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Scholarships Available!

If you are an individual who would like to attend the 2023 Power Up Summit but require financial assistance, please click the link below to fill out a scholarship application. Applications are due before June 30th and will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.

JUMP is located at 1000 W. Myrtle Street in downtown Boise. The Power Up Summit takes place entirely on levels 5 and 6 of the JUMP campus.

The JUMP Emergency Action Plan (EAP) is a systematic and comprehensive document that outlines procedures for responding to and managing various emergencies while on the Jump Campus. The plan includes key emergency personnel, communication methods, evacuation procedures, first aid procedures, emergency response teams, emergency exits, and recovery strategies. The goal of the JUMP EAP is to ensure that all individuals involved in an emergency know what to do, where to go, and how to respond in order to minimize harm and damage. Please take a minute to review the JUMP EAP before attending the Power Up Summit. 

Tractor Collection

In 1998, J. R. Simplot attended a tractor and antique farm
equipment auction in Billings, Montana at a place called
Oscar’s Dreamland. The auction was billed as the largest
private tractor and steam engine sale in the world with
nearly 6,000 people in attendance, over 2,000 of which were
registered bidders.

Over the course of three days, J. R. purchased around
110 antique tractors and steam engines along with other
miscellaneous antique farming equipment. J. R. had plans to
build an agricultural history museum where people would be
able to see these machines and teach younger generations
how we got to where we are today.

When J. R. passed away in 2008, he left behind not only his
legacy but also a collection of vintage tractors. While deciding
what to do with these tractors a new idea emerged. Why not
build a lively community space where the tractors can be
appreciated for more than just their history. They also can
be seen as inspiring works of human ingenuity, which have
helped cultivate the world we know today and inspire the
world of tomorrow.

JUMP showcases 51 vintage steam engines and tractors dating
as far back as 1885. These inspiring examples of industrial art
and innovation connect our agricultural roots to the future of
downtown Boise.

JUMP is centrally located in the heart of downtown Boise. ION has blocks of rooms at the sister hotels listed to the left. Both are within walking distance of JUMP. To ensure a room in the block, book early and use the group booking link by clicking the button under the hotel.

Parking at JUMP is limited. Attendees and exhibitors are encouraged to walk to JUMP when possible. 

The agenda is subject to change.

The agenda is subject to change.

Ashley Byington

Ashley Byington is an educator, grant writer, gamer, and educational technology specialist. She is passionate about providing accessible and equitable OST opportunities to Idaho's youth and using games to meet students where they are. Ashley supports video game design and esports programs nationwide through STEM Forged, where she connects schools with funding and assists in implementing new programs. Prior to joining the STEM Forged team, she went to Boise State as a Gaming, Interactive Media, and Mobile technology student and successfully owned and operated a creative agency. She has been awarded Most Inspirational by Marriot and ThinkArt! Think & Wonder in 2015, and was awarded one of the Top 100 Student Leaders at Boise State University in 2017. Her favorite things to do are explore Idaho, dance, and spend time at home with her toddler in Meridian.

Ashley Marotz

Ashley Marotz is a former kindergarten teacher who earned her Elementary Education degree at Boise State University in 2018. She has served as a reading interventionist and worked in many early childhood settings. As an education specialist for IdahoPTV, she supports families and communities by connecting them with all the educational resources IdahoPTV and PBS have to offer. Marotz is passionate about early childhood education and believes it’s never too early to start learning.

Beth Schadd

Hailing from Wisconsin, Beth Schadd moved to Idaho in 2008 in search of adventure. There she earned two Master’s degrees in Environmental Science and Education from the University of Idaho, as well as other outdoor education certifications. Beth has developed experiential curriculum for science centers, museums, day camps and outdoor programs both nationally and internationally. Prior to becoming an educator, Beth spent countless hours in various labs as both a researcher and manager. Whether it is in the classroom, or the great outdoors, Beth is always looking for new and exciting ways to engage learners of all ages and backgrounds and build collaborative partnerships with local organizations. Though always a Cheesehead, she currently splits her time between Idaho and Florida and enjoys exploring the unique beauty of both states.

Katie Francis

Katie Francis has worked in education for 13 years as a teacher, instructional coach, athletic director, principal and District Coordinator. Katie is a Certified Trauma and Resilience Trainer and has provided training and support for numerous schools and community partners in Eastern Idaho. The core focus of her practice is removing barriers for at-risk students and giving a voice to those without access or advantage. Katie currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Idaho Resilience Project and is actively engaged with the United Way of Idaho Falls and Bonneville County.

D Dagondon Tiegs

D Dagondon Tiegs (they/them) is a Bilingual Social Change Associate with the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence. They are a proud Queer immigrant from the Philippines. D works as a community organizer with Black, brown and Indigenous, and Queer/Trans folks in the Treasure Valley. For the Idaho Coalition, D works with domestic and sexual violence advocates in providing services to youth from underserved, rural communities. They provide national technical assistance on teen dating violence awareness and prevention with a deep bench of academics, advocates, and community organizers!

Danielle Marquette

Danielle recently completed her M.S. in Geosciences at Boise State University, where her research focused on climate and wildfire education. With an interest in education, Danielle also obtained her certificate for teaching and learning in higher education. Danielle is heavily involved in educational outreach and enjoys working with students of all ages, as well as educators, to promote science literacy. A native of Meridian, Idaho, Danielle shares a love of the outdoors with her four children, and in her free time can usually be found running in the foothills.

Florina Ruvio

Florina Ruvio is the Community Engagement Coordinator for IDAEYC’s Early Learning Collaboratives (ELC) project. Florina’s primary role is supporting the ELCs to better connect families with resources in their area, particularly within marginalized communities. As a HOPE Conquers ACEs trainer, she continues to share her knowledge of ACEs and the importance of Positive Childhood Experiences (PCEs). Florina believes every child deserves a safe and loving home where they can thrive and have access to quality education. The first five years have lifelong impacts, and she believes it is the responsibility of the community to support families so that every child has a strong start. In her spare time, she enjoys spending quality time with her family and exploring new places.

Andrew Fletcher

I get to be Andrew Fletcher. Every single day of my life. I believe that kids and adults need moments to have fun, enjoy life, try new things, play games, be silly, and connect with others. For the past 14 years I have been blessed with the opportunity to create these moments in out-of-school time programs throughout Idaho. I have been in a variety of out-of-school time roles such as a Site Coordinator, Chair of the Idaho Out-of-School Network, Fellow for the National Institute of Out-of-School Time, a Program Director, a State Coordinator for the State Department of Education, and now, the Executive Director of the Treasure Valley Family YMCA. I love learning and have degrees in Professional Writing, Philosophy, and Educational Leadership. Let’s have some fun and learn together!

Janet Kaufman

Janet holds a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa, and is an Idaho Certified Professional Mediator with the Idaho Mediation Association. She is co-founder and co-author of The Grump Meter, a tool that supports compassionate communication for families, schools, and health care professionals. Janet partners with schools, nonprofits, and workplaces to create inclusive, open-hearted environments for living and growing, learning and working.

Susan Stauffer

Susan Stauffer has been the lead organizer of the UI-NESSP sub-award programming since its beginnings in 2019. Leading the nation for the number of teams registered in a state in 2022, Susan assisted in securing additional NESSP funding to offer a second Hub in Idaho as of 2023. A former math and statistics teacher at the high school and college levels, Susan is dedicated to providing quality programs to students. She also serves as the Hub Coordinator for the Idaho North and North Central STEM Ecosystem for Regions One and Two.

Nicole Pratt

Nicole Pratt is a Child Development Area Director in Canyon County for the Treasure Valley Family YMCA. Nicole has been working with youth and their families within the YMCA for close to 14 years. With a BA in Early Childhood Education, she embraces and empowers the youth within the community to be the best they can be through supportive and positive environments.

Congratulations Presenters!

If you have recently been notified that you are one of the selected 2023 Power Up Summit presenters, please take a moment to register.  The registration deadline for presenters is June 30th. 

Please let Dianna McAllister (dmcallister@jannus.org) know if you have any questions.