Registration open for ‘What’s Up Down South Economic Summit’ featuring Lt. Gov. Cox

ST. GEORGE — Southern Utah’s “What’s Up Down South Economic Summit” is set for Jan. 15, 2015, at the Dixie Center St. George with featured speaker Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer J. Cox, among many notables.

Now in its 18th year, the “What’s Up Down South Economic Summit” has become the premier business event in Southern Utah. The 2015 event will feature a number of technology updates and improvements, as well as exciting and informative keynote speakers and breakout sessions.

Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox on far right playing in brother's rock band, location and date not specified | Photo courtesy of Scott Hirschi, St. George News
Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox on far right playing in brother’s rock band, location and date not specified | Photo courtesy of Scott Hirschi, St. George News

How many lawyers do you know who play in a rock band and serve as lieutenant governor of the best managed state in the nation?  You’ll want to attend the Summit and hear Cox, who brought a sleepy rural telephone company to a thriving fiber empire.

Cox joins a slate of cutting edge speakers and leaders who make the summit the largest and most dynamic business gathering in Southern Utah. For superb networking, cool tech prizes, and the latest information on biz projects for the next 18 months go to the “What’s Up Down South Economic Summit” and to its website to register.


  • Noelle Pikus Pace
    • Olympian, world champion, World Cup champion, mom
  • Spencer J. Cox
    • Utah lieutenant governor
  • Robert Grow
    • CEO, Envision Utah
  • Lecia Langston
    • Senior economist, Utah Department of Workforce Services
  • Vardell Curtis
    • CEO, Washington County Board of Realtors
  • Mary Michelle Scott
    • President, Fishbowl
  • Lennart Erickson
    • Director, Small Business Development Center
  • Brad Harker
    • Speaker, author, consultant, Founders Inc.
  • Mary Ronnow
    • Founder, The Skin Institute
  • Jeff Poulton
    • Founder & CEO, Rocketmade
  • Aly Brooks
    • CEO, Keybox Coaches
  • Allan Carter
    • Principal, Southern Utah Title Company
  • Derek Miller
    • President and CEO, World Trade Center Utah
  • Chad Booth
    • Executive producer, TV shows “The County Seat” and “At Your Leisure”
  • Steven Harrop
    • Advisory board member, Soltis Investment Advisors
  • Steve Carwell
    • Manufacturing Operations, Dixie Applied Technology College
  • Brock Alexander
    • General manager, 5N plus Semiconductors LLC
  • Jason Wells
    • CEO, Contact Point and Log My Calls
  • Mitch Cloward
    • Operations officer, Intermountain Healthcare

Scheduled Events

  • 7-8 a.m. | Check-in and breakfast service
  • 8-8:45 a.m. | Economic Premier
  • 8:45-9 a.m. | Networking break
  • 9-10 a.m. | First breakout session
  • 10-10:15 a.m. | Networking break
  • 10:15-10:45 a.m. | What’s Up Down South
  • 10:45-11 a.m. | Networking break
  • 11 a.m.- 12 p.m. | Second breakout session
  • 12-1 p.m. | Luncheon keynote speaker
  • 1-1:30 p.m. | Networking power hour
  • 1:30 p.m. | Growth opportunities and challenges

Event details and resources

  • What: What’s Up Down South Economic Summit
  • When: Thursday, Jan. 15, starting at 7 a.m.
  • Where: Dixie Center St. George, 1835 South Convention Center Drive, St. George, Utah
  • Tickets: $95, registration online
  • What’s Up Down South website

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1 Comment

  • Joe Smith December 24, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    95 dollars? wow… If this was a domestic farm animal convention in Cedar or Hurricane they might be justified in charging that, but it seems kinda steep for what it is…

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