October 2020 General Conference Summary


General conference takes place every six months. The October 2020 conference (October 3–4, 2020) was digital-only and was broadcast from Temple Square in Salt Lake City. This page contains a summary below of key sermons, news, and announcements from the October 2020 proceedings.

Calls and Releases of Church Leaders

During the Saturday afternoon session of the October 2020 general conference, President Henry B. Eyring of the First Presidency announced the calls of a new General Authority Seventy, a new member of the Presiding Bishopric and four new Area Seventies. He also noted the releases of one member of the Presiding Bishopric, three General Authority Seventies, and 47 Area Seventies.

Read more about these calls and releases.


Leaders Encourage Women to Be a Faithful, Unifying Force that Will Change the World

Each member of the First Presidency, along with Sister Sharon Eubank, Sister Cristina B. Franco, and Sister Becky Craven, spoke at the women’s session Saturday night.

Read a summary of their remarks.

Prophet Announces Six New Temples

The prophet announced Sunday afternoon, October 4, 2020, plans to build six temples in the following locations:

  • Tarawa, Kiribati
  • Port Vila, Vanuatu
  • Lindon, Utah
  • Greater Guatemala City, Guatemala
  • São Paulo East, Brazil
  • Santa Cruz, Bolivia

President Nelson: Let God Prevail, Embrace the Future, Live ‘a New Normal’

In his various talks this weekend, the prophet spoke of moving forward, embracing the future with faith, seeing turbulent times as opportunities to thrive spiritually, and choosing to let God prevail in our lives.

Read a summary of President Nelson’s remarks from Saturday and Sunday.