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The 190th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (April 4–5, 2020) will be unlike any prior conference in the history of the Church.

There are two main reasons for this. First, 2020 marks two centuries since Joseph Smith’s inaugural vision of God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ — a foundational event for the beginnings of what the Church calls the Restoration of Christ’s gospel. Last October, President Russell M. Nelson put Latter-day Saints on notice to the special nature of the April conference. He said it will not only be a unique event but will be “different from any previous conference” because it will have a central theme — namely, the Restoration.

This week’s conference is unusual for another reason. The conference will be digital only. Each of the five sessions (three Saturday, two Sunday) will be broadcast from a small auditorium on Temple Square. The First Presidency will preside at and conduct those sessions, and only those who have been invited to speak or pray will attend. The music for the conference has been prerecorded.

 
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