Idaho’s Capital City is actively wooing meeting planners. With a compact, exciting downtown, endless outdoor activities, a first-class convention center and a very accommodating CVB, the courtship is succeeding.
This past December, Boise welcomed Jack’s Urban Meeting Place (JUMP), a nonprofit, interactive creative center and community-gathering place. Named for Idaho agribusiness icon J.R. Simplot—founder of the agricultural supply company J.R. Simplot Company—the center’s six-story, 65,000-square-foot main building includes five interactive learning studios. Each studio’s name indicates the activity that can be explored and shared within the space.