“General Conference,” Ensign, Mar. 2010, 70
Don’t forget: the general Young Women meeting will be held on March 27, and general conference will be held on April 3 and 4.
What is general conference? It is a worldwide meeting of the Church, held twice a year—on the first weekend of April and October. Instead of attending regular Church meetings on Sunday, members gather to receive counsel from the prophet, his counselors, the Twelve Apostles, and other Church leaders.
General conference originates in Salt Lake City, Utah, and is delivered in four two-hour sessions for all members and one two-hour session for priesthood holders. Some Church members attend conference in the 21,000-seat Conference Center, but most receive it through a broadcast. Some areas can watch general conference live. Other areas will receive video or audio recordings of conference within a short time following the original broadcasts. Check with your priesthood leader or at www.conference.lds.org for information about broadcast times and locations.
Following the conference, you can read and study general conference messages in the May and November issues of the Liahona.
The general Young Women meeting—a Churchwide meeting for young women ages 12 to 18, their mothers, and Young Women leaders—is held each year in March, and the general Relief Society meeting is held in September. These two meetings are broadcast on Saturday evening the week before general conference.