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Northern Plains’ 2019 Annual Meeting

November 8 - November 9

Northern Plains’ 48th Annual Meeting
November 8 – 9, 2019
DoubleTree Hotel | Downtown Billings

t’s a weekend of fun, fellowship, and learning as we celebrate the Full Circle of our history. Northern Plains was formed as our region was under threat from coal development. Now, almost 50 years later, we are witnessing that industry fade away while we continue to grow and prosper. We also bid farewell to Teresa Erickson, our fearless leader for over three decades, who was instrumental in building one of the strongest conservation organizations in the West. We celebrate this history as we also celebrate the next generation of leadership.

**Save money and register today!**


Northern Plains is pleased to announce that our 2019 keynote speaker will be Teresa Erickson! After 33 years of fearless leadership as Northern Plains’ staff director, Teresa is passing the torch. Come hear her stories, insights, and lessons learned from over three decades of organizing Montanans with passion, creativity, tenacity, and humor.


Join us for sessions related to the fight for family farms and rural communities, owning our power for clean energy, soil health 101, the historic Good Neighbor Agreement, and more!

Plus… We’ll have our beloved silent auction, homegrown meals, and much more!

See which sessions interest you by downloading our 2019 Annual Meeting brochure!


  • November 1 – Last day to book discounted hotel rooms at the DoubleTree ($119)
  • November 1 – Last day for early-bird registration… Save money and REGISTER TODAY!
  • November 7 – For current members, election ballots must be returned to Northern Plains’ office. Remember: ballots will not be available at the annual meeting!


Interested in sponsoring the Annual Meeting? Click here for more information and to see how you can benefit from sponsoring our biggest event of the year!

For more information, please contact Claire at (406) 248-1154 or email claire@northernplains.org


Can you contribute to this year’s Annual Meeting auction?

  • Homemade foodstuffs…Yum!
  • Products or services from your business!
  • Items you’ve made with your own hands!
  • Vacation stays and memory-making experiences!

If you can donate an item, PLEASE LET US KNOW AHEAD OF TIME (by November 1 would be real nice!). If you have something to donate, please give us more detail in the Northern Plains Silent Auction Donation Form.

If you have questions, please contact Karen at (406) 248-1154, or email karen@northernplains.org.


We will have childcare available onsite in the DoubleTree Hotel during sessions (free, with donations appreciated). Interested? Contact Claire at (406) 248-1154 or email claire@northernplains.org.


This year, we’re coordinating carpools through a carpooling website! If you live outside of Billings and would like a ride to or from the meeting, or if you extra room in your vehicle for a fellow member and would like to volunteer your transportation services,  please sign up for the 2019 Annual Meeting Rideshare!
Click here to sign up for the carpool or offer a ride.

Thank you to our sponsors:

Thank you to our generous sponsors across Montana for supporting our biggest event of the year! We appreciate you.



November 8
November 9


DoubleTree by Hilton
27 N. 27th Street
Billings, MT 59101 United States
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