Video Streaming Offered for UM Educational Conference

October 23, 2015

MISSOULA – Those who can’t attend the University of Montana’s Oct. 26-27 educational conference, “Defining a 21st Century Education for a Vibrant Democracy,” can watch live video streaming of events at

They also can follow the conference on social media with the hashtag #21EdUM.

The conference will be held Monday and Tuesday on the third floor of the University Center. It will focus on important and timely topics in higher education, including liberal education, global education, workforce development, academic innovation and educational delivery.

One of three keynote presenters will be U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez. A full schedule and registration information are online at Most events are free and open to the public. 

UM President Royce Engstrom said the conference is meant to be inclusive, and he encourages all faculty and staff members, students, administrators and community members to attend the conference as their schedules permit.

“Those who attend will help define the future directions of our University,” he said. “We want insightful, constructive dialogue to help enhance this great place of learning.”

Contact: Nathan Lindsay, UM associate provost for dynamic learning, 406-243-4689,; Rebecca Power, UM assistant to the president, 406-243-2311,