Speaker Series

Former VP Al Gore at farmWe bring global thought leaders in the areas of economic development, foreign policy and politics to Montana for public discussions about issues of critical importance to the future of our country. Thanks to the generous support of our donors, Speakers Series events are free and open to the public. Our audiences fill venues to capacity, eager to engage in these conversations.

In 2021, we are excited to announce A Climate Conversation featuring former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and former U.S. Senator and Ambassador Max Baucus. This event will be held virtually on Thursday, October 28, 2021, at 7 p.m. Mountain Standard Time. 

Register for this Zoom event by clicking here. 

Previous Events in this Series

In our 2018 inaugural speaker series, we hosted Maureen Dowd, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and op-ed columnist who has written for The New York Times and Time Magazine, and Carl Hulse, The New York Times chief Washington correspondent and veteran of more than three decades of Washington reporting. 

In 2019, CNN's Chief National Security Correspondent and co-anchor of CNN Newsroom Jim Sciutto joined us. We also featured award-winning author Michael Punke and Former Senator and Ambassador Max Baucus in conversation on China-U.S. relations.

In 2020, the Series was put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.