News Release

General Conference October 2016

Six sessions will be broadcast live from the Conference Center in Salt Lake City in the U.S. State of Utah, beginning on Saturday, September 24, 2016, with the general women’s session. The remaining sessions will take place the following week on October 1 and October 2.

The Conference Center seats 21,000 people for each session. Millions more around the world will view or listen to the broadcast. In Europe, there are more than half a million members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who meet in 1,450 congregations. Church translators in the Europe Area will interpret conference sessions in 19 languages.

In addition to broadcasts in local Mormon meetinghouses around the globe via the Church satellite system, the Church streams and broadcasts the conference live on

General conferences are conducted by the Church each spring and fall. Spring meetings are called annual conferences, and those in fall are referred to as semiannual. The first general conference was held in 1830 when the Church was first organized.


President Thomas S. Monson, President Henry B. Eyring and President Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the First Presidency attend the Sunday morning session of general conference, April 3, 2016.

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