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Boise Centre

Idaho's Premier Convention Center

Boise Centre

If you haven’t been to Boise lately, you are missing out on one of the most vibrant cities in the western United States. With direct air service from 19 major U.S. cities getting to Boise is a breeze. We encourage planners to place Boise at the top of their site selection list.

Boise offers the culture, entertainment and amenities of a large urban area, in a place that feels inviting to visitors. You will be pleasantly surprised by all that Boise has to offer: a walkable, compact downtown filled with shops, dining, brewpubs, nightlife and culture all with a fun and hip vibe. With adventurous recreation nearby, including white-water rafting, skiing, golfing and a 25-mile Greenbelt bicycle and pedestrian path along the Boise River, which runs through the city, Boise has an activity for everyone to enjoy.

Among the Boise’s recent accolades: Forbe’s ranked Boise as #15 in America’s Fastest Growing Cities and Travel & Leisure Magazine ranked the Boise Airport #7 on America’s Best Airports listing. In fact, several Fortune 500 companies call Boise home.

Boise Centre is Idaho’s largest convention and meeting facility and is conveniently located in downtown, less than ten minutes from the airport with 700 hotel rooms within a few blocks. Boise Centre features 50,000 square feet of convention and event space that is adaptable for groups of 10 to 2,000. An exciting convention center expansion project will break ground in July 2014 adding 45,000 additional square feet of meeting space, bringing the total square footage to nearly 100,000. Completion of the expansion project is estimated in the third quarter of 2016.

Boise Centre’s professional event team is highly experienced in hosting a variety of events, from conventions and tradeshows to corporate meetings and special events. Over the past 24 years, the venue has built a reputation for providing excellent service and high quality events. Boise Centre features full-service catering, audio visual & technical services, high-speed Internet, Wi-Fi connections throughout, extensive recycling and sustainability programs.

Jesse Cope, meeting planner for the National Grange, organized her group’s convention at the center in 2012 and praised its central location. “Since our members flew in from all over the country for our event, they really appreciated the proximity to so many amenities,” Cope said.

Boise has a wide variety of lovely hotels ranging from luxury to modern and boutique. There are over 6,000 hotel rooms in the city and all conveniently offer free airport shuttle service. Many properties are full service with meeting and event space, catering and audiovisual services.

It's time to see for yourself why Boise is praised by many planners - so much, so close. http://boisecentre.com/

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