Scores of thousands of Latter-day Saints from around the world will be on Temple Square in Salt Lake City this weekend for the 189th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The First Presidency, members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and other General Authorities and General Officers of the Church will instruct and inspire in five sessions held in the Conference Center on Saturday, October 5, and Sunday, October 6, 2019. Those of other faiths are welcome to attend.
The Church’s membership of more than 16 million Latter-day Saints, spread throughout some 30,500 congregations worldwide, looks forward to general conference, held during the first weekends of April and October.
The general sessions begin at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. mountain daylight time. The women’s session for all girls eight years of age and older will be Saturday evening at 6:00. The priesthood session for men is held in April.
In addition to those attending general conference in person, many other Latter-day Saints will watch or listen to the broadcast. All sessions will be streamed live on ChurchofJesusChrist.org.
The broadcast is also available via the Church satellite system, Latter-day Saints Channel, radio, television, satellite and other digital channels. The Church satellite system will also provide rebroadcasts of the sessions and The World Report, which features news of the Church over the past six months. Watch the October 2019 World Report below:
The Church conducts leadership sessions the week of general conference for General Authorities and General Officers. The entire First Presidency, members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and other senior leaders will speak. Reports from those sessions will be available on Newsroom.ChurchofJesusChrist.org.
General Conference News
Coverage of general conference, including photos and videos for media, will be published on Newsroom.ChurchofJesusChrist.org as well as the Church’s Facebook page and news group, Instagram channel and Twitter feed.
Use the #GeneralConference hashtag to participate in general conference via social media. Messages from the Apostles can also be found on Facebook and Twitter. General conference talks will be available for live streaming in 31 languages on ChurchofJesusChrist.org and will be accessible for on-demand viewing or listening in 86 languages. The talks will also be available in 10 languages on the General Conference YouTube channel and published in 86 languages on the Gospel Library app.
Attending in Person
Complimentary tickets are required for admission to sessions in the Conference Center, which seats 21,000 people. Standby seating may be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The standby line is formed at the north gate on Temple Square approximately two hours prior to each session.
Additional seating is available in the Tabernacle, the Joseph Smith Memorial Building’s Legacy Theater and Assembly Hall (Spanish language only). No tickets are required in these overflow locations.
Personal items such as large purses, backpacks, shopping bags, suitcases and food items cannot be stored on Church property.
Conference attendees are encouraged to carpool or use public transportation to relieve local traffic congestion. Visit ChurchofJesusChrist.org for parking information.