The next biennial meeting of the Conference for Food Protection will be held at the Boise Centre in Boise, Idaho, May 16-20, 2016. Boise is located in the Pacific Northwest and is convenient from many major airline hubs. The Boise airport is only 10 minutes from downtown, and all Boise area hotels offer FREE airport shuttles.
Urban amenities without the urban hassles - Boise offers a variety of activities for all ages. Enjoy pedestrian-friendly downtown shopping, golfing, and visiting one of several unique museums such as the only Basque Museum in the U.S., the Old Territorial Penitentiary and the Warhawk Air Museum, or walk/bike the 22 mile greenbelt path along the Boise River. Boise's lifestyle and climate (235 days of sunshine) attract restaurateurs, entrepreneurs and artists from around the world. You will find an abundance of outdoor eateries and pubs. For you, this means all the comforts and quality of a large city, but without the transportation, security issues and other hassles.
Lots to do - Boise keeps you entertained. Whether you're looking for culture or a western adventure, hiking or history, you'll find it here. Popular activities include a historic train ride on Thunder Mountain, live theater, live music or comedy clubs, and enjoying many specialty restaurants featuring Idaho grown food and Idaho craft beer and Idaho wine. Visit one of our 32 wineries in the southwest region. If you're up for a day trip consider destinations such as Yellowstone National Park, Sun Valley, McCall and Payette Lake, or Craters of the Moon National Monument. Pay a visit to the Saturday Market to purchase local paintings, jewelry, pottery, décor and more, as well as locally grown food and wines. For sports fans, you can experience one of the many sporting events such as a Steelheads Hockey Game or a Stampede Basketball Game - both these teams play in downtown Boise. You may want to take a stroll to Boise State University to see the famous blue field. There is something for everyone in Boise! See you April 16 - 20, 2016!