Tickets are required to enter the Conference Center, where attendees will be required 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.
General conferences of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints take place every six months, originating in the 21,000-seat Conference Center in Salt Lake City and reaching a global audience estimated to be in the millions. But for Mormons, the grand scope and scale of the event is merely backdrop to the real drama taking place in the individual life of each participant.
As an example of this personal touch, the general conference that was held in April 2008 marked the first time that the Church provided real-time interpretation for people who speak Apache. Apache is one of the 92 languages available for attendees to participate in general conference. The message this sends to Apache speakers and to others is this: if there is someone who wishes to view or listen to conference, and the Church can find an interpreter for that person’s language, then it will happen. Such is the desire to bring the messages of general conference to individuals. Nearly 800 interpreters, located in Salt Lake City and in other countries, help Latter-day Saints benefit from the messages during the five conference sessions.