Alan Clark


General Conference, LDS, Latter-day Saint, clerks, transcription


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints holds General Conferences every year. At these conferences, the leadership of the Church speaks to its entire membership, as well as any others who may be listening. The practice of holding such conferences has existed throughout the history of the organization. In April 2012, 182nd Annual General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was held. Over the 18 decades that these conferences have been held, the format, location, and speakers have changed. Conference have been held in New York, Missouri, Ohio, and Utah, in a number of different cities. Some conferences have lasted only a single day while others continued for as long as 4 or 5 days. Speakers, both male and female, have ranged in age from 12 years old to nearly 100 years old. Musical solos and full choirs have performed for the audiences, both on and off of radio and television waves. As the years have gone by, the General Conferences have evolved in order to be heard and participated in simultaneously from around the globe.


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