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The Conference Center in Salt Lake City: Celebrating 10 Years
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“The Conference Center in Salt Lake City: Celebrating 10 Years,” Liahona, Sept. 2010, 8

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The Conference Center in Salt Lake City: Celebrating 10 Years

Here are some things you might not know about the Conference Center, which was dedicated on October 8, 2000, by President Gordon B. Hinckley (1910–2008).

  • First use: 170th Annual General Conference, April 1 and 2, 2000

  • Total attendance at events since its dedication: 6.9 million people attending 4,577 events

  • Total visitors who have toured the building: 4.8 million

  • Total dignitaries who have toured the building: 5,500

  • Number of musical performances, including Music and the Spoken Word, held in the building: 311

  • Number of Christmas-related performances held in the building: 17 different events with 49 total performances

  • Art exhibits displayed in the building: Hall of the Prophets, Arnold Friberg Art Gallery, and art from the Church’s International Art Competitions