The 2020 General Conference was originally scheduled for May 5-15, 2020, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. On March 23, 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Commission on the General Conference announced the postponement of the worldwide gathering to August 29 - September 7, 2021. Because of continuing COVID-19 restrictions, the General Conference has been postponed a second time. The new dates will be August 29-Sept. 6, 2022. A special virtual session will take place this year to address some very limited administrative matters, but the major decisions and legislative debates will not take place until the in person meeting in 2022.