2019 Economic Future Forum

2019 Economic Future Forum
The Economic Future Forum is a forward-looking conference that focuses on fostering innovation and economic transformation in the new economy. The conference explores industry trends and the partnerships and strategies needed to grow, attract, retain, and expand companies in established and emerging industries. 

Join fellow economic development professionals and experience Salt Lake City’s economic development success, including its enormous urban revitalization and recent downtown revival, the strong legacy of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, and the city’s thriving arts and entertainment scene. 

Conference themes: 

- The Future of Workforce 
- Pioneering New Opportunities 
- The Key to Customer Service 
- Reinvesting from Within
When
6/9/2019 - 6/11/2019
Where
Marriott Salt Lake Downtown City Creek 75 South West Temple Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Program

   

Monday, 10 June 2019

 
Research Park, also known as 'Bionic Valley' due to advancements in bioengineering stemming from the university, was created over 50 years ago to support commercialization of University-driven breakthroughs, foster economic development, and encourage graduates to remain in Utah. Research Park utilizes nearly 1 million square feet of dedicated space to support research and house dozens of companies, all while employing thousands. The Milken Institute ranks the University of Utah #1 in technology commercialization - come see why!
Time
2:15 PM - 5:00 PM
2:15 PM

See Salt Lake City by foot after a long day of sitting through exciting conference sessions! Our walk will take us to a number of 'must-see' sites that will tell the story of the city's downtown revitalization, highlighting the use of public/private partnerships, cross-regional partnerships and local collaborations. We'll visit the new Broadway-style Eccles Theatre and the beautiful office tower at 111 S. Main that cantilevers over the theatre, bustling Regent Street alive with shops, restaurants and nightlife, and witness the benefits of pedestrian connectivity by visiting Gallivan Center. This guided walking tour will end with a stop at a local restaurant, where participants may choose to stay for networking and dinner (at their own expense).
Time
5:45 PM - 7:30 PM
5:45 PM

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

 
Maintaining and growing your talent pipeline is a top priority. The story of Westpointe Center at Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) offers examples of what's working on the Wasatch Front • the region includes roughly 80% of the population in Utah. The new 121,000 square-foot facility supports students, educators and businesses with space for training and collaboration in myriad technical fields. It is truly a one-stop educational center that should be a must-see stop while attending the Economic Future Forum!
Time
12:45 PM - 4:00 PM
12:45 PM

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