Scott Abbott, Deseret News
Schedules and other facts for the 183rd 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 6 and 7, 2013. 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 at 6 p.m.
Tickets are required for admission to all sessions in the Conference Center. To obtain tickets, contact your local priesthood leader.
Admission to the Conference Center is limited to those ages 8 or older for general sessions, and 12 or 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. American Sign Language interpretation is available as well as language-translation headsets. Patrons who require these services should inform the ticket office at least two weeks prior.
For general conference sessions, the Conference Center doors open 90 minutes before the session start time. Those with tickets should be in their seats a half-hour before the session start time.
Parking options in downtown Salt Lake City may be limited on Saturday. Conference attendees are invited to car pool or use public transportation to relieve downtown traffic congestion. Those driving are 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 owners' 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. KSUB/KSSD (AM-590), Cedar City; KVNU (AM-610), Logan; KMTI/KMGR (AM-650/FM-95.9), Manti; KSVC/KMXD (AM-980/FM-100.5), Richfield; KLGL (FM-93.7), Richfield; KDXU (AM-890), St. George; and KREC (FM-98.1), St. George, also will 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.
On the web: Live broadcast will be available through conference.lds.org (video and audio), Facebook.com/LDS, BYUtv and BYUtv International as well as through the Mormon Channel (app, online and Roku Channel).
Social media: Deseret News will be live tweeting conference during all sessions except the priesthood session. Follow @LDSConf for live updates. Use #LDSConf in your tweets to share your thoughts with others who are watching and tweeting.
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. 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, April 6: Noon — "The Tie: Be Thou an Example"; 12:30p.m. — "Fruits of Faith: Celebrating a Small Town Temple"; 1 p.m. — "The Ministry of President Thomas S. Monson"; 4 p.m. — "Conference Special: Behind the Resistance Movement"; 4:30 p.m. — "History of the Saints"
Sunday, April 7: Noon — "A Mighty Band of Youth"; 1 p.m. — "World Report of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints"; 4 p.m. — "The Miracle of Music: Lessons learned by The Piano Guys"; 4:30 p.m. — "Mormon Times"
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