8 Ways to Watch October 2018 General Conference
Contributed By Larry Richman, Church News contributor
- 1. In Person
- 2. Internet
- 3. Mobile apps
- 4. Television
- 5. Radio
- 6. Social media
- 7. Archives (after conference)
- 8. Physical copies (magazines, DVD, CD)
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints invites people around the world to participate in general conference twice a year. In these meetings, the First Presidency, members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and other General Authorities and General Officers of the Church deliver messages of inspiration and guidance.
Last October, the Church announced a consolidation of conference sessions. The general priesthood and general women’s sessions will each be held once a year, with the general priesthood session being in April and the general women’s session being in October.
This conference schedule will be as follows:
Saturday, October 6, 2018
Saturday morning session (10:00 a.m.) for everyone
Saturday afternoon session (2:00 p.m.) for everyone
General women’s session (6:00 p.m.) for women and young women 8 years of age and older
Sunday, October 7, 2018
Sunday morning session (10:00 a.m.) for everyone
Sunday afternoon session (2:00 p.m.) for everyone
All sessions will be streamed live on the home page of LDS.org. They are also available via the Church satellite system, Mormon Channel, radio, television, satellite, and other digital channels. See Viewing Times and Options for more details. For specific times, languages, and rebroadcast information, refer to the Church broadcast schedule.
Here are 8 ways that you can participate in the October 2018 general conference October 6-7:
1. In person
- Attend the live satellite or Internet broadcast in your meetinghouse. Check with your leaders to determine when and where it will be shown. For broadcast times and options, see the satellite broadcast details. To find a meetinghouse anywhere in the world, visit maps.lds.org.
- Attend the live event in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City. See ticket information.
Live video in 27 languages. Some languages will appear on the home page of LDS.org and others will appear on the language pages.
Live video in the following 12 languages: American Sign Language, Cantonese, English (including closed captioned), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese (including closed captioned), Russian, and Spanish (including closed captioned).
|BYUtv.org and BYUtv International|
Live video and audio in English.
Live video in the following 11 languages: Cantonese, English (including closed captioned), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese (including closed captioned), Russian, and Spanish (including closed captioned).
Closed captions are available at LDS.org in English, Spanish, and Portuguese by choosing the CC button on the LDS Media Player (Flash). Closed captions are also available in English on Apple iOS devices by going to the video settings on the device and turning on closed captions.
3. Mobile apps
Mormon Channel mobile app
Video and audio in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Video and audio in English.
Video and audio in Spanish and Portuguese.
|Mormon Channel on Roku|
Video in the following 11 languages: Cantonese, English (including closed captioned), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese (including closed captioned), Russian, and Spanish (including closed captioned). (Search for general conference under the “Spiritual” category.) Available in the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Canada.
|Local TV||Check local program listings for availability in your area or visit bonneville.info or KSL.com.|
Audio is available through various radio stations, including Mormon Channel HD Radio, KSL Radio, BYU Radio (online and SiriusXM), and Internet radio stations throughout the world. For listings, visit bonneville.info.
6. Social Media
- Follow the members of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on Facebook and Twitter for more inspiration during general conference weekend and throughout the rest of the year.
- The Church’s Facebook and Twitter accounts will also be sharing the posts and tweets from the Brethren.
- The Church’s Twitter and Instagram accounts will share text, photos, memes, and videos.
- The Church will be using its Snapchat account during all conference sessions. Follow along for photos and videos from conference—published in-the-moment during conference. People who are on Temple Square or at the conference center can use Snapchat geofilters.
- Video cached streams of the full sessions will be available right after each session ends. Divisions into individual talk and music segments in many languages will begin appearing after 8 hours and will be completed within 24 hours of the broadcast on conference.lds.org, podcasts, iTunes, and YouTube.
- Video and audio will be available on LDS.org in over 80 languages and on the Mormon Channel in iTunes (in many languages) within 8 hours of the broadcast.
- English text will be available at conference.lds.org and in the Gospel Library app a few days after conference. Text in other languages will be posted in the following weeks.
- Read more detailed information about when general conference addresses will be available in video, audio, and text formats.
8. Physical copies
You can read and study general conference messages afterward.
- Find all conference talks in printed copies of the November issue of the Ensign and Liahona magazines. The November issues of the New Era and the Friend also contain conference messages and features. You can subscribe to get an extra conference issue of the Ensign and Liahona.
- Physical DVDs and audio CDs. (You can also subscribe to have the DVDs or CDs sent to you automatically every conference.)