Western Academic Leadership Forum


Calibrating Your Leadership Through New Landscapes

April 22-24, 2015
Boise, ID


Conference Hotel and travel

The Grove Hotel
245 S. Capitol Blvd.
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 333-8000

The Grove Hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Old Town. Please make your room reservations by asking for the WICHE discounted rate of $109.00 (plus applicable taxes). The cut-off date for the discounted rate is March 21, 2015, unless the block fills earlier. Room costs are the responsibility of the meeting attendees.

Hotel Reservations. To make online reservations: https://reservations.ihotelier.com/crs/g_login.cfm?hotelID=76224
Attendee code: wiche2

Airport Information

The Boise Airport is served by most major airlines. It is approximately four miles from The Grove Hotel.


Shuttle: Boise Express is the shuttle service provider for The Grove Hotel. Guests can pick up the complimentary shuttle outside baggage claim on the lower level in the designated ‘Courtesy Van Pickup’ area. The pickup area is directly to the right from where the taxis are located. Guests may contact the hotel by using the complimentary phone kiosk just as they enter baggage claim to advise of their arrival or they may call the hotel directly at (208) 333-8000. In turn, the Grove will contact Boise Express to let them know of the guest’s arrival. The shuttles are all white with the hotel logos on the shuttle.

In regards to returning to Boise Airport, the shuttles pickup at the hotel at :15 and :45 each hour automatically starting at 4:15 am through 10:15 am each day. After that, it is based on appointment. The Grove highly encourages guests to schedule their return trip to Boise Airport with the Concierge desk in the hotel lobby in advance of their departure.

Taxi: Taxis (on call or demand) are located on the lower level roadway outside the baggage claim. Cross to the median and look for the black colored curb.

Driving Instructions to The Grove Hotel

  • Start out going southeast on W. Airport Way toward S. Vista Ave.
  • Stay straight to go onto S. Vista Ave.
  • After 2.3 miles, turn slight left onto S. Capitol Blvd.
  • 245 S. Capitol Blvd. is just past Front St.

What to Wear

Dress for the meeting is business casual. The average temperature in the Boise area in April is 63 degrees.

Local Attractions

Come immerse yourself in the rich culture and heritage of the Boise area. Below are a few possibilities if you arrive before the meeting begins or stay afterwards.

The Basque Market - Ongi Etorri! That’s Basque for “welcome” and that’s just how you feel when you visit The Basque Market in downtown Boise. The market, opened in 2000, is a local favorite for tapas-style lunches, Spanish deli items and wines on the patio each Friday evening. (http://www.thebasquemarket.com/)

Basque Museum and Cultural Center - See the latest in Basque artifacts representing thousands of years of rich history and culture. The Basque Museum brings to life the triumphs and struggle of the Basque people with many stories from the U.S. as well as their homeland. (http://basquemuseum.com/)

Boise Art Museum - With an impressive collection of permanent exhibits and ever-changing selection of temporary exhibits, the Boise Art Museum is always fun and fresh. (http://www.boiseartmuseum.org/)

Boise Little Theater - Boise Little Theater (BLT) is an all volunteer, non-profit organization with an unwavering dedication to amateur theatrical quality. For over 65 years it has produced plays in all genres: contemporary and classical, comedy, drama and musicals. BLT is one of the longest running community theaters in America. The theater will be presenting “Things My Mother Taught Me” during late April. (http://boiselittletheater.org/)