This post from 2012 has become topical again due to All Enlisted’s new campaign on the issue. The original comments thread may be viewed here. This is the second in a series of archive posts on the topic [#1].
I really enjoyed working on various reinterpretations the Newsroom’s “Lay Leadership in the LDS Church” infographic. So I decided to try my hand at reinterpreting lds.org’s infographic about General Conference. Here is what I came up with:
Here is the original: “Mormon Leaders Speak”
I didn’t see any inaccuracies, and the information is clear and presented in a visually pleasing way. Still, something felt missing. The Lay Leadership infographic seemed very, very concerned about accounting for the gender of each participant, showing each as a blue or pink silhouette. But this General Conference infographic doesn’t convey this apparently crucial-to-emphasize information! I thought, what if I were to add a segment to the infographic that would explain what is done in each session–and by whom–all in a clear visual package?
That led to my blue and pink version. I included the same header, so you can imagine mine as a new segment alongside all the existing segments. I filled in the information for each of the 5 sessions mentioned in the top header (Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon, Priesthood, Sunday morning, and Sunday afternoon).
You’ll notice this doesn’t include the once-annual Relief Society broadcast, nor the once-annual Young Women broadcast, held the weekend before General Conference weekend. We could go back and forth about that issue, but in the end, who am I to question the lds.org infographic’s definition of General Conference as being precisely 5 sessions all in one weekend?
I welcome your comments and reactions.