Idaho FFA State Housing Block for 2019 National FFA Convention & Expo

Idaho FFA has a state housing block open to our chapters. A link will be emailed through the Idaho Ag Ed Listserv. See below this section for specific hotels and policies. This year the Idaho FFA State Housing Block will open in two stages:

June 13, 2019, noon MST, opens for chapters that have a member or members competing at nationals or receiving American FFA Degrees. Please email Clara-Leigh Evans the name and email address of the advisor who will be making housing arrangements if you are a multiple-advisor chapter.

June 14, 2019, noon MST, opens for all Idaho FFA chapters.

Idaho Housing block hotels 2019

These two properties will be available first come, first serve for Idaho FFA chapters. If you cannot initially get the number of rooms you desire, you can reduce that number and try again, then consider reconfiguring your rooms and room type to suit your needs. Note that one hotel does have rooms with king bed and sleeper sofa. We do NOT have a downtown hotel 2019-2021.

THERE WILL NOT BE ANY SHUTTLE SERVICE TO AND FROM HOTELS AND DOWNTOWN INDIANAPOLIS OFFERED BY NATIONAL FFA IN 2019. As National FFA created a list of recommended public and corporate transportation options, it will be shared and posted here.

Be sure when using a credit card or p-card to make your reservations, the card has an expiration date later than November, 2019.

Baymont Inn & Suites Airport Plainfield King w/ sleeper sofa - Rate $102, 1-4 people (does not include tax) Two Double Beds - Rate $102, 1-4 people (does not include tax)

Holiday Inn Indianapolis Airport King Room - Rate $166, 1-2 people (does not include tax) Two Queen Beds - Rate $166, 1-4 people (does not include tax)

Important Housing Dates, Info and Tips: September 25, 2019, 5 PM EDT: Housing cut-off date, last day for new reservations, changes, cancellations through Housing Bureau. September 26, 2019: Housing Reservation Access Date. Guests will be referred to hotels directly for all changes and cancellations and billing arrangements beginning this date. Please give hotels a couple of business days to process their reservations before calling them. May 1, 2019 - August 5, 2019: Room reservations cancelled between May 1 - August 5 will NOT incur a cancellation fee per room cancelled. August 6, 2019 - September 25, 2019: Room reservations cancelled between these dates will incur a one night’s room and tax, non-refundable cancellation fee per room cancelled. You may make changes to the reservation without penalty, but if the reservation is cancelled, the penalty fee will be charged to the credit card associated with the reservation. Prior to making the cancellation you may go into the reservation and change the credit card. September 26, 2019: Arrival Date: 1 night’s room and tax cancellation policy to be charged by the hotel for EACH room reservation cancelled.

Sales tax is not included in listed room rates.

Late Arrivals: If any party will be arriving after the reservation check-in day, please contact the hotel in advance to inform them of the change in arrival date. Not providing advance notice to the hotel may result in a charge of one night’s room and tax and loss of rooms.

Early Departures: An early departure fee of one night’s room and tax may be charged to a guest who departs prior to the reserved check-out date. Guests wishing to avoid this fee must advise the hotel at or before check-in of any change to the scheduled length of stay. The hotel will inform the guest of this fee upon check-in; giving the guest the option to change the check-out date upon arrival without penalty.

Purchase Orders: Arrangements to pay final hotel bull by purchase order must be made in advance directly with the hotel. A purchase order may not be an acceptable form of payment at all hotels.

Unsolicited Housing Emails: National FFA works directly with Visit Indy’s Housing Bureau. If you receive unsolicited emails from groups/individuals stating they are representing our convention, offering accommodations within the National FFA room block and non-room block hotels, please do not reserve rooms through them as they are NOT representing our convention. Feel free to forward those emails directly to National FFA Convention Management,