Welcome!

Welcome to the official website of the Ventura Regional LDS Single Adult Conference!  You will find a lot of information here, including bios of our featured speakers and workshops, information on activities, our schedule, and a link to register online:

                     Click here:   https://www.regonline.com/venturasaregionconference2016
                                   
                                          *There is a small fee to use online registration

You may also download our registration flier or ask your ward/stake reps for one.  We look forward to seeing you at this year's conference!



Featured Speaker: Lloyd Newell


Lloyd David Newell[1] (born 1956) is the voice of the oldest continuous nationwide network radio broadcast in America, Music and the Spoken Word. He is also a professor of religion and family life at Brigham Young University (BYU) and was formerly an anchor for CNN and at WSEE-TV. He is a descendant of Susannah Stone Lloyd, a member of the Willie Handcart company.
Newell received a Ph.D. in Family Sciences from BYU in 1999.[2]
He and his wife, Karmel, are the parents of four children.
Newell has written numerous books, including May Peace Be With You, The Divine Connection, Come Listen to a Prophet's Voice, The Healer's Art.[3]
In 1990, Newell was appointed host of Music and the Spoken Word by Gordon B. Hinckley, then a counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Featured Speaker: Julann Nickolaisen, LCSW

Julann Nickolaisen, LCSW has a B.S. degree in psychology from BYU (1980), a Master's in Public Administration from BYU (1982) and a Master's in Social Welfare from UCLA (1987).  She has worked in both administrative and clinical positions at Salt Lake County Mental Health, Ingleside Mental Health Center, Metropolitan State Hospital, Charter Oak Hospital, Charter Counseling Center, Joseph S. Haraszti, M.D. and Bitar, Bishara and Associates.  Ms. Nickolaisen presently works in a solo private practice specializing in the treatment of mood disorders, sexual addictions and couples therapy.

Featured Speaker: Jenna Jones


Jenna Kim Jones was born in Seoul, Korea and lived there for approximately 8 years until she moved to Provo, Utah. At 18, Jenna left Provo to attend New York University where she majored in Producing and Writing for Television. During her time at NYU, she interned at Follow Productions, The Martha Show, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and CBS Primetime Casting.
Jenna began performing stand up comedy when she worked at The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. After working at The Daily Show for almost 4 years, Jenna met her husband Allan Moss and the two were married in July of 2012 at which point Jenna left New York City to move to Los Angeles, California to pursue comedy.
In April of 2012, Huffington Post Comedy named Jenna one of 18 Funny Women You Should Be Following On Twitter. Jenna has appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and performed stand up alongside some of the best comedians including Jim Gaffigan, John Oliver, Wyatt Cenac and Aasif Mandvi. Her first stand up comedy special #SorryNotSorry with Jenna Kim Jones is available for sale on Amazon. She recently launched her weekly podcast also called #SorryNotSorry that is being well-­‐received and gaining popularity quickly.
Jenna is also known for her work as the on camera host/narrator of the feature length documentary, “Meet The Mormons” which was released in theaters nationwide on October 10, 2014 and is, as of now, the 31st most successful documentary of all time.  www.jennakimjones.com



Printable Registration Form

Please note the following corrections since this registration flier was printed:

--Registration begins at 8am
--Breakfast begins at 9am
--Speakers begin at 10am
--Service Project begins at 1:15pm
--Entertainment by Marie Pearson Tarbet
-- Dance DJ is "China Dog" 


To print this form:

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2. Click on menu (3 lines or dots at upper right of screen)
3. Click on "Print"
4. Click on "Scale" and adjust to 200%
5. Click on "Print" 

Activity: Horseback Riding





Activity: Gardens of the World



Activity: Reagan Presidential Library




Activity: Hiking




Activity: One-on One Family History Seminar






Friday Evening Entertainment: Marie Pearson Tarbet

Marie Pearson and her brother Larry are a brother-sister duo with a style all their own. They’re known for their diverse songwriting, memorable melodies, and lyrics that offer a candid view into the soul. You’ll be mesmerized with their trademark harmonies and Marie’s rich, resonant voice. They have released five albums. Check out their newest release in 2012 of “There She Goes”!
 In their live shows you’ll find them on the keyboards, guitar, and mandolin. The Pearsons have written and recorded on many CDs and their work can also be found on projects
by Target, PBS, Irving Music (former publishing arm of A&M), EFY, Shadow Mountain, Deseret Book, and Frog and Scorpion Records. Marie is a 2 time breast cancer survivor and their song “The Gift” has been performed at Susan Koman Race For the Cure/San Diego and multiple American Cancer society fundraisers throughout Southern California. You may hear Marie’s familiar voice on many national voice overs.
Others share the enthusiasm for The Pearsons including former A&M Records
president Gil Friesen who said “Marie Pearson has a wonderful, natural
voice. Her sound reminds me of Karen Carpenter.”
Larry reflected on the years he and his sister have been performing
together and said, “I think we’ve been really blessed to be able to let
other people hear our music. We get letters, phone calls, or people
coming up to us after a concert, telling us how our song expressed the
way they feel. That makes it worth it.”
Marie has said “I think the diversity of the songwriting is what connects
with people, there are so amazing stories all around us and we just try
to tell some of them in our songwriting. I think one of the
reasons we have a broad base of listeners is that not only do we love to do
beautiful ballads but we also really love exploring a lot of upbeat
tempos and use different instruments.” 
www.thepearsonsmusic.com

Friday Evening Entertainment: Magicians Lee Tarbet & Tim Cooley

(More info coming soon)

Thursday, Sept. 15th - An Evening at the Los Angeles Temple

Let's "kick" off our conference at the Los Angeles Temple!  We will have a chapel session at 7pm followed by an endowment session at 7:30pm.  If you would like to do baptisms, that will also be available. Make sure you bring your recommend!  Or if you'd like to see the visitor's center, there is always plenty to do and see there.

Service Project:



Registration Prices

Early-bird registration before August 15th is:

         Complete Conference - $50

         Friday Dinner & Entertainment  -$20
         Saturday All Day - $40
         Saturday Dinner & Dance -$25
         Saturday Dance Only - $10

After August 15th, registration is:

         Complete Conference - $60
    
         Friday Dinner & Entertainment  -$20
         Saturday All Day - $40
         Saturday Dinner & Dance -$25
         Saturday Dance Only - $10
         
You may register online at  https://www.regonline.com/venturasaregionconference2016   or mail in registration form with payment.

Conference Schedule

Thursday, Sept. 15th - Evening at the Los Angeles Temple (10777 Santa Monica Blvd, LA)   
                                     Dress: Church Dress
                                     7:00pm - Visitor's Center
                                                  - Baptisms
                                                  - Chapel Session
                                     7:30pm  - Endowment Session
                                       

Friday, Sept. 16th - Dinner & Entertainment  (1600 Erbes Rd, Thousand Oaks)
                                Dress:  Nice, Modest, Comfortable
                                6:00pm - Dinner
                                8:00pm - Professional Recording Artist, Marie Pearson Tarbet
                                8:40pm - Magicians, Lee Tarbet and Tim Cooley 

Saturday, Sept. 17th - A Full Conference Day  (1600 Erbes Rd, Thousand Oaks)
                                    Dress:  Nice, Modest, Comfortable
                                       8:00am - Registration
                                       9:00am - Breakfast
                                     10:00am - Featured Speaker - Lloyd Newell, Narrator of "Music and the
                                                                                      Spoken Word", BYU Religion Professor
                                     11:00am - Featured Speaker - Julann Nickolaisen, LCSW, "Relationships"
                                     11:50am - Featured Speaker - Jenna Jones, LDS Comedian    
                                     12:30pm - Lunch
                                      1:15pm - Service Project
                                      2:30pm - Afternoon Activities
                                                          - Beach Activities (Swimming, Kayaking, Etc.)
                                                          - Horseback Riding
                                                          - Gardens of the World
                                                          - Reagan Library
                                                          - Hiking
                                                          - One on One Family History working seminar (Bring Laptop)
                                                           (Signing up in advance is encouraged)
                                      6:30pm - Dinner & Dance w/ DJ "China Dog"
                                     

Sunday, Sept. 18th - Sacrament Meeting at Thousand Oaks Stake Center  (1600 Erbes Rd, TO)
                                                      Dress: Church Dress
                                     10:30am - Sacrament Meeting
                                     12:00pm - Linger Longer