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Explore How 

Positive Culture Improves

Health and Safety 


Join us for the 2018 Center for Health and Safety Culture Symposium on June 20th-22nd in the scenic town of Bozeman, Montana. The purpose of this event is to explore how positive culture  improves health and safety, and to support the evolution of science and practice in creating a positive culture to sustain safe and healthy choices.

Many of us working to improve health and safety are recognizing the role of culture to achieve and sustain our goals in public health domains such as traffic safety, substance abuse, interpersonal violence, and child well-being. The Center for Health and Safety Culture (CHSC) is committed to working with communities to transform culture so that healthy and safe behaviors are sustainable. To be effective using culture as a basis for promoting health and safety across multiple domains, health and safety practitioners and advocates need to be aware of current research and best practices in transforming culture. Recognizing this need, the Center for Health and Safety Culture is initiating an annual symposium intended to support the evolution of science and practice in creating a positive culture to sustain safe and healthy choices.

Rather than choosing a traditional conference format where speakers and experts share information with attendees, the 2018 CHSC symposium is designed in a way that allows attendees to have the opportunity to engage in group discussion, listen to presentations in multiple formats, and create knowledge together. Although there are many unique definitions of a symposium, they all include gaining knowledge through interaction, conversation, and partnerships. 


  • Share best practice in methods of cultural transformation.
  • Understand the latest science about the relationship of culture with health and safety.
  • Explore how positive culture improves health and safety.
  • Foster new partnerships, knowledge, and insights.

Who should attend?

Anyone working at the community, state, tribal, and federal level to address health and safety, including:

  • practitioners who seek to transform culture to promote health & safety
  • substance abuse specialists
  • public health professionals
  • coalition members
  • traffic safety professionals
  • workplace safety professionals
  • violence preventions professionals
  • early childhood education specialists
  • city and county health and safety professionals
  • tribal health professionals
  • counselors, teachers, school administrators
  • elected officials
  • law enforcement
  • academics who research the role of culture in health and safety
  • stakeholders responsible for health & safety in communities

Hotel information

Conveniently located in the heart of downtown, walkable to all the best shops, restaurants, and the Symposium venue, The LARK is a hub for a quintessential Bozeman hotel experience. With an outdoor wood-burning fireplace and open-air patio overlooking Main Street, the hotel helps guests experience the best of Bozeman. The LARK is offering our Symposium attendees a group rate of $160.65 (+ tax) on June 18th-21st, and $177.65 (+ tax) on June 22nd. Request the MSU Health and Safety group rate when making reservations. Space is limited, as this is the only hotel with an arranged room block. 

The LARK – Bozeman
122 West Main St.
Bozeman, MT 59715

The Lark Hotel Front

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Venue information
The Baxter Hotel is a historic landmark built in 1929 that has been renovated to include all of the finest amenities while still maintaining the elegant craftsmanship of the original building architecture. The hotel has been renovated to include a restaurant, Ted’s Montana Grill, and beautiful event space. The 2018 CHSC Symposium will take place is the Grand Ballroom of the Baxter. Centrally appointed on the Mezzanine level, the Grand Ballroom complements the 2018 Symposium well. The Baxter Hotel is conveniently located across the street from The LARK Hotel. 

The Baxter Hotel
102 West Main St.
Bozeman, MT 59715
 (406) 582-1000

The Baxter Hotel Lobby

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travel & local attractions

It doesn’t get much more scenic than Bozeman, Montana, a picturesque, western town nestled between four mountain ranges and located just north of Yellowstone National Park. A paradise for all, Bozeman boasts easy access to world-class fishing, hiking, rafting, dining, and much more. The town offers a charming downtown area with a surprisingly vibrant cultural scene. Bozeman is a one-stop experience for our 2018 Symposium attendees. Visit to discover more on what Bozeman has to offer.



The Streamline Bus offers fare-free service throughout the Bozeman area to fulfill everyone’s transportation needs. The bus system provides weekday service, Saturday service, and even a late-night service that runs Thursday through Saturday. For routes and schedules, visit


Uber is a popular ride-sharing service that is offered in Bozeman. The affordable, everyday transportation service is available to those who wish to travel in and around Bozeman, whether it is to and from the airport or to a specific place in town. Download the Uber app on your mobile device to begin.

Walk & Bike

June is a great month to get out-and-about in Bozeman and take advantage of the beautiful summer weather. A network of town trails allows our attendees to actively commute to their destinations. Click on the link to view an interactive map of the trails in and around town:


Bozeman International Airport is just under 10 miles away from downtown Bozeman. Click on the link to the airport website, which provides information on flights and ground transportation such as rental cars and airport shuttles, among other information:


The 2018 Symposium registration fee includes the following:

  • Attendee welcome package
  • Morning snacks for three days
  • Afternoon snacks for two days
  • All-day beverages for three days
  • Lunch provided on days one & two
  • Materials for three days

General Registration: $675

We are happy to announce that the 2018 Symposium qualifies for non-specific continuing education credits that are available for an additional $25. 


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