Program

Economists will give their outlook for the state’s important sectors.

Day One

February 1, 2021

8:45 am
Welcome to EOS 2021
Program moderator: Jocelyn Lane, Regional President, First Interstate Bank

9:00 am
Keynote Townhall
Spreaker: Edward Glaeser, Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics, Harvard University
Moderator: Bob Rowe, President and CEO, NorthWestern Energy

10:00 am
U.S. Economic Outlook Townhall
Speaker: Neel Kashkari, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Moderator: Sarah Walsh, COO, PayneWest Insurance

11:00 am
Montana Economic Outlook
Speaker: Patrick Barkey, Director, Bureau of Business and Economic Research, University of Montana
Moderator: Seth Bodnar, President, University of Montana

11:50 am
Lunch break

1:00 pm
Industry Outlook Presentations
Health care, tourism and agriculture

2:10 pm
Industry Outlook Presentations
Wood products, high-tech and real estate

3:10 pm
Panel Discussions

Day Two

February 2, 2021

8:45 am
Local Economic Outlooks

9:00 am
Helena

9:30 am
Great Falls

10:00 am
Missoula & Ravalli County

10:30 am
Billings

11:00 am
Bozeman & Big Sky

1:00 pm
Butte

1:30 pm
Kalispell

2:00 pm
Lewistown & Havre

2:30 pm
Sidney and Miles City

3:00 pm
Close and raffle drawing