Boise Centre

850 W. Front Street Boise, ID 83702 (208) 336-8900

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Level Up this February at the Boise Centre. Attend our 3 day in person conference featuring practical advice from peers, state, and national educational experts on leading innovative teaching and learning.

Keynote Speakers

Thursday, February 8th
Leveling Up Learning: Unleashing the Power of AI in Education
Julie Smith, MS
The "AI train" has left the station - are we on it? Author and professor Julie Smith will explore the transformative power of AI and how we can harness the unlimited possibilities to foster personal and engaging pedagogy as well as increase our own productivity with various AI tools. The "future ready" student should know how to evaluate and implement AI materials - as should we.

Julie has been on faculty at Webster University in St Louis for 22 years, is the author of "Master the Media: How Teaching Media Literacy Can Save our Plugged-In World", and is the Co-Host of the "What the Media" podcast. She has been interviewed by the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Arizona Republic and Associated Press, is a regular guest on KMOX radio and KMOV television, and has presented in fourteen countries on four continents.
IETA has worked with the hotels listed below to provide special rates for vendors and attendees.


TownePlace Suites by Marriott

2024 Rate King – One King Bed and Sofa Sleeper $137.00 Double Queen Suites – Two Queen Beds $137.00
Phone Number (208) 429-8881
Amenities Complimentary Hot Breakfast Buffet, Indoor Pool and Spa, complimentary Parking, complimentary upgraded Wi-Fi, On-site Laundry and Dry Cleaning, complimentary Shuttle to and from Airport
Hotel Details Learn more about TownePlace here

Grove Hotel

2024 Rate $209+ Tax
Rooms Reserved Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Nights
Booking Link Booking link.
Reservation Deadline January 13, 2024

Home 2 Suites

2024 Rate $169+ Tax
Rooms Reserved Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Nights
Amenities Free hot breakfast, free WiFi, non-smoking rooms, fitness center, indoor pool, business center
Reservation Deadline January 13, 2024 or until filled
Reservation Link Call 208-336-8277 and let the Reservation Agent know they are with IETA to receive your discounted rate 

Hampton Inn and Suites Downtown Boise

2024 Rate $165 Standard Guest Room+ 13% Tax
Rooms Reserved Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Nights
Phone Number (208) 331-1900
  • Free Hot Breakfast with items like eggs, sausage or bacon, biscuits and pastries, oatmeal, yogurt, and fruit. All items are individually packaged or safely served from a breakfast attendant. Breakfast Bags available to go as well!
  • Complimentary Wireless High-speed Internet Access in guest rooms and public areas.
  • Fully equipped complimentary 24-hour business center.
  • Indoor Cool Pool™ and hot tub.
  • 24 hour onsite fitness facility.
  • Our guests receive a discounted rate per night based on the daily rate through the garage (currently, $15 per night but is subject to change). After check-in, room keys provide in and out access throughout the stay. The garage is the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floor of the building with hotel elevator access on each level.
Reservation Deadline January 17, 2024
Reservation Link Reserve your room here
Hotel Details Learn more about the Hampton Inn.

Residence Inn Boise Downtown/University

2024 Rate $154-$209 Single King or Double Queen
Rooms Reserved Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Nights
Phone Number 208-344-1200
Reservation Deadline Tuesday, Jan 17, 2024
Hotel Details Complimentary continental breakfast, WiFi, outdoor pool and fitness center, business center, Free on-site parking per night parking, distance from Boise center: .9 miles or 19-minute walk
Reservation Link Reserve your room here.

Inn at 500 Capitol

2024 Rate 15% off Going Rate
Rooms Reserved Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday Nights
Phone Number (208) 391-2044 – 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 10, 2024
Hotel Details Learn more about the Inn at 500 Capitol.

SpringHill Suites Boise Park Center

2024 Rate $139-$149
For reservations Book your group rate for Idaho Education Technology Association
Reservation Deadline Tuesday, January 17, 2024
Hotel Details Learn more about the SpringHill Suites Boise Park Center

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

2024 Rate $139 per night
Reservation Deadline January 6, 2024
Hotel Details Group rate available 3 days pre/post event based upon availability, complimentary airport shuttle based on availability, complimentary parking, complimentary full american breakfast, complimentary wifi.
For reservations Coming soon

Residence Inn Boise

2024 Rate $229 per night
Reservation Deadline January 16, 2024
Hotel Details Each suite offers:
  • Complimentary hot breakfast buffet served daily 6:30AM-9:30AM
  • Spacious living room with sofa bed
  • In-suite work space facing a window
  • Fully equipped kitchen with dining bar
  • Spacious bathroom with an extra-large shower
  • Luxury bedding and linens
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Overnight Parking is available at $20 per night
For reservations Reservation Link

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:
  • Wednesday – $20
  • Thursday – $20
  • Friday – $20
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 24, 2024, 12:00 p.m. MST.
Professional Development Credit Links:

Boise State University

Northwest Nazarene University

University of Idaho

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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Attendees may cancel by January 19, 2024 for a full refund. Cancellations on or after January 19, 2024 will not be refunded.