URS Preconference Virtual Symposium Broadcasts

Published: September 01, 2020 | Author: Haven Scott | Read Time: 2 minutes

In addition to this year’s Utah Rural Summit in Cedar City, those who sign up for the conference will have access to five preconference virtual symposium broadcasts with leading innovators and decision makers in the state of Utah. “Resilient Past, Present and Future” is the theme for this year’s summit with presenters sharing strategies for moving forward with intention and determination.

Beginning Sept. 8, participants will enjoy access to virtual broadcasts with the first focusing on Tourism in Utah, and the effects of COVID-19 featuring Cody Adent, executive director of the Utah Tourism Industry Association, Bianca Lyon, tourism director at the Utah Office of Tourism, Lance Syrett, general manager of family owned Ruby’s Inn near Bryce Canyon, and Camille Taylor, tourism director in Kane County.

“Virtual symposium sessions are designed to share principles, practices and tactics for supporting our rural Utah communities as we build out vibrant recovery plans,” said Stephen Lisonbee, executive director of the Office of Regional Services at SUU. “Engaging on these topics prior to the summit enables them to enrich their in-person experience with the symposium presenters,” he said.

Other pre-conference panels include topics on Creative Communities (Arts & Museums), Utah's Investment & Recovery Playbook, Adapting to Disruption (World Market), and the role of our Chambers of Commerce in Utah.

“We are really lucky to have great leadership in Utah to help us push through the tough times and aid us with their knowledge of previous impacts on tourism, like the 2008 recession,” said Camille Taylor. “It is in our pioneering history, and I know that the partnerships formed at the Utah Rural Summit will help us get through the current crisis.”

Since 1987, the Utah Rural Summit has been the premier conference with a rich history of convening Utah’s top leaders and decision-makers to influence the economic viability of rural Utah. Hosted in Cedar City on the campus of Southern Utah University, on Oct. 6, 2020, the summit provides an ideal platform where participants can make connections while discussing the most influential topics impacting rural Utah.

To register for this year’s Utah Rural Summit, visit suu.edu/urs. For more information, email ruralutah@suu.edu or call (435) 865-7707.

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