Venue and Lodging

The Boise Centre

NWGIS 2017 Boise will occupy The Boise Centre, the largest convention facility in Idaho. The Boise Centre is newly expanded and remodeled. The first phase of the Boise Centre expansion opened in September 2016. The new facility known as Boise Centre East has welcomed several conventions, conferences and local events. The final phase of the expansion began in December 2016 and includes renovation of the existing Boise Centre facility to maximize square footage. A junior ballroom and new meeting room will be built and many new restrooms will be added. Completion is estimated in late summer 2017.

The Grove Hotel

We have reserved a block of rooms for NWGIS 2017 Boise at The Grove Hotel, which is located right next door to The Boise Centre. The Grove Hotel is the only AAA Four Diamond Rating hotel in Boise. With views of the rolling Boise foothills and a central location that lends itself to bustling downtown activity, you will be within walking distance to restaurants, galleries, museums and the Boise River. Room rates are $139 per night for traditional rooms. To make your room reservation, call The Gove Hotel at 1-208-489-2222 or 1-888-961-5000. To guarantee the reduced conference room rate, you need to contact The Grove Hotel by September 8, 2017 and identify yourself as part of the Northwest GIS User Group conference.

Arriving In the City of Trees

Boise is easily accessible via air or ground. By air, fly direct from Denver, Lewiston, Los Angeles, Portland, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Spokane and Sun Valley. Once you've arrived, transportation is easy on foot, bicycle or car in Boise's downtown. The Grove Hotel offers free transportation to and from the airport.

Fall for Boise

Mountains and museums. Restaurants and rivers. Festivals and fresh air. Boise is a surprising blend of urban and outdoors -- big enough to have all the comforts of a big city, yet small enough to make it easy to enjoy it all. Check out our outdoor activities, arts scene or our city's museum pass program. Learn about our growing wine region or thriving dining scene. Or like us, simply Fall for Boise, and be part of a celebration of the city's culture and community which will run throughout the NWGIS Conference. 


Northwest GIS User Group

NWGIS is a non-profit organization that provides a forum for training, exchange of knowledge, techniques, and data among the users of ESRI software and related GIS products and services.