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2021 Western Region Conference

  • 27 Sep 2021
  • 29 Sep 2021
  • Bozeman, MT

Registration

(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • This registration level is for Active, Associate and Life AAAE members. You must be current in your dues.
  • Includes transportation and meals only
  • This registration level is for all students - undergraduate and graduate. You must have paid 2021 AAAE student dues.
  • This registration level is for Active, Associate and Life AAAE members. You must be current in your dues.
  • Includes transportation and meals only
  • This registration level is for all students - undergraduate and graduate. You must have paid 2021 AAAE student dues.

Register
2021 Western Region AAAE Conference

Monday, Sept. 27 to Wednesday, Sept. 29

More information is available on the conference website.

Lodging

Kimpton Armory Hotel
24 West Mendenhall
Bozeman, Montana 59715
(406) 551-7700

$199/nightly rate for 2 Queen Beds, 1 King, or 1 Bedroom Suite Rooms- Rates available from September 25- 30, 2021. Total cost with taxes and fees per room, per night is $216.92.

*Note: As of 8/17, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday night are almost full. A few additional rooms have been added today. If you try make your reservation and at least one day is full, it will not allow you to book any nights. 

Click here to book your room.

Other close hotels: The Lark, Lewis and Clark Hotel, and The Element, and RSVP. Prices will be higher as rooms are booking up.  There are several other hotels in Bozeman, but would require a vehicle to travel back and forth to the conference hotel.

Ground Transportation

The hotel does not have an airport shuttle. You will need to have a rental car or use Uber or Lyft.

Please note: Rental car reservations are already filling for these dates. If you plan to reserve a rental car, we suggest you do this NOW so you can have one guaranteed.  Higher prices for rental cars are also reflected in this demand. In addition to national car rental companies, here are a few local rental businesses: Finish Line Auto Sales, 406-388-1111 or NextCar, 406-587-0933

Optional Tours on Monday, Sept. 27

These optional costs are in addition to the registration fee. These optional costs are in addition to the registration fee. If you need to pay for registration and the tour with different payments, you can register for the conference here then use the separate registration for your tour.


All tours will run from 12:30-4:30 p.m. and includes transportation. You will return to the hotel at the end of your tour prior to leaving at 6:00PM for a Welcome event at Deer Park Chalet: https://bridgerbowl.com/mountain/summer-activities/.  A complimentary beer and wine welcome reception will be held at the hotel from 5:00-6:00PM.

Fins and Feathers- Fly Fishing Foundations

Attendees will learn how to cast, all about gear, the basics of entomology, and entry level knots and flies. Cost: $45/person. Limited to 20 people. Learn more here: https://finsandfeathersonline.com/


Museum of the Rockies and MSU Sheep Station at Historic Fort Ellis: Museum of the Rockies is an affiliate of Montana State University with numerous exhibits focused on Montana, including the Siebel Dinosaur Complex, the Enduring Peoples Complex and the Living History Farm. The Sheep Station is located on the site of Historic Fort Ellis, which served as a Calvary post and the base for exploration into Yellowstone National Park. In 1930, the land was dedicated to range sheep investigations through MSU.  Cost: Free.


Explore Bozeman on Your Own. 

Hike the "M" or "Drinking Horse" trails

Explore MSU Campus

Tour the Lewis and Clark Caverns

Shop downtown Bozeman

Take a scenic drive up to Hyalite Reservoir and hike Palisade or Grotto Falls

See the Bears at Montana Grizzly Encounters

Visit one of the many Bozeman breweries

Restaurants: Restaurants in Bozeman | Bozeman CVB

Things to do: Things to do in Bozeman, MT | Bozeman CVB

More information about Bozeman attractions: https://www.tripadvisor.ca/Attractions-g45095-Activities-Bozeman_Montana.html

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