Hot Springs Connection 2021
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Download the 2019 presentation pdfs here.

MONDAY, MAY 17, 2021

Quinn’s Hot Springs Resort
190 Hwy 135
Paradise, MT 59856

Hotel check in

2:00 – 5:00 PM
Registration Desk – pick up name badge and conference program
Paradise Hall Event Center, Quinn’s Hot Springs Resort

TRADE EXCHANGE

5:00 – 8:00 PM
WELCOME RECEPTION
sponsored by AARFID

Greetings!
by Vicky Nash, Hot Springs Connection founder and CEO

What You Need To Know
by Vicky Nash, Hot Springs Connection

Introduction of each hot springs represented
by Jessica Meath, Hot Springs Connection

PRESENTATION
AARFID – Chad Carpenter, President and Matt Monnat, Executive Vice President
Automatic Identification Systems

TRADE EXCHANGE

GROUP SOAK!

TUESDAY, MAY 18, 2021

7:00 – 8:00 AM
Registration Desk – pick up name badge and conference program
Paradise Hall Event Center, Quinn’s Hot Springs Resort

TRADE EXCHANGE

BREAKFAST

Paradise Hall Event Center, Quinn’s Hot Springs Resort

PRESENTATION
History of Quinn’s Hot Springs Resort

by Ben Slusser, Vice President/Director of Operations for Quinn’s Hot Springs Resort

*BEHIND-THE-SCENES TOUR of QUINN’S HOT SPRINGS RESORT*

PRESENTATION
Building New Pools – What We Learned
by Ben Slusser, Vice President/Director of Operations and Damian Albright, Project Manager for Quinn’s Hot Springs Resort
– hydrology, design, flow rates, heat exchangers

TRADE EXCHANGE

LUNCH

Paradise Hall Event Center, Quinn’s Hot Springs Resort
Sponsored by Medicine Springs – Brandon & Julie Price
Medicine Springs Mineral Therapy – harnessing the geothermal healing powers of Mother Nature

PRESENTATION
Chlorine Regulation
by Gene Gudmundson – owner of Spa Hot Springs, White Sulphur Springs, MT and former President of the Montana Hot Springs Association
Legislative actions to alter chlorination requirements for hot springs facilities.

TRADE EXCHANGE

PRESENTATION

A Social History of Montana’s Hot Springs
Jeff Birkby will discuss the social history of Montana’s hot springs from early use of pools by Montana’s Tribal people to the grandiose elegance of the Broadwater Resort near Helena. The author of A Consumer’s Guide to Geothermal Energy in Montana, Montana’s Hotsprings, and other books on western hot springs, Jeff will discuss the development and social history of Montana’s hot springs, showing the role that these geothermal features have played in Montana’s history. His presentation will include stories from the past and present, using archival photos, historical and on-the-ground research, and personal interviews.

TRADE EXCHANGE

DINNER

GROUP SOAK!

WEDNESDAY, MAY 19, 2021

TRADE EXCHANGE

BREAKFAST

PRESENTATIONS
New Construction and Restoration Projects
– slide show of what’s new and improved at hot springs resorts and facilities across the country
by Vicky Nash

The Importance of Master Planning for Redevelopment, Restoration and Reconstruction of Historic Properties
by Walker Christensen and Jen Dicuollo with DHM Design

TRADE EXCHANGE

PRESENTATION
Report from Hot Springs Business & Trade Association
by Mark Begich, Board President and hot springs resort owner
– Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC)

TRADE EXCHANGE

LUNCH

PRESENTATION

TRADE EXCHANGE

PRESENTATION

TRADE EXCHANGE

DINNER

GROUP SOAK!

THURSDAY, MAY 20, 2021

TRADE EXCHANGE

BREAKFAST

Group Activities and Tours TBD

GROUP SOAK!

SCHEDULE WILL BE UPDATED AS SPEAKERS and ACTIVITIES ARE CONFIRMED