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Outcomes: With the success comes growth and expansion. The 3rd annual conference will take on the name Western States Conference on Suicide and will build on the successes of the 2 previous conferences by welcoming neighboring states as a Northwest Regional Conference of distinction: WA, ID, MT, OR, NV, UT and WY. We aim to provide updates about suicide prevention efforts and measures affecting the geographic areas of the Pacific NW. Participants will leave the conference with a better knowledge of how they impact prevention, what Zero Suicide means, models of success and resiliency, and how each can implement facets from the conference into their own lives and professions.

  • Professionals will gain knowledge of tools, strategies and processes for screening, assessment and management of those at risk of suicide.
  • Laypeople will learn the basics of suicidal behavior, how to become involved in their communities and what recent suicide loss survivors and their friends can expect.

Lodging: To reserve a room using the block rate, please contact one of the following hotels and ask for the "Western States Conference on Suicide" rate. It is recommended that you make reservations early as the hotel has a limited capacity and is likely to get completely booked.

  • Hyatt Place, Downtown
    • Website (special rate linked here)
    • Phone: (208) 991-5275
    • Address: 1024 West Bannock Street, Boise, ID 83702
    • Complimentary full breakfast, wi-fi, parking and airport/local shuttle
    • Block rate expires on June 16, 2017
  • Holiday Inn Express, Boise-University Area
    • Website (special rate linked here)
    • Phone: (208) 345-2002
    • Address: 475 West Parkcenter Blvd., Boise, ID 83706
    • Complimentary full breakfast, shuttle based on availability, outdoor pool, indoor hot tub & parking
    • Block rate expires on June 2, 2017
  • Best Western Airport Inn
    • Phone: (208) 384-5000
    • Website (call for special rate)
    • Address: 2660 West Airport Way, Boise, ID 83705
    • Easy access off interstate / free parking
    • Block rate expires on June 8, 2017

Conference Location:

Boise State University - Jordan Ballroom

1700 West University Drive

Boise, ID 83725

Parking in the Lincoln Garage is FREE (no code necessary, parking attendants will be on site to help direct you)