Schedules and other facts for the 184th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, convening in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City this weekend:
Saturday and Sunday, April 5 and 6, 2014. The Saturday general sessions will be at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. MDT. Sunday sessions will be at 9:30 a.m., which includes “Music and the Spoken Word,” and 2 p.m. The general priesthood meeting will be held in the Conference Center on Saturday, April 5, at 6 p.m.
Tickets are required for admission to all sessions in the Conference Center. To obtain tickets, contact your local priesthood leader. Cameras, recording devices, weapons, food, backpacks, packages and large bags will not be allowed.
Church members and others living outside the United States or Canada are entitled to receive one ticket for a Saturday session and one ticket for a Sunday session. Priesthood holders are also eligible for one ticket for the priesthood session. Beginning the Monday prior to general conference, the member must show his or her passport and I-94 form, received upon entering the United States, at the ticket office located at Door 4 of the Conference Center.
Admission to the Conference Center is limited to those ages 8 and older for general sessions, and 12 and older for the priesthood session. No babies, please. Sunday dress is encouraged.
Wheelchair seating is available. Patrons requiring such seating should inform Guest Services when they arrive. Interpretation by an American Sign Language interpreter is available, as well as language-translation headsets. Patrons requiring these services should inform the ticket office at least two weeks before.
For general conference sessions, the Conference Center doors open 90 minutes before the session start time. Those with tickets should be in their seats 30 minutes before the session start time.
Parking options in downtown Salt Lake City may be limited Saturday. Conference attendees are invited to carpool or use public transportation to relieve downtown traffic congestion. Those driving are strongly encouraged to allow extra time for travel, locating a parking spot and being seated in the Conference Center.
Disability parking is located at the West Temple lot just north of North Temple, the entrance is accessible when traveling south on West 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. Public parking is not available at the Conference Center lot.
General conference is broadcast via satellite to church meetinghouses throughout the world, and it is available through television, radio, the Internet and other media.
Go to bonneville.info and click on “General Conference” for a complete list of TV, radio or satellite reception options for all 50 states, plus Canada and Bermuda, or call 1-800-537-3063 for general conference inquiries.
On the Web: Live broadcast will be available through conference.lds.org (video and audio), Facebook.com/LDS, LDS General Conference YouTube Channel, BYUtv and BYUtv International as well as through the Mormon Channel (app, website and Roku Channel).
On satellite and other TV stations: The church will provide an analog signal on AMC-11 Transponder 6, 131 degrees west, 3820 downlink MHz horizontal; and digital signal on Galaxy 13 02C (Slot A), 127 degrees west, 3726.5 MHz horizontal.
Non-live downloads: Within 24 hours of a conference session’s conclusion, audio and video files of that session are available in major church languages. Text files of the talks are available in English two days after general conference and are available in more than 50 languages within one to eight weeks. To access the files, go to conference.lds.org for details and instructions for computers and mobile devices.
Alison Moore is a writer for the Faith and Family sections at DeseretNews.com. She is studying journalism and editing at Brigham Young University.
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