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Yellowstone-Bighorn Industry Day 2017

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Yellowstone Bighorn Research Association

118 Howell Gulch Rd

Red Lodge, MT 59068

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YBRA Industry Day 2017

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YBRA (www.ybra.org; established 1936) is hosting our fourth annual Industry Day! We are a firmly established, non-profit (501c3), "gold-standard" field geoscience education facility.

The goals of YBRA Industry Days are: 1) to bring together YBRA alumni, industry leaders, and academic researchers and; 2) to help build bridges between academia and industry to the students that we train at the facility.

YBRA Industry days have featured notable alumni and speakers from industry and academia around the globe with an emphasis on the Northern American Rockies and its ever-changing geology and ecology.




Keynote Speaker Kirk Johnson -

Director of Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, paleontologist, author, and YBRA alum. Johnson fell in love with the Bighorn basin during his field studies at YBRA. He also hosted the PBS Nova series "Making North America." The Smithsonian will reveal a newly renovated "dinosaur hall" exhibit coming 2019. The Wankel T. Rex will be the centerpiece, one of the worlds most complete skeletons of a T. Rex found in Fort Peck, Montana.

Guest speakers

Cathy Whitlock - Montana State University Professor of Earth Sciences, MSU Director of the Institute on Ecosystems. Whitlock will be presenting her research on Montana's changing climate, a topic more important now than ever.

Chris French - Princeton YBRA Alum, Honeywell Corp. French has thirty-five years combined education and experience in the earth and environmental sciences with twenty year focus on corporate environmental remediation programs. French will be speaking with Collin Shaw - Montana State University Assistant Research Professor, and Geology Field Course Director. "Remote Sensing and Drones; Industry Innovation."

Jim Lightner - Southern Illinois University YBRA alum and YBRA industry advisor, Lightner has over 25 years of oil and petroleum industry experience and has served on various oil and energy boards, organizations, and executive leadership positions with various within the industry.

Plus a suprise speaker!

*Beer and wine reception with refreshments to follow presentations thanks to Mont Vista Capital*




Connect, Experience, and Learn

with the YBRA and Red Lodge community!




FAQs

Who attends the event?

Industry & academic leaders in natural resource markets as well as community members of the Red Lodge, MT area.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Park near the Main Lodge at YBRA. Driving directions and lodging tips will be emailed upon your RSVP.

Do I have to bring a printed ticket to the event?

No.

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Yellowstone Bighorn Research Association

118 Howell Gulch Rd

Red Lodge, MT 59068

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