Every six months, normally on the first weekends in April and October, the Church prepares for one of its most important events—general conference. Every Church member knows the importance of conference. Twice a year, we have the opportunity to be taught by our living prophets and General Authorities. Their messages need to spread around the world as quickly and accurately as possible, so members gather in the Conference Center or in stake centers, in front of televisions, at computers, or around radios to listen and learn.
To make sure that general conference is broadcast to every place possible, every type of technology—from broadcasting to digital recording to printing—is put to use. Hundreds and hundreds of people, each working to make things run smoothly, devote a lot of time and effort to this one event.
We thought you might like to see a few things that take place behind the scenes that enable you to watch and listen to conference in your homes or in your meetinghouses. We’ll explain a few things that you might notice during the broadcast.
In many ways, small miracles happen with each broadcast of general conference. No matter where you watch conference or in what language you listen, the Spirit of the Lord accompanies the words of His servants and is carried in the music of the choirs to His people everywhere.
Conference Center Facts
The Conference Center is the largest religious indoor auditorium in the world.
There are 21,000 seats in the main auditorium.
The organ has 7,667 pipes.
The Conference Center complex measures 1.5 million square feet (139,350 sq m) and covers 10 acres (4 ha).
There are 50,000 miles (80,450 km) of wire in the building, enough to wrap around the equator twice.
It took a little less than 1,000 days to build. Ground was broken on 24 July 1997, and the Conference Center was dedicated on 8 October 2000.
General Young Women Meeting
Search, Pray, Believe
“And all things shall work together for your good” (D&C 90:24).
Saturday, 27 March 2004, in the Conference Center
All young women 12 to 18 years of age, their mothers, and Young Women leaders are invited.