Quick Tip: How to Get Tickets to Attend General Conference Live

Contributed By Bentlee Rice, ChurchofJesusChrist.org Church News staff writer

  • 21 August 2019

Learn how to get tickets to see general conference live. 

“There are messages in each general conference given as a gift and a blessing from heaven specifically for our life situations.” —Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Curious about how you can attend a session of general conference in the Conference Center? There are a few ways to secure general conference tickets, but you need to plan well in advance.

If you live in the U.S. or Canada, go to your local stake leaders to ask about tickets. Most stakes are given an allotment of tickets to distribute.

If you live outside of the U.S. or Canada, you must ask your local stake leaders to submit a General Conference International Ticketing Request from to the Conference Center Ticket Office two months prior to the event. 

If neither of these things work out, there is standby seating available to those who arrive at the conference center early. The line begins forming about two hours before each session at the north gate on Temple Square. Beware, though. Once seating runs out, the rest of the line is out of luck. 

If you do secure tickets, make sure to arrive temple square early to find parking and find your seat. You should be in your seat 30 minutes before the start of the session. Also, make sure you are aware of what you can bring into the Conference Center, so your experience runs smoothly. The only items allowed are clear plastic water bottles, umbrellas, and small handbags.

Know what items are not allowed before entering the Conference Center.

Conferencegoers ask for tickets prior to the 189th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City on Saturday, April 6, 2019. Photo by Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News.