2024 Expo

AERO's 50th Anniversary and Annual Local Food & Sustainability Expo

October 25, 2024 - October 27, 2024

Billings, Montana

Welcome to Expo 2024 & AERO's 50th Anniversary!

We’re celebrating our 50th Anniversary in Billings!

Coming this October, we’ll be honoring our roots holding our annual Expo in Billings, not too far from the front porch where it all began fifty years ago.

Our Expo 2024 theme is: #FutureGenMT: Designing a Path for the Well-Being of Montana’s Future Generations.

We chose this theme in honor of AERO’s founders’  clear commitment  to foster the development of sustainable communities for today and generations to come, and inspired by the book #FutureGen: Lessons from a Small Country by Jane Davidson. #FutureGen details how Wales passed the Well-Being of Future Generations (Wales) Act of 2015, the first country in the world to do so. 

As always, we’ll start Friday of the weekend with farm, ranch, and community tours, followed by our traditional Friday night potluck, cake auction (bring your cash!!) and celebratory event launch. If you’ve not yet experienced the joy and delight of our Friday night gatherings, you are in for a treat!  Saturday is dedicated to panel discussions, design sessions, and DIY workshops; we’ll end the day with local live music and more great food.  And, we’ll conclude Expo on Sunday at noon, after a Sunday morning session dedicated to the 33 x 33 campaign alliance blossoming around the state.


  • MT youth-led initiatives: on climate, food/agriculture, energy, well-being
  • Elder-led initiatives for future generations: including Ministry for the Future
  • Strategies for growing in hotter, drier, less predictable weather
  • Lessons from 50 years of solution-based education and networking
  • Getting more Montana food on ALL Montana plates (33%, in fact, by 2033)


  • Storytelling that builds ambassadorship and connection   StoriesforAction.org
  • Effective legislative testimony and action  –  tools for you and me   Grow MT and MT Farmers Union


Check back for agenda details and and registration links, coming soon.

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Want to volunteer? Reach out to us at getintouch@aeromt.org.  We welcome your ideas and skills.

Some ways you can participate:  agenda design, silent auction, tour coordination, Billings-area sponsorships, event support


We look forward to seeing you in Billings!

Alternative Energy Resources Organization

Mailing address: PO Box 1558, Helena MT 59624-1558

Physical address: 32 S Ewing St #314, Helena MT 59601