#1 for a Reason: The Research Park at the University of Utah
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!
Monday, June 10th, 2:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Shake it off! A Walking Tour of Downtown Salt Lake City
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).
Monday, June 10th, 5:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Workforce on the Wasatch Front: Westpointe Center at Salt Lake Community College
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!
Tuesday, June 11th, 12:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.