Information that you might need to know
- Or just stuff that we want you to know that you didn't find elsewhere on the site -
|Is everything within walking distance?
Yes, if you stay in the on campus lodging or at the Best Western Hotel Great Northern, everything is within a short easy walk. This includes the Opening Reception at the Lower Brewhouse, the conference itself, the campus dining hall and the big moot party. Downtown Helena is just a short walk away but very doable. Downtown is about 5 blocks from the campus.
|When I fly in, do I need to rent a car?
Short answer is no. We can pick you up at the airport or if staying at the Best Western they have a free shuttle. You will not need a car for the conference. However, if you plan on exploring the wilds of Montana or taking a drive up to glacier (4 hours away) or down to Yellowstone (4 hours away) then a car is nice. Driving is very easy and very scenic, but note that dawn and dusk including nighttime driving can be difficult due to wildlife on the highways, especially deer.
|Do I need money for food?
Maybe. Most meals are included in the moot and we have a lot of social events that include free food and drinks. Some folks do get together for a late meal out and for sure some drinks after hours as a few bars are within easy walking distance. Snacks and coffee and drinks are also provided throughout the conference for free.
|Will someone pick me up at the airport and get me back at the end of the moot?
Yup, we got you. Only a limited number of flights fly in and out of Helena so chances are a few others are on you same flight both coming and going. We pick you up and get you back - just a side free benefit of the moot. The airport is only about 6 minutes from downtown Helena and Carroll College. And, yes we do know that most flights leave Helena first thing in the morning (like really early).
|What is this I hear about Ice-Blocking?
Ice blocking is really just what is sounds like. Right next to the Library where the conference is held is a nice big grassy hill that slopes down to a huge grass flat area. We have some of our Mootineers run over to the local grocery store and pick up a few solid ice blocks. We then slap a towel on top, have you sit on the towel and away you go. Be a kid again, kind of like sledding in the summer. You have to try it.
|Are Drinks really free at events?
To a certain extent. It seems that some of the best ideas and conversations happen around a table with a few beers (or wine) in the middle. Don't drink, we got you as well.
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