Boise Centre
850 W. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702

(208) 336-8900


Boise Centre

Keynote: Thomas C. Murray

Tom serves as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools®, a Project of the Alliance for Excellent Education, located in Washington, D.C. He has testified before the United States Congress and works alongside that body and the US Senate, the White House, the US Department of Education and state departments of education, corporations, and school districts throughout the country to implement student-centered, personalized learning while helping to lead Future Ready Schools® and Digital Learning Day.

Murray serves as a regular conference keynote, was named the 2018 National/Global EdTech Leader of the Year, the 2017 Education Thought Leader of the Year, one of 20 to Watch by NSBA, and the Education Policy Person of the Year by the Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2015. His latest book, Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools, Today, is an ASCD best seller and was published in 2017.

Connect with him @thomascmurray and at his website.

The full schedule is not yet available.

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.


Residence Inn

2019 Rate $134
Rooms Reserved Variety
Phone Number (208) 424-9999
Reservation Deadline Until Full
Hotel Details Learn more about Residence Inn

Grove Hotel / Hotel 43

2019 Rate $149 Single King or Double Queen
Rooms Reserved Sunday, Monday, Tuesday Nights
Phone Number (208) 342-4622
Reservation Deadline January 11, 2019
Hotel Details Learn more about Hotel 43

Safari Inn

2019 Rate $89 Single Queen / $104 Single King or Double Queen
Rooms Reserved Sunday, Monday, Tuesday Nights
Phone Number (208) 344-6556 or (800) 541-6556. Please mention IETA 2019 for the discounted rate.
Amenities Free Continental Breakfast, Free Airport Shuttle, Free Wi-Fi, Fitness Center
Reservation Deadline January 3, 2019
Hotel Details Learn more about the Safari Inn

Hampton Inn and Suites Downtown Boise

2019 Rate $145 Standard Guest Room
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 14, 2019
Reservation Link Reserve your room here.
Hotel Details Learn more about the Hampton Inn.

Inn at 500 Capitol

2019 Rate $179 Run of the House / $229 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 January 4, 2019
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) – $15
  • Tuesday (Plated Lunch) – $15
  • Wednesday (Box Lunch) – $15

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 25, 2019, 12:00 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.

For more info about IETA:

IETA grants have been made possible due to the generosity of our annual conference sponsors. IETA will award a minimum of $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.