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Venue, Accommodations, and Travel

The 2019 Summer National Conference will be held in beautiful Bozeman, Montana. This fast-growing mountain community is tucked away in Montana’s Gallatin Valley, just an hour’s drive north of Yellowstone National Park. People come from all over the planet to visit this iconic part of the world, and to enjoy Bozeman’s friendly vibe, unique cultural resources, and easy access to intact natural habitats.

View of Montana State University

The Venue

The 2019 conference will be centered in Norm Asbjornson Hall at Montana State University. This beautiful LEED-Certified facility, designed in collaboration with the MSU School of Engineering, is in the final stages of completion. We’ll be among the first groups to host an event there — and the view from our meeting room on the northeast corner of the building will include a stunning panorama of the Gallatin Valley and fabled Bridger Mountains. This will be an inspiring and highly functional new space for our conference.

Update: this building recently won an Innovative Design award from the USGBC in the new construction category. Read more.

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Lindsey Foote

Contact Lindsey Foote for reservations.
406-551-2320

Conference Hotel

We have a room block reserved at Element Bozeman in downtown Bozeman. They offer a variety of rooms and rates, beginning at $260 nightly– and there are many reasons that the Element offers the best value for your stay:

  • It’s the site of our pre-conference Tuesday night reception.
  • They run free shuttle every hour to and from the airport at no additional charge.
  • They’ll shuttle you to the conference site at no additional charge.
  • They have an extraordinary breakfast buffet at no additional charge.
  • If you want to pedal around town, they’ll loan you a bike and helmet at no additional charge.
  • It’s downtown and only a block or two from shops, restaurants, and music venues.
  • It’s directly across the street from the Streamline bus stop, a free city bus that will take you anywhere in Bozeman.

And the good news about the 2019 venue? You can come work and play with us for three days, and stay at Element Bozeman, for no more that the cost of attending one of the other big national conferences where you’ll get lost in the masses. You will not need a car for this conference, unless you choose to tour Montana before or after the event, and you won’t have to buy many meals. Do the math — this will be a career changing event for most attendees, and the total cost is very reasonable.

Book a Room

The easiest and cheapest way to book a room is to contact Sales Manager Lindsey Foote at 406-551-2320 and ask for the Habitat X room block.

Downtown Bozeman

Bozeman airport

Air and Car Travel

If you’ll be flying to Summer National, the best airport is Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN). It’s 11 miles from the airport to downtown Bozeman, with plenty of taxis and ample Uber service. If you’re staying at the Element Hotel, they offer a free shuttle from the airport.

There is ample free parking at the hotel and at the conference center.

Bozeman air connections

The Best Travel Dates

The Summer National Conference begins Wednesday June 12th at 9:00 am and continues through Friday June 14th at 4:00 pm. The Habitat X events are designed to be continuous and all-inclusive experiences, so most participants choose to attend for the entire time. When making airline reservations, we suggest that the latest you should arrive is Tuesday June 11th, and the earliest you should leave is Saturday June 15th. Our best recommendation is to dedicate some extra time if you can to stay and look around this amazing part of the world.

Yellowstone Park
Glacier Park

Go to Yellowstone or Glacier!

Many conference attendees take some extra time to tour the Montana and the surrounding countryside. It’s an easy thing to do — the Habitat X Conference is located in the middle of some of the most beautiful and accessible parks, rivers, and mountains anywhere. When you register for the conference, we’ll send you a planning kit to get you started on planning your trip to Big Sky, Yellowstone Park, Glacier Park, and beyond.

View or download the Guidebook to Southwest Montana.


Yellowstone Park


Glacier Park

 

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