Definitions for "General Conference"
A bi-annual world conference of the Church, held in April and October, where members gather for five two-hour sessions to listen to instruction from Church leaders. General conference is broadcast via satellite from the Conference Center at Church Headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Meets every four years for the purpose of speaking and acting on behalf of the national/international body of the United Methodist Church. Delegates are elected by Annual Conferences. Half the delegates are clergy and half are laypersons.
a significant event to the Chinese library community as it is the first annual conference to be held in China