Idaho STEM Ecosystem Spring Convening 2023

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Idaho STEM Ecosystem Spring Convening 2023

Idaho STEM Ecosystem (EcosySTEM) is "Sharing Stories, Sharing Strategies" at the annual convening in Fort Hall on March 30-31!

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Shoshone-Bannock Hotel and Event Center 777 Bannock Avenue Fort Hall, ID 83202

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  • 1 day 4 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

There are only 150 spots for the convening, so get your ticket soon!

The annual Idaho STEM Ecosystem (EcosySTEM) Spring Convening will be held at Shoshone-Bannock Event Center/Casino Hotel in Fort Hall, Idaho, on March 30-31, 2023. We are "Sharing Stories, Sharing Strategies." Come and reinvigorate existing relationships and build new relationships, learn and share about STEM efforts throughout the state, and continue to develop the goals and infrastructure of EcosySTEM.

The convening will be Thursday, March 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday, March 31, from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be an opportunity to network from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Thursday if you are already on site.

Join Idaho's STEM leaders from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. on March 30th for an evening of entertainment from the Shokota Dancers and Spring Drum Circle, followed by some special recognition of EcosySTEM partners. Light refreshments will be served. This event is optional.

View Draft Agenda.

There are two types of tickets available: general admission and exhibitor/sponsorship admission. The former is geared toward participants who don't want to host a partner table; the latter is geared toward organizations that want to host a partner table.

HOTEL INFORMATION: A block of 50 rooms is available at the Shoshone-Bannock Casino Hotel at 777 Bannock Trail, Fort Hall 83203. The room rate is $117.72 per night including tax, and the code for booking a room at the discounted rate is #10826. Please call Hotel Reservations at 208-238-4800. The deadline for reserving a room is March 14.

HOTEL POLICY: Please be advised the hotel will charge your credit card $150 upon reservation to hold your room. The $150 will be applied towards your room charge upon completion of your stay. If more than your room charge, the balance will be credited to your credit card. The cancellation policy allows you to cancel up to 4:00PM on the day prior to your arrival in order to avoid a No-Show fee. If you do not cancel within the cancellation policy, the credit card you have on file will be charged to a one-night room and tax. Any rooms not picked up by 8:00 PM will be released back into inventory and a No-Show fee will be processed, unless special arrangements are made for a late arrival.

Travel reimbursement information is available here.

INTERESTED IN PRESENTING AT THE CONVENING? Learn more and submit your proposal by Feb 20 for priority selection here.

Is your organization interested in sponsoring? Learn more here

If you have general questions about the convening, please direct them to Erica Compton at


Thursday, March 30
Friday, March 31

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Check in, Networking, Light Snacks (Optional)

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Tribal Welcome/Setting the Stage for the Convening

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Keynote Speaker

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Partner Networking Activity

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch - Keynote Speaker

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Breakouts and Discussions

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Partner Table Visit and Networking

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Breakouts and Discussions

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM


5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Evening Entertainment and Recognition Event (Optional)

Join Idaho's STEM leaders for an evening of entertainment from the Shokota Dancers and Spring Creek Drum Circle, followed by some special recognition of EcosySTEM partners. Light refreshments will be...