The third annual Montana Data Use Conference will be held at the Strand Union Building on the beautiful Montana State University – Bozeman campus. The dates for the 1.5 day conference are September 19th – 20th 2018. The State of Montana uses the GEMS Data Warehouse for research and evaluation purposes and this conference will highlight the research we sponsor. We seek to understand more about schools and their students, specifically where they struggle and where they thrive so that we can better understand how to help every student succeed. The conference registration site is at We will be releasing a Request for Proposals for session topics and a recommended housing list in the upcoming weeks..