Saturday, October 2, 2010

Construction To Hamper Parking For LDS 180th Semiannual General Conference In Salt Lake; Public Transportation Recommended For Locals

Construction in downtown Salt Lake City is expected to make it difficult for local people to find parking for the 180th Semiannual General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints taking place on Oct. 2-3. Use of public transportation is highly recommended. Not only is the west portion of North Temple closed between 300 West and 600 West, but the Downtown Rising project has narrowed some city streets and Interstate 15 will be restricted to three lanes in each direction late Saturday and all day Sunday. Some suggested detours downtown are listed HERE. Over 100,000 people are expected to attend Conference. KSL news video embedded below:

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-- Parking: Areas specified HERE, includes map.

-- Public Transportation: TRAX schedules Saturday and Sunday HERE; Frontrunner trains only run on Saturday.

-- Overflow seating: Available in the nearby Salt Lake Tabernacle, North Visitors' Center and Joseph Smith Memorial Building for all sessions and in the Conference Center Theater for the priesthood and Sunday sessions. The Assembly Hall will serve as overflow with Spanish-language audio for all sessions.

-- Local Broadcast Options: Specified on KSL's Conference Page.

-- Cable and Satellite Broadcasting: Current 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.

-- Church Broadcasting System: Audio and video options for Conference outlined HERE Seven-page broadcast schedule available HERE.

-- LDS Media Talk also contains an organized list of all the ways one can receive General Conference material.

For those with kids and teens, the LDS Church has created General Conference activity packets to make the proceedings even more relevant to them:
-- Eleven-page activity packet for kids and teens HERE.
-- Activity packs for younger children HERE.
-- Junior Primary Activity Packet from a different source available HERE.
-- lists a host of different games and activities for kids HERE.