October 18, 2018
Writer: Emma Hassell
On October 26, the BYU-Idaho Alumni office will host the Power to Become Conference. P2B is not a traditional professional conference. It’s a conference meant to encourage students, alumni, and guests to discover their passion, tell their story and network effectively.
Every other semester, the BYU-Idaho Alumni Office brings speakers to campus to speak to students and guests about their careers, passions and education.
Steve Davis is the director of alumni relations and the director of Power to Become. For the last seven events, P2B has sold-out. Davis hopes the seats will be filled again on the night of the event.
“We had our first event in October 2014, and we were invited by then President Kim B. Clark to bring some of our successful alumni back,” Davis said. “Primarily, so students can see and feel that they can go and do anything they want to do from BYU-Idaho.”
Speakers are chosen carefully by the Alumni Office and then they are approved by the Church Board of Education in Salt Lake City.
P2B speakers are usually alumni of BYU-Idaho or Ricks College. While there have been non-alumni speakers, such as Al Fox Carraway and BYU Cougars football Coach Kalani Sitaki, at the event before, this year, all the speakers, the emcee and the entertainment are all alumni.
Davis predicts the event will be a positive experience to those who attend.
“The students who elect to come will be inspired and some of them will maybe get some advice that will really impact their lives,” Davis said. “Maybe even change their lives in a positive way.”
The Power to Become Conference is on October 26 in the John W. Hart building.
For more information or to buy tickets, visit byui.edu/p2b.