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IPUL Pop Up Conference

  • Red Lion Downtowner 1800 West Fairview Avenue Boise, ID, 83702 United States (map)

IPUL is currently planning for a one day "pop-up" conference for families to be held in Boise on Thursday, June 22nd.  They hope to make it a great experience for entire families, with fun events and good information.  You can click here to register and express your interest in the events.


Here's the conference agenda:

  • 9:00-10:00 – Register, Coffee, Continental Breakfast
  • 10:00 – 10:20 – Welcome – Angela Lindig, Executive Director
  • 10:20 – 11:30 – Family Engagement – From Schools to Community, IPUL Staff; Eggceptional Easter Egg Hunt; Special Needs Trunk or Treat, Special Needs Story Time, Amanda Bowden, Children’s Librarian, Portneuf District Library
  • 11:30 - Noon – Creating a Sensory Diet – Laurie Appel, Occupational Therapist, OTR/L, Founder, The Lotus Tree
  • Lunch – Keynote – Mathew Jordan, Music Therapist and Teaching Artist, Music Makes Connections
  • 1:00-1:30 – Pop Up Presentation: Using the Arts in Education (and employment skill building) – Amy Nack, Teaching Artist and Owner of Wingtip Press, and Heather Kirk Skinner, IPUL Arts Coordinator
  • 1:30– 2:00 – Pop-Up Presentation:  Reading is for All - Debra Haley-Hughes, Statewide Results Driven Accountability Coordinator, SESTA
  • 2:00-2:30 – Pop Up Presentation: Creating an Inclusive Classroom – Mary Spiker, Kindergarten Teacher & Idaho Teacher of the Year, 2017
  • 2:30-3:00 – Getting Organized – Make and Take – Home Files - IPUL Staff
  • 3:00-3:30 – Conversations with Self-Advocates – Panel
  • 3:30-4:00 – ABLE Act (SILC) and Guardianships and long term planning (Mel Leviton, Executive Director of the Idaho State Independent Living Council (SILC), Sean Beck, CK Quade Law)
  • 4:30-5:00 – Focus on Fathers – Panel
  • 5:00 - Closing Plenary – Amber Mausling, Board Chair

Entire Day – Zot Artz
Entire Day –  Quiet space – books, storytelling, coloring, etc.

Additionally, we are looking for volunteers to assist with events and childcare.

Here are some of our volunteer needs for the amazing Zot Artz activities at our pop up conference in Boise on June 22nd. If you can help, please be sure to sign up. 

Volunteers needed and duties: 
Idaho Parents Unlimited Volunteers needed

  • (3) Set up and break down volunteers: Set up and break down volunteers should be flexible. This is physical demanding activity.
  • (10) Volunteers for community event - Volunteers will lead each station. There will be a Zot Artz mini training for Volunteers. Volunteer Stations: Duties # Volunteers needed
  • Host/Hostess - Greet and direct people (1)
  • Relay Person - Hang up artwork (1)
  • Printmaking - Help participants make prints (1)
  • Glue Station - Glue prints outside (1)
  • Shoe and wheel covers - Covering and wheels, attaching wheelchair bridge/ handle (1)
  • Mix and Pour Paint (1)
  • Mural Painting - Attaching prints to art rollers/ refilling paint (1)
  • Pogo Painting - Apply paint to pogo palette and to pogo print (1)
  • Easel Person - Wear the easel people pogo on (1)
  • Give it a Whirl / Chalk, Walk and Roll / Major Bubbles Attaching wheelchair bridge/handle (1)
  • Photographer - Take photos (1)
  • Set up Lay and tape mural paper, set up tables and chairs, cover tables, set up supplies, (3)
  • Clean up Roll up mural painting, clean paint trays, remove table covers, (3)

Finally, If you are a vendor or parent support group, and are interested in having a booth, an ad in the conference program, or presentation time, you can register by clicking here. 

Earlier Event: June 21
TVDSA Annual Family Picnic
Later Event: July 4
July 4th