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Videos and More Materials from 2016 Conference Are Now Available

Clockwise from left: panel page with video, photos, and supporting materials; charts from Montana survey analysis page; and Montana Public Radio coverage of the poll.

We are pleased to announce that videos and supporting materials from the 2016 conference sessions are now available on our updated keynote and panel pages

Also, we now have some interactive charts in the preliminary analysis of the Rural West Montana survey designed by Christopher Muste, who recently talked with Montana Public Radio about his findings.

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