Building Tour and Social Hour Boise (Times displayed are Local)

April 25, 2018
3:15 PM - 6:30 PM
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Boise Centre
850 W. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702
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Boise Centre building tour highlighting areas before and after expansion.

Before:  Opened in 1990, Boise Centre - with 50,000 square feet of space and occupying one side of The Grove Plaza - was Idaho’s largest convention and event center. After many years of demand building for additional space to accommodate larger conventions and multiple events simultaneously, Boise Centre broke ground on an expansion in July 2014. The multi-phase expansion included construction of a new building across The Grove Plaza, building a connectivity concourse and finally, renovations to the existing Boise Centre to maximize square footage.

 After: The expansion was completed in fall 2017 and Boise Centre now occupies three sides of The Grove Plaza and boasts 86,000 square feet of meeting and event space and two commercial catering kitchens.


  • Phase 1 construction of Boise Centre East, a five-story building within the City Center Plaza development. A giant 45 x 40 curved front wall featuring View Dynamic Glass was installed. Unlike traditional glass, View Dynamic Glass tints in response to outdoor conditions and results in energy savings.
  • Phase 2 entailed building an elevated concourse from Boise Centre East across Century Link Arena/Sports Zone and connecting to Boise Centre West.
  • Phase 3 included renovationsto the existing Boise Centre and included demolition of a two-story tiered auditorium.


Event Schedule

 3:15 p.m MDT.   Registration and check-in at the main lobby of Boise Centre West - Note, please enter Boise Centre West, through the doors facing The Grove Plaza

3:30 p.m MDT.    Start of building tour

5:00 p.m MDT.    Hosted social hour in the 2nd floor Board Room

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$15.00 IFMA Northern Rockies Member

$25.00 Non-Member