Drastic Changes

Change-AheadAs we said in our last post, we’ve made some radical changes to our conference over the past two years:

  • Last year we moved our conference from a more traditional location to one of our Member Schools.  Not only does this help us retain prominent speakers and leaders in the education realm, but it also keeps us on our home turf, and in places in which we likely feel comfortable.
  • This year, we’ve moved the conference to take place during a longer weekend, so that we can accommodate time with you and other educators across the state, and still allow you to have time with your families and to decompress before heading back to work.

Therefore, we’d like to show you what this year’s schedule looks like:

Friday, February 12 2016

  • 4:00-7:00pm          Registration/ Id pictures and vendors
  • 5:00-6:00pm          Administrators Round Table
  • 6:00-7:00pm          Ice Cream Social-student music
  • 7:00-8:30pm          Keynote
  • 8:30-9:30pm          Staff Dodgeball/Ping Pong Tournament

Saturday, February 13, 2016

  • 7:00-8:30am                    Registration
  • 8:00am                              Breakfast, Region Awards, and Regions 5&6 Spotlight Videos
  • 9:30-10:30am                  Breakout session 1 (8 sessions)
  • 10:30-11:00am                 Vendor Break
  • 11:00am – 12:00om         Hot Topic (4 different speakers)
  • 12:00 -1:00pm                 Lunch/Vendors
  • 1:00-1:45pm                     Region Meetings (board elections if needed)
  • 1:45-2:45pm                     Breakout session 2 (8 sessions)
  • 2:45-3:00pm                    Break and Art Voting
  • 3:00-4:00pm                   Hot Topic (4 sessions)
  • 4:00-4:15pm                    Snack
  • 4:15-6:00pm                    Keynote and State Awards
  • 6:00pm                             Clean Up


Oh, one more thing…first-come, first-served:

logo_brand-HPThe Hampton Inn in Nampa has graciously set aside 15 rooms at the low rate of $99 per night.

This rate is only open to IMLA Members.  If you or your team would like to book a room (or rooms) at that rate, please do so before Jan 28, 2016.

Please Call them at: 208-442-0036


Heads up! 2016 Conference Information!



c94c65_13d54af1665f4143beffd9396c9d4c06.jpg_srz_805_433_85_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_jpg_srzWe’ve finalized plans for the 2016 conference, and can’t wait to see you in February at Lone Star Middle School in Nampa.  Our Keynote speaker this year is the one and only Derrick Boles.  (click his picture!)

Big Changes

We’ve made some pretty big changes in the past year, and this year is no exception.

From a new website (did you notice we’re back at idahomiddle.org?) to a new mailing address, to a redesigned newsletter, we’re working to make the IMLA and our conference work better for our members.

Our Conference has been radically streamlined to provide our members with an entertaining, informative, and inspiring conference, while still allowing members to keep some of their weekend. 🙂

From special opportunities and benefits for IMLA members, we will also be offering access to other resources, information, and tools not available for non-members.

Two things…

Make sure you or your school are up to date on your Membership.

And be sure to hurry over to our Conference Info page to lock in lower pricing for the conference.  Our “early bird” date is is coming up very soon!

Hit us up at idahomiddle@gmail.com if you have any further questions.