Dr. Brian Thomas and Mr. Frank Sherwin will be featured speakers at the Yellowstone Valley Creation Conference sponsored by the Institute for Biblical Authority and held at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center in Billings, Montana. Did God create everything in six days or did He use evolution to create? What about dinosaurs? Did they co-exist with humans, or did they die out millions of years ago? Genesis provides the answers to these and other origins mysteries. Learn about the scientific evidence that supports the Bible at the Yellowstone Valley Creation Conference.

Dates: Jul 7, 2021 - Jul 11, 2021

Lodging
For hotels, camping information, and general information on location, go to IBA777.com/yellowstone-valley-creation-c
onference
. IBA has made arrangements with the Billings Hotel and Convention Center in Billings, Montana, to offer rooms at a discount to conference attendees. Please call early to book your reservation with this discount, 800.537.7286

Tickets
Admission to the conference is free, but registration is required. Click here to register. Please note that any necessary admission fees / tickets for the field trips will be the responsibility of the attendee to purchase.

Schedule

Wednesday, July 7th – Field Trips
Time Field Trip Details
8:00 a.m. Wednesday & Thursday - Geology Tour with Mr. Mike Oard Join Meteorologist Mr. Mike Oard for a car tour of several geologically significant sites in the greater Billings area. Meet at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center at 8:00 a.m. each morning. Please bring your own water, lunch, transportation, and face masks. Space for this tour is limited and is on a first come, first serve basis.
10:00 a.m. “Creation Design on Display” - Zoo Montana Field Trip Join Paleoreconstructionist and Artist, Melanie Richard, at Zoo Montana located Billings, Montana, for a zoo tour and discussion on design seen in the zoo animals. Admission is $7.00 / person (under 2 years old is free). Please bring a face mask. Space for this tour is limited and is on a first come, first serve basis. Please pre-register here.
Thursday, July 8th – Field Trips
Time Field Trip Details
9:00 a.m. Pictograph Cave State Park & Pompey’s Pillar National Monument Field Trip Join ICR’s Zoologist, Mr. Frank Sherwin and IBA’s President, Dr. Kevin Horton to explore Pictograph Cave State Park, and Pompey’s Pillar National Monument, near Billings, Montana. Meet at Billings Hotel and Convention Center at 9:00 a.m. Cost to enter the State Park and National Monument. Both sites will require hiking outdoors. Please bring your own water, lunch, transportation, and face masks. Space is limited for this all-day tour.
9:00 a.m. Museum of the Rockies Field Trip Join ICR’s Paleobiochemist, Dr. Brian Thomas at the Museum of the Rockies, located in Bozeman, Montana, for self-guided tour of the museum, followed by a discussion on soft tissue remnants found in dinosaur bones and other fossils. Meet at the museum at 9:00 a.m. Costs required to enter museum (under 5 years old is free). Please bring your own water, lunch, transportation, and face masks. Come prepared to eat lunch and hike outdoors. Space for this tour is limited and is on a first come, first serve basis.
Friday, July 9th – Conference at Billings Hotel and Convention Center
Time Speaker Title Description
8:00 a.m. Doors open Resource Store Open
8:30 a.m. Mr. Frank Sherwin "Scientific Evidences for Creation" Critics regularly say, “Creation is either something you believe or don’t believe, but there’s no evidence for it.” The case for creation is rooted in what Paul teaches in Romans 1—that God’s work and attributes are “clearly seen.” Mr. Sherwin describes the tools needed to discern objects that have been made (created) vs. objects that form over time through chance and natural processes. He then provides convincing evidence for creation from the microscopic world (bacteria and molecular machines) and the macroscopic world (animals like the bat and woodpecker).
9:30 a.m. Break
9:45 a.m. Dr. Kevin Horton "Toxic Interpretations: Spiritual Consequences of Genesis Misinterpreted"
11:00 a.m. Dr. Brian Thomas "How Creatures Adapt" Charles Darwin’s ideas about how creatures change have influenced us in more than the actual ways that creatures change. Stunning animal adaptations reveal new hallmarks of handiwork.
12:00 p.m. Lunch Break
1:30 p.m. M/C Welcome and Invitation to Glendive Dinosaur & Fossil Museum
1:45 p.m. Mr. Mike Oard "Startling Evidence that Noah’s Flood Really Happened: the Flooding Stage"
2:45 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. Mr. Frank Sherwin "Hummingbirds by Design" Of all the birds of God’s creation, the hummingbird might be the most remarkable. Everything about these creatures shouts design. Their little hearts can beat more than 1,000 times a minute, while their wings beat from 50 to 80 times a second. Its specialized interaction with plants, visual color range, complex vocalization, and unique flight and physiological capabilities are a testament to God’s design.
4:00 p.m. Break
4:15 p.m. Dr. Brian Thomas "Dinosaur Proteins" Were red blood cells really discovered inside dinosaur bones? Are “fossilized” structures that look just like blood vessels, cells, and skin actually from the original creatures? Yes! Original organic materials show why rocks and fossils look thousands—not millions—of years old.
5:15 p.m. M/C Closing Prayer and Offering
5:30 p.m. Dinner Break
6:30 p.m. Doors open Resource Store Open
7:00 p.m. Mr. Mike Oard "Startling Evidence that Noah’s Flood Really Happened: the Retreating Stage"
8:00 p.m. Break
8:15 p.m. Dr. Kevin Horton "Created Male and Female – Time to Return to Reality on the Gender Issue"
9:15 p.m. M/C Closing Prayer and Offering
Saturday, July 10th – Conference at Billings Hotel and Convention Center
Time Speaker Title Description
8:00 a.m. Doors open Resource Store Open
8:30 a.m. Mr. Mike Oard "The Ice Age: Only the Bible Explains It!"
9:30 a.m. Break
9:45 a.m. Mr. Frank Sherwin "The Rapid Biological Recovery of Mount St. Helens" ICR zoologist Mr. Frank Sherwin shares biological and ecological lessons from the 1980s eruptions of Mount St. Helens. Recovery by flora and fauna in the devastated area around the volcano was observed to have occurred very quickly. These observations have profound implications for understanding how Earth’s ecology would have been renewed after the global Flood recorded in Genesis.
11:00 a.m. Dr. Brian Thomas "Arches National Park: Sculptures of the Flood" Arches National Park in Utah protects some of the most spectacular natural sandstone arches on the planet. The latest research into what forms two unique sandstone features on display at Arches points back to the Bible in unexpected ways.
12:00 p.m. Lunch Break
1:30 p.m. M/C Welcome and Invitation to Glendive Dinosaur & Fossil Museum
1:45 p.m. Dr. Kevin Horton "Tell Me Christian – How could your all powerful, loving God create a world like this one…one full of pain, suffering, and death?"
2:45 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. Dr. Brian Thomas "Adam, Not Apes" Polls show that illustrations of ape-like human ancestors convince more Americans of evolution than any other subject. Dr. Thomas shows how to place ape-man candidate fossils into three Genesis-friendly categories.
4:00 p.m. Break
4:15 p.m. Mr. Mike Oard "Whatever Happened to the Wooly Mammoths?”
5:15 p.m. M/C Closing Prayer and Offering
5:30 p.m. Dinner Break
6:30 p.m. Doors open Resource Store Open
7:00 p.m. Dr. Kevin Horton "Flood Flyovers" Dramatic and visually gorgeous footage from Dr. Horton’s drone as he records the effects from a massive flood (The Glacial Lake Missoula Flood) and then looks around the western USA to discover the same formations from the Genesis Flood.
8:00 p.m. Break
8:15 p.m. Dr. Brian Thomas "5 Personal Discoveries That Confirm Creation" Where did we come from? Do questions about origins matter to the core doctrines of Christianity? Dr. Thomas tells of the science that led him to change his mind on the earth’s age, where fossils came from, and how Genesis supports the gospel.
9:15 p.m. M/C Closing Prayer and Offering

Conference Location
Billings Hotel and Convention Center
1223 Mullowney Ln.
Billings, MT. 59101 800.537.7286

For more information, please call 214.615.8325 or email events@ICR.org.

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