JOIN US for the Montana Data Use Culture Conference held September 19 & 20, 2018 at the Strand Union Building, Montana State University – Bozeman.

Registration is open for the 2018 Montana Data Use Conference. The conference will be held in Bozeman, MT on September 19-20, 2018. This year's conference hosts two keynote speakers. Jennifer Bell-Ellwanger is the President of the Data Quality Campaign which is an advocacy organization for effective use of data. Her keynote promises to show best practices in data use and advocacy which we can all carry into our work. Kristin Hallgren is a Senior Researcher at Mathematica and has conducted studies on data use at both the K-12 and tertiary levels. She will offer actionable advice on best practices and trends in data use.

Please note that this year the conference has a half day on the second day of the conference.

Registration – Registration is open at

Breakout session topics include: Data Literacy - Evidence-Based Practice - Data Quality -Dissemination - Data Visualization - Evaluation - Data-Driven Decision Making - Student Achievement - Teacher Training Programs - Distance Education - Homeless Education - Early Warning System - Youth and Personal Finance - Data Stories

For questions
, please contact Robin Clausen, GEMS Stakeholder Liaison, at 406.444.3793 or 

Please feel free to forward this to anyone that may be interested.  See you in September!


The 2018 Montana Data Use Culture Conference Committee


Registration has now opened and the conference is filling up fast.  If you or your organization want to exhibit at this year’s conference, please email


Why should you be there?

  • Networking Access to: Superintendents - School Counselors and Psychologists - Grant Writers - IT Staff - Data Analysts - University Faculty - Graduate Students - PK – 12 Teachers - Principals - County Clerks
  • Free Registration – MDUC has an outstanding lineup of Keynotes & Breakout Sessions. 
  • Your organization will be listed in the attendee’s packets & throughout the conference
  • Participants will be encouraged to visit the Exhibitor Hall during breaks (where catering will be available)


If you are no longer representative for your organization or know someone else who may be interested in attending, please feel free to forward this message on.

We hope to see you there!