Live 2024: Salt Lake City

Tuesday, March 12, 2024
8:30AM MT - 5:30PM MT



In an era of digital transformation and rising employee expectations, companies will need to become even more attuned to the needs and aspirations of workers to keep them engaged and satisfied on their career paths. And in an environment of hybrid work and strained profits, employers will have to focus on making work both efficient and sustainable. How can companies do more with less, while maintaining employee well-being? What are the next frontiers in talent acquisition, employee benefits, learning and development, and diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging?

From Day One is a Recertification Provider for SHRM and HRCI. This session is eligible for 4 credits from both organizations. The Activity IDs will be sent to attendees after the conclusion of the session.


08:30 AM - 09:30 AM
Crossroads Breakfast
09:30 AM - 09:35 AM
Great Hall Opening Remarks
09:35 AM - 09:55 AM
Great Hall Fireside Chat #1


Heather Brace, SVP and Chief People Officer, Intermountain Healthcare


Lauren Gustus, Executive Editor, Salt Lake Tribune

09:55 AM - 10:00 AM
Great Hall Session Introduction


Jaime Ninataype, Hiring Specialist, Workstream

10:00 AM - 10:40 AM
Great Hall Do Your Workers Feel a Sense of Belonging and Recognition? (Panel)
In this labor market, workers are picking you as much as you're picking them. What are the key elements that make an employer welcoming to a diverse labor pool, from personalized benefits to effective recognition programs? How much does career growth and employee retention add to a company's allure? Instead of looking for a "culture fit" in new employees, how can companies make their workplace better-suited to diversity?


Whitney Harper, SVP of People, Extra Space Storage

Emma E. Houston, Assistant Vice President for EDI & Chief Diversity Officer, University of Utah

Weslie Porter, Director of Culture and Engagement, Utah Department of Government Operations

Carmi Medoff, CEO, Onsite Kids

Matt Frisbie, Chief Marketing Officer, AXOMO



10:40 AM - 11:05 AM
Great Hall CollegeNet (Thought Leadership Spotlight)


Jim Wolfston, Founder, President, CollegeNet

11:05 AM - 11:30 AM
Crossroads Coffee Break
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Plaza Ballroom A Employee Mental Health: Centered on Worker Voice and Equity (Workshop)

Join Amelia Wilcox and Haeli Harris from Nivati in an engaging workshop focused on the evolving landscape of mental health support in the workplace. Delve into crucial considerations such as employee voices and equity in work, which are poised to become pivotal aspects requiring thorough evaluation by management and executives. 


Amelia Wilcox, Founder & CEO, Nivati

Haeli Harris, Director of Clinical Ops, Nivati

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Plaza Ballroom C The Science Behind Trust: How to Navigate Change with Adaptable Teams (Workshop)

Gain insights into the pitfalls of workplace change initiatives and discover the pivotal role trust plays in effective change management. Learn to foster adaptability and resilience within your teams and leave armed with practical tools to enhance team dynamics and organizational culture. Elevate your company with strategic knowledge and immediate, actionable takeaways for corporate transformation and leadership empowerment.


Zach Smith, Chief Activation Officer, Co-Founder, Activate 180

12:15 PM - 01:15 PM
Crossroads Lunch
01:15 PM - 02:00 PM
Plaza Ballroom A Back to the Basics with New and Improved TA Technology (Workshop)

The Recruitment Marketing industry is full of trendy, flashy, attention- grabbing technologies
promoted to HR practitioners in marketing campaigns, websites, case studies, and sales
demos, but do the technologies live up to their name after the sale? Join the Recruit Rooster
team as they discuss the necessary basics and bolts on the must-have technologies to form the
best-performing solutions to date. Heather and Ruth will sift through the fluff and prove what
works, based on their experience working with 500+ Fortune 5000 companies, as well as
statistics to validate or debunk various recruitment technologies.

They will take a look at the industry’s origins and initial trends, sharing an insider’s view of which
trends succeeded and failed--and which remain highly relevant and should be included in your
tech stack. They will also explore up-and-coming concepts and how they anticipate these trends
will play out in the recruitment marketing industry. The explored buzzwords will include SEO,
Google Talent, social, mobile, big data, microsites, artificial intelligence, and CRM campaigns.


Heather Hoffman, Chief Operating Officer, Recruit Rooster

Ruth Toombs, Sales Manager, Recruit Rooster

01:15 PM - 02:00 PM
Plaza Ballroom C Bridge (Workshop)
02:10 PM - 02:55 PM
Great Hall How to Make Reskilling Part of a Corporate Culture of Learning (Panel)

Employers who make reskilling a continuous part of their culture can cost-effectively develop the talent they need, as well as enhance their employer brand. How can companies best identify the employees who can make that shift? What are the most effective new educational techniques, which put an emphasis on active learning? How can corporate leaders promote a mindset of continuous learning and curiosity?


Trent Savage, SVP/Chief Human Resources Officer, Human Resources Team, Mountain American Credit Union

Gwendolyn Turner, Vice President, Learning and Development, Diversity and Social Impact ESG, Myriad Genetics

Nate Miller, Vice President of Learning, Culture and Development, Vivint 

Marcus Cazier, Head of L&D for the Americas, bioMérieux 

Donald Erb, HR Channel Czar, CollegeNET 



02:55 PM - 03:25 PM
Great Hall Fireside Chat #2


Andy Cinrich, Senior Consultant, Author of Change: How to Turn Uncertainty Into Opportunity

03:25 PM - 03:50 PM
Crossroads Coffee Break
03:50 PM - 04:35 PM
Great Hall Cultural Transformation and Meaningful Work: Nurturing a Purpose-Driven Workplace (Panel)

In an era of rapid change, purpose-driven environments are increasingly more important. How can leaders navigate cultural shifts within their organizations that prioritizes meaningful work, foster employee satisfaction, loyalty, and overall well-being? How can leaders tap into the power of intrinsic motivation to create genuine purpose and fulfillment?


Brooke Shreeve, Chief People Officer , Weave

 Dan Kwong, VP of Talent & Culture, Woodward

Daniel Allred, VP of Human Resources, Head of Global HR - ZAGG Inc. 



04:35 PM - 05:00 PM
Great Hall Fireside Chat #3


Ben Gross, Chief People Officer & General Counsel, Backcountry

05:00 PM - 05:05 PM
Great Hall Closing Remarks
05:05 PM - 05:30 PM
Crossroads Evening Reception


The conference will take place at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center, a space created to provide a place where people from all walks of life can come together and share ideas; inspire, nurture, and learn from one another; enjoy arts and cultural experiences; concerts and performing arts.