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Boise Centre welcomes you to Treefort Music Fest. We are pumped for the great music, comedy, food, ale, tech, story, and yoga – all happening this week. Boise Centre is Idaho’s premier convention center and proud sponsor of #Treefort11.
Be sure to check out HACKFORT– a celebration of all things tech, taking place on Level 4 of Boise Centre East (Thursday to Sunday). Also on Level 4 are restrooms, water bottle refill stations, comfy chairs, great views and bars.
Executive Director’s Retirement Announcement
On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Greater Boise Auditorium District, I announce the retirement of our Executive Director, Pat Rice, effective late 2023. Pat has served the District and Boise Centre for twenty-two years.
Pat joined the staff of Boise Centre in 2001 as a Project Manager for a then proposed convention center expansion. He held the position for four years and led efforts that gained the support of key stakeholders and community members.
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Holiday-Themed Light & Sound Show
Boise Centre brings you holiday cheer. A nightly holiday-themed light & sound one-hour show will be featured through December 31st on the visual art display along 8th Street. Shows will play each hour from 4:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m.
Boise Centre Named A 2022 Smart Stars Winner
Boise Centre has won a 2022 Smart Stars award in the Best Conference Center category. This marks the fourth consecutive year Boise Centre has earned the award.The Smart Stars awards include thirty categories, and each year, meeting and event planners vote for their favorite hotels, resorts, convention centers, and destinations. The Smart Stars awards have risen to become an essential tool for today’s meeting planner community and a valuable resource for those who need recommendations of leading venues and destinations.
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Boise Centre Renews GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation
Boise Centre has successfully completed the annual reaccreditation process for the GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation Program. By earning the accreditation for a second year, Boise Centre has renewed its commitment to operating Idaho’s largest convention center in a safe and healthy manner.
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Elevate Your Virtual or Hybrid Event with Boise Centre
Boise Centre’s audio visual experts are ready to help you engage, inform, and connect virtually with your audience. Boise Centre offers event organizers a complete solution with robust video conference and streaming services, professional-quality event design, and full in-house editing services.
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Boise Centre Achieves GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation
Boise Centre has received the coveted Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ facility accreditation, the gold standard for prepared facilities. Boise Centre is Idaho’s largest convention center and is the first business and event facility in the state to earn the accreditation.
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Bring Your Hybrid or Virtual Event to Life with Boise Centre
While your plans for a face-to-face event may have changed, Boise Centre’s in-house audiovisual and IT experts are ready to assist with a wide range of video conferencing and streaming services. Our team of professionals, coupled with the building’s robust 1 GB network infrastructure (with 2.5 GB available in September!), offers the expertise and reliability necessary to deliver a seamless meeting experience both onsite and locations across the globe.
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Boise Centre Named A 2019 Smart Stars Winner
The Smart Awards have risen to become a significant benchmark and celebrated planning resource for meeting professionals worldwide. Each year, meeting planners vote for their favorite properties, venues and destinations in 35 distinguished categories, all critical to the success of their meetings and events. Boise Centre earned a 2019 Smart Award in the Best Conference Center Category. This is the first Smart Stars Award that Boise Centre has won.
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Boise’s Been Busy
An expanded convention center and new hotels have enhanced the city’s meeting product. Boise has become one of the Northwest’s most vibrant hotspots – ablaze with new building projects, renovations, and upgrades. Idaho’s capital and largest city is home to a population of approximately 250,000. Not terribly big, but Boise is sure to impress meeting groups with character and charm…
Boise on the Rise, Be the Reason Attendees Fall in Love with Boise
Boise boasts the No. 1 spot on Forbes’ 2018 list of America’s fastest-growing cities, a growing tech industry and the influx of trendy, new restaurants, bars, and neighbors that accompany a city on the rise. Boise today is walkable, affordable, pristine and equipped with modern meeting facilities such as Boise Centre’s expansion… all within a few blocks from hundreds of hotel rooms, restaurants and microbreweries. Oh boy-sie!
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11 Cities On The Rise – Boise Top 3 Reasons to Meet There Now
Thriving city: within 10 blocks in Boise, Idaho’s energetic downtown, find only-in-Boise eateries, more than 100 alluring shops, live music venues and a growing number of breweries and wine-tasting rooms. Newly expanded convention center …
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Big Time Citywides Give Planners Access to Wide Range of Experiences
Citywide conventions bring cities and communities together. They give destinations the chance to dazzle and entertain visitors by showing off their best attributes. Corporations and associations love them because the scale imparts powerful growth opportunities for entire organizations. Cities use them as opportunities to show off their latest achievements, build local pride and boost the economy.
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A Progressive Mindset Anchors Boise Meetings – Who Knew?
When groups visit Boise, Idaho, their typical response is “who knew?” according to Terry Kopp, director of sales for the Boise Convention & Visitors Bureau. With a population just over 220,000, Boise has the immersive, small-town vibe that groups want. The Boise Airport is located just 10 minutes from downtown, and conventions of a notable size (1,000-plus) essentially run the town and are viewed as key to the city’s economy, says Kopp.
“We stand out because we are a city smaller in population, but one that offers many of the same amenities you find in larger cities such as the ballet and symphony,” says Kopp. That said, Boise’s downtown is seeing major growth.
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Boise is Booming
The city of Boise, ID, is quickly enhancing its meeting capabilities with a number of new developments and culinary offerings. A three-phase, $47.5 million expansion of the Boise Centre is nearing completion. Altogether the project adds the 36,000-square-foot Boise Centre Ease (including a new ballroom and eight additional breakout rooms) as well as a new junior ballroom and outdoor patio, increasing its capacity from 18 meeting rooms to 31 and a total of 80,000 square feet.
7 Cities to Watch
Watch out Orlando, Las Vegas, Miami, Chicago, San Diego, Phoenix and all the other big convention towns. A number of highly attractive second-tier meeting destinations are poised to nab more marketing share on the strength of superb services, fun attractions, engaging localities and big-ticket investments.
Boise Adds Modern Twists to its Meeting Options
After touring a Basque neighborhood, groups can visit an Anne Frank human rights memorial and a cutting-edge creative center before heading to one of the many nearby wineries.
This type of stimulating outing conjures up images of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston and other progressive, multicultural cities. But surprising to many, the experiences are all available in a high-desert city in the Pacific Northwest—Boise, Idaho.
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Three New Reasons to Visit Boise, Idaho
Boise has quickly become one of the Northwest’s most vibrant hot spots and many are taking notice. The capital city, a former military outpost along the Oregon Trail, is rapidly branding itself as the place for event planners to organize meetings, conferences and social events.
Wide Open Possibilities – Great outdoors provides inspiration and promotes team building
In the capital city of Boise, a 36,000-square-foot expansion of Boise Centre debuts this September, complemented by 550 new guest rooms in early 2017. Almost all business hotels in Boise offer free transportation to and from the airport, which is a 10-minute drive from downtown.
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