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I attended a Christmas program there a few years ago…well 8 now. I was so awestruck by the building I spent most of time looking around at the marvel of it. Big Wow factor.

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700021381/LDS-Conference-Center-Mormon-churchs-enormous-house-of-worship-and-art-is-10-years-old.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LDS_Conference_Center

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I've been to a general conference session there and also went and took the tour last march with hubby and the kids. Living only about 8 hours from the salt lake valley, we get down there at least every two years, just for fun, but these have been the only times that i've actually gone into the conference center.

Two things stood out to me from those two trips:

1-After having to wade through all the protestors to get into the conference center, the contrast between the spirit outside where all the yelling and signs were compared to the spirit inside was striking. It was like being enveloped in a warm quilt of peace and love and i remembering actually being thankful for the protestors because they helped the Spirit to show me where God actually was that day.

2-When we were taking the tour last year we ended up in the conference room during a practice that the Young Women were having in preparation for their conference the next week. It was super sweet to be standing in there and hear them singing but i didn't think too much of it until my oldest-who was almost 9 at the time-leaned over to me and whispered "mom, this is the absolute best vacation we've ever been on. I love the feeling in here!" After that it was all i could do not to cry.

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... Two things stood out to me from those two trips:

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2-When we were taking the tour last year we ended up in the conference room during a practice that the Young Women were having in preparation for their conference the next week. It was super sweet to be standing in there and hear them singing but i didn't think too much of it until my oldest-who was almost 9 at the time-leaned over to me and whispered "mom, this is the absolute best vacation we've ever been on. I love the feeling in here!" After that it was all i could do not to cry.

Wait'll s/he gets to the temple! ;):D

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I have been to the conference center but I could not get tickets for any of the sessions. We watched a musical performance after the tour. I have been to many convention centers and this one is certainly unique. Of course, I cannot deny by bias being a member of the church; nevertheless, the complete absence of commercial products and the museum like decorum puts it on an entirely different level.

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Living just 8 minutes away, I am fortunate to have attended numerous General Conference meetings, attended a few Christmas programs, attended other meetings such as multi-stake conferences, etc.

I am going tomorrow in the Conference Center Theater (never been in that!) for a General Sunday School meeting.

Also, my home teaching companion is a "missionary" there who volunteers to give tours. I have had the tour myself. I love the place.

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I've been to Gen Conf at the Conf Center once and would love to go again. The CC is so beautiful, everything done with such taste and quality.

GG

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I've never been to the CC, and I don't really care about seeing conference there.

But I would have camped out in the rain to see song that starts at 2:25 in

that whole thing was so painful to watch! it was straight evangelical, Jimmy Swaggert type of presentation! oi, I cringe

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I've been there, and it is impressive. I would recommend everybody should see it at least once in their life, whether it be a conference session or a MoTab/music and the spoken word reharsal. Also, the landscaping on the roof is pretty cool, too.

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I've been on the tour. It's an awesome building! My hubby and I loved the garden on top of the building (and the wonderful view!). Also enjoyed all of the beautiful paintings.

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One priesthood session, years ago, when Pres. Hinkley came down on poker and other forms of gambling. I'm also old enough to have seen President Kimball live and in person in the Tabernacle. Sat. afternoon and Priesthood sessions of April 77, a few months before I left on my mission. I remember the ushers telling us to shove with love so they could shoehorn more folks onto the benches. I also remember a gentleman voting in the negative during the sustaining of church authorities. Pres. Tanner fixed a withering gaze on him and asked him to see Elder Hinkley after the session.

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RE: voting in the negative---

Back a 100 years ago or so, John W Taylor got a bunch of people upset by talking off-the-cuff about sins among the Mormon Tabernacle Choir & residents of Kamas and surrounding area -- So when they had a solemn assembly there were dozens, even among the Choir, who stood to vote negatively on him as an apostle. (I love Church history...)

HiJolly

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RE: voting in the negative---

Back a 100 years ago or so, John W Taylor got a bunch of people upset by talking off-the-cuff about sins among the Mormon Tabernacle Choir & residents of Kamas and surrounding area -- So when they had a solemn assembly there were dozens, even among the Choir, who stood to vote negatively on him as an apostle. (I love Church history...)

HiJolly

Reaping what the sowed.

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I've been to one general conference session in the conference center, and taken the tour. What struck me was the wild gardens on the top of the building that contrasted dramatically with the carefully landscaped gardens around the temple. This was probably 10 years ago. I wonder if they've changed....

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