Frequently Asked Questions

Will COVID-19 impact on the Latter-Day Leaders Conference?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been carefully monitoring the developments in COVID-19 (coronavirus) and has taken steps to address these in countries affected by the virus. At present, these steps have not affected the Latter-Day Leaders Conference, however, our leaders are monitoring the situation closely and may make changes to the conference. This may include cancelling the conference, postponing the conference or modifying the structure of the conference. If the conference is cancelled or postponed, all monies will be refunded to attendees. 

You must stay home if:

  • You are unwell at the time of the conference
  • You have been in close contact with a person who is positive for COVID-19
  • You are positive for COVID-19
  • You have travelled overseas or to a declared COVID-19 hotspot in the previous 14 days.

As a attendee at the conference, you will be expected to maintain physical distance from other attendees, follow other public health measures as directed and check-in using the QLD Government's "Check In Qld'' app.

Who can attend?

All young single adults are invited and encouraged to attend.

To qualify you must:

  • Be no younger than 18 years old and less than 31 years old by 3rd July 2021
  • Be single – i.e. not legally married. If you are separated from your spouse, or are seeking a divorce, you may not participate until the divorce decree has become final according to law and you must still meet the age requirement
  • Live by the standards of the Church as defined in the “For The Strength of Youth” and as described in our Code of Conduct while at conference
  • Follow recommendations from conference leaders and advisors.

Why does it cost money to attend the conference?

The Latter-Day Leaders: A Conference for Young Single Adults costs $50 to attend. These costs cover lunch and refreshments on Friday and Saturday. The cost also covers the resources and materials that will be provided to you at the conference. 

Can my non-member friends attend and how much does it cost?
Yes, your non-member friends may attend, but they must be within the YSA age bracket, be single and agree to follow the code of conduct for the conference. Registration costs will be the same as members cost of $50.00 (within Australia). Your non-member friends should register under your ward in the registration process and must be interviewed by your Stake President or Bishop of your ward/branch.

I have special needs/medical issues, can I attend?
We hope that all YSA who want to attend will attend. We have an area on the registration form to highlight any health or medical issues you may have. While you will need to be able to take care of your own needs, first-aid staff will be on site at all times to assist in any emergencies. The facility also features accommodation and amenities designed for people with a disability.

Is accommodation or transport provided?
No accommodation or transport arrangements have been organised for this conference. If you are travelling interstate or from regional areas, please make arrangements for your own accommodation and transport.

Can my Bishop/Branch President pay my fees?
Yes, but that is between you and him.

Can we pay by instalments?
No. We can only confirm your registration once full payment has been received. If you need to part pay, speak with your local Priesthood Leader first and then contact us before starting the registration process. Your registration will not be accepted until the full payment has been received.

How will the registration team contact me?
Contact will be via email. We may also text you. Drop us a line if you have a question. You can log on via the website and look at your progress or update your personal details if they change.

What is the refund policy?
We understand that sometimes circumstances change and you may not be able to attend the Latter-Day Leaders: A Leadership Conference for Young Single Adults as planned. To cancel your registration you must contact the Registrations Team in writing at ysaleadershipconference@gmail.com. Please note:

  • Cancellations, received by 5.00pm one month prior to the event, will be refunded in full. Cancellations after this time will only be refunded when another attendee is able to take your spot
  • Full payment is required for any cancellation received within seven days of the event or for non-attendance on the day
  • Attendee substitutions may be made until the event commences, but must first be approved by the Registrations Team and applicable Stake President
  • In the unlikely event that we are forced to cancel the event, you will receive a full refund.

Can I park my car on site?
Yes, free car parking will be available on-site.

Can you arrange somewhere for me to stay during conference?
No. You will need to organise your own accommodation for the conference.

What should I wear to the conference?
Smart casual attire is encouraged for the Conference in line with the standards outlines in the For the Strength of Youth

What should I bring to the conference?
A notebook, pen and water bottle. All other materials, lunch and refreshments will be provided. You may fill up your water bottle at designated water station

Do I need to be interviewed by my Priesthood leader?
Your registration has an added approval process for your Stake President to assess and approve. This approval step allows your Stake President to see the YSAs in his stake attending the conference. The Stake President may conduct an interview with you, as he sees fit.