Conference: Graying of Montana

One Montana convenes statewide leadership around pressing issues facing the state and identifies areas for project development. 

GRAYING OF MONTANA CONFERENCE

September 10-11, 2012 • Red Lion Colonial Inn, Helena, MT
A conference in collaboration with The Burton K. Wheeler Center for Public Policy

MANY THANKS TO ALL OF THE CONFERENCE SPONSORS, PRESENTERS, AND ATTENDEES!

CONFERENCE VIDEOS: Watch recordings of all the conference segments, including the Keynote Address by Robert Romasco, National President of AARP.

CONFERENCE MATERIALS:

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Live Conference Streaming - The conference was streamed live, at no cost, on the internet and at satellite locations in Miles City, Kalispell, Havre, and Dillon. Participants at outlying locations asked questions during the conference by emailing info@wheelercenter.org or tweeting via #grayingmt.
  • Keynote Speaker - Robert G. Romasco, President of AARP, was the featured speaker opening the conference the evening of Monday, September 10th. He provided a national perspective on aging in America, speaking on the topic of how our country's aging population is rapidly increasing and what that means for healthcare, education, housing, workforce development, state revenues, and other issues.

CONFERENCE DESCRIPTION:

In the future, Montana will have one of the oldest populations in the union. One Montana’s first statewide project is to  convene leadership around the impact of our increasingly aging population. Partnering with The Wheeler Center and the Montana University System, “The Graying of Montana” conference will focus on the impact our aging population will have on all of us.  

Montana is getting older. By 2030 the number of people in the state 65 and older will double to 26%. And 80% of the population will be living in one of our seven “urban” centers. How do we prepare for our future? How might tax revenues be affected by an aging population? What information will policymakers need for discussions around the funding of education, transportation, corrections and healthcare? How will Montana’s workforce change, and how can the private sector prepare?

Join the The Wheeler Center and One Montana as we host “The Graying of Montana” conference on September 10th and 11th at the Colonial Inn in Helen, Montana, and at satellite locations in communities around the state.

Speakers will include economists from both Montana State University and the University of Montana talking about their latest research on our aging population and what our state will look like in the year 2030. They will be joined by other leading statewide and national voices who will provide a diverse perspective on the impact our changing demographic will have across multiple sectors. 

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