GBAD and Visitor Bureau Attract Herpes Convention

The only thing more comical than the Greater Boise Auditorium District landing a convention of herpes experts is the headline in the DAILY PAPER which proclaims: “HERPES EXPERTS IN BOISE AT SAME TIME AS BASQUES.”

The Statesman headline writer gets a coveted “DOPE REPORTER AWARD” from the GUARDIAN for perhaps the worst mix and match subject we can remember.

According to the story in the Daily by Katy Moeller, organizers of the International Herpesvirus Workshop first contacted the Boise Visitors and Convention Bureau four years ago. The convention runs July 25-29. Coincidentally the convention overlaps two days of the the six-day Jaialdi Basque cultural event which runs once every five years.

We haven’t heard anything official, but if the GBAD folks manage to expand their facility, perhaps they can catch the syphilis and gonorrhea annual meeting next year.

UPDATE–The on-line version of the story has a new headline: “Virologists, ball players and Basques headed to Boise in July” There were several comments from Statesman readers regarding the headline.


Comments & Discussion

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  1. Grumpy ole Guy
    Jun 15, 2015, 4:01 pm

    Oh my, may outsiders suggest headlines for the Daily, too.

    How about:
    Keynote speaker addresses oral herpes concerns.

    Herpes spread by ignorance, says orator.

    Health concerns a part of herpes get-together.

    Herpes group unhappy with Convention facility.

    and so on.

  2. The basques should be thankful it wasn’t a convention of Hemorrhoid Doctors

  3. And they saw they cannot get groups to come to Boise for conventions?

    They should have invited the annual dermatology society to be here at the same time.

  4. Thanks for the heads up… I will be sure to stay out of the bars that week..

  5. Better that the Herpes Conference happen at the same time as the Jaialdi, than the rescheduled “Soccer Friendly.”

    (Outsiders might conclude that it got a little TOO friendly…)

  6. Related headline:

    “Boise Convention Center runs out of hand soap and sanitizer”

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