We are already hard at work forming a strong agenda that includes topics such as Smart Cities, providing essential services to rural and/or remote communities, natural gas pipeline safety, opportunities following natural disasters (resilience), and marijuana’s impact on the grid. More than 200 attendees, including commissioners from all states in the Western Region, will participate.
Here are some of the amenities that we hope will persuade you to arrive in Boise early and stay after the conference ends, in order to experience all the city has to offer. (You may be aware that Boise was recently recognized as one of the safest cities in the world.)
The conference takes place at the Boise Centre, located in the heart of downtown Boise. All of the hotels offering group rates for the conference are within walking distance of the Boise Centre as well as dozens of restaurants, shops, museums and cultural sites.
The Boise Greenbelt is a tree-lined pathway that follows the Boise River for 25 miles, providing scenic views of the river and native wildlife, particularly for bird-watchers, and pedestrian access to many of the city’s popular riverside parks.
Exploring by bike is an option, thanks to the Boise Green Bike program. Biking through Boise is one of the sponsored Tuesday afternoon activities, along with whitewater rafting on the Payette River , but the bikes are available at any time.
Other nearby attractions include the Basque Block, site of the reception and dinner Tuesday night; the World Center for Birds of Prey; the Capital City Public Market, held every Saturday; the Boise Farmers Market, also held every Saturday; Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial; Alive After 5, which features live music and is held every Wednesday from late spring to fall; Lucky Peak, which offers a host of activities including fishing, swimming and boating, and is accessible via the greenbelt; and shopping and dining in the downtown area.
If you have questions or comments about activities being considered for the 2018 WCPSC, please email Matt Evans, Idaho Public Utilities Commission, at email@example.com, or call (208) 334-0339.