This weekend, October 3rd and 4th 2009, we are participating once again in the semi-annual General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where we listen to discourses by modern Apostles and Prophets of Jesus Christ. Every Conference I try to post links to MP3 audio and other Internet resources as they become available.
This post will be updated with the earliest available mp3 audio files as they become available. Links to the official MP3s at the church website will be added as they are posted by the church.
Saturday Morning Session MP3s
Saturday Afternoon Session MP3s
Sunday Morning Session MP3s
Sunday Afternoon Session MP3s
Live streaming video of the conference, as well as archived recordings of completed sessions will be available on demand through the official church website as well as through BYU TV and KSL. The video at the official website and through byu.tv has been our primary conference experience for the several years now and we really enjoy it. You can even pause the conference to go to the bathroom and come back without missing a thing.
Official Streaming Video on lds.org:
For a few years the church has provided official audio and video podcasts of the conference sessions. You can subscribe to the podcasts to receive conference on your iPod or in a podcast enabled feed reader like Google Reader. In past years KSL has also provided a podcast.
In my experience, the KSL podcast sessions often become available shortly after each session ends, but they have been very unreliable. The official audio podcast has sometimes been posted remarkably fast after the sessions, but it has also been a little inconsistent. Understandably, the video podcast posts a few days later during the following week.
For the first time this conference NothingWavering.org will be automatically posting links to audio and video of individual conference talks on Facebook. Become a fan of the Nothing Wavering Facebook page and you will see links to conference, as well as to posts from official LDS websites and LDS blogs right in your News Feed where they can be easily shared with friends an family.
In recent years, twitter.com has emerged as a powerful online tool for live, real-time commentary. An article on the church’s official tech website described trends in twitter commentary a few General Conferences ago. In more recent conferences, the official twitter page of the @LDSNewsr0om has tweeted the conference as well. If you are a twitter user, you can post your conference comments using the #ldsconf hashtag.
Bryce Haymond will again have a mashup of the live streaming video of the conference side-by-side with the twitter #ldsconf comments at his Temple Study blog .
To find LDS blog commentary on the conference, you can check the LDS Blog Portal at NothiningWavering.org which aggregates blog posts by mainstream and orthodox LDS bloggers as well as content from official LDS websites. You can also check out LDS blog posts specifically tagged with ‘conference’. Nothing Wavering also tweets links to LDS blog posts and official content on twitter @ldsblogs, @ldsbloggers, and @ldsofficial, in addition to the @ldsconference twitter page mentioned above.
Let me know if you have links to any other great conference resources.
Have a wonderful experience!