Wednesday, September 07th

04:00pm | Bozeman Public Library (626 East Main Street)


05:30pm | Bozeman Public Library (626 East Main Street)

XCHANGE- Audio Recording

Thursday, September 08th

05:30pm | Bozeman Public Library (626 East Main Street)

XCHANGE- Audio Recording

Friday, September 09th

04:00pm - 10:00pm | TBD

FIELD TRIP (Must have Full Conference Pass)

  • Participants will be taken on an evening surprise field trip and picnic filled with activities and performances.

Saturday, September 10th

10:00am - 04:00pm | Blunderbuss (5360 Love Lane)

INTERCHANGE SUMMIT (Must have Full Conference Pass)

  • A day curated around Artists, Activists & Entrepreneurs through a summer camp style event weaving in and out of the gray areas of identities becoming activists without fear of loosing support from a community who may disagree.

06:00pm - 10:00pm | Blunderbuss (5360 Love Lane)


Sunday, September 11th

10:00am - 12:00pm | Bar IX Patio (311 East Main Street)

KIKI GARDEN PARTY (Must have Full Conference Pass)

  • The Kiki Garden Party is hosted by the Nova Café & Bar IX. This Kentucky Derby style Garden Party pays tribute to the symposium, featuring gospel music, mimosas & brunch to digest the weekend.

Tuesday, September 13th

06:30pm - 12:00pm | Red Tractor Pizza (1007 W Main Street)

XCHANGE- Audio Recording

Tuesday, October 04th

06:30pm - 09:30pm | Blunderbuss (5360 Love Lane)

XCHANGE- Audio Recording

  • 6:30pm – Doors Open
  • 7:00-8:30pm – Topic: Cannabis
    • Featuring:
      • Jeannie Brown: Community at Large
      • Stephen Zabawa: Safe Montana
      • Bob Devine: Spark 1
      • Tayln Lang: Cannabis Advocate
      • Katie Mazurek: Patient
      • Dan Dunlap: Former DEA Agent
  • 8:30pm – Music, food, libations

Greg Smith

D Gregory Smith is a gay, HIV+ native Montanan; a Rome-educated former priest now making a living as a licensed mental health counselor and Executive Director of AIDS Outreach- a Bozeman based HIV testing, service and support organization, and is a member of the board of directors of Pride Foundation. He is also a teacher, health educator, firm and gentle activist, poet, theologian, advocate, spiritual adventurer, future husband, interviewer, geek, opinionated and witty optimist who loves to write- and he does (when he can find time) here and at He is also a contributor to several other blogs and sites, including the newsmagazine LGBTQ Nation.

Jeannie Brown

My biggest challenge and joy has been raising my disabled granddaughter for the past six years. This living arrangement opened my eyes even further to the struggles and difficulties for many who have similar issues and brought me into my current job as a contract consultant for the Center for Community Change working on social justice issues. Prior to this, I spent ten years working for Mountain Bell (phone company), six years for the Human Resource Development Council and ten years at Gallatin County.

I spent three years volunteering for the Montana Organizing Project advocating for the expansion and protection of Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare.

Served two years as a member of the Gallatin County Mental Health Local Advisory Council and almost four years as a board member on the Montana Council on Developmental Disabilities.

2014 Candidate for HD67 in Belgrade
2015 Candidate for Belgrade City Council Member

Shawn Francis

Shawn Francis, 25, is a fourth generation Montanan. He transitioned from female to male while studying Chemistry at Carroll College. Since then, he has testified for LGBT+ rights at the state & municipal level. He is on the Pride Foundation Leadership Action Team, Rural Transgender Wellness Project Board, and facilitates meetings for the Montana Gender Alliance: Bozeman (the state’s largest transgender support group). Shawn travels across the state, presenting the trans perspective, from Red Lodge to DPHHS and even the Gender Expansion Project Conference. He was selected for the 2015 “Montana 25 under 25”, and he fights for a world where everyone can be themselves.

Chris Forrest

U.S. Navy SEAL and founder of TACTIC

Chris Forrest founded TACTIC in 2009 based on his extensive background as a Navy SEAL and an overseas security contractor for the government. TACTIC provides tested, military techniques to civilians so they are empowered and enabled to protect their families and avoid victimization. TACTIC’s philosophy is built on the belief that everyone deserves to feel safe, and no one deserves to live in fear.

Calling upon his experiences in over 70 countries – including three deployments to the Persian Gulf from SEAL Team One and five to Afghanistan as a Protective Security Specialist for the CIA – Chris teaches law enforcement and civilians to assess situations, work safely and efficiently under stress and problem solve. A self-defense instructor, Chris also offers violence avoidance courses, home and workplace security consultation, personal protection, and team building opportunities.

Logan Olson

Logan is a pre-law student at Montana State University who hails from Westby, MT. He is the director of the Students for Concealed Carry at MSU, as well as the president of the Hunters Association at MSU. Logan is an avid outdoorsman, as well as a concealed weapons permit holder. In light of recent events around the world, Logan does not feel safe being stripped of his Constitutional rights when on campus - an area that has proven to be a target for people with ill intentions. Logan believes that allowing licensed concealed carry on college campuses would "take the target off the back" of universities everywhere.

Steve Crawford

Steve Crawford is Bozeman’s Chief of Police. He first became a member of the Bozeman community in 1992 when he attended MSU as a part of a student exchange program. He has over 21 years in law enforcement all of which has been at the Bozeman PD. He has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of South Carolina. He cares deeply for Bozeman and those who call it home and is interested in exploring ways of strengthening partnerships between police and the community and opening up dialogue on areas of concern. When he’s not on duty he enjoys fly fishing, floating, hiking, camping, live music and spending time with his wife and son.

Jake Troyer

Jake Troyer wasn’t born in Montana, but he got here as fast as he could.

After spending the first part of his life moving around the West, Jake moved to Billings his freshman year of high school and graduated from the University of Montana.

Before taking on the role of Communications Director for the Montana Department of Labor & Industry, Jake owned Sleeping Giant Communications, a Montana-based consulting firm that provided strategic planning and communications expertise to clients across the country.

Jake is passionate about dialoguing with Montanans about workforce and building coalitions with a broad spectrum of stakeholders.

In his free time, Jake can be found on a river or in the woods with his wife, Lisa and their two kids, Fletcher and Sophie.

Betty Stroock

Betty Stroock is a gun control advocate. She is also a gun owner and an accomplished markswoman. She was the first US National Women’s Biathlon Champion - an Olympic sport that combines cross-country skiing and rifle marksmanship - and competed for many years on the US National Biathlon Team. She is the only nordic skiing athlete ever to have won national championship medals twenty years apart; in 1980, 1981 and again in 2001.

Following completion of her doctoral studies in the geo-sciences, Betty founded an environmental consulting business specializing in research on water, energy and other natural resource management issues affecting Montana, Wyoming and the Rocky Mountain West. She is a single mother to two adopted children. She lives and works in Bozeman, where she has made her home for more than 20 years.

Roxanne Klinginsmith

Roxanne is the Archdeacon of the Episcopal Diocese of Montana and a Deacon assigned to St. James Episcopal Church in Bozeman. She is committed to working to resolve social justice issues that so negatively affect the lives of many in our community.

Erika Krumbeck

Dr. Erika Krumbeck, ND is founder and owner of Montana Whole Health. She received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University and is a licensed physician in the state of Montana. Dr. Krumbeck specializes in Pediatrics, Infertility and Postpartum women's health, with additional emphasis on vaccines and vaccine education. She is the only naturopathic physician in the state of Montana who participates in the low-cost Vaccines For Children program.

In addition to her private practice she is the founder and editor of the highly popular website and author of the online vaccine course Vaccines Demystified. Her work on vaccines, glutathione and children's health have been featured on Fox News, Mothers Organic Health, and Natural Awakening.

Dr. Krumbeck likes to practice her own healthy lifestyle with her wonderful husband Jason, a physical therapist, their daughter Annika and son Leopold. You can often find them running, hiking, fishing and skiing in the mountains and rivers around Missoula. She also enjoys singing, praying, joking and using her imagination. 

She is a professional member of the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
You can find Dr. Krumbeck on social media – @DrKrumbeck on Twitter, and

Karen Stainton

I have had the pleasure of working in the medical field for over 30 years as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Most of my time has been spent in the clinical setting, providing primary care for individuals and families across the lifespan. In this role I have had an opportunity to counsel on health promotion and risk prevention strategies for a wide variety of circumstances. I enjoy working with my patients to assist them in staying healthy and maximizing their potential for wellness. In my day to day practice I can see the effects of “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” and strive to prevent avoidable health issues whenever possible.

Ed Stafman

Rabbi Ed Stafman began to serve as Rabbi of Congregation Beth Shalom in August, 2008, following eight years of Rabbinic study and ordination in the ALEPH Rabbinic program, which is part of the Jewish Renewal movement.

Jewish renewal is a worldwide, transdenominational movement, grounded in Judaism’s mystical tradition, and which seeks to bring relevance, creativity, joy, and an all-embracing awareness to spiritual practice, as a way to bring about tikun halev (healing of the heart) and tikun olam (healing of the world). Jewish Renewal rabbis are trained to work in any and all movements of Judaism. Jewish Renewal promotes religious equality for women and all previously disenfranchised Jews, and is open and welcoming towards those of other faith traditions.

Camilla Saberhagen

Cam Saberhagen was raised on a farm in Northeastern Kansas. She graduated from the University of Kansas with a BA in Biology followed by medical school. After completing an Internal Medicine Residency, she then specialized in Infectious Diseases. Cam has lived in Montana since 1999 practicing Infectious Diseases. However, it is her 2 teenage sons that provide her the greatest joy and the greatest challenge. Infections have always fascinated Cam as they are the interplay of microbes, geography, politics and socioeconomic status.

Don Loranger

General Loranger retired after thirty-years of USAF service as an operational pilot and specialist in US national security policy. He served as the Deputy POLAD, SACEUR and commanded three different air force bases: Little Rock AFB, AR; Rhein-Main AB, Germany; and Canon AFB, NM. He also directed Provide Promise, the humanitarian aerial resupply of Eastern Bosnia (1992-1994) and served as commander of Joint Task Force/Southwest Asia (Iraqi no-fly zone enforcement).

Danielle Egnew

Named Psychic of the Year by UFO’s & Supernatural Magazine (Issue 3, Dec.-January 2012), as well as Most Noted UFOlogists in 2012 (UFOs & Supernatural Magazine, Issue 4, January-February 2012), Danielle Egnew is a Psychic, Mrdium, Author and TV /Radio personality internationally renowned for her litany of layered spiritual talents. She is a vetted alumni member of "Best American Psychics" and the national crime-solving organization "Find Me". Her work as a Psychic has been featured in the Washington Post and several magazine cover stories.

Along with her reputation of assisting law enforcement on cold cases with great success, she has been featured as on-camera talent on several television projects (ABC, NBC, USA, TNT) including an appearance on the Psychic’s version of "The Weakest Link" alongside five other Psychics and Astrologers recruited nationwide, and has been a content consultant on a number of paranormal television programs including Lifetime’s "America’s Psychic Challenge", the CW’s hit series "Supernatural", and the blockbuster film "Man of Steel".

Danielle Egnew is also an accomplished multi-award-winning musical artist, having broken into the spotlight fronting the '90's all-female group Pope Jane. Her diverse musical career has been featured in books on Billboard Publishing and in several magazine cover stories. She was named as one the Top Female Producers in Music (Music Connection Magazine), as well as in the Ten Most Powerful Lesbians in Music (Curve Magazine).

Danielle currently anchors her spiritual practice in Billings, MT with her wife and their daughter. She continues to contribute to media abroad.

Yarrow Kraner

Yarrow is the Founder of HATCH. HATCH is a global network of thought leaders whose collaborations result in innovations across a broad spectrum of industries, addressing global issues in an effort to HATCH a better world. Yarrow is also an Aspen Institute Fellow, and founder of one of the pioneer social networking platforms before Facebook.

Jay Smith

Dr. Jay Smith is a musician, Christian minister and scholar. He has been the pastor of churches in Texas, Washington and Montana, and has taught music, or theology at the United States Naval Academy, Baylor University and Howard Payne University. Currently, he is the President and Bridger Professor of Theology and Ethics at The Yellowstone Center for Faith, Adventure, and the Arts in Bozeman. He has published in the areas of theology and ethics.

The Yellowstone Center is a Christian graduate school that seeks to further cross disciplinary and cross religious dialogue in order to create a peaceful world. The Center offers intellectual stimulation, artistic exploration, interesting dialogue and physical challenge through adventure.

Carson Taylor

Carson Taylor has been a City Commissioner for the City of Bozeman since 2009. He currently serves as Mayor until January 2018. Prior to serving on the City Commission, he was a member of the Bozeman School Board for eight years, Chair for two years.

He is a retired mediator and arbitrator, acting as a neutral in disputes throughout the United States. He has taught courses in mediation, arbitration and negotiation throughout the State of Montana. The first twenty-five years of his professional life were spent as an attorney, litigating personal injury, employment and business matters. He has been the President of the Montana Mediation Association, a member and then Chair of the State Bar’s Dispute Resolution Committee, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Dispute Resolution Center of Central Montana, a non-profit corporation.

Most recently he taught part time as an adjunct professor in the College of Business at Montana State University (Introduction to Law, Business Ethics, and Negotiation). 2005-2012.

He is married with four children, five granddaughters and one grandson.

Joe Skinner

Joe Skinner was raised on a ranch in the northern part of Gallatin Valley along the East Gallatin River. After attending Manhattan Schools and graduating from Montana State University with a Fish and Wildlife Management degree Joe spent a career as a full time farmer and rancher. During 25 years of managing and operating this large farming operation he gained many valuable experiences. He was a member and President of Gallatin Beef Producers, a director on the Farm Credit Services advisory board and served 20 years as a president of an irrigation canal company.

With a successful career in agriculture and nine years experience on the Gallatin County planning board Joe decided to enter public service and was elected to the Gallatin County Commission. Joe has served 12 years as a Gallatin County Commissioner and has had the experience of being on many boards and committees including the Noxious Weed board, Fair board, Gallatin Refuse Dist. Board, Local Mental Health Advisory Board, City/County Health Board, and a director on the Western Montana Mental Health board. Joe has helped with several large projects in the county and takes pride in the completion of a new Detention Facility, completion of the East I90 Airport Interchange and his work with the Custer Gallatin Working Group. His newest project has been working with the City of Bozeman to design a new Law and Justice facility that will be taken to the voters this November. While Commissioner Joe also founded the Friends of Treatment Court, a loose knit group of people focused on helping and encouraging Treatment Court participants.

Besides being a commissioner Joe also manages two small businesses and owns agricultural and commercial property in Gallatin County. Joe is proud of his family. JoJo is his wife of 40 years and he has two successful adult sons and three grandchildren.

Penelope Pierce

Penelope has led the Gallatin Valley Land Trust as Executive Director since 2010. During her tenure she has witnessed the completion of numerous conservation easements that place over 44,000 acres under permanent protection, and the expansion of the Main Street to the Mountains trail system to over 80 miles. She has also helped GVLT increase its operating budget to over $1.3 million dollars.

Prior to working with GVLT, Penelope was the US Regional Director of the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y). She practiced land use and real estate law in Seattle, Washington and was the Director of Land Conservation for the Wyoming Chapter of The Nature Conservancy before spending 10 years on the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica operating a private reforestation project and wildlife refuge.

Penelope holds a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology from the College of William and Mary, and a J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Montana Association of Land Trusts (MALT), and on the Conservation Defense Advisory Committee of the Land Trust Alliance (LTA).

Penelope delights in fly-fishing, bird hunting, skiing, and walking the trails in and around Bozeman with her husband Ben and three step-children.

Randy Carpenter

Randy Carpenter is a Project Manager with Future West in Bozeman. He has spent many years working with community leaders in the Northern Rockies, helping them understand the challenges that come with growth and change, and tailor locally-based solutions to those challenges. Before joining Future West, Randy was a community planner in Iowa, followed by 13 years with the Sonoran Institute’s Northern Rockies Program. He holds an undergraduate degree in history and a graduate degree in urban and regional planning, both from the University of Iowa. Randy pioneered the sport of "extreme planning" and can often be seen around town wearing his Patagonia pocket protector.