News Release

Latter-day Saints Gather for April 2019 General Conference

Thousands expected to attend five sessions

Thousands of Latter-day Saints from around the world are converging on Temple Square in Salt Lake City this weekend for the 189th Annual 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 deliver messages of inspiration and guidance in five sessions held in the Conference Center on Saturday, April 6, and Sunday, April 7, 2019. Those of other faiths are also welcome to attend general conference.

Watch the Saturday sessions.

Watch the Sunday sessions.


The Church’s more than 16 million members in more than 30,500 congregations worldwide look forward to general conference, held twice a year during the first weekend of April and October.

General Sessions

The general sessions begin at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. mountain daylight time (MDT). The general priesthood session for the men and young men will be Saturday evening at 6:00 p.m. The general women’s session is held in the fall.

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, Mormon 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 the news of the Church over the past six months.


Leadership Sessions

The Church conducts leadership sessions on the Thursday and Friday before general conference for General Authorities, General Officers and Area Seventies.

Update on Thursday April 4, 2019: The First Presidency shared several important messages during the leadership session held April 4. President Russell M. Nelson taught that as we embrace the gift of repentance we will rise up and minister in a holier way and make our homes centers of gospel learning. President Dallin H. Oaks outlined a new policy for children of LGBT couples and for those in same-sex marriages. (Read more about what President Oaks said.) He said such efforts to show more understanding, compassion and love should increase respect and understanding among all people of goodwill. And President Henry B. Eyring taught that we need the Lord’s direction to meet changing circumstances, and He has guided changes in practice and policy throughout the history of the Church.

General Conference Coverage

Coverage of general conference, including photos and video for media, will be published on Church Newsroom and its social channels, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

To participate in general conference conversations on social media, use #GeneralConference or other recommended hashtags. 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 messages 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 will be available at locations on Temple Square. Tickets are not required for the overflow locations, including the Assembly Hall, where the sessions can be heard in Spanish.

Any personal items such as large purses, backpacks, shopping bags, suitcases and food items will no longer 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.

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