2018 Convention and Trade Show


Thursday, June 7

6:30 p.m.


Presidents Cocktail Reception

Western Attire

All invited


Friday, June 8


Best Western Heritage Inn

8:15 a.m. Golf Tournament

9 a.m. Tour Great Falls

11 a.m.– 1 p.m. Registration Opens

1 p.m.– 5p.m. Board of Directors Meeting

2 p.m.-Exhibit set up begins for trade show

5 p.m.-7 p.m. Registration Re-opens

6:30 p.m. opening of Lee Silliman Art

7 p.m. Reception and vendor welcome 

Casual Attire

Register at each booth for the Sunday drawing for a 2019 MFDA convention registration give away.

Flag folding, bring your flags

All invited


Saturday, June 9


Best Western Heritage Inn

7 a.m. Registration re-opens

7:30 a.m. Breakfast buffet with vendors

All invited

8 a.m. Opening Ceremonies- Senator Steve Daines

Montana National Guard presenting the colors

9 a.m.-9:50 a.m. David Hess education

10 a.m.– 10:50 a.m. Dr. Rick Snow education11 a.m.-11:45 a.m. John Tarr/Adam Schrom education

12.p.m. Vendor luncheon and trade show

All invited






1:00 p.m.– 1:50 p.m. Dutch Nie education

2:00 p.m.-3 p.m. Christine Hunsaker education

3:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m.– MFDA General Membership Meeting

6:30 p.m.  Officer installation dinner– award ceremony

honoring all milestone years of licensees– outstanding vendor award

Lifetime membership awards

8:00 p.m. Music with Chad Okrush

All invited business formal attire/convention area


Sunday June 10


7:30 a.m. Breakfast

8:00 a.m.-8:50 a.m. Service of Remembrance

All invited

9:00 a.m.-9:50 a.m. Christine Hunsaker education

10:00 a.m.– 10:50 a.m. Dr. Rick Snow education

11:00 a.m.-11:50 a.m. Lee Silliman education

11:00 a.m.-11:50 a.m. Vendor meeting


12:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker Luncheon All invited

Opioid Addiction Crisis in Montana

Jeff Quackenbush

2:00 p.m. Closing of Convention by Newly Elected MFDA President


All education & meetings will be held in Montana/Alberta rooms, with the exception of Sunday luncheon/education.

All meals served in convention area

Drawing for free 2019 MFDA Convention registration and other prizes, must be present to win.



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