BYU-Idaho’s annual education week is August 1, 2 and 3. It is open to the entire family.
“BYU-Idaho’s education week is designed for the family,” LaNae Poulter, an education week committee member said. “You can bring the whole family with youth programs available for children ranging from 6 to 17-years-old.”
This year’s youth program sold out early, but children are still invited to attend classes outside the specific designed program. Kids under six can attend any class as long as they are accompanied by a parent.
“The youth program has classes for each age level,” she said. “They can dig into the scriptures in a fun way, in a fun environment.”
There will be 70 presenters this year. Some of the keynote speakers include, Eric Richards, George Durrant and Susan Easton Black. There will also be two devotional speakers, Kelly Burgener on Thursday and Rob Eaton on Friday.
“Most presenters that teach the classes come at their own expense,” Poulter said. “They are doing this simply because they love sharing their message. They love sharing their passion whatever that may be.”
Education week is customizable with over 240 presentation options available. A total of 17 classes are offered to those attending the full event. Classes focus on a variety of topics such as, “Becoming more righteously persuasive in family life”, “Eternal friends in a selfie world” and “Introverted leadership: the Lord needs us all.”
This year, BYU-Idaho will be live-streaming classes and devotional speakers on their website for those who are not able to attend in person. They can visit their website at https://www.byui.edu/educationweek/live.
Online registration for this event is closed. However, walk-in registration is $45 for the entire weekend and $20 for one-day admission. Walk-in registrations begin July 31 in the Manwaring Center in the main lobby on the second floor from 3 to 9 p.m. It will open each day at 8 a.m. for those seeking a single-day admission.
The Bonner Family is also being hosted by Center Stage events on Friday evening. Additional tickets must be purchased to attend the public concert. All attendees receive $5 off with their registration for Education Week.
“They are just a delight to hear and they just radiate joy through their music,” she said.
The entire campus is open to those attending including the ropes course, the planetarium, the crossroads and the recreation areas like playing pool and bowling. With a smaller attendance rate than BYU’s education week, the campus offers many activities.
“BYU’s program has 25,000 attendees each year, we have about 2500 to 3000 attendees, so it’s more intimate,” she said.