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Dates: Oct. 3-4, 2018
Location: Bozeman, MT
Cost: Oct 3 Presentation: $0; Oct 4 Workshop: $25

Join us for a symposium designed to bring together Montana practitioners who seek to improve the quality of life for older adults and to support their lifelong learning needs in an evolving landscape.

We will increase understanding of the importance of lifelong learning in older adults, sharing services, strategies, and synergies that work today.

Choose to attend one day or both.


$0 for the Oct 3 presentation; $25 for Oct 4 workshop (includes lunch)


Opening Reception and Presentation

Time: Wednesday, Oct. 3, 5pm–7pm
Location: Museum of the Rockies
Cost: $0

Discover what science and research tell us about the importance of lifelong learning.

Speakers include Dr. Renee Reijo Pera of Montana State University and Dr. Rick Knopf of Arizona State University.

Presentations and Discussion

Time: Thursday Oct. 4, 9am – 4pm
Location: Hilton Garden Inn, Bozeman
Cost: $25

Explore new concepts with local, regional and national experts while networking with professionals and lifelong learners from across Montana.

Lunch is included.

Presentations Include

  • Lifelong learning Across the U.S.: A Sampler of Models and Emerging Ideas (Rick Knopf, Arizona State University)
  • Montana Demographics (Doug Young, MSU Professor of Economics)
  • Reaching Rural Communities (Jim Peters, University of Kansas)

Plus, a panel of Montana lifelong learning programs and facilitated roundtable discussions.

Hotel Conference Rate

A block of rooms has been reserved at the conference property, the Hilton Garden Inn, 2023 Commerce Way, Bozeman, 59715.

The conference rate of $135 per night for a King is available until September 10th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

Hotel rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes. Currently a 7% lodging tax and a $2.00 per room, per night TBID fee are in effect.

Make a reservation online.

You may also call toll-free at 1-877-STAY-HGI or the hotel directly at 406-582-9900.

All reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card. Advance reservation deposits are refundable if the reservation is cancelled prior to 24 hours before the day of arrival.

Who Should Attend

We welcome representatives from:

  • libraries
  • adult education programs
  • Extension
  • local and state agencies
  • local governments
  • higher education
  • healthcare
  • senior centers and others who serve an older adult population
  • lifelong learners

Our Partners

Thank you to our partners:

  • MSU Extension
  • Friends of MSU Wonderlust
  • MSU Vice President for Research & Economic Development
  • MSU Academic Technology & Outreach

How to Register

Register yourself online or call 406-994-7027.