Tuesday, July 28, 2015

2015 Regions ABJ Leadership Summit

The FY16 ABJ Leadership Summit (formally the Regions A, B and J Meeting) will be hosted by the The Northwest Star Region (J) and the Southwest Idaho (Boise) Section on August 14-16th.

The ABJ Leadership Summit is an annual gathering of the west coast SWE region leaders and your participation is highly encouraged. ABJ is a very informative event and is often used as a forum to solicit feedback and gather ideas on present and future Society endeavors. Whether you are a seasoned vet or new to SWE, ABJ is a fun and informative event. It is also a great way to meet SWE leaders in a more intimate setting. If you are planning to attend, please let us know!

DATE: August 14-16, 2015

475 West Parkcenter Boulevard
Boise, ID 83706
(208) 345-2002

The Saturday and Sunday meetings will be held nearby at Boise State University.

$70 professional members
$75 professional non-members
$40 professional unemployed/retired
$40 collegiate member
$45 collegiate non-member

Your registration cost includes lunch and snacks on Saturday, August 15th.

Friday: Hospitality suite 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday: All regions meeting (8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.)
Sunday: Individual region meetings (8 a.m. to noon)
The full agenda will be provided on the Region J website: http://regionj.swe.org/abj-leadership-summit.html

A block of rooms is reserved for meeting attendees at a discounted rate until July 31, 2015.
For reservations, please click here and use group code SWE. The room rate is $99/night for either a King bed or 2 Queen beds and includes a hot breakfast for two (2). If you plan to arrive earlier than 8/14 or stay later than 8/16, please call the hotel directly at (208) 345-2002.

Note: Breakfast will not be provided in the meeting rooms. Hot tea, coffee, and water will be provided throughout the day. A morning and afternoon snack will be provided. Should you require breakfast or additional snack, please plan to eat the hotel breakfast or bring your own items.


Many airlines provide scheduled service to and from Boise the Boise Airport. Visit http://www.iflyboise.com/ for more information.
The hotel offers a 24 hour complimentary shuttle to and from the Boise Airport via a joint cooperative with other hotels. Just hop on one of the free green and red Boise Shuttle Service vans at the airport and tell them you are going to the Holiday Inn Express off Parkcenter Blvd. Shuttles leave from the hotel to the airport every :05 and :35 after the hour. More information about this free service can be found on the Boise Shuttle Service website or by calling the hotel.
Taxis are also available at the airport and should cost around $15.
The hotel also offers a complimentary shuttle to downtown Boise. Please check with the front desk for availability.

Please notify us of any dietary restrictions by e-mailing governor-j@swe.org.  Please put the words "Food Restrictions" in the e-mail subject.

We look forward to seeing you in Boise!

Brittney Elko, Region A Governor
Rachel Morford, Region B Governor
Wendy Jenkins, Region J Governor