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  • FREE MEETUP SERIES (May 22-June 5: Every Tuesday & Saturdays)

    FREE MEETUP for all aspiring and professional actors.
    No experience required! Begin your journey in acting!

    WHERE:
    Broadway Talent Agency
    740 W. 1700 S., # 9
    Salt Lake City, Utah, UT 84115

    WHEN:
    Every Tuesday 5pm-7pm
    Every Saturday 12pm-2pm

    WHAT TO EXPECT:
    Let's get you AUDITION READY for upcoming films!
    - Learn about upcoming films and paid casting calls
    - Join 1 free acting class
    - Learn how to improve your audition performance
    - Learn how to enhance the visibility of your portfolio
    - Network with others in the industry

    WHAT TO BRING:
    Just bring yourself and mention this post!

    http://bit.ly/Broadway_Meetup

    Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 06:00 PM through June 05, 2018
    Broadway Talent Agency in Salt Lake City, UT
  • Utah Podcast Summit 2018

    Join us for the inaugural Utah Podcast Summit, presented by KSL Newsradio, KUER 90.1, X96, and the Miller Business Resource Center!

    Have you always wanted to start a podcast? Are you podcasting and want to quit your day job? Do you want to build a community?

    If so, the Utah Podcast Summit is for you!

    Featuring experienced podcasters from I am Salt Lake Podcast, Dirt In Your Skirt, Biz4goodshow, The Fandom Podcast, WhiteHat Magazine, and more, Utah's largest podcast summit is the place to learn how to start, build, and grow a successful podcast!

    Beginner Track:
    - How To Start a Podcast: Technology and What to Talk About
    - How To Find Your Audience: Marketing 101
    - How To Make Money: Affiliate Marketing, Ads, and Membership Platforms

    Advanced Track:
    - Taking It to the Next Level: How to Quit Your Day Job
    - Storytelling: Breathe Life into Your Brand
    - How to Engage Your Audience

    Join us for this groundbreaking event and join Utah's podcaster community!

    Price is $60; breakfast and lunch are included in your ticket. Purchase tickets at www.utahpodcastsummit.com.

    Saturday, June 02, 2018 at 08:00 AM · $60.00 USD
  • UTAH TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION SUMMIT

    The Utah Technology Innovation Summit is Utah’s premier science and technology conference that aims to explore challenges and opportunities to stimulate economic development and commercial growth through innovation. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore the role of deep technology in Utah’s economy, network with innovative thought leaders and learn more about projects and companies supported by USTAR. The summit brings together innovators, decision makers, thought leaders, investors and entrepreneurs to share best practices to catalyze growth in science, tech, innovation and entrepreneurship across Utah. 

    The Summit’s schedule will feature a project and partner showcase, a series of keynote presentations, four breakout sessions, breakfast and lunch, networking opportunities and will culminate with the governor awarding the 2018 Governor’s Medals for Science and Technology.

    Wednesday, June 06, 2018 at 08:00 AM · $79.00 USD
  • Get Your Business Online! Workshop by Google

    Come learn from the experts! Google is flying in a trainer to lead workshops on how to successfully get your business online. 

    The classes offered will be:

    1. Get Found on Google Search and Maps 

    Explore Google My Business, a free tool for local businesses who want to connect with customers on Google Search and Maps. Get hands-on help creating or updating your listing, and take advantage of a free website.
    In this session we’ll show you how to:

    ● Create or claim your Google My Business listing
    ● Manage your business info across Google Search and Maps
    ● Use Google My Business to connect with potential customers
    ● Create a free website using the info from your business listing

     
    2. Intro to Online Marketing
    Learn how customers find your business online and how to promote your online presence using a free business listing, search engine optimization (SEO) techniques, and online advertising. We’ll introduce some tools that can help, including Google Analytics and Google Trends.
    In this workshop we’ll discuss best practices for:

    ● Creating a free Google My Business listing
    ● Improving your website’s visibility in Google’s organic search results, on all devices
    ● Advertising your business on Google

    3. Make Your Website Work for You
    If you’re launching a new business website (or sprucing up an existing site), this workshop is for you. Learn how to create a search-friendly website that’s useful for customers and supports your business goals.
    In this workshop we’ll offer tips for:

    ● Building a goal-oriented website
    ● Creating useful content for your audience
    ● Insuring your site is useful for visitors, on any and every device
    ● Increasing visibility with search engine optimization (SEO)

     Don’t forget to bring your lap top!

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER
    Corissa Saint Laurent

    Corissa is a speaker for Google’s Get Your Business Online program. Her marketing career began as a small business owner in the early 2000’s. After running a wellness business, she opened a marketing firm dedicated to helping small businesses and nonprofits succeed.
     
    She began teaching marketing workshops and partnered with Constant Contact before going to work for them for 8 years as the Director of Regional Development for three distinct regions.
     
    Corissa’s love for teaching and presenting led to the launching of her third business as a professional speaker and trainer. She has presented to over 50,000 in live settings and her on-camera and print content have reached hundreds of thousands more. She is passionate about helping small businesses learn the power of digital marketing and inspiring individuals to achieve their dreams.


    Parking Instructions:
    If you are driving, park in the west side of the parking lot on the corner with 400 South and State Street. When you arrive, proceed to the left/west (monthly and validated parking) area and take a ticket and pass through the yellow parking gate. We will provide validations upstairs at the front desk. 

    Please do not enter on the right/east side and park in the two rows closest to the building or you will have to pay in advance and we will not be able to validate your parking. 

    Please note that we are not able to guarantee parking for everyone in our lot.
    We encourage you to take Trax and help keep our air clean. Please use the Library Square stop on the red line to arrive at the Salt Lake Chamber offices.

    Thursday, June 07, 2018 at 08:00 AM
    Women's Business Center in Salt Lake City, UT
  • Creative Guild Studio

    Creative Guild is opening our doors and you're invited to come celebrate with us! 

    This a great opportunity to mingle, network and learn more about our services, and how they'll serve and empower the local community. 

    Music, Drinks and Hors d'oeuvres will be provided!

    Attendees will be offered special discounts for our memberships, classes, recording studio, stage / theater and conference room. 

    Kids 12 & up are welcome to attend with you. 

    This is a free event. Please follow the link to obtain tickets so we can plan accordingly!

    Friday, June 08, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    Creative Guild Studio in Salt Lake City, UT
  • 48 Hour Film Project

    Get Ready for An Amazing Challenge!

    The weekend? June 8 - 10, 2018

    The challenge? To make a film in only 48 hours!

    Filmmakers from all over the Salt Lake City, UT area will compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours. The winning film will go up against films from around the world at Filmapalooza 2019 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2019 Short Film Corner.

    Kickoff Event

    Fri, Jun 8, 2018 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

    Dropoff Event

    Sun, Jun 10, 2018
    by 7:30pm to be on-time

    Registration Fees

    • Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, May 29
    • Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Jun 8
    Friday, June 08, 2018 at 06:00 PM through June 10, 2018 · $168.00 USD
    Broadway Center Cinemas in Salt Lake City, UT
  • 2018 CVPR (Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition)

    CVPR 2018 will take place at the Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center the week of June 18-22, 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah. 
    Main Conference and Exhibition: June 19-21 
    Workshops and Tutorials: June 18, 22

    With over 3300 main-conference paper submissions and 979 accepted papers, CVPR 2018 offers an exciting program covering a wide variety of state-of-the-art work in the field of computer vision. In addition to the main program, CVPR 2018 includes 21 tutorials, 48 workshops, our annual doctoral consortium, and a growing industrial exhibition featuring over 115 companies. We are grateful to our numerous sponsors for their continued support.

    We hope you enjoy CVPR while you're here and take some time either before or after the meeting to enjoy the mountains, lakes, national parks, and other attractions of Utah.

    CVPR represents an international community of scholars whose collective efforts are embodied in one of the finest conferences in all of Computer Science.

    The CVPR organizers take the view that good ideas can come from anyone, anywhere and that these good ideas should be disseminated for the good of all humanity – without exception. The organizing committee will continue to work to ensure that we do all we can to live up to these ideals. Our community knows no boundaries and we will strive to help researchers to participate, no matter where they live and without regard to race, gender, or background.

    All participants are expected to abide by the meeting's Code of Conduct.

    You do not have to be an author to attend.

    Monday, June 18, 2018 at 08:00 AM through June 23, 2018
    Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, UT
  • Fear No Film 2018 @ the Utah Arts Festival

    2018 Utah Arts Festival: Fear No Film 

    Library Auditorium
    Thu, June 21 - Sun, June 24

    2018 is ripping off a patchwork of societal band aids, each placed over time across a range of incomplete issues. Fear No Film 2018 distinguishes these band aids through a lense of over 50 international short films, grouped thematically into categories of Self Identity, Self Comparison, Our Busy Pace, The Information Age, Opportunity Disparity, Differing Trajectories, and New Boundaries. Each program contains multiple award-winning short films and differing filmmaker styles.

    Screenings last about an hour inside the City Library Auditorium. All Screenings, except for kids’ films shown in the Kids Art Yard, can contain adult content. All are free to the public.

    Self Identity

    • The Jump, 10 min, United Kingdom
    • Real Lovin, 4 min, Canada
    • You Will Be Fine, 15 min, France
    • The Embroidered Dress, 20 min, Turkey
    • A Portrait Of…, 3 min, Utah
    • Ladia, 7 min, Massachusetts
    • I Don’t Love You Anymore, 3 min, Spain

    Self Comparison

    • Make America Black Again, 13 min, New York
    • The Garage, 11 min, Illinois
    • Samar, 9 min, Iran
    • A Hand of Bridge, 15 min, New York
    • Sonja, 4 min, Slovakia
    • Game, 16 min, California

    The Information Age

    • Incendio, 6 min, Oregon
    • Ranapakhara, 10 min, United Arab Emirates
    • Basketball, 4 min, California
    • Training, 3 min, Nevada
    • Birthday Night, 23 min, Iran

    Our Busy Pace

    • 24/7, 6 min, Australia
    • Psicolapse, 8 min, Spain
    • Aaba, 22 min, India
    • Scandal, 4 min, Reunion Island
    • Nin Tho’, 3 min, Vietnam
    • With My Own Hands, 4 min, France

    Differing Trajectories

    • Ready to Assemble, 21 min, Norway
    • The American Lawn, 2 min, Utah
    • Epoch, 5 min, Malaysia
    • Transmission, 17 min, United Kingdom
    • The Mauritania Railway, 12 min, Spain

    Opportunity Disparity

    • Are You Volleyball?!, 14 min, Iran
    • The Replacement, 11 min, United Arab Emirates
    • Kapitalistis, 14 min, Belgium
    • Monica, 5 min, Germany
    • Serving Time, 6 min, Utah
    • The Good Fight, 17 min, Brazil

    New Boundaries

    • Mai, 7 min, Spain
    • Beyond Action, 6 min, Spain
    • The Observer Effect, 19 min, Ireland
    • Like Salt, 25 min, New York
    • Vigil, 4 min, California

    Utah Short Film of the Year Competition

    • Endure, 12 min, A University of Utah Department of Film Studies Production
    • Freund, 7 min, Multiple Film Festivals
    • Tomorrow’s Shores, 7 min, Multiple Film Festivals
    • Bonnie and Mark, 10 min, A RadioWest Production
    • Dead Air, 15 min, A Spy Hop Production
    • Goldfish, 7 min, Winner of 2017 SLC 48 Hour Film Project
    • Community Patrol, 13 min, Winner of Big Sky Documentary Film Festival

    *All screenings may contain adult content.

    KIDS SCREENINGS

    KIDS! 3 and up

    Art Yard

    Short films made for little people ages 3 and up screened hourly in the Art Yard noon-8PM.

    • Peixes, 6 min, Spain
    • I can’t wait to fly!, 5 min, Japan
    • The Snowboys, 4 min, Russia
    • Trail Running Toddlers, 4 min, Utah

    KIDS! 8 and up

    Art Yard

    Short films intended to challenge the imagination and intellect of children ages 8 and up, screened hourly in the Art Yard noon-8PM.

    • Talent Scout, 8 min, Spain
    • Doctor of Monster, 11 min, Brazil
    • A Turn for the Best: A Film About Artists with Disabilities, 11 min, Utah
    • Finn’s Whistle, 11 min, Idaho

    SCHEDULE SAMPLES:  for full schedule go to https://uaf.org/schedule/fear-no-film

    Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 12:00 PM through June 25, 2018 · $15.00 USD
    Utah Arts Festival in Salt Lake City, UT
  • Ableton Beatmaking Demonstrations

    SPY HOP WORKSHOPS 

    Ableton Beatmaking Demonstrations @ The Utah Arts Festival

    Thu, June 22 & Fri, June 23
    2PM, 4PM, and 6PM daily

    Ever wondered how some of your favorite songs are created or what the producers of that record used? Come learn from some seasoned producers and users of Ableton Live. Learn cool production tricks, performance setups, and more! Join us for a combination of presentations and performances by Spy Hop students and local producers!

    Friday, June 22, 2018 at 02:00 PM through June 24, 2018 · $15.00 USD
    Utah Arts Festival in Salt Lake City, UT
  • Utah Intercollegiate Esports Invitational 2018

    ##Welcome to the Second Annual Utah Intercollegiate Esports Invitational (Utah ICE).

    Join us for a jam packed two day weekend for one of the largest collegiate invitational events within the state of Utah. Tucked away in the beautiful mountains of the Wasatch Front The Utah Intercollegiate Esports Invitational can be found at the

    South Towne Expo Center in Sandy, Utah where Utah ICE joins forces with Salt Lake Gaming Con.

    ##OPEN TITLES Open Titles welcome to anyone and everyone coming to Salt Lake Gaming Con. We will be taking pre-registrations on this page, but you must purchase a Salt Lake Gaming Con Pass in order to compete. No additional fees will be needed to compete in any of the tournaments, if you make it into the con, you can make it into the tournament. You can even compete in multiple!More Details on purchasing a Salt Lake Gaming Con Pass

    Smash 4
    Street Fighter 5
    Dragonball FighterZ
    Smash Melee
    Tekken 7
    Hearthstone
    NBA 2K18
    ##PRIZE POOLS More information on Prize Pools for the open tournaments will be coming soon.

    ===INVITED SCHOOLS===
    Schools from within and around Utah including, University of Utah, Arizona State University, University of Nevada - Las Vegas, University of Colorado - Boulder, Utah State University, Neumont University, Brigham Young University, Weber State University, Utah Valley University, Southern Utah University.

    Friday, July 06, 2018 at 12:00 AM through July 08, 2018
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Recurring Events

Most Days this month - FREE FILMS!

You can find terrific, engaging independent film showtimes all across the state! The wonderful Utah Film Center maintain a great list here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/UtahFilmCenter/events/

Weekly – SL CIRCLE

Our friends at SL Circle hold weekly lunch & learns and other events on different topics. They also have a monthly beer social last Friday of the month. Details of all these events: https://slcircle.com/events/

ENTREPRENEUR LAUNCH PAD

The Entrepreneur Launch Pad (ELP) helps startups and small businesses on the Wasatch front. Free mentoring, education, resources for growth. These meetings in Sandy, Kaysville, and Orem.  More info here:

 

Industry Events

 

FILM - Our partners at the Utah Film Commission have an events calendar, here: https://film.utah.gov/event-calendar/

GAMES - the Utah Games Guild maintain a calendar of local events here: https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=v468q15oiiqtdu7dmfcs5l9ui8%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/Denver

TECH - You can find an interesting, wide variety of tech-related events at our good friends Silicon Slopes' events page here: https://nvite.com/community/siliconslopes

GAMES - GamesIndustry.biz maintain a comprehensive list of upcoming events for the gaming industry, here: http://www.gamesindustry.biz/network/events

VR/AR - The VR/AR Association maintain a growing list of events relevant for those involved in the creation of VR and AR, here: http://www.thevrara.com/events/