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Summit Series To Get Its Own Mountain Village Eden

Summit Series, a popular conference that TechCrunch describes as “Part Burning-Man, Part TED,” has just acquired 10,000 acres outside of Salt Lake City, where they hope to develop a “500-home village to foster startups, artists, thinkers, and nonprofits who will build their own version of utopia.”

The idea behind the purchase is to offer a more permanent-home base for conference-goers, who usually only meet for 4 days a year, so they can network and “think big” 365 days a year. As Summit Series investor Tim Chang explains: “The community portion — the networking, the people — that could be even more valuable than just the straight return on investment for a vacation property.”

According to TechCrunch, “every aspect of the new village will be open to social experimentation,” which leads us to wonder - which architect would be best suited to design this hyper-social village of young innovators? Perhaps BIG or Michel Rojkind Arquitectos? Let us know who you’d like to see design this utopian village in the comments below.

Story via TechCrunch 

Cite:Vanessa Quirk. "Summit Series To Get Its Own Mountain Village Eden" 05 Dec 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/303205/summit-series-new-village-will-be-a-hub-for-innovation/>