Ave Chapel – 2021 17th Ave SW, Calgary AB
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

17th Ave Map

Our opening night will be spent at the spectacular TELUS SPARK SCIENCE CENTRE!
We can’t think of a better way to start off the conference then by dancing the night away in the 10,000 sq ft atrium of the remarkable Telus Spark Science Centre. Enjoy the amazing galleries and exhibits where you can learn about ‘Being Human’ or try out the ‘Brainasium’ that features an outdoor, 63′ slide! Check out the facility at

220 St Georges Dr NE, Calgary AB, T2E 5T2
9:00 pm – Doors open

11:45 pm – Facility closes

Telus SparkTelus Spark Map


The morning will feature a light breakfast for the early birds followed by workshops at the 17th Ave Stake Center – times and details to follow. Lunch will also be served.
17th Ave Chapel – 2021 17th Ave SW, Calgary AB
9:00 am – Breakfast
10:00 am – Speaker – Aaron Russell ‘More Than Endure’
10:45 am – Speaker – Jeff Spackman ‘Press Forward: A Visual Journey’
11:30 am – Speaker – Dating Panel ‘Press Forward in Relationships’

12:15 pm – Lunch

Next, enjoy one of the happiest places that Calgary has to offer at CALAWAY PARK! You’ll have the whole afternoon to take in the 33 rides and other attractions at this beloved Calgary landmark. Check out what’s in store at

245033 Range Rd 33, Calgary, AB T3Z 2E9
1:30 pm
– We arrive at the park!
(The park is open until 7:00 pm, but we recommend heading out around 5:00 pm to give you enough time to get ready for Saturday night and arrive at the 17th Ave Chapel by 7:00 pm for dinner)

roller-coaster-calaway ferris wheel log ride

Calaway Park Map

17th Ave Chapel – 2021 17th Ave SW, Calgary AB
7:00 pm

After a long afternoon of fun at Calaway Park, come eat a catered dinner at the 17th Ave Chapel. Catered by whom, you ask?

Costa Vida Dinner

That’s right!! Costa Vida will be catering our Saturday evening dinner!

Following the dinner we will enjoy another night of dancing with our new and old friends at the 17th Ave Chapel.


Church meetings will be held – including Sacrament services as well as Sunday school – at the Calgary North Stake Centre.
5927 Tipton Rd NW, Calgary AB, T2K 3L3
1:00 pm – Sacrament Meeting
2:20 pm – Sunday School

Tipton Rd Map

Please check out the FAQ section for answers to some common questions about the conference. And feel free to contact the organizers under the Contact Us page.


Details on meals and refreshments will be announced as they are confirmed. But – if everything goes according to plan – it’s going to be good, guys… like… really good. Feel free to take a glance at the food options that we’ve provided in the past under our ‘Past Conferences’ page.