Thousands in Salt Lake City for semiannual LDS General Conference
SALT LAKE CITY – More than 100,000 people are expected to attend The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ 183rd Semiannual General Conference, and millions more will watch or listen remotely as the event unfolds Saturday and Sunday.
The conference is being held at the LDS Conference Center in Salt Lake City, and tickets are required for those who wish to attend in person.
General Conference is spread along several sessions. There are two general sessions each day on Saturday and Sunday, starting at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Each of the four sessions lasts for approximately two hours. In addition to the four general sessions, a priesthood session is held Saturday at 6 p.m.
This conference weekend marks the 50th anniversary of LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson’s calling to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Monson is scheduled to speak during the Sunday morning session.
A group of members of the LDS Church who believe women should be allowed to attend the priesthood session Saturday night planned to rally for that right at the Conference Center Saturday. One of their members spoke with FOX 13 News in detail about the issue: click here for that interview.
This year, the priesthood session will be broadcast publicly for the first time in the LDS Church’s history. The session will be broadcast online, on BYUtv and The Mormon Channel.