And the biannual gathering will be virtual for the fourth time in a row this fall.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced that in future General Conference will have one session less – Saturday night meetings have been suspended.
The sessions – for women in October and men who hold the priesthood in April – are no longer needed “because all General Conference sessions are now available to anyone who wants to watch or listen,” according to a press release on Monday. .
The next general conference, October 2-3, will return to the conference center auditorium, but things will not return to pre-pandemic normal. The building, which can accommodate 21,000 people, will be closed to the public.
The last three General Conferences have all been virtual. The first, in April 2020, was from a small auditorium in the nearby Church Office Building. In October 2020 and April 2021, lectures were broadcast from the Conference Center Theater.