LDS Faithful Get Ready For General Conference In Salt Lake City

Mormons wait in line to enter the Conference Center for general conference. File photo: Intellectual Reserve

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, March 30, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — LDS Church members worldwide are preparing to hear messages of inspiration and guidance from their leaders at the 186th annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

LDS Conferences is scheduled for this Saturday and Sunday in Salt Lake City, and will be broadcast around the globe.

During the conference, General Authorities and general officers of the church deliver spiritual messages about a variety of subjects related to the gospel of Jesus Christ, and to revelations by modern leaders of the LDS church.

Five sessions will be broadcast live from the Conference Center, at 60 N. Temple. The sessions of general conference are scheduled at the following times (Mountain Daylight Time):

• 10 a.m.-noon and 2-4 p.m. Saturday, general sessions

• 6-8 p.m. Saturday, general priesthood session

• 10 a.m.-noon and 2-4 p.m. Sunday, general sessions

The general women’s session, recorded March 26, also is available to view.

The general women’s session is for women and for girls ages 8 and older. The general priesthood session is for the male members of the LDS Church, ages 12 through adult, who are priesthood holders.

General conferences are conducted by the church each spring and fall. Spring meetings are called annual conferences, and those in fall are referred to as semiannual. The first general conference was held in 1830 when the church was first organized.

The Conference Center seats 21,000 people for each session.

Millions more around the world are expected to listen or view the conference sessions from more than 7,400 church buildings in more than 100 countries via television, radio, satellite and Internet broadcasts.

The conference sessions are provided in English and translated into 93 other languages. This is the first time general conference has been broadcast to the entire continent of Africa.

In addition to broadcasts provided via the Church satellite system and held in LDS wardhouses and stake centers around the globe, the Church streams and broadcasts the conference live on LDS.orgBYUtvBYUtv International, the Mormon Channel on YouTubeRoku and Facebook.

For specific times, languages and rebroadcast information, refer to the Church broadcast schedule.

Through its official social media channels, the church will immediately post translations of conferences talks live. The public is encouraged to share those messages using the #LDSconf hashtag.

Conference coverage, including photos, will be published on and its social channels, including FacebookTwitterInstagram and Google+.

Tickets are required to enter the Conference Center, where attendees will pass through a security check. Cameras, recording devices, weapons, food, backpacks, packages and large bags will not be allowed. A standby line for those without tickets will begin at the north gate of Temple Square.

Additional seating will be available in the Tabernacle on Temple Square, 50 N. Temple, and in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building, 15 S. Temple, for general priesthood and Sunday sessions only.

The Temple Squre North Visitors’ Center will have overflow seating available during the Saturday and Sunday morning and afternoon sessions. Overflow seating for all sessions for Spanish speakers will be available in the Assembly Hall. Tickets are not required for the overflow locations.

Parking options in downtown Salt Lake City are limited. Conference attendees are urged to carpool or use public transportation to relieve local traffic congestion.

Those driving are strongly encouraged to allow extra time for travel, locating a parking spot and being seated in the Conference Center. Public parking is not available at the Conference Center parking lot.

Conference attendees should avoid parking in front of homes or downtown residential areas. Cars parked on neighborhood streets may be ticketed or towed at the owner’s expense.

Disability parking is located at the northwest corner of West Temple and North Temple, but it is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.



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