International Bison Conference

July 4 – 8, 2017
Big Sky Montana at the Big Sky Resort

The International Bison Conference (IBC) is held every five years and is a celebration of the American bison. The event draws nearly 500 attendees from around the world! The 2017 IBC will be an exceptional event in part due to its location, Big Sky Montana. Big Sky is just one hour outside of Yellowstone National Park, and just 30 minutes from Ted Turner’s famed Flying D bison ranch, both of which we’ll tour as part of the conference. Please mark your calendars for this special event that is not to be missed!

See a complete conference agenda here.

Register for the International Bison Conference

Click here to complete online registration.
Three easy ways to Register for IBC!
1. Use the online registration form and save time 2. Complete the online registration form, print it and mail with a check to NBA, 8690 Wolff Ct. #200, Westminster, CO 80031 3. Complete the online registration form, print it and fax to (303) 845-9081

Don’t miss your opportunity to connect with the bison community with an ad in the Official Commemorative Program. Click here for ad rates and information.

Fundraising- Raffles

A very special opportunity awaits with these Yellowston yearling bulls, donated by Turner Enterprises, Inc. These are 2nd generation bulls directly descended from the from Yellowstone National Park bison herd. One will be auctioned at the IBC, and the other will be awarded through a raffle at IBC.

More raffles here.

IBC Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorships are excellent ways to get your business noticed and say “I support the Bison Industry!” See the many sponsorship opportunities available here. We have a sponsorship level for everyone!


Big Sky Resort Reservation line: 800-548-4486. Select option 2 and request the National Bison Association room block for the discounted rates listed below. Visit to review other lodging options. Please note, the conference activities at Big Sky will take place at the Yellowstone Conference Center, though all lodging is in close proximity:

Huntley Lodge Room (Double Occupancy) – $119/night
Huntley Loft (3 Queens) – $189/night
Summit: Studio – $149/night
The Summit: 2 Queen- $189/night
The Summit: 1 Bedroom Suite – $239/night
The Summit: 2 Bedroom Suite $329/night
The Summit: 3 Bedroom Suite $419/night
Shoshone Condominium 1 Bedroom Suite – $209/night
Shoshone Condominium 1 Bedroom + Loft – $289/night
Village Center: Studio $149/night
Village Center: Studio 1 Bedroom Suite – $239/night
Village Center: Studio 2 Bedroom Suite – $329/night
Village Center: Studio 3 Bedroom Suite – $419/night


Big Sky, Montana is located in Southwest Montana. The closest airport is Bozeman (BZN), about 45 minutes north of the resort. Salt Lake City (SLC) is about a six hour drive. You can see a list of shuttle options from the Bozeman airport to Big Sky, and other travel details, here.

Conference Agenda

Please see a complete IBC Agenda here as you plan your travel and see why you won’t want to miss out on this historic bison event!