The 2018 Art of Diplomacy Conference

The third-annual Art of Diplomacy Conference, hosted by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center, returned to Missoula to continue the discussion of how culture is shaping our world. The event was held in conjunction with Rocky Mountain Ballet’s 2018 Ballet Beyond Borders, an international dance competition and film festival held in Missoula, MT. The conference featured performances from around the world, coupled with engaging panel discussions examining the role of art and movement in science, social justice, youth empowerment, leadership, diplomacy and more. The event was free and open to the public.

The conference took place from 9:30am-2:00pm on January 13th, 2018, in the University Center Ballroom on the University of Montana Campus, preceding the culminating event of the BBB competition: the awards ceremony and dance of champions.


Thank you to our sponsors:

Rocky Mountain Ballet Theater


University of Montana