News Release

Mormon Faithful Get Ready For Worldwide General Conference

Twice a year, members and friends of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gather to hear messages of inspiration and guidance from General Authorities and general officers during the Church’s general conference.

Six sessions will be broadcast live from the Conference Center in Salt Lake City in the U.S. State of Utah, beginning on Saturday, September 24, 2016, with the general women’s session. The remaining sessions will take place the following week on October 1 and October 2.

The Conference Center seats 21,000 people for each session. Millions more around the world will view or listen to the broadcast. In Europe, there are more than half a million members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who meet in 1,450 congregations. Church translators in the Europe Area will interpret conference sessions in 19 languages.

In addition to broadcasts in local Mormon meetinghouses around the globe via the Church satellite system, the Church streams and broadcasts the conference live on

General conferences are conducted by the Church each spring and fall. Spring meetings are called annual conferences, and those in fall are referred to as semiannual. The first general conference was held in 1830 when the Church was first organized.

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