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Facts about General Conference
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“Facts about General Conference,” Liahona, October 2018

Facts about General Conference

Liahona Magazine, 2018/10 Oct

Over 100,000 people attend the five sessions at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

People in 221 countries and territories watch general conference

The talks are translated into 94 languages

The wood for the Conference Center’s pulpit came fromPresident Gordon B. Hinckley’s (1910–2008) old walnut tree

A Boeing 747 plane—which is about 230 feet (70.5 m) long—could fit inside the Conference Center auditorium

President Russell M. Nelson has given 84 general conference talks in his 34 years as a General Authority

The Conference Center organ has 7,667 pipes—but only about 170 pipes can be seen by the audience

About 35 talks are given each conference

Notable announcements made during general conferences:

Sept. 1995: “The Family: A Proclamation to the World”

Apr. 1998: Construction of smaller temples

Apr. 2001: Perpetual Education Fund started

Oct. 2012: Missionary age lowered

Apr. 2018: Ministering replaces home and visiting teaching