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Thousands to Attend 179th Semiannual General Conference

More than 100,000 Church members, friends and invited guests are expected to attend the 179th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, with millions more watching or listening to conference proceedings via television, radio, satellite and Internet broadcasts. Five sessions of the conference will be held Saturday and Sunday, 3–4 October 2009, in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City.

Tickets are required to enter the Conference Center, where attendees will be required to pass through a security check. Cameras, recording devices, weapons, food, backpacks, packages and large bags will not be allowed.

Overflow seating will be available in the Tabernacle, the North Visitors’ Center on Temple Square,and the Joseph Smith Memorial Building for all sessions. Overflow seating will also be available in the Conference Center Theater for the Saturday evening (priesthood) and Sunday sessions only. Overflow seating for Spanish speakers will be provided in the Assembly Hall for all five sessions. Tickets are not required for admission to overflow facilities.

Public parking is available at Eagle Gate Terrace, 145 East Social Hall Ave (50 South); Regent Street Parking, 119 South Regent Street (50 East); and the Triad Center, 66 North 400 West.Disability parking is located at the West Temple Overflow at 134 West North Temple.

Conference attendees should avoid parking in front of homes in downtown residential areas. Cars parked on neighborhood streets may be ticketed or towed at the owner’s expense. Conference attendees are invited to carpool or use public transportation to relieve downtowntraffic congestion.

A detailed broadcast schedule of the conference can be found at Information regarding audio and video streams via the Internet can be found at The conference, with the exception of the priesthood session, will be broadcast live on BYU Television. For information on availability in your area, rebroadcasts and live Internet streaming, visit

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