Talk:LDS Conference Center

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Adding a link[edit]

I was wondering what the group would think about my adding a link to an on-line tour of temple square to this article. The link is located at http://www.allaboutmormons.com/templesquare.php. I should disclose that I am the creator of the site, which is why I wanted to make sure it was alright with the group before posting the link myself. I hope I've proceeded appropriately, as I'm new to Wikipedia and don't understand all of its policies.

Because I was the first person to post to this discussion, and because no one has responded, I’m going to assume this page has no associated active discussion and that I may never get a response. I’ve gotten positive responses to my request to post a link to my on-line tour of temple square at Temple Square, so I’m going to assume it’s alright to proceed here as well. Please let me know if I’m mistaken.

Indeed. It looks relevent enough. You have a pretty site. Thanks for asking though! Cool Hand Luke 04:33, 26 December 2006 (UTC)

I have a couple of things to say about the website in question. (1) It is good that the traffic by WP editors is low enough that comments and discussions are not archived; I have always considered the auxiliary TALK pages an extension to the regular WP Articles. (2) I enjoyed visiting the referenced website, "AllAboutMormons.com" briefly. (3) I guess it didn't remain a viable addition. (4) I searched fairly diligently and don't currently find it in the Article; am I missing something? (5) I think "AllAboutMormons" would be more appropriate in Mormons or some relating Wikipedia article, rather than here in this article. — Charles Edwin Shipp (talk) 09:50, 8 April 2013 (UTC)

Conference Center Theater[edit]

Per the guidelines at Wikipedia:Notability#Merging, I don't think the theater is independantly notable from the conference center. Many large buildings have attached halls and theaters, and these are not typically given their own article. I propose that this be merged into a heading on this article. Cool Hand Luke 18:52, 2 February 2007 (UTC)

Merged. Val42 04:31, 3 February 2007 (UTC)

Latin American influence[edit]

Sesmith-> I find problems in the following paragraph: "While essentially Modernist in architecture, the Conference Center has a distinctly Pre-Columbian appearance. This reflects both the church's increasingly Latin American composition--from the mid-1990s onward, the majority of the church's membership has been from countries outside the United States, dominated by Mexico, Central America, and South America--and the now-prevalent belief that the events of the Book of Mormon took place in Central America."

1. You stated that "from mid-1990s onward, the majority of the church's membership has been from countries outside the United States, dominated by Mexico, Central America, and South America." Based on the LDS statistics, " http://www.lds.org/ldsnewsroom/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=d10511154963d010VgnVCM1000004e94610aRCRD " I don't find any evidence that supports your claim. Although the fact that members outside US are more than those in the US is true,it is inappropriate to call the former "majority". Also, I find the phrase "dominated by Mexico, Central America, and South America" to be extremely sensitive.

2. Also, the phrase "This reflects both the church's increasingly Latin American composition" is the most troublesome factor. The LDS Church's identity isn't determined by the 'majority'-which I'm confused with-of the members. I have talked with missionaries with this problem on-line and they totally disagreed with your content. Do you have an official statement of the Church that supports your claim? If so, please let me know. Religion's nature is to embrace pluralism and respect every kind of identity that defines an individual or group, not shaping its identity by the 'dominant' members. Most of all, your idea of Conference Center's architecture contradicts Church's doctrine and the officials opinion.

However, I agreed with the relativity between the architecture and background of Book of Mormon. That's why I edited as "This reflects the era that the events of the Book of Mormon took place in"

Despite of my opinion, if you still think that your idea is right and not based on your own prejudice and point of view, show me a credible source that I might agree.

I did not write the sentences you are concerned with and I don't know why you assume I did. I have simply reverted your wholesale deletions of information. When you edit, make it better, don't just do a massive delete. –SESmith 06:49, 29 August 2007 (UTC)

Then who wrote it? And if it is proved to be wrong, don't you have to edit it? Why do you keep restoring the content? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.107.82.8 (talk) 07:46, August 29, 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for editing. And I apologize about the other day-deleting the whole paragraph. I was upset then when I saw your edit summary, 'huh?', and the content restored even though I had edited it PARTIALLY. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.107.82.8 (talk) 07:52, August 29, 2007 (UTC)

I don't know who wrote it. I probably would edit something if it was "proved to be wrong", but I had no evidence of that. This is not necessarily a black–white issue with a "wrong" and "right", as you have suggested. It depends on how one interprets the original sentences. You have interpreted them and read things into them in a way that I would not have. I merely interpreted them as saying that the LDS Church has had a lot of converts from Latin America in the past few decades, which is true. I don't think it's that big of a deal. –SESmith 02:17, 30 August 2007 (UTC)
It is not up to other editors to prove something wrong. It is up to the editors who add (or re-add) comments (that are controversial) to provide references. — Val42 03:43, 30 August 2007 (UTC)
Which is why the statement has been changed since concerns about it were raised here. :) My point was when it was deleted I had assumed it was a vandalism-style wholesale deletion and not a deletion based on doubts as to the content. We were reading the meaning of the sentences differently. –SESmith 03:45, 30 August 2007 (UTC)

Merge organ article[edit]

There is currently an article named Schoenstein Organ at the Conference Center which should be merged into this article. Additional discussion can be found Talk:Schoenstein Organ at the Conference Center.-- 208.81.184.4 (talk) 16:12, 29 October 2009 (UTC)

No, the Organ article should remain separate. There is a lot of technical detail in the Organ article that would be out of place in the Conference Center article. I will say, however, that the Organ section of the Conference Center article seems like more of an advertisement and promotion of Mr Longhurst's book than a discussion about the Organ.
--Trappist the monk (talk) 22:28, 8 February 2011 (UTC)


Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: page moved. Vegaswikian (talk) 22:29, 11 April 2011 (UTC)



Conference CenterLDS Conference Center — This article is about the LDS Conference Center only and not "conference centers" in general. It should have an appropriate title i.e. LDS Conference Center but I am equally happy for it to be relocated to Salt Lake Conference Center. I cannot think of any reason why the current title "Conference Center" should not be a redirect to Convention center which discusses such places generally. Green Giant (talk) 17:46, 4 April 2011 (UTC)

Survey[edit]

Feel free to state your position on the renaming proposal by beginning a new line in this section with *'''Support''' or *'''Oppose''', then sign your comment with ~~~~. Since polling is not a substitute for discussion, please explain your reasons, taking into account Wikipedia's policy on article titles.
  • Support "Conference center" is a generic concept, and many of them are named with this generic name. 65.93.12.101 (talk) 03:34, 5 April 2011 (UTC)
  • Support I agree and hope that a name is chosen which indicates the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (or LDS) to help distinguish the article. —GreenwoodKL (t, c) 13:48, 5 April 2011 (UTC)

Discussion[edit]

I am curious what prompted this name change? Is there a particular building that has a similar name that has prompted confusion or desire to start a new article on another building? If not, this article already appears to have changed from LDS Conference Center to Conference Center in 2007. If the article name is changed I would prefer LDS Conference Center over Salt Lake Conference Center. If title length is not an issue for Wikipedia (since I don't purport to know the depths of all policies) I would even consider Conference Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. :D —GreenwoodKL (t, c) 04:34, 5 April 2011 (UTC)

The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

LDS World Conferences[edit]

Since the spring of 2000, the LDS world conferences have been held in the LDS Conference Center. The latest conference is reported by the church at http://www.lds.org/general-conference with pictures and news of the church. Also, I have some notes at [1]. Hope this helps. — Charles Edwin Shipp (talk) 11:54, 8 April 2013 (UTC)

Actually, I see this is already reflected in the article. Charles Edwin Shipp (talk) 11:56, 8 April 2013 (UTC)