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IEF hosts regular forums in various formats (single-presenter, panel discussions, Q&A opportunities, etc.) that focus on a particular environmental subject matter. 

Lunch events generally run from 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM, and lunch tickets or sit-in only tickets can be purchased in advance on IEF's website when made available.  

IEF has recently added a new event type - the IEF Happy Hour!  Happy Hour events generally run from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM with the presentation from 5:00 PM TO 6:00 PM.


IEF is excited to partner with City Club of Boise on:

The forum will bring a range of lived experiences of how climate change impacts communities in Idaho, or elsewhere, and what we can expect in the future. With our panelists, we’ll examine how climate change is affecting farming and agriculture, public health and the lives of those who have elected to leave their homes in search of more favorable climate conditions. Panelists will touch on health, agriculture, and what it means to be a climate refugee.


  • Palina Louangketh, DSL, Founder & Executive Director, Idaho Museum of International Diaspora
  • Pat Purdy, Manager, Picabo Livestock Co. and Owner, Purdy Enterprises
  • Dr. Bill Weppner, Clinician-Educator and Co-Director, Center of Education for Interprofessional Collaboration at the Boise VA Medical Center

Moderated by City Club forums committee member Todd Dvorak


We are currently working on updating the site to add years of past forums. We appreciate your patience as updates are made!

Journey Down the Snake River with Will Whelan

In-person Happy Hour

Tuesday, April 11, 2023 - Stonehouse Event Center

What is an ESG? An Exploration of Environmental, Social, and Governance Work at Idaho Companies

In-person Lunch Forum

Monday, February 6, 2023 - Crystal Ballroom

At the Intersection of Renewable Energy & Public Lands

In-person Happy Hour Forum

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 - Stonehouse Event Center

Sawtooth NRA at 50: Our Legacy & Future Challenges

In-person Lunch Forum

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 - Stonehouse Event Center

Wildlife in the Boise Foothills

In-person Lunch Forum

Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - Stonehouse Event Center

STUDENT VOICES: Ignite the Change!

In-person Evening Forum

Monday, May 25, 2022 - Timberline High School


A Virtual Lunch Forum

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

FARMING CARBON: Growing Hope, Climate Resiliency, & Federal Policy 

A Virtual Lunch Forum

Friday, April 2nd, 2021

Idaho Environmental Forum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Email IEF:

Idaho Environmental Forum

P.O. Box 1683

Boise, ID 83701

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