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General Conference is The United Methodist Church’s top legislative body and gathers every four years.

The General Conference took place April 24-May 4, 2012, in Tampa, Florida. Nine hundred and eighty-eight delegates from around the world set policy and direction for the church, and handled other business.

The next General Conference will take place May 10-20, 2016 in Portland, Oregon. More information at

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