Millions of Latter-day Saints worldwide will watch or listen to the 191st Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during the first weekend of October.
The global broadcast will originate from the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. As with the previous three conferences, the proceedings will be closed to the public.
What is the schedule for general conference?
There will be five general sessions — three on Saturday, Oct. 2, and two on Sunday, Oct. 3.
- Saturday morning session, 10 a.m. MDT
- Saturday afternoon session, 2 p.m. MDT
- Saturday evening session, 6 p.m. MDT
- Sunday morning session, 10 a.m. MDT
- Sunday afternoon session, 2 p.m. MDT
The Saturday evening session, previously designated for Latter-day Saint men and women on a rotating schedule, is now open to all members and friends of the church.
What will be new at general conference?
The church announced some new innovations for the October conference, according to news release.
- Conference highlight videos: The church recently started publishing short video segments of conference talks by members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on the General Conference YouTube channel. These segments show a portion of the those conference messages, enhanced with background music and visual depictions of Jesus Christ and modern-day followers. There are 20 segment videos are now available in the General Conference Segments playlist.
- Conference notes: Latter-day Saints wishing to take notes during conference can use the note-taking feature in the church’s Gospel Library, which is already set up with the October 2021 general conference publication. This means users can begin recording thoughts and questions before the conference begins as those notes will be saved and accessible later.
How to follow general conference online
All sessions will be streamed live in more than 70 languages on ChurchofJesusChrist.org.
The church’s YouTube channel will stream the conference live in more than 30 languages.
BYUtv.org will also carry all general sessions live in English.
Other online options for streaming or listening
- Deseret News app
- Church News app
- KSL TV, KSL NewsRadio, ksl.com or the KSL app
- BYUtv.org, BYUradio and the BYUtv app
- Amazon Alexa devices (Echo, Echo Dot, Amazon Fire TV Cube)
- Latter-day Saints Channel internet radio, Latter-day Saints Channel app on your iOS or Android device, or Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV and Android TV
How to watch general conference on TV
Utah residents can watch general conference on KSL-TV (Ch. 5).
For Dish Network subscribers, BYUtv is Ch. 9403. For DirecTV users, BYUtv is Ch. 374.
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How to listen to general conference on the radio
Utah listeners can tune into KSL Radio (AM 1160, FM 102.7) and KBYU (FM 89.1). General conference will also be available at Sirius XM (Channel 143).
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How to find general conference news and updates
For the latest coverage of general conference, follow the Deseret News all weekend on Deseret.com, the Deseret News app, the Deseret News Facebook page, the Deseret News Twitter account and the Deseret News Instagram account.
People participating in the conference via social media can follow the #GeneralConference hashtag or look for messages from church leaders on Facebook and Twitter.