Winning Logo and First Look at International Conference Schedule
by Joel McDonald
The conference planning committee is grateful for the many designers who submitted their work to be considered for the official logo for the 2021 Affirmation International Conference. Picking a winning design was not an easy decision, as the designs submitted captured beautifully the various aspects of Affirmation is as an organization and community, the annual international conference, and this year’s theme, Lighting the World Together. Ultimately, the design submitted by Shane Price was selected to be this year’s logo.
Shane, who studied graphic design while at Brigham Young University-Idaho, shared his feeling that the Sun in his submitted design captures the theme of the conference in that it “lights the whole world.” The conference planning committee agreed. Thank you, and congratulations, Shane, for your winning submission.
A First Look at the Conference Schedule
The 2021 Affirmation International Conference is being held virtually on September 11, 12, 18, and 19. Affinity Groups will meet on September 11. Workshops will be held on September 18. Plenary, or large group, sessions featuring keynote speakers, awards, and more will be held on September 12 and 19. The current conference schedule with specific times for sessions is now posted on the conference page. As speakers, Affinity Group, and workshop information are confirmed, the schedule will be updated.
Workshop and Musical Numbers Needed
The conference planning committee is looking for workshop and musical number proposals for the 2021 Affirmation International Conference. If you’re interested in presenting or facilitating a workshop or providing a musical number, please submit your proposal as soon as possible for consideration.
Deadline for Mortensen Award Nominations Approaching
June 30 is the deadline for nominations of Affirmation members for the 2021 Mortensen Award. This award is named in honor of Paul Mortensen, the first to receive it and one of the founders of Affirmation, and is the highest honor Affirmation can bestow upon an individual member. We call upon all members and supporters of Affirmation to nominate worthy candidates for this award for 2021. More information and how to nominate an Affirmation member for this award.