Region IV invites you on a journey to the beautiful and adventurous Salt Lake City, September 27–29.

During this year's regional conference, Region IV would like to call attention to the diversity of experiences in student centers and unions. Every journey has a story, and you are encouraged to arrive ready to share the stories. Get excited to explore the University of Utah, the beautiful Wasatch front, and the vibrant, flourishing community that is found in Salt Lake City.

The region is accepting submissions for its Steal this Idea competition.

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Lance Allred, the first deaf player in NBA history, will be one of the keynote speakers at this year's regional conference. Allred challenges his audience to identify their self-limiting beliefs by sharing how his experience of growing up in a polygamist culture created his own constricting psychological boundaries and how he eventually was able to break free. Watch his TED Talk and get excited for the ACUI Region IV Regional Conference!

Dr. Marco Barker has more than 12 years of experience in higher education, 10 years of experience in diversity and inclusion, and nearly four years of experience in the corporate world. His research explores cross-race interactions and graduate education. His areas of administrative focus have included graduate diversity, leadership, minority male engagement, the role of diversity in the hiring process, operationalizing diversity, and engaging affinity groups. Currently the associate vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion at Westminster College, Barker will share his expertise with us! Learn more about him here.

Michele Davenport brings more than 20 years of experience working with young adults. As a personal strategist and executive coach, Davenport works virtually and in person with individuals and groups who are trying to get to the next level of productivity, fulfillment, satisfaction, efficiency, and more. Using the co-active model, Davenport's approach enrolls four core tenets, including a belief that each student has their own answers and are naturally creative, resourceful, and whole. She helps get them to that inner voice and put steps in place to inspire the best college experience ever. Learn more about Davenport on her website. ACUI Region IV wants to thank the Lory Student Center for sponsoring Davenport.


Wednesday, September 27
  • 10 a.m.–5 p.m. — Preconference Activities
    • Proper Brewery Tour
    • Salt Lake City LDS Temple Tour
    • City Creek Shopping Center
  • 3–6 p.m. — Conference Registration Open
  • 6–8 p.m. — Opening Banquet and Keynote
  • 8–8:30 p.m. — Meet and Connect Opportunities
  • 8:30–11 p.m. — Region IV After Dark: Karaoke and Free Bowling
Thursday, September 28
  • 6–8 a.m. — Sunrise Hike
  • 8 a.m.–Noon — Conference Registration
  • 9–9:50 a.m. — Educational Session Block 1
  • 10–10:50 a.m. — Educational Session Block 2
  • 11–1:30 a.m. — Coffee Talk Mentor/Mentee
  • 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. — Lunch
  • 1–1:50 p.m. — Educational Session Block 3
  • 2–4 p.m. — Service Projects
  • 2–4 p.m. — Conversessions
  • 4–4:30 p.m. — Snack Break
  • 4:30–5:30 p.m. — Keynote
  • 6:30–8 p.m. — Dinner and State of the Region Video
  • 8–10 p.m. — Mormon Tabernacle Choir Experience
  • 8–11 p.m. — Region IV After Dark: Silent Disco, Bowling of the Regions Tournament
Friday, September 29
  • 6–8 a.m. — Sunrise Hike
  • 9–9:50 a.m. — Educational Session Block 4
  • 10–11 a.m. — Keynote
  • 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. — Lunch, Steal this Idea, Solution Center
  • 2–2:50 p.m. — Educational Session Block 5
  • 3–3:50 p.m. — Coffee Talk Mentor/Mentee
  • 6–8 p.m. — Reception and Closing Banquet
  • 8–11 p.m. — Region IV After Dark: Dance


Early (through July 28)Regular (July 29–September 1)Late (September 2–27)
Professional Member$200$225$250
Professional Nonmember$260$290$325
Graduate or Undergraduate Student Member$180$180$225
Graduate or Undergraduate Student Nonmember$230$230$275


Only able to attend one day? Join Region IV for $100 (members)/$130 (nonmembers).





We need volunteers to help run the conference! Sign up for an opportunity sounds exciting to you. If you need a little extra encouragement, there will be an opportunity for win a $50 Amazon gift card just for volunteering. These hours can count toward your service hours for an organization, greek life, or class hours. You will be provided an official letter that will verify your time for record keeping.

Lodging and Travel


Book your rooms at the University Guest House, located on the University of Utah campus. Mention the ACUI Regional Conference to get the conference rate: $112 for a king or $112 for double queens. The last day to have reserved rooms at the University Guest House was August 27.

University Guest House
110 South Fort Douglas Blvd.
Salt Lake City, UT 84113

The hotel amenities include flat screen TV with satellite service, small refrigerator, microwave, Keurig coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, complimentary wireless internet, complimentary hot breakfast, complimentary overnight parking, 24-hour desk, laundry facilities, fitness room, convenience store, and ice and soda machines.

If you were not able to get a room at the University Guest House, book your room at the Salt Lake City Marriott University Park for $175 per room.

Salt Lake City Marriott University Park
480 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108


From the Airport to Hotel

Transportation from Salt Lake International Airport to the University Guest House is available through the following methods:

  • UTA TRAX: Use Salt Lake Valley’s light rail system. To reach the University Guest House from the airport, take the Green Line to Court House and transfer to the Red Line to University. For a detailed map visit the UTA TRAX website. The one way fare to and form the airport is $2.50.
  • Taxi & Shuttle: Taxi and shuttle services are available at the Ground Transportation Desk at either terminal.
Hotel Parking

Parking is free in the lot surrounding the University Guest House.

between University Guest House and A. Ray Olpin University Union

The Campus Shuttle is available to and from the University Union. It has two main routes: the red and blue line. The red line travels clockwise around campus and the blue travels the same route, but counter-clockwise. You can view a live tracker of the shuttles at

To take the shuttle from the Guest House to the University Union, board the blue; to take the shuttle from the University Union to the Guest House, board the red shuttle. Both lines have stops at each location.

Those choosing to drive to the University Union may find parking in the visitor lot (campus map). It is $2/hour.