We’re thrilled that you’re covering the Winter Innovation Summit. Below are some details for smooth sailing in your reporting. If you have additional questions, please contact Lisa Cox.

Venue & Schedule

The Summit’s daytime content will take place at the David Eccles School of Business (University of Utah). The main stage is located in the Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building (SFEBB) on the 7th floor, referred to as Child Hall.

See the detailed Summit schedule for more information.

Check in & Get Oriented

You can skip the main registration area. Head over to the Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building’s 7th floor to check in with Missie Frandsen (the Summit’s chief of staff) and Tiana Rogers in the media lounge for your name badge and press pass. The media lounge (room 7175) is near the main stage and green room. Missie and Tiana can help orient you, answer questions, and connect you with speakers. (If you are a speaker/moderator, your name badge/press pass will be in the adjacent green room.)


At Child Hall, breakfast will be provided of assorted pastries, including vegan options. A hot buffet breakfast will be offered at the Garff Building with scrambled eggs, ham and cheese, tofu scramble, bacon and assorted pastries, including vegan options. Both breakfast options will include coffee and tea.

Boxed lunches will be provided. (Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, halal and kosher meals will be available.)

Light dinner fare will be provided at evening events.

Quick Tips

  • Map: see the Summit map for the event layout and parking information.

  • Media lounge: you are welcome to go to the Spencer Fox Eccles Building’s conference room 7175 to do work, conduct quick interviews, etc.

  • Reserved seating: a few seats will be reserved for press near the front of the main stage.

  • WiFi:

    • Open the wireless settings on the device you wish to connect to the network

    • Choose "UGuest" from the list of available network

    • Click the box to accept the Terms & Condition

    • Follow the on-screen instruction

    • If your browser is not immediately redirected, enter in the address bar

    • If you need help, call the UIT Help Desk at 801-581-4000, option 1

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Use the Summit Mobile App

  • App name: “2019 WINTER INNOVATION SUMMIT” (download on Apple; download on Google)

  • Use it to send direct messages to speakers and attendees, post pictures, see the full Summit schedule, find locations and logistical information, and—importantly—receive updates and notifications so that you don't miss sessions you want to attend.