Event Agenda

Pre-Event Timeline

  • December 15 - Deadline for premium advertising submissions.
  • January 14 - Appointment selection begins.
  • January 21 - Deadline for all other advertising artwork.
  • January 28 - Deadline to modify profile. Changes to your online profile made after this date will not be reflected in the printed resource manual.
  • February 4 - Appointment selection concludes. Attendees who register after this date will attend with a BLANK appointment schedule.
  • February 11 - Final appointment schedule posted online.

Airport Transportation

All 2019 partner hotels offer free shuttles from the Boise Airport (BOI). Collect your luggage, then find your way across the median to the green curb and hop on your shuttle. Volunteers will be present during high-volume arrivals to help Go West Summit registrants find their way.

On-Site Event Agenda

Sunday, February 24

1:00pm – 5:30pm Go West Summit Registration. Pick up your welcome bag and event credentials in the lobby of the Boise Convention Centre.
5:30pm – 7:30pm Buyer Welcome Reception. Buyers and journalists are invited to join Colorado Tourism Office and Colorado industry partners at Beside Bardenay Restaurant (610 W Grove St) for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.

Monday, February 25, Education Day

7:00am – 5:30pm Go West Summit Registration. Boise Convention Centre lobby.
7:45am – 2:30pm Boise Site Tour (Buyers Only, Please). Agenda HERE
8:00am – 9:10am State Caucus Sessions—Meet with suppliers from your state to discuss the latest news and programs and plan your Go West Summit strategy.
9:00am – 5:30pm Educational Sessions
International Travel Forecast 2019, Presented by U.S. Department of Commerce’s Office of Travel and Tourism Industries
12:00pm – 1:15pm Lunch
  Additional planned sessions:
  • Contracting with Receptive Operators
  • The Politics of Tourism
  • Ask the Operator
  • Experienced Supplier Panel: What Works for Us

Developing trends in technology and social media sessions are also scheduled.

  Idaho State Museum Opening Reception

This newly-opened museum focuses on the relationship of Idaho’s land and people and how they have shaped each other over time.  All-new exhibitions tell Idaho’s story through immersive experiences. Two important cultures will be highlighted through food and entertainment: The modern Coeur d’Alene Tribe is the sum of uncounted centuries of untold generations. “They are who they always were and who they will always be.” The Basque people found their way to Idaho from Northern Spain in the late 1800’s, settling in Idaho where their culture would thrive. The Basque District is a symbol of resilience and survival for an enduring community.

Tuesday, February 26

7:00am – 5:30pm Go West Summit Registration
7:00am – 9:00am Pastry and Beverage Break
8:00am – 8:55am Speed Appointment Session—Suppliers meet with buyers during these 5-minute non-scheduled appointments. Cash giveaway raffle for participating buyers!
9:00am – 5:30pm Supplier Lounge—Collect your thoughts and prepare for your next meeting.
9:00am – 12:00pm Marketplace I — This is the first of four Marketplace sessions featuring 12-minute, one-on-one, pre-scheduled appointments.
12:10pm – 1:20pm Lunch
1:30pm – 5:30pm Marketplace II
Evening On Your Own

Use this free night to establish a relationship with a potential client or customer—ask them to join you for dinner! Visit the on-site Boise information desk for ideas before exploring local cafés and restaurants.

Wednesday, February 27

7:00am – 5:30pm Go West Summit Registration
7:45am – 8:50am Breakfast — Presented by the 2020 Go West Summit destination host.
9:00am – 5:30pm Supplier Lounge
9:00am – 12:15pm Marketplace III
12:20pm – 1:20pm Lunch
1:30pm – 5:30pm Marketplace IV
Evening JUMP - Jack's Urban Meeting Place Closing Reception

A lively community center in the heart of downtown, offers explorative play opportunities and home to a large collection of vintage tractors. All are located on a park-like setting with unique views of the city and surrounding mountains. Jack Simplot was an Idaho entrepreneur who saw potential where others did not and was the largest producer of French fries sold at McDonald’s Restaurants. Only fitting that Idaho fare will include a taste of our famous Idaho potatoes.

Thursday, February 28, Adventure Day

All Attendees Welcome! Sign up for tours from your user landing (login) page


Buyers are invited to explore Idaho and the surrounding area before and after the show. Several multi-day excursions will be offered to help you discover what this region of the American West has to offer. All Adventure Day coaches will pick up at the Grove Hotel.