Theme and purpose of the symposium
The Utah Lake Symposium aims to bring sound scientific and cultural information about Utah Lake to the people of Utah Valley and the broader Utah Lake watershed. Consequently, the symposium is organized around several broad questions:
- What was Utah Lake like 200 years ago?
- What is the cultural importance of Utah Lake?
- What is the current ecological status of Utah Lake?
- What restoration and monitoring work is currently being done?
- What are the major challenges and threats facing Utah Lake?
- What are our policy and governance options to ensure a vibrant and healthy ecosystem in the future?
Registering for the symposium
You can register for this free symposium through this form: Register for the Utah Lake Symposium. In-person attendance is limited to 300 people, so make sure to register as soon as possible to reserve your spot and ensure we have enough lunches. During registration, you can indicate whether you want to receive email notifications about the symposium and other Utah Lake community events. We respect your privacy and choice regarding communications. We do not send spam and will never share your contact information with any third party.
Traveling to the symposium
The symposium will take place on the Utah Valley University campus in the Andrea and James Clarke Building (map here). The live events will all occur in room 510, which overlooks Utah Lake.
The Clarke Building is easily accessed on public transportation via the main UVU bus station or the UVU McKay Education Building station. There is also free parking anywhere in lot L6 adjacent to the building, thanks to the UVU College of Science.
The main events are from 11:00am to 3pm, including two sessions of talks, lunch, and an audience Q&A session with a large panel of experts. Show up at 10:30 to fill out your nametag, meet the presenters, and explore the poster presentations.
If you are presenting a live or prerecorded talk, poster, or panel, you can find detailed information about how to submit your information on the Presenter's page.
The Utah Lake Symposium is organized by volunteer researchers and community members dedicated to responsible and evidence-based management of Utah Lake. If you would like to contribute to the planning of this or future events, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The planning committee consists of:
"Restoration is a powerful antidote to despair; it's not enough to grieve, it's not enough to stop doing bad things."