Special Events

Welcome Reception: June 3. A time in the evening to meet the registrants of ASMR 2019; food and drinks provided.

Hauling ASMR: Mornings (TBD). The running group for ASMR membership and meeting attendees. A chance to run at an elevation of 7,000+ feet - see details.

Wild Women of Reclamation: Tuesday, June 4, 7:30. A chance to have breakfast with the distaff side of ASMR. All are invited - see details.

Professional Field Tour 1: June 2. McLaren Tailings Reclamation Project. Join us for a tour of the McLaren Tailings site, located near Cooke City, Montana, in a valley drained by Soda Butte Creek, which runs through the site and Yellowstone National Park. We will explore the reclamation work the DEQ began in June 2010. Excavation of the tailings required extensive construction dewatering and water treatment to excavate the tailings safely. This event includes transportation and lunch, and starts at the Country Inn in Bozeman at 8:00 am, see travel details here.

Professional Field Tour 2: June 7. Yellowstone National Park. Discover the magic of America’s first national park in a bus tour that will hit all the classic tourist locations while also highlighting the effect of forest fires on the park and restoration efforts. You will see thermal features, wildlife, scenic views, and more in this guided tour of the park. This event includes transportation and lunch.

Cultural Event 1: June 5. Shopping and lunch in historic downtown Bozeman. This event, aimed at spouses and guests, will include chartered transportation from Big Sky Resort to historic downtown Bozeman. Explore the charming Western mountain town full of shops, cafes, restaurants, art, and music. Lunch is on your own.

Cultural Event 2: June 6. Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. While you are visiting us here in the Rocky Mountains, come meet some of our fiercest wildlife up close and personal! The Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone is a wildlife park and educational facility that houses seven grizzly bears, five wolves, and several birds of prey. This event includes chartered transportation from Big Sky Resort to the Discovery Center and admission.

Social Event: June 4. Join us for food, beverages, live music, and networking at the social event, which will take place at the Big Sky Pavilion (weather dependent) at the base of some of the biggest skiing in North America. Music provided by the “Dodgy Mountain Men who sling a home-brewed Montana stompgrass that goes down smooth but packs a bite, mixing the rhythms of bluegrass, the soul of the blues, and the energy of rock ‘n’ roll with a plethora of other musical traditions to create a unique electro-acoustic experience. The group’s genre-bending experimentation and passion for American roots traditions weave together to emphasize their lyrical storytelling, creating a musical frontier rife with empty mason jars, outlaws, gypsy women and cold Montana storms.” http://dodgymountainmen.com/

Early Career Professional Event: June 6. This event will bring together early career professionals (<10 years into their careers) and experienced professionals who will provide valuable mentorship. The event will be held in the evening at the Andiamo Itialian Grill at the Big Sky Resort, and will include food, beverages, and fun ways for early career professionals and mentors to interact.

Poster Session: June 5. Poster presentations will be on display, with authors present after the technical sessions finish that day.

ASMR Film Festival: June 5. The First Annual ASMR Film Festival of the best-in-show videos will be in the evening after the poster session. Come and see what you missed because of conflicts while attending the technical sessions.

Silent Auction: Until noon on June 6. Provides an opportunity to donate and bid on items, with profits going to support the ASMR student scholarships.