2020 Annual Meeting

Pull Up a Chair: Building Power Where We Are
November 19 – 21

Registration closed Wednesday, Nov 18 at noon (Mountain Time). Please direct any questions to claire@northernplains.org or call 406-248-1154.

Online Auction

This year’s auction is now LIVE! Northern Plains’ Annual Meeting Silent Auction has moved online this year and is full of Montana-made art, jewelry, getaways, homemade goodies, and more. All you need to take part is an email address – check it out and place your bid today! All proceeds go to furthering Northern Plains’ work protecting clean air, water, family agriculture, and more. 

Join us for an online gathering this year!

Northern Plains built power when everyday people met where they were: in their homes, and at their kitchen tables. Pull up a chair, and let’s continue to build power where we are! Join us for a virtual gathering this year!

Keynote speaker: Josh Slotnick, a Missoula-based writer, poet, and educator, will share from his decades of experience with agricultural programming and community-led initiatives.

Here’s what you need to know as we move virtual:

We’ll be using the conference platform Whova as a virtual event venue. This will be the one, central place for all things Annual Meeting: it’s where you can see the agenda, join sessions, learn about the speakers, interact with fellow attendees, and more. You can reference this Whova user guide to learn some basics about how to navigate the website.


Tech Trainings and Call for Volunteers

Pre-Event Technology Workshops

Northern Plains will be offering two tech workshops November 13th and 16th. We will go over the basics of Whova, our virtual event platform, and Zoom, the video-conferencing software. A group training will be offered each day as well as opportunities for one-on-one consultations to help you make the most of the virtual Annual Meeting.

Zoomers & Boomers – A Digital Buddy System

We’re also launching “Zoomers and Boomers” – an opportunity for more tech-savvy members and volunteers to be paired with anyone who would like a more personalized means to get familiar with the technology we’ll be using to connect virtually this year. If you’d like to take part, we’ll partner you with one other attendee before the conference to talk over your tech needs together and make plans for tech support during the event.

If you’d like to volunteer as a “Zoomer” to provide one-on-one tech support to a fellow attendee, click here. (Familiarity with Zoom functionality is a plus, and you will receive more training!)

If you’d be interested in receiving such support, click here.

Questions? Call (406) 248-1154.