Join Us at the 3rd Annual Culture Connect Conference

The conference YOU asked for: Strategy, Stewardship, and Storytelling 

August 27, 2024 | Utah Cultural Celebration Center

Culture Connect is Utah Cultural Alliance Foundation’s (UCAF) annual professional development conference.  Designed to raise the business acumen of arts and cultural administrators across the state, this event is for anyone working in not-for-profit, for-profit, and governmental settings.

This year’s conference will be on August 27 at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center. Please join us in West Valley City for an amazing day of learning and networking to support each other in transforming lives and communities through creative experiences.

Scroll down to find further information on the conference schedule, registration, and award nominations.


Connecting, Cultivating and Creating Opportunities



Registration - Opens July 9

Early Bird Registration - open until July 26

UCA Member: $60   |   Non-Member: $75

Regular Registration - open from July 27 - August 19

UCA Member: $75   |   Non-Member: $100

Please note that no refunds will be given after August 13. Registration can be transferred to a colleague by contacting Ernesto Balderas, UCAF Deputy Director, at [email protected].



Nominate for the Utah Arts and Cultural Contribution Award

Nominate an outstanding individual in the arts and cultural industry to be honored during the 2024 Culture Connect conference. The Utah Arts and Cultural Contribution Award aims to recognize an individual within the arts and cultural industry who has led, inspired, or contributed to significant and positive change within the industry during the past three years. Nominations are open now until August 5 at 5 PM MT.





Apply For A Scholarship

UCAF is pleased to offer full or partial scholarships for those unable to attend due to financial barriers. Applications are now open and will close August 1. Conference Scholarship Awardees will be notified no later than August 10.



Conference Schedule

A full conference schedule can be found by scrolling to the bottom of this page

8:45 - 9:30 - Registration

9:30 - 10:15 - Opening Ceremony and Welcome Annie DiMartino, UCA Executive Director

10:30 - 11:30 - Breakout Sessions

11:30 - 12:30 - Networking, Lunch

12:30 - 1:30 - Breakout Sessions

1:30 - 2:30 - Awards and Ask Us Anything

2:30 - 2:45 - Closing Remarks


Thank you to our Culture Connect sponsors: