News Release

Many Ways to Tune in to
General Conference

A Worldwide Reach

Proceedings of the 184th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will unfold from the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Saturday and Sunday, 4-5 October 2014. While more than 100,000 individuals are anticipated in the live audience in the Conference Center, millions will view or listen to the five scheduled conference sessions in 94 languages via television, radio, satellite and Internet broadcasts. (Watch live beginning 4 October at 10:00 a.m. MST.)

General conferences are conducted by the Church each April and October and comprise five two-hour meetings held over two days. The April meetings are called annual conferences and those in October, semiannual. The first general conference was held in 1830, the year the Church was organized.

Messages of Hope and Peace

During the conference, leaders of the Church deliver messages about a variety of subjects related to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Members of the Church approach general conference as an opportunity to be taught about the gospel of Jesus Christ from inspired leaders.

At the opening of a past general conference, President Thomas S. Monson said: “Those who will address us have sought heaven’s help and direction as they have prepared their messages. They have been impressed concerning that which they will share with us.”

In posts on the Mormon Newsroom Facebook page, members of the Church shared why they look forward to general conference.

Stephanie Miller Ney in Phoenix, Arizona, says, “Watch it, record it, then rewatch the ones that you feel were meant for you.”

“The truths of the Gospel roll forth,” says Dan Morgan of Upland City, California. “We use Social Media to further the work of God, to reach all who are seeking the truths of life and of eternity.”

“Come join us, EVERYONE!!” invites Jan Peers. “Truly, if you want or need a spiritual lift, you'll find it right here. This is the BEST of the BEST. I promise you will not be disappointed!!! God is good and merciful.”

Latter-day Saint Kendrick D. Villavicencio says he’s ready for general conference. “I am so ready to hear the word of the Lord.”

A Worldwide Audience

While the Conference Center in Salt Lake City seats 21,000 people, the audience for general conference extends around the globe as millions of Church members and others tune in. For over 50 years now, the Church has interpreted the proceedings in numerous languages, and today’s technology makes live viewing possible around the globe. General conference is viewed in over 200 countries around the world.

In addition to broadcasts in local Latter-day Saint chapels around the globe, the Church streams the conference live on, BYUtv, BYUtv International, the Mormon Channel, Roku, Facebook and YouTube.

The general conference YouTube channels stream live and archive the conference proceedings in:

●English [Saturday | Sunday]

●Spanish [Saturday | Sunday]

●Portuguese [Saturday | Sunday]

Many also hear and participate in sharing general conference through social media. A flood of tweets with the #LDSConf hashtag are posted on Twitter during each of the five sessions, which includes the priesthood session on Saturday evening. During the weekend, general conference is one of the most discussed topics on Twitter in the U.S. and sometimes worldwide during a given period.

Through its official social media channels, the Church will immediately post messages live from the conference in multiple languages, and it encourages others to share those messages (archived here).

Attending in Person

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 and the North Visitors’ Center on Temple Square and in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building for all sessions. Overflow seating will also be available in the Conference Center Theater for priesthood and Sunday sessions only. Overflow seating for all five 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 invited 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.

Conference coverage, including photos, will be published throughout the weekend on Additional information will also be posted on the Mormon Newsroom blog. Journalists, bloggers and others can retrieve this material by going to those sites or following them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Google+, or by subscribing via email.

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