Salt Lake City Keynote Speaker

Patrick Schwerdtfeger is a motivational keynote speaker who spoke at an event for the Direct Sellers Association (DSA) in Salt Lake City, Utah, in March 2012. He spoke about the use of social media in the meeting & event business and how to use platforms like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to drive registration. He has since contributed to a number of other events in Utah. As an author and professional speaker, Patrick specializes in small business marketing, emerging business trends and modern entrepreneurship. He’s the author of the award-winning book Marketing Shortcuts for the Self-Employed (2011, Wiley) and a regular speaker for Bloomberg TV. So if you’re planning a business convention in the Salt Palace Convention Center on SW Temple, the Radison Salt Lake City Downtown on West South Temple, the Grand America Hotel on South Main Street or some other conference facility in Salt Lake City, Utah, Patrick will deliver the buzz and excitement you’re looking for.

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Salt Lake City has many conference facilities, including:

  • Hilton Salt Lake City Center on West Temple
  • University Guest House & Conference Center on Fort Douglas Boulevard
  • The Little America Hotel – Salt Lake City on Main Street
  • Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown on South Temple
  • Salt Lake City Marriott City Center on State Street
  • Other meeting spaces in South Salt Lake, North salt lake and East Millcreek


General Information about Salt Lake City, Utah, for Meeting Planners

Salt Lake City is the capital city of the state of Utah and has a population of approximately 1.1 million people. The city was founded by Brigham Young and his Mormon followers in 1847 and has since evolved into the central hub of the Mormon faith, although less than half the population are members of the church. A popular outdoor tourist destination, Salt Lake City is surrounded by majestic mountains that are perfect of snowboarding in the winter and mountain biking in the summer. Economic activities include tourism and conventions, which is why SLC houses several convention and conference venues. Convention facilities include the Salt Palace Convention Center, University Guest House & Conference Center and the Salt Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau. As a modern city, SLC serves as the regional headquarters of several notable companies including eBay, Unisys, and Zions Bancorporation. It is known as the “Crossroads of the West” for its geographical location in the Wasatch Front in the central part of Utah. SLC hosted the Winter Olympic Games in 2002 and will be hosting the 2012 DECA International Career Development Conference and some other upcoming national sporting events. Here is Patrick’s economic forecast for America.


2014 Business Conventions in Salt Lake City, Utah

Dozens of business conferences will be taking place in Salt Lake City during 2014. The Smart Card Alliance Payments Summit will be held at the Grand America Hotel on South Main Street in February. It is being organized by Smart Card Alliance. Cliff Lodge near Snowbird Ski Resort will play host to Utah Winter Finance Conference held by the University of Utah in February. In March, Salt Palace Convention Center on West Temple will be home to the Adobe Summit being organized by Adobe Systems Incorporated. SAE International will be organizing the Aerospace Manufacturing and Automated Fastening Conference and Exhibition in September also at the Salt Palace Convention Center on West Temple.

2013 Business Conferences in Salt Lake City, Utah

Salt Lake City is going to host several meetings and conferences in the upcoming year. In March, the Sonora Region is holding the 2013 Sonora Region Conference and Career Fair at Downtown Salt Lake Radisson Hotel. On the other hand, University of Utah Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute is hosting the 11th International Symposium on Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering at Marriott City Center in April, while the Seismological Society of America is also having its 2013 Annual Meeting in April at Salt Palace Convention Center. Moreover, the ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs) is hosting their 25th Annual Conference, ‘Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility in the Classroom’ at Salt Lake Marriott Downtown and Hilton Salt Lake City Center in June.

Speaking Opportunities for Aspiring Speakers in Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City Toastmasters clubs are a great place for Utah aspiring speakers to practice their craft. Taxmasters Club meets at Utah Division of Services for the Blind on North 1950 west (Tuesday at 12:05 PM), Metro Toastmasters Club meets at Salt Lake City Library on East 400 South (Wednesday at 6:15 PM), Broadway Speakers Toastmasters Club meets at Key Tower on South State Street (Tuesday at 12:10 PM) and The Salt Lake Hardware Club meets at Salt Lake Acting Company on West 500 North (Wednesday at 12:05 PM).

Salt Lake City Food Choices for Convention Attendees

While attending a business conference in Salt Lake City, a few local restaurants are definitely worth checking out. Les Madeleines Patisserie & Cafe (Phone: 801-355-2294) on East 500 South is famous for its caramelized kouign amann pastry, croissants and scones. A family-run Mexican restaurant, Red Iguana (Phone: 801-322-1489) on Westnorth Temple is known for its house specialty “puntas de filete a la norteña” or sirloin tips with almond mole sauce. Local celebrities are often seen hanging out at Metropolitan (Phone: 801-364-3472) on West Broadway, known for their martinis and small plates of gourmet tapas. And finally, you can’t go wrong with town favorites like meatloaf, fries and spaghetti at Blue Plate Diner (Phone: 801-463-1151) on South 2100 East.

Salt Lake City Attractions for Conference Delegates

Whether visiting Salt Lake City for a business conference or a vacation, the city has much to offer in terms of tourism, including the Temple Square, the Gateway, the City Creek Center, and Capitol Hill. One of the most popular attractions is the Temple Square in Salt Lake City that features the grand Mormon temple and an elaborate flower garden. Enjoy superb shopping and amazing restaurants at the Gateway which is on the west side of the downtown. You’ll find even more shopping including many of the top brands like Macy’s and Tiffany’s at the City Creek Center. Finally, Capitol Hill shouldn’t be missed, especially the amazing view from the top of the hill overlooking the city.

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