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Policy Tours Now Available!

Sign-up for the policy tours during registration. Policy tours have limited space so secure your spot early! For further details on policy tours, visit our Summit website.

*NOTE: Transportation will be provided for policy tour attendees to/from the airport and the Big Sky Resort. If you are not planning on attending a policy tour, we recommend that you reserve a seat on a Karst Airport Shuttle.

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*NOTE: PNWER is working to make sure that our Canadian delegates can attend the Big Sky Summit in person. However, if the border will not facilitate your travel, your registration can be changed to "Virtual Attendee," and the balance of payment will be refunded.

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Norm Asbjornson Hall

MSU's College of Engineering

Sun., August 15


Cost: $35 per person

Photonics & Biosciences

Industry Tour

​Additional Policy Tour Details to Come!

Norm Asbjornson Hall is one of only 10 buildings in Montana to be certified LEED Platinum, the U.S. Green Building Council's highest certification. The building includes a solar electric system, solar air-heating, and a geothermal system used to heat and cool the space. The building was funded largely by MSU alumnus Norm Asbjornson's 2014 gift to MSU of $50 million, which is the largest donation in state history. No taxpayer dollars have been used in the construction. Learn More

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Bridger Aerospace Facility

Thurs. August 19


Cost: $20 per person

Aerial Firefighting & Aerospace Industry Tour

This tour features Montana aerospace industry success stories all in one venue. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to hear how these companies that work in the exciting world of aerial attack firefighting and precision laser sensing technology navigate the challenges of doing business based in the Pacific Northwest heading into a post-COVID business climate. Firefighting aircraft will be on display (pending the availability of aircraft) as well as other displays of equipment and products. Learn More

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Madison Dam,

O'Dell Creek Restoration,

& Jack Creek Preserve

Thurs., August 19


Cost: TBD

Please Note: This tour departs from and returns to Big Sky Resort. Transportation will not be provided to the airport for attendees of this tour. We recommend that you reserve a seat on a Karst Airport Shuttle.

Hydroelectric & Ecological Restoration Tour

Visit NorthWestern’s Energy’s Madison Hydroelectric Project on the beautiful Madison River. See an early 1900s hydro project while the original turbine generators are being replaced by brand new state of the art turbine generators.  This is a chance to see the 257-foot long, 38-foot high concrete embankment dam and the turn of the century powerhouse and learn how through collaboration with the resource agencies, NorthWestern operates to support one of the country’s best known blue ribbon trout streams.  On the return trip, we will also visit O’Dell Spring Creek, the 2018 Restoration Project of the Year (Society for Ecological Restoration Northwest’s Chapter) where, through partnerships with the landowners, resource agencies, and NorthWestern Energy, 14 miles of stream and over 815 acres of wetlands have been restored. 

See first-hand a restoration project success story. Learn More

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