• Wednesday, August 14, 2024 6:45 PM
    NCAA Hall of Champions, White River State Park, 700 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Registration Fees

 Ticket Type  Regular  Late (AUG 1 and after)
 Member All-Inclusive  $395  $420
 Member  $365  $390
 Nonmember All-Inclusive  $495  $520
 Nonmember  $465  $490

All-Inclusive tickets include Wednesday dinner and all Thursday activities. Regular tickets are for Thursday only.
(Thursday Activities: Breakfast, Lunch, Sessions, Breaks, Networking)

Overnight Rooms

Need an overnight room for Wednesday? We have two hotels that are offering room blocks for this conference. Both hotels are conveniently located near the NCAA Hall of Champions. Click the button below to reserve today. Please reserve your room before July 24.

JW Marriott Indianapolis, 10 S West Street, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, 46204

Room Rate $189


SpringHill Suites by Marriott Downtown Indianapolis, 601 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, 46204

Room Rate $169



Wednesday, August 14

Wednesday Night Dinner & College Spirit: Network with fellow economic development professionals over a delicious dinner inside the NCAA Hall of Champions. Show your school pride! Wear your favorite college gear and celebrate the spirit of competition.

Immerse Yourself in Sports History: Explore interactive exhibits showcasing legendary athletes and iconic moments.

  • Step back in time and shoot hoops in a 1930s retro basketball gym.
  • Test your skills in football, soccer, and baseball simulators.
  • Challenge your knowledge with sports trivia.
  • Experience the thrill of downhill skiing on a virtual trainer.
  • See how high you can jump on the vertical jump tester.

Evening Activities

6:45 pm | Event Starts

7:15 pm | Remarks

7:30 pm | Dinner & Conversation

9:45 pm | End of Event

Thursday, August 15

Conference Location

NCAA Hall of Champions and Conference Center

7:30 AM


8:30 AM

Welcome & Fireside Chat with the IEDA Executive Director Matt Kavgian

9:30 AM

Networking Break

9:50 AM

Unlock Your Career Potential & Fuel Indiana's Economy!

The state of Indiana's innovative "One Stop to Start" initiative is your one-stop shop for connecting with the resources and talent that your community needs to succeed.
Fran Valentine, Governor's Workforce Cabinet
Dan Zabloudil, InnoSource

10:40 AM

Rising Costs, Limited Options, Bold Solutions: Discussing the Housing Crisis

11:30 AM

Networking Break

11:40 AM

Challenges and Opportunities Around a Business Closure

12:30 PM


Fuel Up, Mingle & Feud: Your Lunchtime Lineup!

  1. Grab Your Grub: After a productive morning, head to the lunch area and pick up the delicious box lunch with your name on it.
  2. Network & Recharge: Take this opportunity to connect with fellow attendees, share insights, and build valuable relationships.
  3. Get Ready to Feud!: Feeling energized? Head back to the general session room for a fun and interactive game of IEDA Feud! Channel your inner game show champion as you team up and compete for exciting prizes.

Prepare to test your economic development knowledge and have some laughs during this lighthearted competition!

2:00 PM

Unmasking Hidden Hands: Countering Foreign Influence at All Levels

The FBI Uncovers Threats: Local, State, Federal Foreign governments are increasingly using sophisticated tactics to exert influence at all levels - from local communities to the halls of Congress. This session, led by the FBI, will shed light on these hidden attempts to manipulate American interests. Join us to explore: The Multi-Faceted Threat: How foreign governments are influencing local, state, and federal affairs. Hybrid Warfare: Unmasking the hidden dangers posed by seemingly commercial activities. The FBI's Response: Learn about the strategies and tactics the FBI employs to counter foreign influence operations. Protecting Our Assets: Discover ways to safeguard American technology, businesses, and critical infrastructure. Don't miss this informative session!
Special Agent Allex Plank

2:45 PM

Networking Break

3:00 PM

Positioning Your Community For Mega Projects

Gain insights and best practices on how communities can better position themselves for MEGA projects.
Jessica Tower, VP Attractions, IEDC

4:00 PM


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