Canceled: WSU and Ogden City Invite the Public to ‘InterMountain Events’
Per the advice of the Utah State Governor regarding the COVID-19 virus, Weber State University has canceled or modified these events. For more information, check the Visit Ogden InterMountain Events page.
OGDEN, Utah – For the first time this year, Weber State University and Ogden City are collaborating to host “InterMountain Events,” a combination of adventure, education, sustainability and recreation activities open to the public, March 19-21 at various times and locations.
Events include the Weber State Intermountain Sustainability Summit and discussions and meetings with business executives from Silicon Slopes. Participants can also watch the finals of Outdoor Weber, an entrepreneurship contest, where students pitch innovative ideas for outdoor products with a chance to win $30,000.“The vision of the IntermountainEvents is to bring environmental scientists, creatives, entrepreneurs, financiers and outdoor enthusiasts together to imagine, collaborate and put forward actions to better our world — a ‘mashup’ of the talent and culture of those who ‘vision and make,’” said Guy Letendre, WSU economic development director.
The Intermountain Sustainability Summit and the Outdoor Weber contest have a long history at the university. Additional events such as the Silicon Slopes Outdoor Tech event, Ogden City’s Outdoor Industry Roundtable on Sustainability, and The GOAL Foundation Leadership Summit are new. They were planned to promote discussion and thinking about best practices for a sustainable, robust northern Utah economy.
This is a prime display of the elevated quality of life we enjoy in Ogden, showcasing our unique mountain-metro geography,” said Mike Caldwell, Ogden mayor. “This is another example of the power of collaboration and the community bond that is built through working together. The symbiotic relationship we enjoy with individual organizations, Weber State University, and many others results in countless benefits to residents and businesses in Ogden.
On Thursday evening, March 19, at Peery's Egyptian Theater, participants can watch a screening of “The Ode to Muir,” about the expedition of snowboarders Jeremy Jones and Elena Hight in California's John Muir Wilderness. Guest speaker Breezy Grenier will share her experiences as an adventurer, activist and scientist.
“Regional collaboration and entrepreneurism are keys to improving our environment,” Letendre said. “Being active in the outdoors, enjoying new people and seeing new ideas will be the secret to making the changes we need. Hopefully seeing the collaboration of all these groups working in their own way to improve our environment will be inspiring to grow our momentum.”
For a full list of events and activities, visit visitogden.com/intermountain.
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