School of Extended & Lifelong Learning

The Continuing Education Conference Center at the School of Extended & Lifelong Learning, on the beautiful UM campus. Our facility features state-of-the-art audio, video, and computerized presentation systems, white glove customer service, affordable point-to-point video conferencing, and conference rooms that can seat up to 300 people. It's the perfect venue for your next meeting, event, or conference. Whether you are holding a small board meeting or scheduling a large training, the SELL Conference Center can meet all your needs.


The SELL Conference Center has six conference rooms and a classroom equipped with display and audio technology. Powered by solar panels and located right at the base of Mount Sentinel, the SELL Conference Center features art from MMAC and has a clean, modern feel. 

Sustainability Efforts

For several years, the Princeton Review has saluted the University of Montana as one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible “green colleges.” The School of Extended & Lifelong Learning strives to be a leader in sustainability initiatives on campus.  Our green initiatives range from physical changes such as reducing hard copy materials at conferences and eliminating the use of bottled water to attitudinal changes such as promoting online learning and sharing information electronically.  Our most visible sustainability undertaking has been the installation of solar panels and energy monitoring.

SELL Solar Panels

Installed in 2011, UM’s James E. Todd Building sports 10 operating solar panels that can produce up to 2,300 watts of power. The building joins the student-run Forum for Living with Appropriate Technology to become the first auxiliary building on campus with solar panels.  The solar panels will serve to “foster inquiry, learning and applied research” via an energy-monitoring system that tracks how much power the system produces throughout the day.

Conference Center Rooms

  • Room 201
  • 202
  • 203-204
  • 210
  • 205

Conference Planning Services

The Confernce Center at the School of Extended and Lifelong Learning offers the professional support needed to organize and present successful conferences, workshops, symposia and institutes from start to finish.

Conference Planning Services (CPS) is a division of the School of Extended & Lifelong Learning.  We provide comprehensive planning and management services to both on campus and off campus groups.  Our conference management team has more than 50 years of combined experience in the professional management of conferences, trainings, symposia, continuing education offerings, meetings and workshops.

Any event, large or small, brings its own set of unique challenges – from dealing with budget constraints to managing registration and logistics.  At CPS, we pride ourselves on meeting those challenges and making your job easier and your event more enjoyable.  Our professionals work hard to ensure every detail exceeds your expectations. 

We Serve:
  • Government Agencies
  • Professional Associations
  • Industry Partners
  • UM Faculty and Staff
  • Regional, National and International Participants

We work closely with local and off-campus vendors as well as with campus partners to provide you with the best venue, most delectable catering, hassle-free parking, and low-cost printing services for your conference, all while keeping a close eye on your budget.

CPS manages events of all formats and sizes, ranging from 25 to more than 1,000 participants.