Montana State University is hosting the second annual Minds on Mountains conference April 25th-26th, 2024. Last year’s inaugural workshop was a great success with twenty individual presentations from seven different departments followed by a stirring roundtable discussion focused on mountain environments and ongoing work here at Montana State. 

This year we are happy to announce that we have two keynote presentations that are free and open to the public of Bozeman, Montana.

The first will be a talk at 6pm on April 25th by  Dr Annie Coleman. Professor Coleman is an associate professor of American Studies and the Director of the Sport, Media, and Culture Minor at The University of Notre Dame. Her research focuses on the cultural and environmental history of outdoor sports and recreation, and she teaches courses on Wilderness, Sports, and national parks as well as 20th century history.

The second keynote will be a roundtable discussion at 5pm on April 26th between esteemed local mountaineer Conrad Anker, author and former editor of Alpinist, Katie Ives, moderated by historian of science Michael Reidy. 


If you are interested in presenting some of your research or mountain oriented work at the daytime conference during this year’s event please see additional information located under “Call for Papers”