The Downtown Alliance will host the first annual Downtown Symposium on July 16th, 2013. The theme of this symposium will be love your downtown, expanding upon our successful my own downtown campaign. This afternoon event will explore our personal and professional connections with our downtown through a series of conversations with local and national speakers.
Marriott City Center, 220 S State St, SLC, UT 84111
11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
$50 per person
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• 11:30 AM Registration
• 12:15-1:15 Downtown Achievement Award Luncheon
Honoring People and Organizations who love downtown
- The Depot
- Neumont University
- Mayor Ben McAdams
- Valter Nassi of Valter's Osteria
- Salt Lake City Greek Festival
• 1:15 PM Keynote Speaker - Peter Kageyama (For the Love of Cities).
Peter Kageyama is an internationally recognized expert on community development and grassroots engagement. He is the author of For the Love of Cities which explores in detail the value of emotional engagement with our cities, how that connection is created and nurtured, and how it can be turned into a development resource for places. See his video below.
• 2:00-4:30PM Downtown Conversations
"Who are we" Help define downtown's brand and look for ways to integrate your business with Molly Mazzolini of Infinite Scale.
"Where are we going?" Identify your priorities for downtown's future with Molly Robinson of Salt Lake City Planning Division.
"Get out in your Downtown" Walk down Main Street with Kirk Huffaker from the Utah Heritage Foundation for an up-close look at historic transformations taking place downtown today.
• 4:30-6:00 Downtown Leaders Reception and Social @ Marriott Bar/Restaurant