FARMINGTON -- To draw a big crowd the Davis County Sheriff's Office has recruited the biggest motivational speaker they could think of.
Former Utah Jazz center Mark Eaton, all 7 feet, 4 inches of him, will serve as keynote speaker for the 3rd Annual Northern Utah Regional EMS Conference.
The two-day conference, open to emergency medical personnel and the public, is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 14-15 at the Davis Conference Center in Layton, said Davis County Sheriff's Sgt. Susan Poulsen.
The cost of the conference is $40 per day and includes a lunch provided by the center.
The Davis County Commission recently approved the $2,000 contract with Eaton, who is scheduled to kick off the two-day conference with a morning seminar.
"Eaton will be speaking on team building," Poulsen said. "We would really like to fill the room."
Emergency response agencies from across the state are expected to attend the conference, Poulsen said. The 2011 conference had about 150 people attend each day, she said.
"We're hoping to grow it," Poulsen said.
With the number of different speakers who will be providing medical instruction at the event, the conference each day qualifies for 8 hours of the required continuing medical education that state emergency rescue personnel are required to receive on an annual basis, Poulsen said.
Those interested in attending can contact Davis County Sheriff's Deputy Scott Harper at 801-391-9035.