2018 Utah Solutions Summit

Coming Together to Solve the Opioid Crisis

Quick info for attendees

Where do I park? The parking lot Northeast of Vivint Smart Home Arena is reserved for the event. You can park there ride the Blue line or Green line Trax to the event.

Can I attend the morning and afternoon sessions? Yes! If you are registered for one of the sessions you are welcome to join us for the other session.

Can I bring a backpack? Leave your large bags or backpacks in your vehicle since the venue will not allow them inside.

Points of Contact:

Volunteers: Sandra Gersch, 801-372-3771
Media: Stan Livingston, 801-372-3771 or
Jillian Wheeler, 202-308-3926
Schools: Devin Shelley, 917-232-6604
Seating: Jason Badell, 801-910-2772
Buses: Ciara Gregovich, 801-688-5083
General: Mike Deaver, 801-245-9329
General: Rob Axson, 801-310-4911

2018 Utah Solutions Summit Sponsors

U.S. Senator Mike Lee

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes

DEA 360

Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation

October 12, 2018

Vivint Smart Home Arena
Salt Lake City, Utah

9:00am-12:30pm: Youth Opioid Summit (Register your school)
1:00pm-5:00pm: General Session (Get your tickets)

2018 Utah Solutions Summit

This Year’s Summit:

Much like has been done in previous Utah Solutions Summits, many different organizations and individuals of various backgrounds and political leanings are coming together to find solutions for an issue that matters to Utah. Senator Mike Lee, the Utah Attorney General’s office, the DEA 360 Program, the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation, The Sutherland Institute, the Salt Lake Chamber, and many others are partnering for this year’s event focused on the opioid crisis. The purpose of the 2018 Summit is to foster a greater sense of connection and collaboration among our local and national community to create better and more effective options at all levels so those impacted by the opioids crisis can choose connection instead of addiction.

The Utah Solutions Summit: Instead will be held at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. This dynamic, multi-dimensional event will engage Utahns of all ages and backgrounds in compelling and empowering ways. This summit will provide education and resources that will help spark a movement whose goal is nothing less than the eradication of opioid abuse in Utah and across the United States.

Stigma and shame are the walls that often separate people from rescue while sweeping the issue under the rug for the rest of us. “Out of sight, out of mind” must no longer be our approach to addiction. We must connect for a cure instead.

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“This is a fight we can win. We know this because Utahns have a history of coming together to tackle difficult social problems.”


“The opioid epidemic is the most pressing public health crisis our country faces. Far too many of our friends, family, and neighbors have fallen victim to the devastating plague of addiction. We can win this fight but need everyone’s help to do it.”