Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Schedules and other facts for the 182nd 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, March 31 and April 1, 2012. The Saturday general sessions will be held at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Sunday sessions will be held 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, March 31, at 6 p.m.
Tickets are required for admission to all sessions in the Conference Center. To obtain tickets, please contact your local priesthood leader.
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.
Wheelchair seating is available. Patrons who require 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 who require these services should inform the ticket office at least two weeks prior to the event.
For general conference sessions, the Conference Center doors open 90 minutes before the session start time.
Parking options in downtown Salt Lake City may be extremely limited on Saturday. Although there is a lot of new parking at the City Creek Center, officials expect it to be fairly full and not have much room for conference-goers.
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 to which 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 www.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.
On Salt Lake-area TV: All four general sessions will be broadcast live on KSL/Ch. 5 and on cable/satellite channel BYU-TV.
KBYU-Ch. 11 will repeat the morning sessions at noon and the afternoon sessions at 4 p.m. both days.
On the radio: KSL Radio (AM-1160/FM-102.7), KBYU (FM-89.1) and BYU-Radio (Sirius XM-143) will air all four general sessions. KVNU (AM-610), Logan; KSUB/KSSD (AM-590), Cedar City; KMTI/KMGR (AM-650/FM-93.7), Manti; KSRR/KQMB (AM-1400/FM-96.7), Orem; KSVC/KMXD (AM-980), Richfield; KSVN (Spanish, AM-730), Salt Lake City; KBJA (Spanish, AM-1640), South Jordan; and KVEL (AM-920), Vernal, will also air the general sessions live.
On satellite and other TV stations: The church will provide an analog signal on AMC-11 C06, 131 degrees west, 3820 downlink MHz horizontal; and digital signal on Galaxy 13 02C, 127 degrees west, 3744.500 MHz horizontal.
Non-live downloads: Typically eight hours after a conference session concludes, audio files of that session are available in more than 70 languages. Text files of the talks are available within about four days. To access the files, go to lds.org/general-conference for details and instructions for computers and mobile devices.
KSL/Ch. 5 will broadcast some special programs for general conference weekend:
Saturday, March 31: Noon — "World Report of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints"; 12:30 p.m. — "Something Extraordinary: The Relief Society"; 1 p.m. — "Healing the Brokenhearted"; 4 p.m. — "Passages: Stories of Faith and Inspiration from the Titanic;" 4:30 p.m. — "Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed"
Sunday, April 1: Noon — "The Church's 12 Step Addiction Recovery Program"; 1 p.m. — "Relief Society Anniversary"; 1:30 p.m. — "The Church in Swaziland"; 4 p.m. — "Mormon Times"; 4:30 p.m. — "History of the Saints"
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