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Talent! It’s a Utah problem (and solution) – Marquee Event

August 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)
until October 19, 2017
More jobs exist along the Wasatch front than there are candidates to fill them. There are many positions that don't have enough candidates with the skills necessary to execute them.

Many rural communities have high unemployment rates or suffer from residents commuting or relocating to the increasingly crowded Wasatch front to find work (or even worse leaving the state). Yet they have smart, competent residents that with the correct skills, can complement the Wasatch front needs.

This evening we will address the current talent and opportunity climate in Utah, issues that have been identified and how they are being addressed, and some of the solutions that are currently working in our own scenic backyard.

Fireside Chat - "It takes all of Utah!"

A discussion about Utah’s current talent shortage, and how to solve it.

Panel Discussion - "The talent problem (and solution)"

Moderated by Clint Betts - Silicon Slopes

Panel members:

  • Lonnie Mayne, Red Shoe Living: why you need culture in the workspace
  • Jake Mellor, Carbon County Commissioner: new educational pathways
  • Jon Dean, Utah Digital Entertainment Network: AR/VR studio and apprenticeships
  • Tami Goetz, Stem Action Center: enhancing compute skills through induction
  • Joel McKay Smith, Accelerant: urban workforce problems, rural solutions

This is a free event, but space is limited. RSVP here to reserve your spot.

Hosted by Clint Betts and Silicon Slopes
Sponsored by AccessSaltLake, Accelerant, and EVN Law


August 15, 2017


  • 6:00 Pre-event networking, refreshments
  • 6:30 Introductions
  • 6:40 Fireside Chat
  • 7:10 Networking Break
  • 7:20 Panel Discussion
  • 8:00 Networking
  • 9:00 Doors close


This is a free event, but space is limited. RSVP here to reserve your spot.


Exit I-15 on 600 S. (Exit #306). Continue east on 600 S. to State Street. Turn left on State Street. Drive north on State Street to South Temple. Turn left on South Temple, keeping to the left. The underground entrance to Macy’s and Zion’s Bank Tower will be just after the turn. Once underground, turn left then right to see the Zion’s Bank marquee. There will be a charge for parking in the garage.
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August 15
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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(801) 791-9222


Zions Bank Building, 18th Floor
1 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84133 United States
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