Where I live, general conference is not available on television. The first time I attended the general conference broadcast was in 2003. Unfortunately, the satellite was broken at the meetinghouse I attend in Newmarket, so we had to drive 12 miles south to the meetinghouse in Richmond Hill where we watched live general conference broadcasts the entire weekend. The other option I had was to stay home and miss it, but I never thought of not seeing my first general conference.
Having experienced general conference in Utah and in Canada, the messages from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' semiannual conference are the same — but the feel of general conference is different in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada, where I live.
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