Indiana Convention Center Renovations Proposed

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The Indiana Convention Center would receive $138 million as part of a larger project that would create one of the nation’s largest ballrooms and 1,400 additional hotel rooms. ( The Indianapolis Star.

Major Meeting Venues: Indiana


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. Further Reading: Meetings of the Heartland: Ohio and Indiana.

Meetings and Conventions in Indiana


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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Site Selection: Where to Throw a Multisensory Event

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Indianapolis Airport Authority and Downtown Indy recently partnered with local audio marketing technology company Vibenomics to create Project High Note, custom welcome announcements at the airport and for those walking along Georgia Street, adjacent to Indiana Convention Center.

Modern Convention Centers Becoming a Dire Necessity

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Likewise, last week Indianapolis announced a $120 million renovation for Indiana Convention Center, adding a 50,000-square-foot ballroom—the state’s largest—and two more connected hotel towers for a total of 1,400 additional guest rooms. Indiana Convention Center Proposed Expansion.

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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.

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Keep Meetings Caffeinated: 3 Coffee-Forward Destinations to Wake Up Your Event

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Photo credit: Visit Indy. Rise and shine, weekenders! This Saturday, Sept. 29, is International Coffee Day—an unofficial day of worship for many meeting professionals.

Find Your Mid-American Live Music Hot Spot


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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

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2019 40 Under 40: Megan Johnston, Accent Indy

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What I do: sell and operate for the only accredited Destination Management Company in Indiana. What I do outside of work: I’ve sat on the Indiana Chapter of the International Live Events Association since 2014. Megan Johnston, DMCP, 27, works in Indianapolis as a senior manager of event services at Accent Indy, a DMC Network Company. As a 2019 40 Under 40 honoree, Johnston discusses her passion for the events industry. . Connect with Johnston on Instagram. .

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Socio Wins “Overall Culture” and More at Tech Awards

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Socio won top honors for “Overall Culture” and “Career Path” at the first annual Powderkeg Indiana Breakout Tech Culture Awards. You can’t take care of your customers without taking care of your people,” said CEO and co-founder, Yarkin Sakucoglu. “We

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Pennsylvania Meeting & Event Venues

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Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Indiana, PA. “Pursue your happiness.” ” It’s the official state motto of the state of Pennsylvania, which is of course famous for hosting the meeting of delegates that resulted in the U.S.

2019 15 Over 50: Michael Downs, CAE, CMP

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What I do outside of work: I am an active member and past president of the Indiana Society of Association Executive, past Vice President of Education for the Indiana MPI Board, and a member of Kiwanis International which focuses on serving the children of the world. Michael Downs, CAE, CMP, works in Indianapolis as d irector of conventions and meetings at Kiwanis International. As a 2019 15 Over 50 honoree, Downs discusses his passion for the events industry.

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First Class: Meet the Inaugural 15 Over 50

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Fishers, Indiana. Connect Association is proud to present our inaugural class of 15 Over 50. These individuals are leaders, mentors and stars who moved the events industry forward for decades. We are proud to salute their first-class efforts. . David Bradley. Vice President, Sales and Services. Shreveport-Bossier CVB. Shreveport/Bossier, Louisiana. Cathy Breden, CMP, CAE. Executive Vice President & COO , International Association of Exhibitions and Events.

South Bend Invests in Meetings


South Bend, Indiana, is not the first city that comes to mind as a major event destination. Further Reading: Meetings of the Heartland: Ohio and Indiana. Hilton Garden Inn South Bend.

7 Huge Event Planning Trends Spotted at MPI WEC 2018


Entertainment included Indiana Pacers cheerleaders, visits to Lucas Oil football stadium and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway racetrack, photos ops in race cars, and more. Professionals often attend industry events to improve their craft and network with peers.

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Learn How Indy Premier Soccer Club Tournament Saved 88% of Time Managing Volunteers With InitLive


InitLive has saved IPSC thousands of dollars in labor time during the three years since the Indiana soccer club started using the event app. If you're an event planner, you know how important it is to keep in direct contact with your volunteers -- and how much time you lose when you don't.

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The Story Behind the Redesigned World Education Congress – #EventIcons Episode 155

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Did you attend MPI’s 2018 World Education Congress in Indiana? Today we are diving into MPI’s World Education Congress. The World Education Congress (WEC) is a gathering where both MPI members and non-members alike come to gain education, network and more.

Latin America Comes Alive at Livery in Indianapolis

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Looking to spice up your visit to Indianapolis, Indiana? At Livery restaurant in Indianapolis, guests can dine inside or on the rooftop. Visit Indy photo).

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Midwest Venues for the Best Receptions

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Whether you’re planning a business meeting and reception that needs a dose of inspiration on a Top Ten campus like the University of Notre Dame in Indiana or a scenic wedding in a quaint locale such as a vineyard in Galena, Illinois, there’s no shortage of Midwestern charm available.

Hilton Introduces Signia Hilton, a Meetings & Events Focused Hotel Brand

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The Signia Hilton Indianapolis and the Signia Hilton Atlanta will be new construction, and be built alongside the Indiana Convention Center and the Georgia World Congress Center, respectively. An artist’s rendering of the Signia Hilton Indianapolis, seen from the Georgia St. entrance. Hilton).

How to Plan a Zero-Waste Event (and Steps to Getting There)

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The event brought together Indy’s top chefs and drink mixologists to raise money to fight hunger in central Indiana. Honoring @SecondHelpings at #CorksAndForks — an amazing organization providing hunger relief in central #Indiana @rtv6

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Top 5 Corporate Event Trends for 2019


Speedway Indoor Karting and 1911 Grill in Speedway, Indiana offers the best of both worlds, offering a world-class karting experience for those who want to ride, while others kick back and converse over dishes like fried pickles, Philly steaks, or kale salad.

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4 Cities That Will Change Your Perception of the Midwest

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From James Beard-nominated chefs in Ferndale, Michigan, and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to historic theaters in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Hutchinson, Kansas, the culture and entertainment options of some of its smaller cities are challenging preconceived notions of Midwestern life and putting to rest the notion that this part of America is “flyover country.”.

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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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8 March Madness-Inspired Meeting Destinations


Inside, artwork and memorabilia showcase the history of the hometown team, the NBA’s Indiana Pacers. Downtown fixtures such as Monument Circle, Indiana State Capitol and Indiana Convention Center are located nearby.

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The Shows Must Go On

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Every summer, the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) brings together thousands of them — mostly middle- and high-school students — at the festival, which was launched at Indiana University in 1941 and has been held at the University of Nebraska– Lincoln since 1995. “It’s

Do You Know The Best Ways to Increase Event Attendance?

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The event takes place in Indianapolis, Indiana. Events are a time for individuals to come together and learn something new. They’re a time for event planners to provide guests with an experience they’ll remember.

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Nonprofit Event Venues for Social Good

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Giving USA is published by the Giving USA Foundation and researched and written by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. In a time where Americans seem to be fiercely divided on multiple topics, they seem to agree on giving back to those in need.

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Electric Scooters Gain Traction

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San Francisco-based Lime—formerly known as Limebike—introduced app-based bicycle rentals in June 2017 at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and expanded a month later to the cities of Key Biscayne, Florida; South Bend, Indiana; Denver; and Lake Tahoe, California.

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2019 15 Over 50:  Andy L. Longo

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Longo works in Fishers, Indiana, as d irector of fraternity programs for Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. Andy L. As a 2019 15 Over 50 honoree, Longo discusses his passion for the events industry. Connect with Longo on Twitter. . What I do: I support and lead a team of programming and education professionals in designing learning experiences and opportunities for undergraduate students.

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Favorite Meeting Venues in the Central U.S.

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Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis hosts major conferences every year and it’s easy to see why. Your favorite venues in the central U.S. represent some of the best facilities in the country. Congratulations to all involved for ensuring the events business continues to grow. Below, see what you and your peers selected as prime locations to do business. Convention Centers.

MPI = Meeting Professionals in Indy

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This year, MPI WEC introduced WEC Villages, where nearly all of the educational sessions took place on the Indiana Convention Center show floor. MPI pep rally band.

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Getting Personal at Grand Wayne Convention Center

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Meeting experiences are becoming grander at Grand Wayne Convention Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana, thanks to Guest Experience Manager Marissa Best, who stepped into her newly created role in May. The idea for the position was born when convention center staff and board members were reviewing post-event surveys and contemplating where to go next. Great service is the expectation these days; it’s not a differentiator,” says Bart Shaw, executive director of the convention center.

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Top Historic Hotels Feature Memorable Meeting Venues


French Lick Resort , Indiana. The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs. There’s definitely a meetings and events correlation among the top 10 historic hotels in the 2016 USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice awards.

Akron Leverages Location


Further Reading: Meetings of the Heartland: Ohio and Indiana. Akron Civic Theatre. It’s shaping up to be a very good year for Akron. Ohio ’s fifth largest city grew to prominence as a 20th-century tire-and-rubber empire (Goodyear still has its headquarters there).

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Using Titles and Certifications to Your Advantage


CMM: Certificate in Meeting Management is an executive education program taught by Indiana University during a 15-week period, with an emphasis on strategy and leadership.

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3 Unique Fundraising Event Ideas for Non-Profits and Associations

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Think about this: you’re running a themed race Indiana Jones style with a treasure (grand prize) at the end all while the bad guys are trying to beat you there. Having a tough time coming up with fundraising event ideas? Don’t be afraid to be weird.

How Meetings Benefit from Sporting Events


The event will also utilize the Indiana Convention Center for a fan fest. The city is anticipating that the game and festivities surrounding it will bring in more than $150 million and 100,000 visitors to Central Indiana. Are you ready for some…meetings?