Social Events Spotlight: Secret SLC

October 29, 2015 - By: Sarah Pease

Psst. Can you keep a secret? Good. Salt Lake City native Baya Voce can, too! In fact, staying mum is the prerequisite behind her experiential and experimental concept,
Secret SLC. Want to know more? Read on for the answers...
Who is
Baya Voce
? A self-described speaker, advisor, and relationships curator, Voce says it was her time on
MTV’s “The Real World,” that launched her fascination with relationships and how, along with connections, they can impact every aspect of our lives.
What is Secret SLC? An event that brings together local leaders who are influencing and shaping the future of downtown Salt Lake City. Over a social meal individuals from various industries ideate, collaborate, and partner for the greater good.
Where
is it held? At different, invite-only secret locations. For the recent ‘Dirty 30’ party celebrating the
Utah Aids Foundation’s 30th anniversary, guests received a cupcake dropped at their doorstep with a note that read, "Please eat carefully. There is a secret inside." The invite gave instructions to wear white to a location that would be revealed the day of the event. Without a plus one, or knowing why they were invited, guests showed up to an alley wearing all white and were served all-white food and cocktails,
took pictures on a white couch with white props, and danced to a live Motown band,
Joshy Soul. The white juxtaposed against the colorful alley symbolized a clean slate and progress for the next 30 years.
Why hold these events? According to Voce, powerful relationships have an infinite capacity to cause change. Secret SLC is the stage, the space, and the shared experience for those relationships to build.
How can you learn more? Find out about upcoming events or become involved as a sponsor
here. And see pics from past events
here. What do you think about the Secret SLC concept? Tell us in the comments.
Photo Credit: Rachel Hofstetter