Destination: Idaho Meeting & Event Planning City Guide
850 W Front Street, Boise, Idaho, 83702
45,000 sq ft
Idaho’s largest meeting and exhibition center is located in heart of downtown Boise, just ten minutes from the airport. Adjacent to the Grove Hotel featuring 240 guest rooms, across from Qwest Arena and over 800 additional hotel rooms within a few blocks. Direct flights to Boise from Denver, Minneapolis, Chicago, Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland and Salt Lake City. The Boise Centre Convention Center offers the essential requirements for a successful meeting. Including 45,000 square feet of professional and flexible meeting space that is fully carpeted and beautifully appointed, our catering services are fabulous with many locally sourced products and our professional event staff will work with you to help the group plan a successful conference. Professionals love Boise because planning, transportation and lodging is easy. Boise Centre Convention Center Highlights Well suited for conventions, meetings, reunions and events. Located in the intermountain west with many direct flights. Diverse, creative, & delicious food service. On-going sustainability initiatives. Over 45,000 square feet of meeting space. 25,000 square foot ballroom. 350 –seat auditorium. State-of-the-art technology, including digital signage and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout. Adventurous recreation just minutes outside our doors. Within five minutes, shops, art galleries and plentiful restaurants. A short drive to golf, floating the Boise River, skiing or taking in a white water adventure on Idaho’s world class rivers. .
By Steve Winston
December 31, 2012
If you’re looking for a room with a view, you’ve come to the right place. The Rocky Mountains have plenty of room. And the views are certainly spectacular. Meetings here are often more productive simply because the surroundings are so energizing. The air is fresher. The terrain is grander. The excitement level among attendees is higher. And the opportunities for memorable meetings and team building are exceptional.
By Steve Winston
May 30, 2012
These three states aren’t normally considered meeting centers on the order of an Orlando or San Francisco. Yet out here in Big Sky country, with its mountains and wide-open ranchland, planners are finding excellent facilities, value pricing, great team-building opportunities and stunning natural backdrops.
By Nikki Gloudeman
December 30, 2011
Talk about a sense of arrival: Book a meeting in the Rocky Mountains, and your attendees will be greeted with the sight of natural wonders shaped over the course of millions of years, soaring thousands of feet into the sky. They will have access to ample winding trails, snowy crests and wildlife. They will be able to ski, bike, hike—pretty much any outdoor pursuit imaginable.
By Carolyn Koenig
May 31, 2011
Fur trappers, explorers, cowboys, miners and adventurers—colorful characters of yesteryear—have all added their imprint to the natural allure of the Mountain West. Comprised of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming, this rugged region encompasses not one, but three national parks that celebrate its magnificent terrain, much of it preserved as it was centuries earlier.
This combination of history and geology gives the Mountain West (which totals more than 328,000 square miles) a sense of place, fleshing out the parade of mountains and broad sweep of plains with an undeniable ambience.
So, if you’re a planner who wants a juicy carrot to motivate your sales team or an inspiring destination for your upcoming meeting, consider the Mountain West. Chances are, your group will fit right in.
By Macie Schreibman
December 29, 2010
Like rock ’n roll, the Rocky Mountains are dramatic.
By Peter Schroeder and Risa Wyatt
September 01, 2010
Let’s start with a quiz. Where can you find:
- The deepest river gorge in North America?
- The longest free-flowing river within a single state in the Lower 48?
- The three richest silver mines in the U.S.?
Learn about Idaho for Event Venues, Services & Meeting Destinations
When most people think of Idaho, the first thing that comes to mind is potatoes (82% of people think that, according to the Idaho Tourism Board).
But aside from being the spud’s largest producer, The Gem State, as it’s also known (surprisingly and lesser known, Idaho produces 72 types of precious and semi-precious stones), is the 13th-largest state in the U.S., and it tempts travelers with miles upon miles of outdoor recreation sites and meeting venues unlike anywhere else. Not to be underestimated, the state is not only large (it’s said that if you flattened the state’s mountains, it would be the size of Texas), it’s also recognized in history books for its major role in the Lewis and Clark Expedition, which took place from 1803–1806. Today, groups can even travel along the same paths discovered more than 200 years ago and literally walk in the footsteps of America’s early explorers.
Located adjacent to Washington and Oregon, the state has a rich history that complements an impressive terrain, encompassing rivers, mountains, rolling hills and farmland. And it is Idaho’s great outdoors and wonderful landscapes that continue to attract more than 20 million visitors annually—the same open air that provides an added recreation bonus for meeting attendees. A year-round destination, Idaho provides the best of all four seasons, allowing for winters that are not too harsh but still offer an array of snow sports and summers that showcase the state’s stunning vistas (think blue skies, mountain peaks and pristine lakes).
Aside from its natural beauty, Idaho is also easily accessible by air and highway, as its large, somewhat boot shape gives meeting attendees both in Washington and Oregon close access points—making the state an overall impressive and convenient group option.