General conference information for attending, watching

Deseret News

Published: Friday, Oct. 4 2013 10:00 p.m. MDT

Saturday afternoon session of General conference Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012.

Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

Schedules and other facts for the 183rd 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. 5 and 6, 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, Oct. 5, 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. Cameras, recording devices, weapons, food, backpacks, packages and large bags will not be allowed. A stand-by line for those without tickets will begin at the north gate of Temple Square.

Overflow seating will be available in the Tabernacle, the North Visitors' Center on Temple Square and the Joseph Smith Memorial Building for all sessions.

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 prior to 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 a half hour before the session start time.


Parking options in downtown Salt Lake City may be extremely limited on Saturday. Conference attendees are invited to car-pool 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.

For the first time, the priesthood session will also be available live in expanded digital channels, including LDS.org, Mormon Channel and BYU Television. Where distances permit, priesthood holders are encouraged to attend the priesthood meeting at their local chapels.

On Salt Lake-area TV: All four general sessions will be broadcast live on KSL/Ch. 5 and on cable/satellite channel for BYUtv.

KBYU-Ch. 11 will repeat the morning sessions at noon and the afternoon sessions at 4 p.m.

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; KSRR/KQMB (1400 AM/96.7 FM), Orem; KVEL (920 AM/104.5 FM), Vernal; KREC (FM-98.1), St. George, will also air some or all of the general sessions live.

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