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Editor's note: This article was written in 2012. For information regarding this year's general conference, go to: How to attend, watch or listen to April 2016 LDS general conference.
Schedules and other facts for the 182nd Semiannual 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, Oct. 6 and 7, 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, Oct. 6, 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. Sunday dress is encouraged.
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 before the event.
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 extremely limited on 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 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 for 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. KSUB/KSSD (AM-590), Cedar City; KMTI/KMGR (AM-650/FM-95.9), Manti; KSVC/KMXD (AM-980/FM-100.5), Richfield; KLGL (FM-93.7), Richfield; and KDXU (AM-890), St. George, 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 HMz 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 the Thursday following general conference. To access the files, go to conference.lds.org for details and instructions for computers and mobile devices.
KSL/Ch. 5 will broadcast some special programs for general conference weekend:
Saturday, Oct. 1: Noon — "World Report of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints"; 12:30 p.m. — "Conference Special: Reach Out and Share"; 1 p.m. — "Saints in Swaziland"; 4 p.m. — "Movies with Meaning: The Rebirth of Mormon Cinema"
Sunday, Oct. 2: Noon — "The Ministry of President Thomas S. Monson"; 1 p.m. — "The Tie: Be Thou an Example"; 1:30 p.m. — "Fruits of Faith: Celebrating a Small Town Temple"; 4 p.m. — "The Cumorah Pageant: Seventy-Five Years in the Making"
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