July 2023 Meeting

July 20 - 21 - Salish Kootenai College, Pablo, Montana

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Summer 2023 Meeting of the NTNC General Membership and Partners

The Summer 2023 meeting of the NTNC Membership and Partners will take place Thursday, July 20 and Friday, July 21 in the beautiful Salish Kootenai College (SKC) campus in Pablo, MT. 

Meeting sessions:

  • The morning sessions on both July 20 and July 21 will be held in the Sherri McDonald Room, located in the Joe McDonald Health & Fitness Center – straight through the front doors and to the left. Parking is available in front of the building.
  • The afternoon breakout sessions on July 20 will be held in the Robert R. DePoe III (RDIII) building, near the lake, in classrooms 142 and 143 – a short, pleasant walk from the Health & Fitness Center.
    • The technical track breakout session will feature cyber security and network infrastructure
    • The leadership track breakout session will include discussion of NSF/grants, connecting to cloud providers/contracts, and understanding requirements for users

Parking is available in front of the building. A campus map is available.

Wednesday, July 19:

  • Social hour at 6 p.m. on the patio bar (let them know you're with the NTNC group), followed by dinner at 7 p.m.
  • The location is the Michel/Victor Room of the KwaTaqNuk Resort-Casino, Polson, MT

Thursday, July 20:

Friday, July 21:

Travel logistics

Lodging information

  • KwaTaqNuk Resort
    • A block of rooms has been reserved for meeting participants at the KwaTaqNuk Resort -Casino, Polson, MT,  for July 19 and 20.
    • To make your reservation, please call the hotel at 406-883-3636 and reserve a room in the “SKC NTNC room block.”
    • Rooms in our block not reserved by June 19, will be released back into the system and no longer be available at the special block rate.
    • There is complimentary WiFi.
    • The hotel has an upstairs and downstairs parking lot, with overflow. The downstairs parking lot is more like a parking garage. There is no cost for parking. 
  • The Port Polson Inn
    • The Port Polson Inn is across from the KwaTaqNuk hotel.
    • They cannot hold a block of rooms for us, so if you want to reserve a room there, you’ll need to call the hotel ASAP at (406) 883-5385 to secure your reservation.
    • Complimentary WiFi is available.
    • The hotel is entirely non-smoking.
    • Availability and pricing are as follows:
      • Single queens are $230 for 7/19 & 20, $290 for 7/21 night.
      • Single kings are $245 for 7/19-20, currently no availability for 7/21.
      • King Suites are $300 for 7/19-20, $400 for 7/21.
      • Interior Corridor king bed rooms are $215 for 7/19-20, $250 for 7/20.  These rooms do NOT have a window, so therefore no view.
  • Red Lion Ridgewater Inn and Suites
    • To reserve under our room block, call (406) 872-2200 and mention “NTNC Conference.”
    • There are currently no rooms available for the night of July 21, though that could change.
    • Complimentary WiFi is available.
    • Rooms in our block not reserved by June 1 will be released back into the system and no longer be available at the special block rate.


CeCe Rohwedder
Assistant to the Vice President / Information Technology North Dakota State University
(701) 231-5646