Event Schedule

The CareerFest job fair will be open from 9 a.m. through 4 p.m.

All speakers and times are subject to change.

Presentations and workshops:

8:30-9 a.m.: Continental breakfast (must be purchased in advance on our registration page).
9-10 a.m.: Keynote speaker: Brett Harward, Author and CEO of Bitesize: “The five laws that determine all of life’s outcomes.” SPONSORED BY IDAHO CENTRAL CREDIT UNION.
10-10:50 a.m.: Eastern Idaho Success Stories. SPONSORED BY ALLIANCE TITLE.
  • Teton Distillery: Lea Beckett, CEO and John Boczar, Chief Distiller
  • Fin Fun: Eric Browning, CEO
  • CAL Ranch – Jerry Ward, CEO
11-11:45 a.m.: Breakout sessions.
  • Economic Development, featuring: Ammon Mayor Dana Kirkham; Idaho Falls Economic Development Coordinator Dana Briggs; and Regional Economic Development for Eastern Idaho (REDI) Director Jan Rogers; moderated by Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce Director Michelle Holt.
  • Park Price: An update on efforts to bring a community college to eastern Idaho.
11:45-Noon: Break and pickup lunch (breakfast and lunch package available on our registration page).
Noon-1 p.m.: Keynote Speaker, Jay Larsen, Idaho Technology Council: “Idaho Triangle of Innovation.”
1-1:30 p.m.: Stephanie Cook, Program Manager Tech-Based Economic Development and Stacey Francis, Small Business Program Manager. “How to do business with INL, small business procurement process and INL’s new programs driving talent pipeline needs.”
1:30-2 p.m.: Lauren Necochea, Director of Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy. “The state of our economy and the current issues that impact it.”
2-2:15 p.m.: Break.
2:15-3 p.m.: Breakout sessions:
  • Entrepreneurs & College Internship Opportunities – David Noack, moderator. Will Jensen, RBDC; Hailey Mack, EITC; Justin Hodges, BYU-I; Julie Thompson, ISU.
  • Making Business Happen with Digital Media –Donna Nims, Post Register Advertising Sales Manager, moderator. Robert Brady; Jeremy Dressen, CEO Glacier Marketing; Michelle Ziel­-Dingman, CEO Artcore Visual Studio; Ryan Harris, CEO Strategic Social Partners.
3:15-4 p.m.: Brett Judd: Say ‘Yes’ Coach, CEO, Author. “Say Yes to Profits, Productivity and Passion.” Sponsored by IDAHO INNOVATION CENTER