Venue, Accommodations, and Travel
The 2020 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.
The 2020 conference will be centered in Norm Asbjornson Hall at Montana State University. This beautiful LEED-Certified facility was designed in collaboration with the MSU School of Engineering. The views from our meeting room 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.
This building recently won an Innovative Design award from the USGBC in the new construction category. Read more.
Bozeman is blessed with a wide range of accommodations and ample availability. We have made arrangements for a dedicated room block at the Lark Bozeman Motel in beautiful downtown Bozeman. The Lark is ideally suited for the conference: close to the lights and entertainment of downtown, and a lovely 20-minute walk from the conference facility on the MSU campus. We’ll also run a twice-daily shuttle bus from the Lark to the campus. To get the best rate at the Lark, ask for the Habitat X room block.
We also encourage our guests to consider private options: rooms and entire homes on AirBnB and VRBO. To get you started, we’ve done some research on private homes and rooms that are available during the conference. The links below show homes that are within a 25-minute walk from the conference facility on the MSU campus.
See the available AirBnB offerings.
See the available VRBO offerings.
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. Most downtown hotels offer a free shuttle from the airport. There’s ample free parking at the conference center.
The Best Travel Dates
The Summer National Conference begins Wednesday June 10th at 1:00 pm and continues through Saturday June 13th at 2:00 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 9th, and the earliest you should leave is Saturday June 13th at 4:00 pm. Our best recommendation is to dedicate some extra time if you can to stay and look around this amazing part of the world.
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.
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