Boise Centre
850 W. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702

(208) 336-8900


Boise Centre

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Schedule Highlights

Keynote: George Couros

George Couros is a leading educator in the area of innovative leadership, teaching, and learning. He has worked with all levels of school–from K-12 as a teacher and technology facilitator, school and district administrator, and is the author of the book “The Innovator’s Mindset; Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity.”

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IETA has worked with the hotels listed below to provide special rates for vendors and attendees.

Hotel Cards

Whether you select one of the hotels below or another hotel of your own choosing, we request that you fill out a hotel information card at the IETA registration desk.

Filling out this card helps us offset the cost of the conference; the number of hotel rooms utilized in the area for the conference affects the price IETA pays for the conference facilities. Your help with this is appreciated.


Grove Hotel / Hotel 43

2018 Rate $169 Single King or Double Queen
Rooms Reserved Sunday, Monday, Tuesday Nights
Phone Number (208) 342-4622
Reservation Deadline January 15, 2018
Hotel Details Learn more about Hotel 43

Safari Inn

2018 Rate $104 Single Queen / $119 Single King or Double Queen
Rooms Reserved Sunday, Monday, Tuesday Nights
Phone Number (208) 344-6556 or (800) 541-6556. Please mention IETA 2018 for the discounted rate.
Amenities Free Continental Breakfast, Free Airport Shuttle, Free Wi-Fi, Fitness Center
Reservation Deadline January 4, 2018 Past Deadline
Hotel Details Learn more about the Safari Inn

Hampton Inn and Suites Downtown Boise

2018 Rate $144 Standard Guest Room Discount Rate Sold Out
Rooms Reserved Sunday, Monday, Tuesday Nights
Phone Number (208) 331-1900
Amenities Free Continental Breakfast, Free Wi-Fi, Free Airport Shuttle, Fitness Center
Reservation Deadline January 15, 2018
Reservation Link Reserve your room here.
Hotel Details Learn more about the Hampton Inn.

Inn at 500 Capitol

2018 Rate $179 Run of the House / $209 Luxury Suite
Rooms Reserved Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday Nights
Phone Number (208) 391-2047 – Please mention Idaho Education Technology Conference
Amenities Constructed in 2017, Boutique Hotel, Wi-Fi, Fitness Center, Valet Parking, Fireplaces; Complimentary Beer, Wine, and Snacks; Complimentary Transportation Throughout Boise and to/from Boise Airport
Reservation Deadline December 22, 2017 Past Deadline
Hotel Details Learn more about the Inn at 500 Capitol.

The nearest parking garages to the conference are shown on this map.

In order to accommodate more attendees this year, IETA offers attendees the choice of registering with provided meals or without.

Meal Options:

  • Monday (Box Lunch) – $10
  • Tuesday (Plated Lunch) – $10
  • Wednesday (Box Lunch) – $10

If you did not purchase meals when you originally registered for IETA, you can sign up by sending us a request at

All meal plans must be finalized by January 26, 2018, 12 p.m. MST.

IETA Membership

Annual membership in the Idaho Education Technology Association is individual.

IETA is a non-profit organization and its operating activities are funded solely through membership fees. Your continued support of IETA is greatly appreciated.

The purpose of the Association shall be promoting and facilitating the use of technology in Idaho education. The Association shall promote, facilitate and sustain technology and all its users while enhancing the education of Idaho’s students for tomorrow’s technology.

Any Idaho K-12 public school employee or public school district appointed representative who is desirous of promoting the interest of the IETA and sharing in its work shall be eligible for membership and may be an active member paying the annual dues as provided in the Bylaws. An active member shall be entitled to vote, hold office, participate in all activities of the Association, and receive publications and other services of the Association.

Active members are also invited to attend regional meetings. IETA is divided into 6 regions and each region holds informative meetings about utilizing technology in education. These meetings usually have State Department of Education updates, vendors showing how to best utilize their products, and districts collaborating on technology use.

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IETA grants have been made possible due to the generosity of our annual conference sponsors. IETA will award up to $10,000.00. Grant proposals can be written for up to $2,000.00. Please note only one grant submission per IETA member.


  • Submission Deadline: Friday, December 8, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Mountain
  • Grants Awards Announced: Monday, December 18, 2017
  • Grant Expenditure Deadline: Saturday, June 30, 2018
  • Documentation Submission Deadline: Saturday, June 30, 2018

Grant Documents

Attendees may cancel by January 25, 2018 for a full refund.

Cancellations on or after January 25, 2018 will not be refunded.