Gardner Policy Institute launches Ivory Experiences

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Gardner Policy Institute launches Ivory Experiences

The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute is starting a student program called Ivory Experiences that is being underwritten by the Ivory Foundation. It provides undergraduate students a unique opportunity to interact and learn from the Institute as well as prominent business and community leaders. Each semester, 10 undergraduate students will be selected to take part in the Ivory Experiences.

Ivory Experience Opportunities

  • Public Policy Lunch: Monthly lunches hosted at the Thomas S. Monson Center on critical public policy issues impacting our world
  • Day on the Hill: Meetings with legislators and staff members from Legislature and Governor’s Office
  • Policy Encounter: Site visit to an economic region of the state
  • Newsmaker Breakfasts: Monthly breakfasts at Institute with decision makers
  • Mentoring from Gardner Institute staff members
  • Salt Lake Chamber Economic Policy Summit

Who qualifies?

  • Undergraduate students, any major
  • Must hold a 3.0 GPA
  • Show involvement or interest in public policy
  • How to apply: Submit a letter of interest and resume to
  • Deadline: Aug 2, 2019


  • Witness the intersection of academia and action
  • Learn about the Utah economy and demographics from leading professionals
  • Be mentored by economists, demographers, political scientists, sociologists, and statisticians
  • Tour a venue of economic significance to the city
  • See how decision-makers make Informed DecisionsTM

A special thanks to the Ivory Foundation for underwriting this initiative

August 2019

19 Fall Semester Begins

23 Welcome lunch and
meet with mentor

TBD Utah Economy Workshop

September 2019

11 Newsmaker Breakfast

18 Day on the Hill

27 Public Policy Lunch

TBD Mentor Experience

October 2019

9 Newsmaker Breakfast

TBD Policy Encounter

25 Public Policy Lunch

TBD Mentor Experience

November 2019

13 Newsmaker Breakfast

22 Public Policy Lunch

TBD Economic Policy Summit

TBD Mentor Experience

December 2019

6 Public Policy Lunch

TBD Utah Economy Workshop

2019-08-06T10:59:46-07:00July 15th, 2019|

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