Past Conference

The Graying of Montana: Population Projections and Policy Planning

September 10 - 12, 2012 (6:30 pm)
Red Lion Colonial, Helena MT

Registration for this conference is now closed. Please call 406-994-0336 for more information.

Montana is rapidly getting older – and rural communities are getting smaller – so what will Montana’s population look like in 2030, and how do we prepare for the impacts of significant demographic change? How might revenues be affected by an aging population? What information will policymakers at all levels need for discussions around the funding of education, transportation, corrections and healthcare? Additionally, how might Montana’s workforce change, and how can the private sector prepare for and take advantage of any changes ahead?

To address these and other questions, the Wheeler Center, in partnership with One Montana, will host a statewide public conference in Helena on September 10 & 11,  featuring the recent findings of a coalition of Montana University System economists regarding Montana’s steadily aging population and changing demographics. Please join us!

Past Events

CEU Credits
We are working on securing CEU credits for a variety of professions. Please check back in mid-August to take advantage of that opportunity!
This entire conference will be webstreamed. Join us to watch it on the big screen on September 11 and participate in Q and A sessions at Flathead Valley Community College (Room 139, Arts & Technology Building), Miles City Community College (Room 106), Northern Agriculture Research Center in Havre, and The University of Montana Western in Dillon (Lucy Carson Library Conference Room 202). Questions can be emailed during the conference to or tweeted at #grayingmt.
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