2008 Exponent II Retreat: Call for Topics and Presentations

Yay, it’s time to start thinking about X2’s annual retreat! With a retreat chair like Stacey Petrey, it’s sure to be good one!

It is that time of year when we begin the planning for our 2008 Exponent II Retreat. Based on a survey of 2007 participant’s, we would like to hear from you around your topics of interest (and the presenters of interest) for our 2008 retreat – so let your voices be heard.

This is a call for suggestions but with accountability – included in your suggestion should be people who could present on the topic and a notation as to whether you know them personally. All final selections and invitations will be managed by the Board, but we are always interested in expanding our pool of talent! Let your voice be heard regarding:

The Keynote Speaker: Please submit names and topics of people you would like to hear from (please note if you know them personally). Send your suggestions to: [email protected])

Workshops: Below are topics that were suggested via the survey. Please note your interest in that topic, a presenter recommendation for the topic and note if you know them personally. We are also interested in hearing other suggestions as well, so please forward your thoughts and preferences to: [email protected]

– Images of Eve in the Book of Mormon;
– Early Mormon Women’s History;
– Uniting Women Around the World;
– Global Culture v. Mormon Culture – How Does That Work Locally;
– Personal Progress Though: Cooking, Arts and/or Education;

– The Temple Movie Recast with Minorities: Feasible or Fiction;
– Reversing Accepted Norms: How Would That Work In My Relief Society;
– Why My Marriage Works (and Works Well)
– What topics are you interested in presenting on?
– Other topics (which must include a suggested presenter)Thank you for your interest in Exponent II and for your efforts towards making 2008 an excellent retreat!

EmilyCC lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her spouse and three children. She currently serves as a stake Just Serve specialists, and she recently returned to school to become a nurse. She is a former editor of Exponent II and a founding blogger at The Exponent.


  1. Was that supposed to be a joke?

    Anyway, this is fun to think about.

    I’d be interested in a workshop/brainstorming session on practical, viable things a person can do to promote gender inclusiveness and women’s empowerment at the local ward level.

  2. Caroline, Great suggestion.

    I would also be interested in brainstorming about age-inclusiveness. I am only in my early 50’s but I feel put-out-to-pasture. My ward’s Sisters’ Temple Day was cancelled last month when the powers-that-be realized it was planned on a day that the kiddos were on school holiday.

  3. I wish the retreat could happen during the summer, rather than the first weekend after my kids go back to school. I’ve never been able to make it, due to the timing.

  4. topics: mean girls, relational aggression, women to women oppression, passive/aggressive blabber mouthing, alienation,

    I want to know how to ‘deal’ with, not ignore, unsolicited criticism, and labels in a small town.

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