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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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.

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.

How to Master On-Campus Meetings at Top University Venues

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University of Norte Dame, Indiana. Universities offer a wealth of knowledge in the form of experts who can serve as keynotes, present research and contribute to roundtable discussions. But did you know many also offer prime meeting spaces?

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.

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

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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).

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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).

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

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.

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.

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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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.”.

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.

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.

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.

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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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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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.

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.

Tony Lorenz on Owning Results

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EDUCATION I received my bachelor of science degree in accounting at Indiana University’s Kelly School of Business. Tony Lorenz, CEO of AlliedPRA. I continued my studies at Harvard Business School’s OPM program, a three-year course for owners and presidents of private companies. .

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?

4 Smart Moves at Hyatt, Hotel Ivy and More


He began in the hospitality industry at the age of 14, when he worked at his local country club in Indiana. Dana Orlando . Wischermann Partners appointed Dana Orlando as general manager of Hotel Ivy, a Luxury Collection Hotel. Orlando will lead the operation of the historic downtown hotel located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her previous roles include director of sales group and catering at Ritz-Carlton in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and hotel manager at Waldorf Astoria in Park City, Utah.

Inside the DMO-Convention Center Relationship

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Visit Indy CEO Leonard Hoops is proud of the relationship his team has fostered with their counterparts at the Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium. When it comes to hosting in a new city, meeting planners are on a mission to execute a successful event with minimal stress.

3 Alternatives to Travel Ban Wars Planners Need to Know


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

Women in Leadership: Karen Mangia


From choosing to live in Indiana to spend time with my 94-year-old grandfather instead of moving to Silicon Valley to buying a house three doors down from my friends to the time I block on my calendar every single Friday to stay in touch with people, I prioritize relationships.

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


She’s been with Visit Indy since graduating from Indiana University in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in tourism management. Krysten Douglas Visit Indy has promoted Krysten Douglas to senior sales manager, D.C. market. Douglas will work closely with organizations in D.C.,

MPI Turns to Indy for 2018 WEC


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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New Research Considers Human-Centered Meeting Design

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CMP, associate professor and chair of Indiana University’s School of Physical Education and Tourism Management. “At the end of the day,” according to Janet Sperstad, CMP, “we’re all human.” ” .

How Will New Travel Policies Affect International Meetings and Events?

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The closest thing we can compare the situation to is what happened in North Carolina and Indiana [after the states dealt with perception challenges from legislation that many perceived as discriminatory toward the LGBTQ community].

8 Conventions You Won’t Want to Miss this Year


June 2–5, Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis. One of the signature aspects of the meetings industry is the many inspiring, educational and fun annual conferences scheduled throughout the year.

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6 Things to Do Now for a Better Wedding Season


Staying ahead of the game is the main way we stay prepared,” says Amanda Mentz, the banquet and sales manager for Tippecanoe Place Restaurant in South Bend, Indiana. “[We

Travel Industry Reacts to Trump Victory


Similar flight restrictions over Vice President-elect Mike Pence’s Indiana residence are also in effect. After Donald Trump’s historic presidential election win, reactions ranging from positive to cautiously optimistic have been coming in from around the travel industry.