The Summit





Dates for Summit 2020 will be announced soon!



We are pleased to announce the fifth annual BYU Leadership Conference: The Summit. All distinguished Brigham Young University alumni have one thing in common—they started their legacy at this incredible institution of learning. This two-day conference allows BYU alumni to share their inspiring journeys and teach students how to make an impact in the world. Join us on Friday and Saturday, February 8 and 9, to learn how to make the most of your BYU experience and gain leadership skills that will equip you to make a difference in the world.



How It Works

Day 1: Come to the Wilkinson Center Ballroom and be inspired by successful BYU Alumni as they offer TEDtalk-style presentations. Attendees will also enjoy dinner, be entertained, and have the chance to win awesome prizes.

Day 2: Meet at the Hinckley Center to learn leadership principles and insights from four of the best faculty and administrators BYU has to offer. This will be followed by an interactive panel discussion. A light breakfast will be served.


Student Registration

Two-day Pass: $25

Friday Only: $20

Saturday Only: $10


Community Registration

Two-day Pass: $50

Friday Only: $40

Saturday Only: $20

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Friday Speakers


Liz Wiseman (BS '86, MS '88)

New York Times and Wall Street Journal Best-selling author, Liz Wiseman is a researcher and advisor who teaches leadership to executives around the world. Wiseman is also the CEO of the Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development firm whose clients include Apple, Disney, Tesla and Nike. Her research has also been featured in a number of business and leadership journals, including Harvard Business Review and Fortune. Liz has been listed on Thinkers50 and named one of the top 10 leadership thinkers in the world. She is a frequent guest lecturer at BYU and Stanford University.


Art Rascon (BA '85)

20 time Emmy award winner, Art Rascon has reported from more than 75 countries, 5 continents and nearly every State in the Union. His expansive work includes everything from U.S. Presidential elections, wars in Iraq and Israel, drug cartel violence in Central America and natural disasters across the globe. Rascon has also been named one of the 100 Most Influential Hispanics in America by The National Hispanic Business Magazine. In his spare time, Rascon serves as a board member of YMCA International and works as a motivational speaker. Rascon is happily married with seven children.


Carine Clark (BA '87, MBA '93)

Carine Clark is three-time president and CEO of high-growth tech companies including Allegiance, MartizCX and Banyan. She has received numerous awards for her work, including the EY Entrepreneur Of the Year Award in the Utah Region and Utah Business Magazine’s CEO of the Year. Clark works to help the community, serving on the executive boards of The Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development and Silicon Slopes, a non-profit. Clark is also a cancer survivor with a deep appreciation for life. When not working, she enjoys traveling, exploring and doing hard things with her family.


Sean Reyes (BA '94, JD University of California '97)

At the age of 42, Sean Reyes was appointed to be Utah’s 21st Attorney General, becoming Utah’s first minority elected statewide. After two years of working to reorganize and re-energize the office, Reyes was selected by the Republican National Committee as one of its four national rising stars. Prior to taking office, Reyes was a partner in a small venture fund, general counsel for a tech company and a litigation partner at Utah’s largest private law firm. Reyes and his wife, Saysha, are proud parents of six children. For fun, Reyes enjoys playing basketball, cooking and dancing with his wife.


Saturday Speakers


Jared Ward (BS '15, MS '15)

As adjunct Statistics Faculty at BYU, Jared Ward’s research in biomechanics coincides perfectly with his biggest extracurricular interest: running. Ward’s long distance accolades include placing 6th in the 2016 Olympics marathon, ranking 2nd place in the 2018 Boston Marathon and becoming placing 1st in three of the long distance runs in the USA National Championships. Ward shows no sign of slowing down; he’s currently preparing for the 2019 Boston Marathon, as well as the 2020 Olympics. He is happily married to his high school sweetheart, Erica, and has three kids, with one more on the way.


Michael Jensen (BS '90, MS '91, PhD UCLA '94)

Dean, Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering

Growing up, Michael Jensen spent summers on his grandparents’ cattle ranch, an experience that taught him how to work hard. Not one to shy from a challenge, Jensen went on to earn a B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering. Since graduation, Jensen has returned to BYU as a professor and Dean of the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering. He has also published nearly 300 scientific articles, co-founded two tech companies, and served as president of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society. When not working, Jensen enjoys the company of his wife, Angela, and their four children.


Lori Wadsworth (BS '82, MPA '95, PhD University of Utah '03)

MPA Program Director

Lori Wadsworth currently serves as the MPA program director and department chair of the Romney Institute of Public Management at BYU. Prior to that time, she spent 14 years as an academic advisor for the university. Wadsworth’s research focuses on work-family interaction, particularly how organizations can assist employees in managing their work-life integration. She also teaches some courses in the Marriot School, including the MPA Capstone class and Ethics in Management. Wadsworth and her husband, Kim, have been married for 35 years. They are the parents of eight children and five son-in-laws, and grandparents to twelve grandchildren.










What is the dress for the event?

Business casual (slacks, polos, button-up shirts, blouses, etc.—no jeans or shorts)


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, you can bring it up on your phone to be scanned.


What's the refund policy?

Refunds will be honored through Feb. 1, 2019.


Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes, if you are unable to attend, you may give your registration to someone else.