The General Conference Session currently scheduled for June 6-11, 2022, is an event that many members of our church around the world have been looking forward to for some time. It is therefore with deep regret that due to the current restrictions and uncertainty surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, general attendees are not encouraged to attend the 2022 General Conference Session in person.
We recognize that many individuals have been preparing and making travel plans to attend the GC Session. This time, the usual ancillary meetings, exhibition booths and other activities are not being planned but only the session itself (based on the social distancing regulations, that might reduce the number of attendees allowed for this gathering). We will be live streaming the entire program so the world church can participate via this website, session.adventist.org.
Additionally, upon careful evaluation of the evolving circumstances with regards to this pandemic, it is clear that the health and financial risk of bringing thousands of people from all over the world together in an enclosed space is unacceptable. These risks are particularly compounded if there is a sudden need to make changes close to the time of the event.
The 61st GC Session will be the first time where general attendees are not openly encouraged to attend, as we feel obligated to protect the health and safety of the members of our world church. We thank you for your understanding and invite your prayers as we continue to move forward in this dynamic and unpredictable environment.