Thousands to Attend 181st Semiannual General Conference

News Release

More than 100,000 Church members, friends and invited guests are expected to attend the 181st 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, 1-2 October 2011, in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City.

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.

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 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.

Conference attendees are invited to carpool or use public transportation to relieve downtown traffic congestion. Limited public parking is available at Regent Street Parking, 119 South Regent Street (50 East); Energy Solutions Arena Lot, 70 North and 300 West; and Eagle Gate Terrace, 145 East Social Hall Ave (50 South). Disability parking is located at the West Temple lot just north of North Temple, the entrance to which is accessible when traveling south on West Temple. 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. Public parking is not available at the Conference Center parking lot.

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

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