Tuesday, March 31, 2009
LDS 179th Annual General Conference Begins Saturday April 4th; Local Transportation, Viewing And Broadcasting Arrangements Set
The 179th Annual General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will take place on Saturday April 4th and Sunday April 5th, 2009 in Salt Lake City. The Deseret News and KSL Channel 5 has just published the local viewing and transportation arrangements in the Salt Lake area. LDS Church Conference page HERE.
-- Saturday April 4th General Sessions at 10 A.M. and 2 P.M. (MDT).
-- Saturday April 4th Priesthood Session at 6 P.M.
-- Sunday April 5th at 9:30 a.m. (includes the "Music and the Spoken Word" program) and at 2 p.m.
-- Primary location at the Conference Center on North Temple. Tickets required for admission.
-- Overflow seating for all five sessions at the Tabernacle, the North Visitors Center on Temple Square, and the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. Tickets NOT required for admission.
-- Overflow seating for the Saturday Priesthood session and the two Sunday general sessions in the Conference Center Theater. Tickets NOT required for admission.
-- Overflow seating for SPANISH-LANGUAGE BROADCAST for all five sessions at the Assembly Hall. Tickets NOT required for admission.
Please see additional rules regarding dress and items banned from the venues posted on the Mormonism Unveiled blog.
Public Transportation: The Utah Transit Authority will offer expanded TRAX service for conference on both days. But the FrontRunner train running between Ogden and Salt Lake will be available only on Saturday; no service on Sunday.
Local Broadcasting: For the Salt Lake area, all four general sessions will be broadcast live on KSL Channel 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. On the radio, KSL (AM-1160/FM-102.7) and KBYU (FM-89.1/89.5) will broadcast all four general sessions live.
For those not coming to Salt Lake:
-- Live video/audio streaming of conference HERE.
-- Cable and Satellite Broadcasting: Information available via Bonneville Communications. Click HERE, then select either Cable/Broadcast or Dish/DirectTV/Satellite TV, depending upon which applies. Follow subsequent instructions to find out the information for your area.
-- At a local LDS chapel: Via the Church Satellite System.
If you have kids and want to get them interested in conference, LDSResources suggests the following activity packets:
-- 2009 General Conference Primary Activity Packet (14 pages)
-- 2009 Apostle Activity Packet for General Conference (17 pages)