Major Meeting Venues: Indiana

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Less than 1 mile from Evansville Regional Airport and near Casino Aztar, Mesker Park Zoo and Botanic Gardens, one of the oldest and largest zoos in Indiana; complimentary hot daily breakfast; 199 guest rooms; 8,358 sq. Ramada Plaza Fort Wayne Hotel and Conference Center. Evansville.

Meetings and Conventions in Indiana

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Indiana Pacers Bikeshare. The largest cities in Indiana are Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Evansville and South Bend. Thanks to Indianapolis 500 Speedway, the Indiana Pacers and Indianapolis Colts, it’s also the most well-known city outside of Indiana.

4 Essential Planning Guidelines for Citywides

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Using the local people will really be helpful for your entire conference to be successful.”.

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How to Master On-Campus Meetings at Top University Venues

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UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley is home to Mather Redwood Grove Amphitheater, Julia Morgan Hall and a greenhouse conference center. University of Norte Dame, Indiana.

Progress Report: Global Convention Center Outlook

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Indiana. The pause button has been pressed on the planned $72 million expansion of Monroe Convention Center in Bloomington, Indiana, according to Indiana Public Media News. Jacksonville Convention Center.

WEC 2018 Wrap-Up: News Ways to Inspire & Educate Planners


Held in Indianapolis, Indiana, this year's World Education Conference (WEC) was one to remember! As Meeting Professionals International's (MPI) signature event, WEC aims to deliver premier education, business and networking opportunities for meeting and event planners. Attendee Engagement featured

South Bend Invests in Meetings

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South Bend, Indiana, is not the first city that comes to mind as a major event destination. Holiday Inn Conference Center Mishawaka has 10,000 sq. Gillespie Conference and Special Events Center has 15,000 sq. Further Reading: Meetings of the Heartland: Ohio and Indiana.

7 Huge Event Planning Trends Spotted at MPI WEC 2018


MPI did a wonderful job blending the best of Indianapolis (this year’s conference location) into every aspect of this year’s WEC. Indianapolis is known for sports—including the Indy 500 race—and the conference was held near several sports fields.

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Event safety tips from a meteorologist

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Kloesel cites one of the most notable stage collapses, which happened at the Indiana State Fair during a Sugarland concert as an example of why meeting professionals should work with meteorologist when planning outdoor events. Winter is coming.

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Favorite Meeting Venues in the Central U.S.

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Fort Worth Convention Center in Texas has it all, according to Becky Rowbotham, president of Hunt Conference Group, Inc. Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis hosts major conferences every year and it’s easy to see why. Radisson Hotel and Conference Center, Hyatt Regency Green Bay and Lodge Kohler are recommended venues from the Green Bay CVB. Your favorite venues in the central U.S. represent some of the best facilities in the country.

MPI = Meeting Professionals in Indy

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Every day of educational sessions during the conference started and ended with a Pep Rally — an inspiring, colorful gathering that attendees could enjoy from bleacher-style seating. MPI pep rally band.

Women in Leadership: Karen Mangia


It’s not surprising then, that at Cvent CONNECT Europe , our Women Leaders in the Events Industry panel was the 2 nd most attended session at the conference! Did you know that women make up 72% of the meetings and events industry?

Top Historic Hotels Feature Memorable Meeting Venues

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Grand Hotel Mackinac Island in Michigan has its two-story own conference center that offers 16,000 sq. French Lick Resort , Indiana. The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs.

How Will New Travel Policies Affect International Meetings and Events?

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GBTA paints a troubling picture for the immediate future of leisure and business travel, but the long-term outlook for conferences and events also looks worrisome. off their consideration lists for conferences and events? This year has been marked by a range of new rules for travelers.

Do You Know The Best Ways to Increase Event Attendance?

Social Tables

The event takes place in Indianapolis, Indiana. One of the attendees said, “The only marketing conference I go to every year.” Events are a time for individuals to come together and learn something new.

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3 Alternatives to Travel Ban Wars Planners Need to Know

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The measures launched against states such as North Carolina, Indiana, Tennessee, Mississippi and Arizona have brought negative and positive publicity—and mixed results.

6 Smart Moves at Visit Indy, Le Pavillon Hotel, Kimpton Solamar & More

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She’s been with Visit Indy since graduating from Indiana University in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in tourism management. She joins the team from Georgetown University Hotel & Conference Center in Washington, D.C.

MPI Turns to Indy for 2018 WEC

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Visit Indy will be hosting WEC 2018 June 2 through 5, 2018 at the Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium in downtown Indianapolis.

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Best in Show: Class of 2017

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A side note — the Indiana Convention Center services team embodies so many of these same qualities,” DeBolt wrote. “It’s Conference Services Manager, Westin Cleveland Downtown. She is knowledgeable about the city and all the fun aspects of a traditional conference-services role.

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Major Meeting Venues: Ohio

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Clarion Inn & Conference Center. Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center. Further Reading: Meetings of the Heartland: Ohio and Indiana. Akron.

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Five Trade Shows and How They Grew

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American Society of Healthcare Engineering Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition. ASHE 2017, scheduled for the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis on Aug. ASHE works to capitalize on that growing interest by adding new offerings to the conference every year.

These Destinations Are Using Virtual Reality to Put You in Their Place

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Rather than simply showing a conference room, for example, the videos will show what that room looks and feels like, from setup to hosting the actual meeting. For example, if your conference is under 1,000 attendees, you’d find a menu of content and videos to match your interests.

The Cost of Conscience

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It was March 31, 2016, and ACA’s Governing Council was meeting in Montreal as part of ACA’s 2016 Conference & Expo. Making matters more urgent, the ACA 2017 Conference & Expo was scheduled to take place in Nashville the following March.

10 Smart Moves in the Meetings Industry: August 16, 2016

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She has worked in various management and leadership positions at international hotels, and worked for The Camberley Hotel Company in Atlanta; West Baden Springs Hotel in Indiana; Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Intracoastal/Il Lugano in Florida; and Hilton San Diego Del Mar. Jana McGee joined The Chattanoogan hotel as conference planning manager, where she is responsible for planning meetings and conferences at the upscale hotel in Tennessee. Cindy Hart.

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