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Summit Institute

Summit Institute is an independent 501(c)3 non-profit with deep ties to the Summit community. The Institute’s mission is to apply creative solutions to real-world challenges related to the environment, education, the arts, health, and social innovation. Summit Institute pursues these goals through orchestrating large-scale conservation projects, bringing art access to our community and the world, and convening leaders to explore impact initiatives. These gatherings further social innovation by bringing together leaders in various fields to develop creative, actionable solutions that can be disseminated strategically throughout Summit’s vast community of influencers.

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Summit Institute has created a lab model to extend and enrich the conversations that happen at Summit, by inviting a cadre of issue-specific, cutting-edge experts and practitioners in emerging and front-line concepts in public good to develop creative solutions for specific socially-oriented topics.

This targeted group of 10-25 experts and leaders gather for workshops and lab sessions to connect with each other, collaborate and problem-solve. But, the true excitement and uniqueness of the gatherings come from the opportunity to expose these emerging areas of social good with the highly accomplished, creative and productive group that is the Summit community. Learn more >>


The Summit Institute Art program is a thriving, creative platform that brings Artists-in-Residence to Summit gatherings and public art to the beautiful Ogden Valley and Powder Mountain. Learn more >>


We have pioneered the Summit Institute Lab model to gather social innovators on a variety of topics, including a cutting-edge conference on the applications of Blockchain for Social Good along with Social Bonds, Criminal Justice, Veterans, and Ocean Conservation. Learn more >>


The Summit community has a strong history of commitment to conserving our land and ocean natural resources and spaces. We continue to partner with great conservation leaders to ensure the beauty of the Wasatch Mountains and our vast oceans for future generations. Learn more >>