About Quote 2 Cast
t ATG, we like to say we teach our customers to fish, rather than camp out with long-term consulting engagements. Eah year in Missoula since 2017, we take this literally, hosting our Quote to Cast Summit – bringing world-leading Quote to Cash solution providers with leading executives from innovative clients that are redefining business models for managing customers and revenue. Enjoy a day on the River [that] Runs Through It and meet with thought leaders from around the world.
In 2020, for obvious reasons, our Quote 2 Cast Summit went virtual for the first time. And while the jury is still out on 2021's format, we are as excited as ever to invite our partners, clients, and friends to partake in a bit of the ATG Cognizant mystique. It's a special blend of deep domain knowledge, a super-charged can-do attitude, and a big ol' dollop of aw-shucks folksiness.
So, regardless of whether we get to see you in Montana or simply in a tiny webinar window, you can be certain that your attendance means that world to us and that we'll slather the ATG Way onto every interaction we have with you.
Known as the Garden City for its dense trees and lush green landscape, Missoula is nestled in the heart of the northern Rockies where five valleys converge. Missoula is a center for education, medicine, technology, and the arts. Fly fishermen, rafters, kayakers and canoers thrive on the nearby waters.
"Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs. I am haunted by waters."
- Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It
Blackfoot River near Missoula
Things to do in & around Missoula
Many of our attendees may want to bring their significant other or family and make a vacation of their trip to Missoula. Below is a very abridged list of possibilities. Visit Destination Missoula for a bevy of other fun and informative things to do on your visit!
Try your hand at fishingAt the confluence of the Clark Fork, Blackfoot, and Bitterroot Rivers, Missoula lives up to its name. Whether you prefer to fish from the banks of the river right in the middle of town or prefer to hire a river guide to make a whole day of your fishing adventure, you will not be disappointed with your catch. There are plenty of fishing outfitters who can help you seek out the perfect spot to try fishing in a Montana river.
Visit the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is more than just a museum. It's an experience that reveals the beauty, diversity, and importance of elk country across North America. With fun, interactive exhibits that teach you about elk, elk country, and the role the Elk Foundation plays in conservation, the Foundation is fun for the whole family!
Stroll Missoula's riverfront walking trails
The riverfront walking trail lines the north and south shores of the Clark Fork River in Downtown Missoula. A walk along the trail can take you past McCormick Park, the Old Milwaukee Depot, John H. Toole Park, Caras Park, and other scenic treasures in Missoula. Be sure to stop by the overlook at Brennan's Wave to watch kayakers and surfers take on the man-made kayaking wave.
Visit the National Bison Refuge
The Refuge encompasses a large area of native intermountain grassland, a rare habitat in North America that provides essential habitat for a variety of birds, mammals, plants, and other living creatures, along with bison. Well-known for its incredible wildlife viewing and photographic opportunities, this is a great place to experience a natural area in western Montana.
Drink some local beer at one of Missoula's breweries
Whether you like traditional beers or funky small batches, the breweries in Missoula are quickly, but somehow quietly, making this a beer destination. From the robust IPAs to the flavorful lagers, the Missoula breweries have something for everyone. Take a guided tour or just pick one and post up for the evening!
Yoga on a stand-up paddleboard
Take yoga outside and on the water with SUP Yoga. Fun for all levels, on a yoga-specific paddleboard right in the heart of Missoula on the Clark Fork River.
Don't miss Glacier National Park
Named for the remnants of glaciers from the ice age, Glacier National Park is located on the border of Canada and the United States and is often called the "Crown of the Continent" since it sits at the headwaters of the streams that flow into the Pacific Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico and Hudson Bay. What's more, the park boasts more than 700 lakes, numerous waterfalls and two mountain ranges, spread across more than 1 million acres that shelter an array of wildlife.
Give river surfing a try
Missoula has become an epicenter for river surfing. River surfing here has grown tremendously over recent years and is one of the most exhilarating ways to spend time on the river. River waves are created by three fundamental elements: water, rock, and gradient. Luckily, here in Missoula, Montana, we have this essential combination on our favorite rivers: the Clark Fork, Blackfoot, and Lochsa Rivers all offer a variety of river surfing options for different ability levels.
Ride A Carousel for Missoula
A Carousel for Missoula, a kid's paradise, is one of the first fully hand-carved carousels to be built in the United States since the Great Depression. From little more than dreams, hard work, and love, a carousel was created by hundreds of volunteers. The Carousel has 38 horses and two chariots. The chariots allow easy access for wheelchairs; people with disabilities are always welcome to ride free on the Carousel.
Lunch Like a Local
It’s tough to nail down exactly why but food really makes a person feel alive. Paris we are not, but Missoula has its fair share of unbelievably fun eateries. That’s not hyperbole (whatever that means - I think it’s a math term), these restaurants and bars are the hubs of interesting dishes and sometimes-perplexing plates.