Northern Plains 50th Annual Meeting

Northern Plains’ 50th Annual Meeting is almost here! Join us as we say “Cheers to 50 Years” and celebrate almost a half-century of standing shoulder-to-shoulder to protect Montana. As always, you can expect informative, engaging sessions, and plenty of ways to celebrate together. We look forward to seeing you all again on Zoom this fall! 

We are pleased to announce two keynote speakers this year: Marshall Ganz and Katharine Hayhoe!

Marshall Ganz teaches, researches, and writes on leadership, narrative, social movements, civic associations, and politics. He is currently the Senior Lecturer in Leadership, Organizing, and Civil Society at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

Katharine Hayhoe is “one of the nation’s most effective communicators on climate change” (The New York Times). A climate scientist and professor living in Texas, she is the newly-appointed Chief Scientist for The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and a leading expert on the science, impacts, and communication of climate change.

Want to help celebrate and make the Annual Meeting the best it can be? We would love your contributions:

Donate creative auction items:

  • We are looking for great items from across Montana – and beyond! Do you have a vacation rental, homemade goodies, sports or concert tickets, or other treasures you could donate? Want to showcase goods, services, or experiences from your business? Donate to our auction!

Become a sponsor:

  • Besides great perks like publicity, complimentary attendance, and more, know you will have our sincere gratitude for helping fund scholarship assistance, first-rate speakers and experts, and for being part of our biggest event of the year. To learn more and to sponsor, visit our sponsor page.

Questions about the Annual Meeting? Contact Claire at or (406) 248-1154.