WHERE BUSINESS GETS DONE

Connect Pacific Northwest is a premier B2B conference in which meeting planners based in the Pacific Northwest meet with representatives from CVBs, hotels, convention centers and other venues eager to host their next event. Attendees walk away with business leads and connections that only Connect events can provide.

Kristin Armstrong

Meet Our Keynote Speaker

Kristin Armstrong is the most decorated U.S. women’s cyclist of all time and the best time-trialist in sports history. She is a three-time Olympic Gold Medalist, two-time World Champion and has won six U.S. National Championships. Kristin is the only female U.S. athlete to win the same event (time trial) in three consecutive Olympic Summer Games, taking home the gold medal in Beijing (2008), London (2012), and Rio (2016). Additionally, Kristin became the oldest female cyclist in history to win an Olympic medal when she won gold in Rio, one day before her 43rd birthday. Kristin graduated from the University of Idaho with a B.S. in Exercise Physiology. She owns and runs “Pivot by KA,” a chain of health clubs in Idaho, and is often requested for public speaking engagements. She is married to Joe Savola and they have a son named Lucas. Kristin and her family continue to reside in Boise, Idaho.

 

Boise Centre

Situated in the middle of Boise’s energetic and walkable downtown is Boise Centre, Idaho’s premier convention center. Boise Centre offers 86,000 square feet of versatile meeting and event space, modern amenities, personalized service, and beautiful views of the Boise Foothills. Within a few steps are plentiful hotels, restaurants, microbreweries, shops, night life, entertainment, and abundant outdoor activities. Boise Centre proudly provides exceptional catering services with locally inspired menus and in-house audio visual and technology services.

Planners will be pleased to work with one point of contact that orchestrates all equipment and amenities to ensure a seamless execution of plans. From conventions and conferences to corporate meetings and hybrid events, Boise Centre’s team of event professionals will attend to every detail to ensure an unforgettable event experience. This GBAC STAR™ accredited facility accommodates groups of up to 2,000.

Pre-Event FAM Trip

Looking to get an even bigger taste of Boise? Connect and Visit Boise are hosting a pre-FAM trip from Sunday, Sept. 18-Monday, Sept. 19. Attendees will be able to experience more of Boise’s culture, F&B, and beauty.

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Planners

Planners who would like to qualify to attend this event should click below to register.

Suppliers

To register for Connect Pacific Northwest please reach out to your sales representative or Derek Rodriguez.

AGENDA 

(Download PDF of Detailed Agenda Here)

Monday, Sept. 19, 2022

3:30 p.m.

Registration
SW Foyer, 4th Floor, Boise Centre

4-4:45 p.m.

Guided Tour of Boise Centre

6-8 p.m.

Opening Reception, Hosted by the Boise Centre and TMN Events
Enjoy an awesome indoor/outdoor experience at one of Boise’s top craft breweries downtown opening night, Mother Earth Co.

Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022

7:30-8:45 a.m.

Guided Walk
Meet in Grove Hotel Lobby by 7:30 a.m.

Experience a short guided walking tour along the Boise River Greenbelt, a 26 mile tree-lined pathway providing scenic views, wildlife habitat and a special stop at the Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial.

9-10:15 a.m.

Breakfast Session
Boise Centre, Room 420

“From a Moment to a Movement: Audacious Leadership in the midst of a Global Pandemic and Social Unrest,” presented by Angela F. Taylor, The DIGNITAS Agency

“The World of Disability: An Untapped Market!” presented by Justin Skeesuck, Accessible Travel & Marketing Strategist

10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

1-on-1 Appointments
Boise Centre, Room 400

12-1:30 p.m.

Lunch and Keynote With Kristin Armstrong, Sponsored by Destination Greater Victoria
Boise Centre, Room 400

1:45-5:15 p.m.

1-on-1 Appointments
Boise Centre, Room 400

5:15-7 p.m.

Closing Reception, Hosted by The Grove Hotel
Celebrate the end of this great event with amazing cuisine, cocktails, and live music on the fourth-floor terrace at The Grove Hotel.

OUR SPONSORS

Boise Centre
Boise CVB
TMN Events
The Grove
Travel Tacoma
Business Events Victoria

SPEAKERS

Kristin Armstrong

Kristin Armstrong

Kristin Armstrong is the most decorated U.S. women’s cyclist of all time and the best time-trialist in sports history. (See full bio at top of page.)

Angela F. Taylor

Angela Taylor, Partner/Deal Maker, The DIGNITAS Agency

Angela Taylor is an entrepreneur, creative strategist, consultant, leadership coach, DEI practitioner, TV Sports Analyst, and podcaster whose mission is to help leaders and organizations reach their full potential. Taylor’s entrepreneurial endeavors include NetWorks Sports Consulting, Indulge Boise Food Tours, the Unlocking the Club podcast, and The DIGNITAS Agency.

Justin Skeesuck

Justin Skeesuck

Justin Skeesuck is a keynote speaker, adventurer, bestselling author, and accessible travel and marketing strategist. He works closely with tourism-centric organizations with insight to uniquely position themselves to capture and authentically serve the disabled community.

PLANNERS

Planners interested in qualifying for and attending this event should click below

SUPPLIERS

To register for Connect Pacific Northwest, please reach out to your sales representative or Derek Rodriguez.

Terms and Conditions: By registering for and attending the event I consent to and agree to abide by the terms, conditions and code of conduct posted here.

Connect Cancellation Policy: Connect requires registration to be paid in full to access any live event. Any special billing or payment arrangement must be made in writing and agreed upon between Connect management and the client seeking event access. Please see below for cancellation policy. Cancellations requested inside of 30 days to event date – Client forfeits 100% of registration fee. Cancellations requested 31-90 days prior to event date – Client forfeits 50% of registration fee and the remaining 50% can be used towards a new product purchase in the same calendar year. Cancellations requested over 90 days to the event date – Client may apply 100% of the registration fee to a new product purchase or service in the same calendar year.

Photo Release: Connect and its legal representatives and assigns, retain the right and permission to publish, without charge, photographs taken during this event. These photographs may be used in publications, including electronic publications, or in audio-visual presentations, promotional literature, advertising, or in other similar ways.

Medical Release: With registration, the attendee agrees and acknowledges they are participating in the conference on their own free will. While Connect does its best to provide the safest possible environment for the events, the attendee acknowledges freely and knowingly that as a result of their registration and participation, they hereby assume responsibility for their own well-being and safety, releasing Connect of any harm.

Connect Southeast
Oct. 3-5, Little Rock, Arkansas

  • Must be physically located in the Southeastern
    states
  • Must generate 50+ rooms on peak
  • Must have the ability to rotate nationally

Connect West
Nov. 9-10, San Francisco

  • Must be physically located in California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, and/or New Mexico
  • Must generate 50+ rooms on peak
  • Must have the ability to rotate nationally

Connect Winter Marketplace
Nov. 28-29, Washington, DC

Connect DC

  • Must be a Corporate or Association Planner that is physically located in the DMV area
  • Third Parties are allowed with completed Trusted Planner Form
  • Must generate 50+ rooms on peak
  • Must have the ability to rotate nationally

Connect Med | Tech

  • Must plan meetings or events that serve the Medical OR Technology industries
  • Must generate 50+ rooms on peak
  • May be located anywhere in the United States
  • Must have the ability to source meetings nationally

Connect Pacific Northwest
Nov. 14-16, El Paso, TX

  • Must be physically located in Texas
  • Must generate 50+ rooms on peak
  • Must have the ability to rotate nationally

Connect Pacific Northwest
Sept. 19-20, Boise, Idaho

  • Must be physically located in WA, OR, ID, Northern California or Vancouver
  • Must generate 50+ rooms on peak
  • Must have the ability to rotate nationally
  • Must demonstrate a solid 2-year event history

Connect Florida
Sept. 13-15, Kissimmee Florida

  • Corporate or national association planner based in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast
  • Must generate 50+ rooms on peak
  • Must have the ability to rotate nationally

Connect Faith
Oct. 3-5, Little Rock, Arkansas

  • Must plan faith-based meetings & events
  • Must generate 50+ rooms on peak
  • Must have the ability to rotate nationally

Connect Spring Marketplace
May 22-24, Puerto Rico
M
ore than 2,000 event professionals are expected for this industry leading event in Puerto Rico. Tracks include:

  • Association
    • Event must be able to rotate nationally
    • 50+ room nights on peak
    • 2-year history planning events
  • Corporate
    • Financial
    • Medical
    • Technology
      • Event must be able to rotate nationally
      • 50+ room nights on peak
      • 2-year history planning events
    • Citywides
      • At least 1,000 room rights with 100,000 square feet of exhibit space
    • Diversity
      • Planners for multicultural and inclusive organizations
      • Ability to rotate nationally
      • 2-year history planning events
    • Luxury & Incentive
      • Proven history using 5-star hotels and resorts for events
      • Ability to rotate nationally
    • Sports
      • Rights holders and event planners for tournaments/competitions that rotate nationally with at least 50 room nights on peak
      • LGBTQ+ Summit

Connect Marketplace
Aug. 8-10, Detroit
More than 4,000 event professionals are expected for Connect’s largest annual event.

  • Association
    • 50+ room nights on peak
    • Solid 2-year history planning events
  • Corporate
    • 50+ room nights on peak
    • Solid 2-year history planning events
    • Event must be able to rotate nationally
  • Specialty
    • Planners of SMERF (Social, Military, Educational, and Fraternal) events
    • 50+ room nights on peak
    • Solid 2-year history planning events
    • Event must be able to rotate nationally
  • Sports
    • 50+ room nights on peak
    • Solid 2-year history planning events
    • Event must be able to rotate nationally
    • Women in Sports Tourism Forum
  • BizBash
    • Must be a decision maker who is responsible for the procurement of event activations and experiences
    • Does NOT source meetings & events with hotels or CVBs
    • Third Parties and Intermediaries are not yet allowed to participate
    • If you are a Third Party/Intermediary, we encourage you to apply for the Connect track that is best suited for you