Consortium of University Public Service Organizations


2023 Annual Conference
June 12-14, 2023
Big Sky, Montana



Join your peers from university-based public service organizations around the country to explore new ideas, tools, and resources; identify opportunities for collaboration; and build relationships with peers and partners.

Participants will:

  • Connect with a national community of peers who have similar public service missions, while operating within an academic environment. 
  • Get practical and candid advice from those working on similar issues and in similar settings.
  • Learn about new ideas that can energize their own programs.
  • Explore opportunities to network, share expertise, and build foundations for future collaboration.



Thanks to generous contributions from our sponsors, the early bird registration cost to attend the 2023 CUPSO conference is $430 (register before April 28th) and $480 regular (April 29th - May 26th).

Fill out the registration form and submit payment using the links below to ensure your conference registration is complete.

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Multiple registration fees can be paid simultaneously through the credit card payment portal. Please include the names of each registrant.

Prefer to pay by check? We're happy to send you an invoice. Please contact Lydia Maunz at [email protected].


Written notice of cancellation must be postmarked/dated no later than May 15, 2023 to receive a full registration fee refund. Written requests postmarked/dated after May 15, 2023 will be assessed a 25% administrative fee, and requests postmarked/dated after June 5, 2023 are not eligible for a refund. Registrants who fail to attend, cancel, or send a substitute are liable for the full registration fee. Substitution of a participant is encouraged over cancellation. To cancel registration or send a substitute, please send notification to Lydia Maunz at [email protected] or to her attention at Montana State University Local Government Center, P.O. Box 170535, Bozeman, MT 59717-0535.


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Big Sky Resort:

50 Big Sky Resort Rd.
Big Sky, MT 59716

Group room rates range from $209-$251 a night. These rates are available starting June 11th for those arriving early.

Online reservations can be made here.

If you need any assistance with booking or prefer to book over the phone, please call the resort. Be sure to mention that you are booking under the CUPSO room block.

The deadline to book a room is May 14.

A note on the weather: The resort sits at an elevation of 7500', and Montana weather can be highly unpredictable with snow in May and sometimes June. We recommend packing for a variety of possibilities including rain or snow as well as sun and warmer temperatures. A jacket, rain coat, warm layers, and shoes that won't mind wet/mud are all good to consider. 


The resort is about an hour's drive from the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport. A comprehensive list of transportation options is available through the airport's website. If you prefer to rent a car, the resort offers free parking for all guests. 

map to Big Sky



If you plan to extend your stay and explore some of the beautiful and exciting possibilities the area has to offer, there's a wealth of information in the Big Sky and Bozeman Visitors Guides and the Big Sky and Bozeman Chamber of Commerce websites. You'll find information for planning and/or booking activities like:

  • Hiking
  • Trail rides
  • Mountain biking
  • Ziplining and high ropes course
  • Whitewater rafting
  • Fly fishing
  • Golf

They’re also excellent resources for Big Sky and Bozeman dining, shopping, and health and wellness options, as well as suggestions for day trips to places like Bozeman, Chico, or Yellowstone Hot Springs, the Museum of the Rockies, the Beartooth Highway, Virginia City, West Yellowstone, and Yellowstone National Park.

If you plan to explore Yellowstone and need accommodations closer to the Park, we highly recommend booking as soon as possible as campgrounds, hotels, and Airbnbs fill up well in advance.

The two entrances to the Park accessible from the Big Sky Resort are the West Entrance in West Yellowstone and the North Entrance in Gardiner.

West Yellowstone is an hour’s drive south of the resort. The West Yellowstone Chamber of Commerce website offers additional information about the Park as well as attractions like the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center and the IMAX theater.

Gardiner, one of several communities hardest hit by the June 2022 Yellowstone River flooding, is a two-and-a-half-hour drive through historic Livingston and beautiful Paradise Valley. The North Entrance provides access to Mammoth Hot Springs, the first of many active geothermal spots in the Park, and offers stunning views of Yellowstone as you proceed.


We are thrilled to host you in Big Sky country and are happy to help answer any questions you have about the conference as well as offer tips and suggestions if you plan to extend your stay! Please feel free to contact Lydia Maunz, [email protected], 406-994-6694.