Innovation in Education Symposium

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Join us to hear from leading experts on innovation in education both globally and locally. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Clark G. Gilbert, president of BYU-Pathway Worldwide. Following President Gilbert, contributing authors of the publication and Utah policymakers will discuss a wide array of topics including competency-based education, flexible spending accounts, restorative justice in school discipline, costs of higher education, public/private partnerships, industry pathways, and the future of teaching as a profession.

This event is also being offered to licensed educators as a professional learning activity for two license renewal points (2 hours). Printed certificates will be made available at the event.

Parking Instructions: Event parking will be provided in both the A. Ray Olpin University Union Building north parking lot and the Hedco Building south parking lot, both of which are a short walk to the Gardner Commons. Both parking lot entrances will be clearly marked with a sign that reads, “Sutherland Institute Event Parking.”

KEYNOTE: Clark G. Gilbert, President,BYU–Pathway Worldwide: Clark G. Gilbert became the first president of BYU-Pathway Worldwide on May 1, 2017. BYU-Pathway was built to bring education to those who might otherwise not have access to a traditional university. BYU-Pathway serves over 40,000 students in 500 locations around the world. Prior to his new assignment, President Gilbert served as the 16th president of Brigham Young University-Idaho. As president of BYU-Idaho, he focused on increased access, student mentoring, and the growth of the university’s online programs.

President Gilbert previously served as CEO of Deseret News Publishing Company and Deseret Digital Media, where he was recognized as the Innovator of the Year by multiple media associations. Early in his career, President Gilbert taught as a professor of entrepreneurial management at the Harvard Business School. He recently co-authored the book Dual Transformation in Harvard Business School Press, and has also published in MIT, Sloan Management Review, Harvard Business Review and Oxford University Press.

President Gilbert graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in International Relations. He earned a master’s degree in East Asian Studies from Stanford University and a doctorate degree in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School. President Gilbert was born in California and raised in Arizona. After serving as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Japan, he married his wife, Christine. They are the parents of eight children.

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May 15 2019


10:00 am - 12:00 pm




University of Utah
The Hinckley Institute, Gardner Commons Building, room 2018
Sutherland Institute


Sutherland Institute
(801) 355-1272