The event is being hosted by the National Parks Conservation Association and a team of representatives from city and county governments, business, tourism and economic development professionals, public land managers and national park friends groups.
Workshops will be held at the Rehearsal Hall at the Sundance Resort from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
According to the group, more than 100 leaders from communities neighboring Utah's national parks and monuments as well as federal land managers will attend.
The goal is to share new ideas and create solutions to help gateway communities such as Springdale, Torrey, Moab and Tropic. Organizers hope the gathering will serve as a starting point for future discussions about resolving current challenges, solving difficult problems and working together to develop their communities.