Conferences / Events

We have 5 flagship events each year, each of which ties in to our three initiatives: talent pipeline, access to capital and R&D commercialization. We host or sponsor additional events that help technology companies start, grow and thrive. Check out our Calendar of Events here.

Five Key Flagship Events

1 – ITC Hall of Fame Featuring the Idaho Innovation Awards Presented by Stoel Rives – October

  • Purpose: To highlight the amazing work that has been part of Idaho’s past and the great innovations that are defining its future. The best and brightest technology and leadership talent in the state of Idaho will be showcased.
  • Target: Private and Public Leaders and individuals who are part of connecting the innovative ecosystem.
  • Benefit: Standing on the shoulders of those who have had fantastic accomplishments so you can solve similar challenges. Opportunities to network with friends and colleagues and be introduced to top technologies in Idaho.

2 – develop.idaho

– September
  • Purpose: To bring software professionals from across the state together in an environment of learning and networking.
  • Target: Idaho’s software developers, designers, entrepreneurs, those building software enterprises, and students.
  • Benefit: Attendees can hear local and out-of-state visionaries and thought leaders speak on industry topics impacting their work and community. While other events teach the “How” of coding, develop.idaho answers the “Why” by highlighting the people and solutions driving our economy.

3 – Capital Connect Conference

– April
  • Purpose: To celebrate the successes of Idaho companies as they start, grow and thrive. Raises the profile of Idaho companies raising money in the capital markets, companies buying other companies, companies being sold and capital being invested inside and outside of our state.
  • Target: Idaho business leaders, investors, and entrepreneurs.
  • Benefit: Build access to capital, strengthen existing relationships and be inspired by the progress of emerging and established companies in Idaho

4 – Legislative Reception

– February/March
  • Purpose: To be the voice for Idaho technology needs for industry and education and connect them to business and legislators. Also to continue to show that technology and innovation is vital among all industry sectors.
  • Target: Law makers across Idaho, private industry, and STEM
  • Benefit: Helps legislators and industry understand impact on talent, access to capital, and tech2market and how these areas intersect with needs in their districts and throughout Idaho.

5 – Emerging Technologies Connect

– February/March
  • Purpose: To bring innovators, technologists, and industry experts together to discuss solutions and connecting points on pressing opportunities and issues.
  • Target: Law makers across Idaho, private industry, and STEM
  • Benefit: Build connections among different industries across the state and find creative solutions and ideas.

Event Calendar

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Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce – Business After Hours Hosted by Ventive 5:00 pm
Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce – Business After Hours Hosted by Ventive @ Ventive HQ
Nov 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce - Business After Hours Hosted by Ventive @ Ventive HQ
Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours presents an evening of networking...
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ITC Tech2Market Committee Meeting 8:15 am
ITC Tech2Market Committee Meeting
Nov 10 @ 8:15 am – 9:30 am
ITC Tech2Market Committee Meeting
Mission: Strengthen research & development and commercialization activity in Idaho. Contact us if...
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Idaho Patent and Trademark Research Center – Grand Opening and Seminar 8:30 am
Idaho Patent and Trademark Research Center – Grand Opening and Seminar @ University of Idaho Water Center, Legacy Pointe Room
Nov 15 @ 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Idaho Patent and Trademark Research Center - Grand Opening and Seminar @ University of Idaho Water Center, Legacy Pointe Room
Join the University of Idaho College of Law and the United States Patent...
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Treasure Valley Apprenticeship Idaho Event 11:00 am
Treasure Valley Apprenticeship Idaho Event @ Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center Hospital
Nov 16 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Treasure Valley Apprenticeship Idaho Event @ Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center Hospital
Celebrate National Apprenticeship Week and learn about the Registered Apprenticeship Program Attendees will...
Boise Cooperative Venturing Network Social & Deal Forum 3:00 pm
Boise Cooperative Venturing Network Social & Deal Forum @ Boise State Alumni and Friends Center
Nov 16 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Boise Cooperative Venturing Network Social & Deal Forum @ Boise State Alumni and Friends Center
The Deal Forum is one of our Cooperative Venturing live pitch events and...
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Cyber Security Lunch and Learn Series: Digital Forensics by Clark Harshbarger, FBI 11:30 am
Cyber Security Lunch and Learn Series: Digital Forensics by Clark Harshbarger, FBI @ Idaho Technology Council
Nov 21 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Cyber Security Lunch and Learn Series: Digital Forensics by Clark Harshbarger, FBI @ Idaho Technology Council
Presented By:   Sponsored By This series of lunch and learns will help...
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