2018 Annual Symposium Venue

Venue

The location for the 61st Annual Symposium of IAVS is Bozeman, Montana, USA. This traditional, yet contemporary town has a population of 45,000 and is tucked away in a valley surrounded by mountain ranges on all four sides. The symposium will be held at the Montana State University conference center, which is located in the Strand Union Building.  The conference facility has a capacity for 500+ people. 


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July is one of the most beautiful and pleasant times of year in Bozeman. Although the surrounding mountains affect local weather in unpredictable ways, average daily temperatures peak around 28 ºC and nighttime lows often hover around 10 ºC. Mean rainfall in July is 36 mm. Afternoon showers and thunderstorms are not uncommon during this time of year, so be sure to pack a raincoat. The days are long, with sunrise at approximately 6:00 AM and sunset at approximately 9:00 PM.

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There are many dining options in Bozeman. You will find a range of restaurants close to MSU campus, in downtown Bozeman, and in the area surrounding the hotels. Click here for a Tripadvisor listing. There’s so much to do in and around Bozeman especially in July.  You can float a river, go fishing, try one of our many hiking trails, visit world-class museums or shop trendy boutiques.  For more information, check out the Bozeman CVB website. 

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