News Release

Digital Participation Marks 190th Annual General Conference

Commemoration of 200th anniversary of the First Vision, “will be different from any previous conference”


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints invites everyone to digitally participate in the 190th Annual General Conference on April 4–5, 2020.

In a social media post, President Russell M. Nelson wrote: “I extend a warm welcome to all, regardless of your faith tradition, to join with us through technology and to rejoice in the comforting power of revealed truth. I love you. I pray for you. And I assure you that the Lord is watching over us during these troubling times.”

The First Presidency, members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and other General Authorities and General Officers of the Church will deliver messages of truth, hope, and inspiration in five sessions:

The four general sessions for individuals and families will be Saturday, April 4, and Sunday, April 5, at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. mountain daylight time.

For this conference only, the evening session on Saturday, April 4, at 6:00 p.m. will be for all members and friends of the Church, especially Young Women and Relief Society and all holders of the Aaronic Priesthood and the Melchizedek Priesthood.

Saturday, April 4 and Sunday, April 5                                 Philippine Schedule

   Saturday Morning Session: 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.        April 5: 12:00 a.m.-2:00 a.m.
   Saturday Afternoon Session: 2:00–4:00 p.m.                 April 5:   4:00 a.m.- 6:00 a.m.
   Saturday Evening Session: 6:00-8:00 p.m.                     April 5:   8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
   Sunday Morning Session: 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.          April 6: 12:00 a.m.- 2:00 a.m.
   Sunday Afternoon Session: 2:00–4:00 p.m.                   April 6:   4:00 a.m.-  6:00 a.m.

Each session will be broadcast from a small auditorium on Temple Square. The First Presidency will preside and conduct those in-person sessions, and only those who have been invited to speak or pray will attend. The music for the conference has been prerecorded.

Prepare for Conference

President Nelson has said that the April 2020 general conference, which takes place during the year the Church is commemorating the 200th anniversary of the First Vision, “will be different from any previous conference” (“Closing Remarks,” Oct. 2019 general conference). He invited everyone to prepare by studying Joseph Smith’s account of the First Vision, incorporating the Book of Mormon Videos into their scripture studies, and pondering questions such as “How would my life be different if my knowledge gained from the Book of Mormon were suddenly taken away?” or “How have the events that followed the First Vision made a difference for me and my loved ones?” Learn more at

Invite Others

Those of other faiths are welcome to participate in general conference. Church members are encouraged to invite others to watch or listen and to share messages on social media.

Live Viewing Options

All sessions will be streamed live on Sessions are also available via the Latter-day Saints Channel, radio, television, satellite, and other digital channels. See Live Viewing Times and Options.

The proceedings will not be broadcast in meetinghouses and stake centers where the spread of illness caused by COVID-19 is of concern. For more information, view the letter from the First Presidency.

Church leaders are deeply concerned about the global spreading of illness caused by COVID-19. They have counseled with worldwide governmental, ecclesiastical, and medical leaders and have prayerfully considered the current circumstances. To help control this contagious illness, the public will not be admitted in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City or in stake centers or meetinghouses in areas where the COVID-19 contagion is a concern.

The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sent a letter Wednesday, March 11, 2020, to members of the Church worldwide, announcing this significant change to the format of the April 2020 general conference.

Participate and Share via Social Media

To participate in general conference conversations on Twitter, use #GeneralConference or speakers’ recommended hashtags, or simply retweet quotes, videos, and images posted at @ChurchNewsroom. Subscribing to the Apostles’ social media pages is another way to see and share their messages.

Postconference Availability

General conference talks in text, audio, and video formats are provided in multiple channels for studying after the conference, including the Gospel Library app, YouTube, the general conference section of, and Church magazines.

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