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The 2024 Utah Area Young Single Adult Conference will draw together thousands of young adults from Aug. 2-4 in Salt Lake City.

But for those living on the other side of the United States, there’s a comparable event: the 2024 Cities of Light Conference, the first annual Northeast Area young single adult conference for those ages 18-35.

Scheduled for Sept. 20-22 in Washington, D.C., the event is supported by area leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and is expected to draw over 1,800 young single adults.

The conference is themed “United in Christ” and includes an opening social at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History; the opportunity to participate in temple work at the Washington D.C. Temple; a black-tie gala at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery; and a keynote address from Sister Bonnie H. Cordon, former Young Women general president and current president of Southern Virginia University.

Cities of Light conference tickets cost $65 until July 25, when prices will increase to $80. Financial aid is available for those living in the Northeast Area, though young single adults living anywhere in the world are invited to attend. Register online at

Strength in Jesus Christ, strength in each other

Hailey Checketts, a member of the Relief Society Advisory Council for the Washington D.C. Young Single Adult South Stake, oversees communications for the conference and said smaller versions of the event have been held throughout the Washington D.C. area in recent years. But after last year’s sold-out conference saw 800 people, event organizers decided it was the right time to expand.

“I really hope that people leave this conference just knowing how loved they are and how important they are as young single adult members of the Church,” Checketts said.

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