Event Schedule

Tuesday, July 11
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm 12:00 pm
DoubleTree Hotel
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 1:00 pm
DoubleTree Hotel

NEW this year. These workshops are free and open to all attendees.  Each workshop will be an interactive session with technical experts.  Dive deep into topics that are relevant to Montana businesses such as talent attraction, fundi...

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5:00 pm - 8:00 pm 5:00 pm
DoubleTree Ballroom

Join the Montana Ambassadors for dinner as they recoginize the winners of the Montana Ambassadors awards inlcluding Montana Business of the year and Entrepreneur of the Year. 

*Tickets for Dinner are sold separately. All attendees welcome

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Wednesday, July 12
8:00 am - 1:00 pm 8:00 am
DoubleTree Hotel
9:00 am - 9:00 am 9:00 am
DoubleTree Hotel

Find solutions for all of your business questions. Schedule a time to meet one-on-one with Mentors in various topics ranging from business planning, to marketing, to exit strategy.  The Solutions Lounge is open to all registered attendee...

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9:00 am - 12:00 pm 9:00 am
DoubleTree Hotel

NEW this year. These workshops are free and open to all attendees.  Each workshop will be an interactive session with technical experts.  Dive deep into topics that are relevant to Montana businesses such as talent attraction, fundi...

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1:00 pm - 1:15 pm 1:00 pm
DoubleTree Ballroom

Conference opening by Governor Bullock

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm 1:15 pm
DoubleTree Hotel Ballroom
2:15 pm - 3:00 pm 2:15 pm
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm 3:00 pm
Northern Hotel

Join the conversation with some of Montana's best minds and explore new topics in these interative panel sessions on the main stage at the Northern Hotel.

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm 3:00 pm
DoubleTree Hotel and Northern Hotel
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm 4:30 pm
Northern Hotel Lobby

Binders of Women Launch 2.0 at Innovate Montana!

Join Powerhouse Montana in the Northern Hotel bar/lobby at the Innovate Montana Symposium 2017 on June 12th from 5-6pm to meet other motivated women and get on the rocket ship before it takes o...

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4:30 pm - 6:00 pm 4:30 pm
DoubleTree Hotel Conference Room 5

Make plans to attend Montana Manufacturing Extension Center's Pre-reception Networking Event.  Meet with fellow manufacturers and sponsors before the main reception. Hors d'oeuvres and cash bar with a selection of Montana Made Brews will be s...

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4:30 pm - 5:30 pm 4:30 pm
Skyview
  • Kate Ringness (Speaker) Program Director, American Jobs Initiative

Join Kate Ringness, Program Director with the American Jobs Initiative, as she details their recent report highlighting the opportunity to grow the photonics industry in Montana. The report, The Montana Jobs Project: A Guide to Photonics and Advan...

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4:30 pm - 6:00 pm 4:30 pm
Trailhead Spirits

Are you going to the Innovate Montana Symposium? Or are you simply craving time to connect with other female entrepreneurs in Billings?

Come join us! We're meeting up at an soon-to-be announced location in Downtown Billings for a casual happy hour....

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6:00 pm - 8:30 pm 6:00 pm
Pub Station

Join us at the newly renovated Pub Station for food, drinks, and entertainment. Thank you to our Signature Reception Sponsor Blackfoot Communications

Thursday, July 13
7:00 am - 8:00 am 7:00 am
DoubleTree Hotel Skybridge 1

Taught by Jenna Richter 

OULA® is a high-energy, easy to learn, calorie burning, crazy-fun dance workout to Top 40 hits. Classes are one epic hour of sweat, joy, and total inspiration! OULA® is ...

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7:00 am - 8:00 am 7:00 am
DoubleTree Hotel Skybridge 2

Taught by Sharli from Limbertree Studios

7:00 am - 8:00 am 7:00 am
Rims

Come get a morning workout in with the Yellowstone Rim Runners. Meet at Swords Park 10 minutes to 7 for a refreshing 2 mile run (or longer if you choose).  Check out the route here

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7:30 am - 8:30 am 7:30 am
DoubleTree Hotel

Light breakfast and coffee at the DoubleTree in the 3rd floor Lobby

7:30 am - 8:45 am 7:30 am
CTA Billings--13 North 23rd Street

Note: RSVP is required due to limited space. Click here to RSVP.

Is your community considering a business incubator, co-working space, or wanting to do a reverse pitch?

So are we!

Join CTA, Big Sky Economic Development & SBDC Billings for bre...

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9:00 am - 10:30 am 9:00 am
DoubleTree Hotel Ballroom

Have you ever noticed that some of the best conversations and learning that occur at conferences are those impromptu moments during breaks or between sessions? That’s not because the presentations aren’t of value – it’s mor...

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10:30 am - 10:30 am 10:30 am
DoubleTree Hotel

Find solutions for all of your business questions. Schedule a time to meet one-on-one with Mentors in various topics ranging from business planning, to marketing, to exit strategy.  The Solutions Lounge is open to all registered attendee...

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10:30 am - 12:00 pm 10:30 am
Northern Hotel

Join the conversation with some of Montana's best minds and explore new topics in these interative panel sessions on the main stage at the Northern Hotel.

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10:30 am - 12:00 pm 10:30 am
DoubleTree Hotel and Northern Hotel
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm 12:00 pm
Downtown Billings

Choose a restaurant in beautiful downtown Billings and have an intimate discussion on various topics from some of the best in the game.  Click on a restaurant to find the sponsor and the discussion at each restaurant and decide where you want...

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1:30 pm - 2:30 pm 1:30 pm
DoubleTree Hotel Ballroom

In this session, every participant will have the opportunity to receive constructive advice, helpful resources, and targeted solutions to their unique business and innovation challenges. In addition, everyone will have the chance to contribute the...

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2:15 pm - 3:00 pm 2:15 pm
DoubleTree Hotel Ballroom
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm 3:00 pm
DoubleTree Ballroom
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