SALT LAKE CITY — Elder Marlin K. Jensen, the LDS Church's historian, will be the evening keynote speaker at the Sons of the Utah Pioneers' annual symposium on May 12.

The dinner will be at the East Millcreek Stake Center, 3301 E. Craig Drive (3600 South) at 5:30 p.m.

Earlier that day at 1 p.m. at the Sons of Utah Pioneers National Building, 3301 E. 2920 South, scholars who are working on the Joseph Smith Papers project will speak.

They include: Ronald K. Esplin, managing editor of the Joseph Smith Papers, on "How Joseph learned and fulfilled his mission"; Jeffrey N. Walker's topic is "Joseph Smith and the Law"; Ronald O. Barney will speak on "Joseph Smith, Then and Now"; and Karen Lynn Davidson, on "How a Renegade Historian Can Help Us Appreciate Joseph Smith"

Registration for the conference is $25 in advance or $30 at the door from noon to 1:30 p.m. on the day of the event. Early registration is available online at