Well, the time has come again for the annual General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (the “Mormons.”) This conference happens once a year around March or April, with another Semi-annual conference happening in the fall. The year 2012 marks the 182nd annual general conference of the Mormon church.
What is General Conference?
With the “Mormons” in the new more and more lately, many people hear about general conference and wonder what it is. Simply put, the General Conference of the LDS church is a church-wide meeting held twice a year where members and guest can hear inspired messages from the leadership of the church to help them in their lives today. General conference is an exceptional way for people who are curious about the Mormons to find out more about what they believe and how they live.
The general conference of the LDS church is held in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, at a large conference center next to Temple Square. For decades, these conferences have been broadcast via satellite transmission so that members and guest could view it around the world. Now, with the internet, you can watch general conference from your home. You’ll find all the information you need to watch general conference in the Spring of 2012 below:
When is General Conference?
According to the official website of the LDS church, conference will be held March 31st and April 1st, 2012. There are 4 main sessions of conference, listed below:
- Saturday Morning Session: March 31st, 2012 at 10:00am MDT
- Saturday Afternoon Session: March 31st, 2012 at 2:00pm MDT
- Sunday Morning Session: April 1st, 2012 at 10:00am MDT
- Sunday Afternoon Session: April 1st, 2012 at 2:00pm MDT
If you don’t catch the conference when it is broadcast originally, you can still read or watch it online afterward, any time you want. For more information, see this link on when conference material is available for download.
How do I watch General Conference from home?
The best way is to visit LDS.org a few minutes before conference is about to start. I have linked a few resources below for those who want to watch conference as it happens.
NOTE: LDS general conference is translated in to a variety of languages, so anyone can watch!
Have questions about Mormons or General Conference?
If you have questions about conference, always feel free to ask them here!