181st Semiannual General Conference


August 18, 2011

To: General Authorities; Area Seventies; Stake, Mission, and District Presidents; Bishops and Branch Presidents

Dear Brethren:

Invitation to General Conference, October 1–2, 2011

We invite all members of the Church to participate in the 181st Semiannual General Conference, which will convene in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Saturday and Sunday, October 1–2, 2011. Messages of inspiration and guidance will be delivered by the First Presidency, members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and other General Authorities and general officers of the Church.

The enclosed materials include broadcast information for the Church satellite system, the Internet, and other media. This information is also available online at broadcastinfo.ChurchofJesusChrist.org.

We encourage all members to listen to and follow the counsel given during the general conference.

Sincerely yours,
The First Presidency


Broadcast Information for Members in Their Homes

October 2011 General Conference
October 1–2, 2011

General Information
Program Lengths

Conference sessions: 2 hours
The World Report of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: 30 minutes

Time Labels

The following labels indicate the time standards used in this document:

  • MDT Mountain daylight time—local time in Salt Lake City, Utah, with daylight saving time (or summer time) in effect.
  • UTC Coordinated Universal Time—the international time standard.
Note

This document is subject to change. See staketech.ChurchofJesusChrist.org or broadcastinfo.ChurchofJesusChrist.org for updates in English. For updates in other languages, contact the assigned administrative office.

Internet

Saturday morning session (live broadcast)
MDT: Saturday, October 1, 2011, at 10:00 a.m.
UTC: Saturday, October 1, 2011, at 1600

The World Report of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (video broadcast only, prerecorded)
MDT: Saturday, October 1, 2011, at 12:05 p.m.
UTC: Saturday, October 1, 2011, at 1805

Saturday afternoon session (live broadcast)
MDT: Saturday, October 1, 2011, at 2:00 p.m.
UTC: Saturday, October 1, 2011, at 2000

Sunday morning session (live broadcast)
MDT: Sunday, October 2, 2011, at 10:00 a.m.
UTC: Sunday, October 2, 2011, at 1600

The World Report of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (video broadcast only, rebroadcast)
MDT: Sunday, October 2, 2011, at 12:05 p.m.
UTC: Sunday, October 2, 2011, at 1805

Sunday afternoon session (live broadcast)
MDT: Sunday, October 2, 2011, at 2:00 p.m.
UTC: Sunday, October 2, 2011, at 2000

Text, audio, and video archives: conference.ChurchofJesusChrist.org

  • Text archive languages: Please check conference.ChurchofJesusChrist.org for available languages.
  • Audio archive languages: Audio archives of general conference are available in more than 70 languages. Please check conference.ChurchofJesusChrist.org for available languages.
  • Video archive languages: American Sign Language, Cantonese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, and Spanish
  • Audio and video files will be available within 24 hours of the broadcast.
Television and Radio

General conference will be available on various broadcast, cable, satellite, and Internet television stations and broadcast, satellite, and Internet radio stations throughout the world, including Mormon Channel HD Radio. Check local program listings for availability in your area, or visit mormonchannel.org, byubroadcasting.org, bonneville.info, or ksl.com for more information.


Church Satellite Broadcast Schedule for Viewing in Meetinghouses

October 2011 General Conference
October 1–2, 2011

General Information
Program Lengths

Conference sessions: 2 hours
General Relief Society Meeting (rebroadcast): 1.5 hours
The World Report of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: 30 minutes
Music and the Spoken Word: 30 minutes
Other Church programming: 1 hour and 25 minutes

Selecting Viewing Times

Program start times are listed in mountain daylight time (MDT) and Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). MDT is the time in Salt Lake City, Utah, with daylight saving time (or summer time) in effect. UTC is the international time standard. You will need to calculate your local viewing times based on MDT or UTC.

Please select the viewing times that best serve the members in your area. You may write the dates and times on the Satellite

Program Information for the Stake Technology Specialist, located after this schedule, if you choose. The general conference sessions, the general Relief Society meeting, and The World Report of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints may be recorded and then viewed at another time.

Important: Recording or reproduction, in any form, of Music and the Spoken Word and the video programs identified in this schedule as “Other Church programming” is prohibited.

Closed-Captioning

Closed-captioning for the hearing impaired is available in many areas. Where available, it is provided in English, Portuguese, and Spanish. If closed-captioning is available in your area, please set up a television set for those who need this service.

Note

This document is subject to change. See staketech.ChurchofJesusChrist.org or broadcastinfo.ChurchofJesusChrist.org for updates in English. For updates in other languages, contact the assigned administrative office.

 

Broadcasts

Church satellite system

Languages available for all conference sessions, the general Relief Society meeting rebroadcast, and Music and the Spoken Word: American Sign Language, Arabic, Armenian, Aymara, Bulgarian, Cambodian, Cantonese, Cebuano, Chuukese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (closed captioned), Fijian, Finnish, French, German, Guarani, Haitian, Hmong, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kekchi, Korean, Kuna, Laotian, Malagasy, Mandarin, Marshallese, Mongolian, Navajo, Norwegian, Papiamento, Pohnpeian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil, closed captioned), Portuguese (Portugal), Quiche, Romanian, Russian, Samoan, Spanish (closed captioned), Swedish, Tagalog, Tahitian, Thai, Tongan, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.

Additional languages available for the general Relief Society meeting rebroadcasts: Hindi (Fiji), Kosraean, Palauan, Quechua (Peru), and Yapese.

American Sign Language (ASL) broadcasts focus on the signer, with the speakers from the meeting being displayed in a small window on the screen. ASL is available only in the United States and Canada, and English audio is broadcast along with ASL. If you need to start receiving this language, please contact your facilities management group at least two weeks before conference; additional equipment may be required.

Languages available for The World Report of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: Cantonese, Cebuano, English (closed captioned), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Russian, Spanish, and Tagalog.

Languages available for selected conference sessions as indicated: Hiligaynon (Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon, and priesthood); Hindi (Fiji) (Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon, and priesthood); Ilokano (Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon, and priesthood); Kosraean (Saturday morning, priesthood, Sunday morning, and Sunday afternoon); Quichua (Ecuador) (priesthood, Sunday morning, and Sunday afternoon); Palauan (Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon, and priesthood); Tamil (priesthood and Sunday morning); and Yapese (Saturday morning and Saturday afternoon).

Language available for other Church programming: English Worldwide Broadcasts

General Relief Society Meeting (rebroadcast)
MDT: Saturday, October 1, 2011, at 8:00 a.m.
UTC: Saturday, October 1, 2011, at 1400

Saturday morning session (live broadcast)                
MDT: Saturday, October 1, 2011, at 10:00 a.m.
UTC: Saturday, October 1, 2011, at 1600

The World Report of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (prerecorded)
MDT: Saturday, October 1, 2011, at 12:05 p.m.
UTC: Saturday, October 1, 2011, at 1805

Other Church programming                           
MDT: Saturday, October 1, 2011, at 12:35 p.m.
UTC: Saturday, October 1, 2011, at 1835

Saturday afternoon session (live broadcast)              
MDT: Saturday, October 1, 2011, at 2:00 p.m.
UTC: Saturday, October 1, 2011, at 2000

Priesthood session (live broadcast)                            
MDT: Saturday, October 1, 2011, at 6:00 p.m.
UTC: Sunday, October 2, 2011, at 0000

Saturday morning session (rebroadcast)                    
MDT: Saturday, October 1, 2011, at 9:00 p.m.
UTC: Sunday, October 2, 2011, at 0300

Saturday afternoon session (rebroadcast)                  
MDT: Saturday–Sunday, October 1–2, 2011, at 12:00 midnight
UTC: Sunday, October 2, 2011, at 0600

Priesthood session (rebroadcast)                                
MDT: Sunday, October 2, 2011, at 3:00 a.m.
UTC: Sunday, October 2, 2011, at 0900

Saturday afternoon session (rebroadcast)                  
MDT: Sunday, October 2, 2011, at 6:00 a.m.
UTC: Sunday, October 2, 2011, at 1200

The World Report of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (rebroadcast)
MDT: Sunday, October 2, 2011, at 8:05 a.m.
UTC: Sunday, October 2, 2011, at 1405

Music and the Spoken Word (live broadcast)
MDT: Sunday, October 2, 2011, at 9:30 a.m.
UTC: Sunday, October 2, 2011, at 1530

Sunday morning session (live broadcast)                   
MDT: Sunday, October 2, 2011, at 10:00 a.m.
UTC: Sunday, October 2, 2011, at 1600

The World Report of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (rebroadcast)
MDT: Sunday, October 2, 2011, at 12:05 p.m.
UTC: Sunday, October 2, 2011, at 1805

Other Church programming                           
MDT: Sunday, October 2, 2011, at 12:35 p.m.
UTC: Sunday, October 2, 2011, at 1835

Sunday afternoon session (live broadcast)                
MDT: Sunday, October 2, 2011, at 2:00 p.m.
UTC: Sunday, October 2, 2011, at 2000

Additional American Sign Language Broadcasts for the United States (Including Hawaii and Alaska) and Canada

Note: American Sign Language (ASL) broadcasts focus on the signer, with the speakers from the meeting being displayed in a small window on the screen. English audio is broadcast along with ASL. Only the ASL broadcasts will be available on the following dates; the regular broadcasts will not be available. There is no need to contact your facilities management group in order to receive these ASL broadcasts.

Saturday morning session (rebroadcast)                    
MDT: Saturday, October 8, 2011, at 10:00 a.m.
UTC: Saturday, October 8, 2011, at 1600

Saturday afternoon session (rebroadcast)                  
MDT: Saturday, October 8, 2011, at 1:00 p.m.
UTC: Saturday, October 8, 2011, at 1900

Sunday morning session (rebroadcast)                      
MDT: Sunday, October 9, 2011, at 10:00 a.m.
UTC: Sunday, October 9, 2011, at 1600

Sunday afternoon session (rebroadcast)
MDT: Sunday, October 9, 2011, at 1:00 p.m.
UTC: Sunday, October 9, 2011, at 1900

Additional Broadcasts for Europe and South Africa

Saturday morning session (rebroadcast)
MDT: Friday–Saturday, October 7–8, 2011, at 12:00 midnight
UTC: Saturday, October 8, 2011, at 0600

The World Report of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (rebroadcast)
MDT: Saturday, October 8, 2011, at 2:00 a.m.
UTC: Saturday, October 8, 2011, at 0800

Saturday afternoon session (rebroadcast)                  
MDT: Saturday, October 8, 2011, at 3:00 a.m.
UTC: Saturday, October 8, 2011, at 0900

Priesthood session (rebroadcast)                                
MDT: Saturday, October 8, 2011, at 6:00 a.m.
UTC: Saturday, October 8, 2011, at 1200

Sunday morning session (rebroadcast)                      
MDT: Sunday, October 9, 2011, at 1:00 a.m.
UTC: Sunday, October 9, 2011, at 0700

Music and the Spoken Word (rebroadcast)                 
MDT: Sunday, October 9, 2011, at 3:00 a.m.
UTC: Sunday, October 9, 2011, at 0900

Sunday afternoon session (rebroadcast)                    
MDT: Sunday, October 9, 2011, at 4:00 a.m.
UTC: Sunday, October 9, 2011, at 1000

Additional Broadcasts for Asia and the Pacific

Sunday morning session (rebroadcast)                      
MDT: Sunday, October 2, 2011, at 5:00 p.m.
UTC: Sunday, October 2, 2011, at 2300

General Relief Society Meeting (rebroadcast)           
MDT: Sunday, October 2, 2011, at 8:00 p.m.
UTC: Monday, October 3, 2011, at 0200

Priesthood session (rebroadcast)                                
MDT: Friday, October 7, 2011, at 6:00 p.m.
UTC: Saturday, October 8, 2011, at 0000

Saturday morning session (rebroadcast)                    
MDT: Friday, October 7, 2011, at 9:00 p.m.
UTC: Saturday, October 8, 2011, at 0300

The World Report of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (rebroadcast)
MDT: Friday, October 7, 2011, at 11:00 p.m.
UTC: Saturday, October 8, 2011, at 0500

Saturday afternoon session (rebroadcast)                  
MDT: Friday–Saturday, October 7–8, 2011, at 12:00 midnight
UTC: Saturday, October 8, 2011, at 0600

Priesthood session (rebroadcast)                                
MDT: Saturday, October 8, 2011, at 3:00 a.m.
UTC: Saturday, October 8, 2011, at 0900

Sunday morning session (rebroadcast)                      
MDT: Saturday, October 8, 2011, at 7:00 p.m.
UTC: Sunday, October 9, 2011, at 0100

Music and the Spoken Word (rebroadcast)                 
MDT: Saturday, October 8, 2011, at 9:00 p.m.
UTC: Sunday, October 9, 2011, at 0300

Sunday afternoon session (rebroadcast)                    
MDT: Saturday, October 8, 2011, at 10:00 p.m.
UTC: Sunday, October 9, 2011, at 0400

Internet

Live audio and video broadcast: conference.ChurchofJesusChrist.org

Audio broadcast languages for conference.ChurchofJesusChrist.org: Please check conference.ChurchofJesusChrist.org for available languages.

Video broadcast languages: American Sign Language, English, French, Portuguese (Brazil), and Spanish.

Saturday morning session (live broadcast)
MDT: Saturday, October 1, 2011, at 10:00 a.m.
UTC: Saturday, October 1, 2011, at 1600

The World Report of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (video broadcast only, prerecorded)
MDT: Saturday, October 1, 2011, at 12:05 p.m.
UTC: Saturday, October 1, 2011, at 1805

Saturday afternoon session (live broadcast)              
MDT: Saturday, October 1, 2011, at 2:00 p.m.
UTC: Saturday, October 1, 2011, at 2000

Priesthood session (live broadcast)
MDT: Saturday, October 1, 2011, at 6:00 p.m.
UTC: Sunday, October 2, 2011, at 0000

Sunday morning session (live broadcast)                   
MDT: Sunday, October 2, 2011, at 10:00 a.m.
UTC: Sunday, October 2, 2011, at 1600

The World Report of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (video broadcast only, rebroadcast)
MDT: Sunday, October 2, 2011, at 12:05 p.m.
UTC: Sunday, October 2, 2011, at 1805

Sunday afternoon session (live broadcast)                
MDT: Sunday, October 2, 2011, at 2:00 p.m.
UTC: Sunday, October 2, 2011, at 2000

Audio and video archives: conference.ChurchofJesusChrist.org

Audio archive languages: Audio archives of general conference are available in more than 70 languages. Please check conference.ChurchofJesusChrist.org for available languages.

Video archive languages: American Sign Language, Cantonese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, and Spanish.

Audio and video files will be available within 24 hours of the broadcast.

To request information about viewing the priesthood session on the Internet in American Sign Language, English, French, Portuguese (Brazil), or Spanish, e-mail streamingsupport@ChurchofJesusChrist.org. Please include your name, your calling, your stake name, the event you are requesting information for, and the languages you need. Information will be sent only to members of stake presidencies.

Other Distribution

DVD or MP4

Recordings of the conference sessions will be available through local materials management offices to units that do not receive satellite broadcasts. Leaders should arrange to show the recordings to these units.

Languages: Amharic, Apache, Arabic, Armenian, Aymara, Bulgarian, Burmese, Cambodian, Cantonese, Cebuano, Chuukese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Efik, English, Fante, Farsi, Fijian, Finnish, French, German, Guarani, Haitian, Hiligaynon, Hindi, Hindi (Fiji), Hmong, Hungarian, Igbo, Ilokano, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kekchi, Korean, Kosraean, Kuna, Laotian, Lingala, Malagasy, Malay, Mandarin, Marshallese, Mongolian, Navajo, Norwegian, Palauan, Papiamento, Pohnpeian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Quechua (Peru), Quiche, Quichua (Ecuador), Romanian, Russian, Samoan, Serbian, Sinhala, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Tahitian, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Tongan, Turkish, Twi, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese, Yapese, and Yoruba


Satellite Program Information for the Stake  Technology Specialist

October 2011 General Conference
October 1–2, 2011

Viewing times selected by priesthood leader:
Dates and times:
Equipment Information

Satellite receivers are preprogrammed. No adjustments are necessary. Languages are preprogrammed in the  receivers.

For general information about setting up equipment for a broadcast, refer to the General Satellite Program Instructions for the Stake Technology Specialist, which should be located near the satellite receiver. These instructions may be updated or redistributed during the year.

Please set up your EJ10 adapter box (crab box) or Transmission Telephone Audio Interface (TTAI) in case an audio backup is needed during the broadcast.

For information about technical assistance, refer to the General Satellite Program Instructions for the Stake Technology Specialist,staketech.ChurchofJesusChrist.org, or mhtech.ChurchofJesusChrist.org. Troubleshooting assistance can be provided only if a telephone is available at the satellite receiver location.

Closed-Captioning

Closed-captioning for the hearing impaired is available in many areas. Where available, it is provided in English on closed-caption channel 1 (CC1), in Spanish on closed-caption channel 2 (CC2), and in Portuguese on closed-caption channel 3 (CC3). If closed-captioning is available in your area, please set up a television set for those who need this service. For technical assistance, call the help desk at the number listed in the General Satellite Program Instructions for the Stake Technology Specialist.

Notes

Important: Reproduction, in any form, of Music and the Spoken Word and the video programs identified in the Church Satellite Broadcast Schedule for Viewing in Meetinghouses as “Other Church programming” is prohibited.

In the United States and Canada, American Sign Language (ASL) will be available on conference weekend as well as the following weekend. If you need to start receiving this language on conference weekend, please contact your facilities management group at least two weeks before conference; additional equipment may be required. No special action is required to receive ASL on the weekend following conference. For the broadcasts that weekend, display the picture on the projector screen rather than on a television set. Note that these broadcasts will be preceded by BYU Television programming rather than the standard audio and video system test.

Video Reproduction

Video reproduction of general conference, the General Relief Society Meeting, and The World Report of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is authorized for Church use only. You may make a copy for each meetinghouse library. Put the applicable copyright notice on the label of each video recording:

October General Conference, October 1–2, 2011
© 2011 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.
All rights reserved

General Relief Society Meeting, September 24, 2011
© 2011 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.
All rights reserved

The World Report of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 2011
© 2011 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.
All rights reserved