Hotel Information

NEAFCS has contracted a negotiated reduced rate on rooms for the Annual Session.  The block is now open and will remain open until August 11 or until sold out, whichever occurs first.  The below rates are per room and do not include tax or service fee. Most of the reserved lodging is at the Summit Hotel with limited space available at the Huntley Lodge and Shoshone Condominiums.  Roll-a-way beds will be available at $10 per night based on availability. To book your room, you must call the resort directly at (800) 548-4486. Online booking is not available.  Cancellation of your room(s) without penalty must be made greater than 30 days prior to your arrival date. Cancellations made 30 days or less prior to your arrival date will result in a charge of one night's lodging plus tax.

Property   1 person 2 people 3 people 4 people
Summit Hotel at Big Sky Studio $179 $179 NA NA
Summit Hotel at Big Sky 2 Queens $199 $199 $209 $219
Huntley Lodge
(Rooms do not have air conditioning)
2 Queens $149 $149 $159 $159
Shoshone Condominium Hotel
One Bdrm. Suite $209 $209 $209 $209

In-depth Sessions

Tuesday, September 13

In-depth sessions add a nice twist to your traditional professional development opportunities. Some will take place on site at Big Sky Resort, while others will be off-site with transportation provided.  Since these sessions are a part of your professional development, they are reserved for registered attendees. In other words, you must be registered for the conference to purchase an in-depth ticket.  Spouse/guest tickets are not allowed unless that person is registered for the conference, as well.  Each session has a minimum guarantee and a maximum allowed. If your session does not meet its minimum by July 15, it may be cancelled. If so, we will notify you with alternate options. If you are paying by check (rather than pay by credit card online), your spot in the in-depth sessions will NOT be guaranteed until payment is received. All In-Depth Sessions will be ticketed events, and you must have a ticket for a specific activity to be admitted.

Please note that these sessions will be held in the afternoon on Tuesday, September 13.  Off-site sessions will not return to Big Sky until some time between 7:00 PM and 8:00 PM. Therefore, Affiliate Presidents who plan to attend the Tuesday night Leadership Event should not select an off-site in-depth session. There are on-site options that may better suit you.  Ticket sales for in-depth sessions are final and non-refundable.

Click "Read More" to find session details and pricing.


Keynote Presentation

SEPTEMBER 14, 2016

1:30 PM

Take This Job and LOVE It!

Karen McNenny
Karen McNenny
Deep within us all exists a yearning to be a valued member of a thriving community. We are not meant to work alone, succeed alone or suffer alone. To connect with one another in meaningful ways is precisely how we improve productivity, engagement and personal fulfillment.

Disengagement and isolation will drain the energy from our personal and professional lives. Karen will introduce the four key pillars of creating a healthy workplace community (Curiosity, Unity, Responsibility, Engagement). These pillars are relevant, as each person contributes to the mission of Family and Consumer Sciences.

The soul of America is sitting in the workplace; it is where we spend most of our waking hours. As we transform our organization into a healthy and unified community, we create a more productive and satisfied workforce. We also transform the world in which we live and learn. Community is the C.U.R.E.


Keynote Presentation

SEPTEMBER 12, 2016
1:00 PM

Dr. Waded Cruzado

President of Montana State University

Waded Cruzado

Since January of 2010, Dr. Waded Cruzado has served as the 12th President of Montana State University, and during that time she has significantly reshaped the face and future of the state's first land-grant institution.

An articulate and inspirational speaker on the role of the public university, President Cruzado has become well-known for her understanding of the Morrill Act, which created the land-grant university system 150 years ago. She is a passionate champion of the land-grant's tripartite mission of education, research and public outreach, as well as the important role higher education plays in the development of individuals and the prosperity of the nation.


Pre-conference Workshops

Marsha Goetting                              Temple Grandin

Marsha A. Goetting, Ph.D.                                  Temple Grandin, Ph.D.
Wildflower Reflections:  Families,                         Different Kinds of Minds Contribute to Society
Property, and Estate Planning

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