News Release — 4 OCTOBER 2012

Church's 182nd Semiannual General Conference Approaches

Salt Lake City — 

More than 100,000 Church members, friends and invited guests are expected to attend the 182nd Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions more will watch or listen to conference proceedings via television, radio, satellite and Internet broadcasts. Five sessions of the conference will be held Saturday and Sunday, 6-7 October 2012, in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City.

(Watch general conference live.)

Tickets are required to enter the Conference Center, where attendees will need to pass through a security check. 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. Overflow seating will also be available in the Conference Center Theater for the priesthood and Sunday sessions only. Overflow seating for Spanish speakers will be provided in the Assembly Hall for all five sessions. Tickets are not required for admission to overflow facilities.

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Parking options in downtown Salt Lake City are limited. Conference attendees are encouraged to carpool or use public transportation to relieve downtown traffic congestion. Those driving should allow extra time for travel, locating a parking spot and being seated in the Conference Center. Public parking is not available at the Conference Center. 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. Disability parking is located at the northwest corner of West Temple and North Temple.

Information regarding audio and video streams via the Internet can be found at A detailed broadcast schedule of general conference can be found at General conference, with the exception of the priesthood session, will be broadcast live on BYUtv. For additional information on availability in your area and rebroadcasts visit

Conference coverage, including photos, will be published throughout the weekend on Additional information will also be posted on the Mormon Newsroom blog. Journalists, bloggers and others can get this material by going to those sites or following them on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ or by subscribing by email.

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