lds-general-conference_come-listenWith LDS General Conference coming up this weekend, I thought it would be fun to post a few trivia questions.

Question #1: When did the Church first begin interpreting general conference and what were the first languages?

Answer: October 1961 in Dutch, German, Samoan, and Spanish.

Question #2: What and when was the earliest formal publishing effort of general conference addresses?

Answer: The Conference Report in April 1880.

Question #3: How far back do we have general conference addresses available on the conference section of today?


  • English has text, audio, and video back to 1971.
  • Next 10 languages (Chinese-Mandarin, Chinese-Cantonese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish) have text back to 1990 and audio and video back to 2008.
  • Other languages have text back to 2000 and audio and video back to 2008.

Question #4: How many tweets were sent about the last general conference?

Answer: 128,000.  (To learn more about using the hashtag #LDSconf when you tweet or post on social media about LDS General Conference, see LDS Hashtags.)

Also see this longer list of general conference trivia published by the Deseret News.

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