Events

Partners in the Park: Westpointe Park

Tuesday June 25th, 2019 6p-8p

Westpointe Park 1920 W Colonel Rd. (1120 N)

Partners in the Park (PIP) is a multi-week summer program designed to bring University faculty, staff, students, community partner organizations, and west side residents together in local neighborhood parks. PIP acquaints West side residents with the University of Utah its academic cultural, and research opportunities through shared interests and activities. The program connects potential students with the U and other institutions of higher education, raising their awareness of and access to the lifelong value of higher education. The events also provides west side residents with access to local resources and organizations.

The program draws upwards of one thousand residents and partners. Past activities have included dance presentations, balloon tying, a magic show, Frisbee contests, kickball, soccer, temporary tattooing, balloon relay races, raffles, hat making, Taekwondo, gardening activities, bingo, Zumba, jump rope, and face painting. Free picnic dinner is served to attendees at each event.

Partners in the Park: Sherwood Park

Tuesday July 9th, 2019 6p-8p

Sherwood Park 1400 W 400 S

Join residents, community organizations, and higher ed partners for a series of summer celebrations across the the west side

Partners in the Park (PIP) is a multi-week summer program designed to bring University faculty, staff, students, community partner organizations, and west side residents together in local neighborhood parks. PIP acquaints West side residents with the University of Utah its academic cultural, and research opportunities through shared interests and activities. The program connects potential students with the U and other institutions of higher education, raising their awareness of and access to the lifelong value of higher education. The events also provides west side residents with access to local resources and organizations.

The program draws upwards of one thousand residents and partners. Past activities have included dance presentations, balloon tying, a magic show, Frisbee contests, kickball, soccer, temporary tattooing, balloon relay races, raffles, hat making, Taekwondo, gardening activities, bingo, Zumba, jump rope, and face painting. Free picnic dinner is served to attendees at each event.

Partners in the Park: Riverside Park

Tuesday July 16th, 2019 6p-8p

Riverside Park 1490 W 600 N

Join residents, community organizations, and higher ed partners for a series of summer celebrations across the the west side

Partners in the Park (PIP) is a multi-week summer program designed to bring University faculty, staff, students, community partner organizations, and west side residents together in local neighborhood parks. PIP acquaints West side residents with the University of Utah its academic cultural, and research opportunities through shared interests and activities. The program connects potential students with the U and other institutions of higher education, raising their awareness of and access to the lifelong value of higher education. The events also provides west side residents with access to local resources and organizations.

Partners in the Park: Northwest Community & Recreation Center

Tuesday, July 30th, 6p-8p

Northwest Community & Recreation Center (Constitution Park)

Join residents, community organizations, and higher ed partners for a series of summer celebrations across the the west side

Partners in the Park (PIP) is a multi-week summer program designed to bring University faculty, staff, students, community partner organizations, and west side residents together in local neighborhood parks. PIP acquaints West side residents with the University of Utah its academic cultural, and research opportunities through shared interests and activities. The program connects potential students with the U and other institutions of higher education, raising their awareness of and access to the lifelong value of higher education. The events also provides west side residents with access to local resources and organizations.

 

North America Smart Energy Week

September 23rd-26th, 2019

You will accomplish more in four days at Solar Power International, Energy Storage International, and North America Smart Energy Week than during any other week of the year!

  • Network with the full range of industry experts, leaders, and professionals from the solar, energy storage, smart energy, microgrid solutions, distributed wind, geothermal, and EV infrastructure industry. See who's exhibiting.
  • Meet face to face top suppliers and manufacturers.
  • Discover new solutions and ideas that you can take back to explore and apply to your business.
  • Check out your competition and spot new trends and innovations.
  • Build your knowledge base in the most extensive conference program in the industry. There are over 100 education sessions throughout the event, including sessions right on the show-floor.
  • Stay on top of policy developments that could affect your business—and talk to the policy makers themselves.

For more information and to RSVP click here. 

The 68th United Nations Civil Society Conference on Building Inclusive and Sustainable Cities and Communities

August 26th-28th, 2019

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a blueprint for action, advocacy and partnership, and a compass to ensure that no one is left behind, including those who are poor and vulnerable. Women and young people are seizing opportunities to participate fully and prominently as leaders in these efforts, and there are numerous examples of local action contributing to achieving national frameworks and bringing about global impact. The SDGs were designed with direct participation from more than 10 million people globally over a three-year period and were launched in 2015 with the support of all 193 UN Member States. Civil society is key to promoting understanding of these ambitious Goals and achieving them by 2030.

Against this backdrop, this year’s UN Civil Society Conference2 , reflecting Salt Lake City’s leadership and demonstrated commitment on sustainability issues, will focus on SDG 11, “to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable by 2030”. The agenda will explore the interlinkages among all 17 Goals, including critical issues relating to gender.

The three-day conference, co-hosted by the UN Department of Global Communications, Salt Lake City, and the NGO Executive Committee, will feature opening and closing plenary sessions, interactive thematic sessions, NGO-sponsored workshops, exhibits and a youth hub. Speakers and attendees will include leaders and other representatives from NGOs, UN agencies, academia, faith traditions, the public and private sectors and youth from around the world.

Proposed Thematic Sessions
1. Inclusive Communities – Leaving No One Behind
2. Climate Change – Communities in Action
3. Peaceful Societies – Recovering from Conflict and Nurturing Peace
4. Youth-led Session – Creating Economic Success for Youth
5. Infrastructure and Resource Use
6. Emerging Technologies and Innovation

To RSVP click here.