Nestled at the bottom of the Rattlesnake Wilderness, Missoula Montana's inviting, intellectual, outdoorsy culture attracts people from across the globe. Last Home to Montana's flagship institution, University of Montana, Missoula boasts opportunities for educators, students, community, and visitors to intermingle through hiking, river play, art walks, fishing, music, global lecturers, delicious food, and exciting events.

Montana is known as the Last Best Place and with that, Last Best Conference hopes to connect people inside the state and the regional Mountain West.  Beyond a reputation of beauty and raw wilderness, Montana is also building a name for itself in the entrepreneurial world. The Kauffman Foundation ranked Montana as #1 in Startup Activity several years running. Last Best Conference aims to support this ranking and innovative culture through inspiring pursuits of passion that leave lasting impact. Every piece of this experience ties back into the values of creativity, community, and courage. This event is not just for entrepreneurs, but for creators, dreamers, innovators, and thinkers.

Statewide pioneers have come together to make this event different from the rest and exciting for Missoula, Montana, and the Mountain West. Last Best Conference is a labor of love, nonprofit effort, and exciting opportunity for people to build a new community- we hope you'll be a part of it.


"I'm in love with Montana. For other states I have admiration, respect, recognition, even some affection. But with Montana it is love. And it's difficult to analyze love when you're in it."

-John Steinbeck