Who is Backstage at LBCon?

LBCon couldn’t happen with out the hard work and dedication from the incredible Leadership Team that makes the magic happen!


Morgan SLemberger - Founder & DIrector

Morgan is an experienced Co-Founder with a demonstrated history of working in marketing, innovation, and entrepreneurial worlds. Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Event Management, Web Design, Fundraising, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator. Strong entrepreneurship professional with a B.A. (two) focused in English and Media Arts (Video Production) from The University of Montana and is pursuing an M.B.A.

“With amazing collaborators from across Missoula, I am fortunate enough to bring speakers, community, and entrepreneurs together for an unconventional, inspiring event. Inspired by World Domination Summit in Portland, Oregon and South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, LBCon seeks to inspire pursuits of passion that leave lasting impact. “


Rachael caldwell

Rachael is a Producer for the Brand Team at onX in Missoula, as well as a community advocate through her volunteer work with the North Missoula Community Development Corporation and LBCon. This is her first year on the LBCon team and is enthusiastic about helping with scheduling, breakout events, and ticketing.

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margot magnant

Margo is the Director of Membership at the Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce and a current MBA student at the University of Montana.

“I believe that Montana provides the ideal setting for business and personal success, and that collaboration is the key to exploring more untapped potential on all fronts.”


John Calsbeek

John is Associate Curator at the Missoula Art Museum, where he's worked since 2006. He is working with the LBCon planning team for the first time this year.

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Brandon Reintjes

Brandon is Senior Curator at the Missoula Art Museum. He has previously worked at the Montana Museum of Art & Culture at the University of Montana-Missoula; Speed Art Museum in Louisville, KY; the Akron Art Museum in Akron, OH; and the Holter Museum of Art in Helena, MT. Recent publications include Phoebe Knapp: Rough Cuts; Cathy Weber: Understory/Overstory (2018); Our Side: Elisa Harkins, Tanya Lukin Linklater, Marianne Nicolson, and Tanis Maria S’eiltin (2018); and Shape of Things: New Approaches to Indigenous Abstraction (2018). In addition, he regularly contributes articles to Journal of Modern Craft, Ceramics Art & Perception, and Ceramics Monthly. He received his undergraduate degree in painting and drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his MA in curatorial and critical studies from the University of Louisville.