Conference 2018


Conference 2018 Update

The plenary talks from 2018 LDSF Conference are now available on our YouTube channel here.  We hope you enjoy the talks and hope to see you at conference in 2020!


Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2018 Biennial Education Conference! It was a great weekend filled with much learning, laughter, inspiration…and quite a few excellent eighties dance moves.

We are so grateful for everyone who traveled to Baltimore to share their stories and wisdom. An incredible thank you to the conference committee for once again creating an incredible itinerary and atmosphere. (As always, if anyone is interested in joining this awesome group of planners, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

The Conference in numbers:

  •       211 participants, including 62 kids and teens
  •       >50 families
  •        22 medical expert presenters
  •         6 countries represented



Heart of Gold:

2018 heart of gold Kasper
 Pictured: Chicagoland Kasper and Padilla families*                                          


During Conference, the LDSF presented our "Heart of Gold" award to the Kasper family (Mike, Nikki, Amelia and Cash). They are instrumental in all the success of Chicagoland’s local initiatives for fundraising and community, heart-warming in their dedication to community and awareness through their annual tree-decoration campaign, and inspiring in their philanthropic giving to support Dr. Dietz’s LDS research initiatives at Johns Hopkins.  We are humbled and grateful for their Hearts of Gold in furthering the mission of the LDSF. Congratulations and thank you to the Kasper family!

 *Photo courtesy Kate Jurgens

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