Annual Events

Envision Utah holds three annual events, including the Corporate Friends Breakfast, Common Good Awards Luncheon, and Envision Utah Governor's Quality Growth Awards.

2018 Quality Communities Academy

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In early 2017, Envision Utah partnered with some of the most knowledgeable planners, designers, community development leaders, and other professionals to host the first annual Quality Communities Academy, a two-hour academy covering topics essential to the development of successful centers. Click here to learn more about the first Quality Communities Academy.

We are now beginning planning for the 2018 Quality Communities Academy--additional details will soon be posted here.

 

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Click here to learn more.

 

Spring Breakfast

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Thank you for a terrific (and record breaking) Spring Breakfast this year. Panelists from Ancestry, Pluralsight, Instrucutre, and Silicon Slopes discussed the future of the tech boom in Utah and had some keen insights into what we can all do to make sure Utah is booming for years to come. 

For those who couldn't make it, (and those who want a refresher) here are some key takeaways from the discussion: 

Diversity:
Panelists said they want to hire the best talent wherever they can find it, regardless of gender, ethnicity, or religion, but they also want their workforce to reflect their customers from around the country. Utah may not be as diverse as other places with major tech hubs, but we can support our economy by being welcoming and inviting to everyone as individuals and as a larger community. Panelists also discussed gender gap issues and the importance of ensuring fair compensation for women as well as mentoring programs to help women see technology and sciences as available career paths.

Air Quality:
According to a recent Envision Utah survey of employees at high-tech firms, air quality is the number one reason these tech employees might leave Utah. Panelists agreed and said cleaning up the air should be a top priority to nurture the tech industry. They suggested electric cars, alternative energy sources, and more efficient buildings as important steps.

Education:
From increasing teacher salaries to more extensive internship programs, all panelists agreed that education in Utah is a top priority. They explained that they love to hire locally, if Utahns have the right skills and knowledge. But at the rate these companies are growing, Utah colleges and universities need to produce more top talent. 

Once again, thank you to our panelists and everyone who contributed to make this year’s breakfast such a major success. Those who attended came away with a great perspective on what we need to do help Utah’s industry continue thriving for years to come.



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Panel moderated by Robert Grow, CEO, Envision Utah

 

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Your Utah Your Future Awards

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In the past, Envision Utah’s Governor’s Quality Growth Awards recognized exemplary projects and communities that keep Utah beautiful, prosperous and neighborly for future generations. Having rebranded the awards as the Your Utah Your Future Awards, Envision Utah, the Governor’s Office, and the Quality Growth Commission are again looking to recognize projects that have made significant impacts on key topic areas in Utah, contributing to livability across the state.

The Your Utah Your Future Awards honor plans, developments, and other projects that support the implementation of the Your Utah, Your Future vision. By building attractive, lively, and safe environments, award-winning projects add value to our communities and support a Utah that is safe, secure, and resilient; prosperous; neighborly, fair and caring; and healthy, beautiful, and clean.


The 2017 Quality Communities Academy

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In early 2017, Envision Utah partnered with some of the most knowledgeable planners, designers, community development leaders, and other professionals to host the first annual Quality Communities Academy, a two-hour academy covering topics essential to the development of successful centers. This academy was be split into three segments, covering some of the most important topics and considerations for developing quality communities.

Common Good Awards Luncheon

Thank you for joining us this year to celebrate excellence in education!

Corporate Friends Breakfast

Thank you for a successful 2016 event!

 Envision Utah’s Corporate Friends Breakfast brings together Utah’s corporate leaders to discuss current issues impacting the state.