Join Us This Year!
Sept 5-7, 2024 | Sandy Utah

What Is Restore?

Restore is a three-day gathering that brings together speakers, poets, musicians, and artists to inspire, enlighten, and nourish faith. We seek to support spiritual transformation and connection.

Meet Our Participants

BIO

Full-Hearted Music

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Soul-Expanding Art

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Connection & Community

Meet and connect with speakers, authors and new friends. Our app also facilitates connections with people in your city, with similar interests, and more.

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Inspired Words by Extraordinary Poets

Lisa Bickmore
Tacey M. Atsitty
Elizabeth Garcia
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Find Your Still Point

Experience a beautifully designed contemplation room featuring a guided meditation by Thomas McConkie. It will be a place to pause, drop into your hearts and experience wholeness.

Winding Paths to God: An Evening For Young Adults

A special event full of storytelling, music, dance, theater and comedy created with young adults in mind.

Mallory Everton
Ted Bushman
Jenna Carson
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A New View Of Grace

Get the first look at Faith Matters’ newest book, Gracing, by Hannah Packard Crowther as well as explore a curated selection of faith-focused books.

Testimonials

Being with thousands of other believers who I feel understand my struggles and thoughts was so inspiring and energizing.
What an incredible weekend full of community and belonging. I am so grateful to Faith Matters for giving us access to the minds of some of the most influential thinkers in religion!
Restore was just what I needed! I've been feeling so discouraged and so lonely on my faith journey lately… I am so glad I went.
I loved it! It filled me up and really did heal some of the burnout and "unbelonging" I was feeling around church. It was so inspiring and hope-filled.
I walked away from Restore feeling empowered and more connected to my Heavenly Parents and the body of Christ.
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Agenda

Thursday, Sept. 5

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Registration 

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm Evensong

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Reception and art exhibit stroll

Friday, Sept. 6

7:30 am Registration opens

9:00 am – Noon General Session

Noon – 1:30 pm Lunch break, art & vendor exhibits, contemplation room

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm General Session

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Winding Paths to God: An Evening for Young Adults

Saturday, Sept. 7

8:00 am Registration opens

9:00 am – Noon General Session

Noon – 1:30 pm Lunch break, art & vendor exhibits, contemplation room

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm General Session 

FAQ's About Restore

We seek to promote faith and flourishing on individuals’ journeys of spiritual transformation. We hold honest, thoughtful, and expansive conversations about the restored gospel and how we experience it both personally and in our church communities.  We cast a wide gospel net to embrace a wide diversity of people and thought from within and outside our faith.

We sustain the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its leaders. Though an ally of the church, we exist and act as an independent organization.

Restore is a three-day gathering that brings together speakers, poets, musicians, and artists to inspire, enlighten, and nourish faith. We seek to support spiritual transformation and connection. 

  • Inspiring talks
  • Uplifting music
  • Beautiful art
  • Space for contemplation
  • Friendship and community
  • Fresh ideas
  • Tons of fun!

Sept. 5-7, 2024

Mountain America Expo Center

9575 State St, Sandy, UT 84070

Thursday, Sept. 5

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Registration 

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm Evensong

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Reception and art exhibit stroll

 

Friday, Sept. 6

7:30 am Registration opens

9:00 am – Noon General Session

Noon – 1:30 pm Lunch break, art & vendor exhibits, contemplation room

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm General Session

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Come As You Are: An Evening for Young Adults

 

Saturday, Sept. 7

8:00 am Registration opens

9:00 am – Noon General Session

Noon – 1:30 pm Lunch break, art & vendor exhibits, contemplation room

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm General Session 

  • Our keynote speakers are Eboo Patel, President of Interfaith America, Dr. Astrid Tuminez, President of Utah Valley University, and Elizabeth Oldfield, host of The Sacred podcast and author of Fully Alive: Tending to the Soul in Turbulent Times
  • Tim and Aubrey Chaves, hosts of Faith Matters podcast will be the emcees 
  • Singer, songwriter Emma Nissen and The King Will Come will be performing along side other musicians and poets will be sharing their inspired poems
  • Restore will open with an Evensong performance
  • Art gallery stroll to view unique art curated by Esther Candari, art prints will be for available for purchase
  • Come relax and meditate with Thomas McConkie in our peaceful contemplation room 
  • There will be a Young Adult event on Friday evening (see description below)
  • Book signings will be held at our bookstore
  • Exhibitors will be at tables ready to answer any questions about their services, products and charities

We will be announcing speaker’s topics and other exciting details via social media and occasional emails leading up to Restore so stay tuned!

This event is open to everyone whether or not they are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We love our interfaith community!

We want everyone to be able to attend. If you need financial aid please email us at [email protected].

The art gallery is curated by Esther Hi’ilani Candari and her team at The Compass Gallery. It will include 200+ pieces of original work and dozens of prints by a diverse array of established and rising artists of faith. All work is available for purchase and many of the artists will be working live on location so you can witness their processes and ask them questions about their work. 

 

Exhibiting artists include J. Kirk Richards, Brian Kershisnik, Esther H. Candari, Lisa De Long, Katie Garner, Walter Rane, Ben Behuinin, Melissa Tshikamba, Kwani Povi Winder, Dave Dibble, Lovetta Reyes Cairo and more.

Join us for an exciting evening of storytelling, music, dance, theatre and comedy specially created with young adults in mind. Featuring Mallory Everton, McKenna Breinholt, Jenna Carson, Madison Daniels, Shea Owens and many more! Tickets are only $10! Register here

We will have a beautifully designed contemplation room featuring a guided meditation by Thomas McConkie. It will be a place to pause, drop into your hearts and experience wholeness.

Lift and Love, Leading Saints, Unashamed, Exponent II, Meetinghouse Mosaic, Proclaim Peace podcast, Bountiful Childrens, BH Roberts Foundation, Uplift Benchmark Books, Unshaken/Jared Halverson, MWEG, MHA, The Arch-hive, Come Back podcast, Gathering of Tribes, Scripture Central, BYU Radio, Dialogue, Signature Books, UT Refugee Connection, Cultivate, BCC Press, USU/LDS LGBTQ Research, Emmaus, Marriage on a Tightrope, Jennie Dildine, BOM Storybook, Sam and Jen Norton, Center for Expanding Compassion, LDSES and Warrior Heart Ministries

We have negotiated discounted hotel room rates for our attendees at the below participating hotels. Simply use this link to secure. 

https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1665523035754&key=CORP&app=resvlink

 

Participating properties:

  • Marriott Residence Inn Sandy
  • Marriott Courtyard Sandy
  • Marriott Fairfield Inn Salt Lake City Draper
  • Marriott SpringHill Suites Salt Lake City Draper
  • Marriott TownePlace Suites Salt Lake City Draper

Other nearby hotels

  • Uber 
  • Lyft
  • TRAX light rail from the airport to Sandy Expo station on the Blue Line is conveniently located across the street from the venue. 
  • FrontRunner from Ogden and Provo links to TRAX and you can ride the light rail to and from Salt Lake International Airport.

 

Yes, our Whova app will be released approximately 30 days prior to Restore

If you need a refund please provide a reason and email [email protected]

If you are interested in volunteering please email [email protected]

Children are welcome to attend the conference. If a child becomes a distraction we ask that their parent bring them out of the session into the foyer so as not to disturb other attendees. 

We will have a private room for parents with small children. We will provide a monitor that will be showing what is happening on stage with audio. This will also be ideal for any fussy babies. 

We will have lunch options and snacks/drinks available for purchase on Friday and Saturday.

There is plenty of free parking at Mountain America Expo Center

Unfortunately, the venue’s policy is to clear out everything on the seats each evening and they don’t maintain a lost and found. So please do not leave anything overnight on the seats.

Any lost items that are found will be taken to Restore’s information booth in the foyer