Boise, Idaho

Meetings Today LIVE! West

Boise, Idaho

Why You Should Attend

Boise, an expanding gem on the American landscape, boasts a vibrant culinary scene and a bustling downtown area that offers visitors a multifaceted array of experiences for visitors. Boise's primacy as a sought-after destination is undeniable, owing to its inviting meeting venues, an easily traversed and charming downtown, and a nightlife that sets the bar high for entertainment. Join Meetings Today LIVE! West—a fully-hosted buyer event for qualified planners at the Hotel Renegade in Boise.

Boise is swiftly rising as one of America's hottest destinations. With inviting meeting spaces, a stroll-worthy downtown, and an after-hours scene that's hard to beat, attendees can't get enough!

Enjoy networking and offsite activities, round-trip coach airfare, ground transportation, hotel accommodations, food and beverage are covered! You’ll also receive CEU credit for attending our education session!

Pre-qualified planners will participate in a minimum of 20 one-on-one appointments to create new business opportunities.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Jessica-Leigh Arends at or 319-382-2009.

Networking Opportunities
Meet Suppliers One-on-One
Round-Trip Coach Airfare
Hotel Accommodations
Fabulous Food & Beverage
Off-Site Tours & Activities
CEU Credit Hours
Hotel Renegade

The venue

Boise, Idaho | Hotel Renegade

A special thank you to our host hotel and sponsor.



Jessie States

Jessie States, CMP, CMM

Vice President, MPI Academy
Meeting Professionals International

Jessie States, CMP, CMM, is the Vice President of the MPI Academy for Meeting Professionals International, where she leads and advances MPI’s professional development strategy, developing and managing MPI’s portfolio of educational products, including live and digital events, educational experiences, professional certificate programs and educational partnerships. Jessie has received the Pacesetter Award from the Events Industry Council, an honor that recognizes emerging leaders and industry supporters. She has also earned spots on the lists of 25 Most Influential People in Meetings and Events (Successful Meetings magazine) and Trendsetters (Meetings Today magazine).

Session: Meetings Unbound: Inspiration to Fuel Creativity for Next-Era Events

Empty classrooms. Crowded hallways. Wasted effort (and money). Participants are no-showing traditional formats like lectures, panels and “networking breaks,” using the “Law of Two Feet” to LEAVE when they are neither learning nor contributing. When they make the investment to attend an in-person event (time, money, OOO), participants want to MEET—with experts, leaders, mentors and peers. They want to ENGAGE with others to solve problems, strengthen relationships, evolve thinking, apply learning and drive change. Join MPI Academy Vice President Jessie States to gain insights from a NEW catalogue of unique experiences and consider how you can use new experience formats to help participants exchange knowledge through personal conversations and connections.

Learner Outcomes

-Find new ideas for sessions that drive greater levels of purposeful engagement.
-Use proven unique experiences and formats as a springboard for your own creative process.
-Apply a new lens to the design and delivery of in-person experiences. 

Courtney Stanley

Courtney Stanley

Global Keynote Speaker
Courtney Stanley Consulting, LLC

Courtney Stanley is recognized globally as an award-winning change maker, compelling keynote speaker, energetic event emcee and acclaimed creator of the women-inspired podcast for Meetings Today, Dare to Interrupt. She has spent 10 years helping women, young professionals, entrepreneurs and organizations engage in game-changing, impactful conversations that empower individuals to tap into their true potential, improve team and culture dynamics, and drive meaningful change. Personally, she is most proud of her work to prevent sexual harassment and assault through the launch of an events-centered social movement, #MeetingsToo.

Session: The Awakened Leader: Building Trust through Empathy, Vulnerability & Servant Leadership 

Times have changed, and the skills leaders need to harness in order to effectively serve their teams have evolved, too. In this highly interactive presentation, we explore three key areas of personal leadership development: empathy, vulnerability, and servant leadership. 
This engaging experience empowers leaders to practice growth strategies to not only self-develop, but to inspire their team members to also leverage the winning, modern strategies that result in a healthier, happier, more productive work environment. 
If you’re motivated to make simple and powerful shifts that get to the heart of meaningful connection and humanize interactions to improve morale and increase long-term success, it’s time to dive deep and lean into the evolution of modern leadership. 

Learner Outcomes

-Understand how to effectively develop, translate and implement empathy practices within a team or organization.
-Explore powerful strategies that elevate peer-to-peer vulnerability, transparency, and communication.
-Adopt and apply methodology to create a culture built on trust that leads to increased performance, retention, and profitability.



Supplier information

Complimentary meals, education, and social events
A minimum of 20 one-on-one appointments with pre-qualified planner as having an RFP or sourcing. 
Interested suppliers should contact John DeCesare at or 201-970-1462.

Thanks to our sponsors