CONNECTING AT THE CROSSROADS
We know coaches come to our conference for the great learning and also to connect, build relationships and be part of the greater coaching community. Our Special Events are all about facilitating connections throughout our conference community-between attendees, speakers and sponsors/exhibitors alike. Take advantage of conference events specifically planned to create maximum connection. Network with old and new friends, enjoy delicious food and drinks, or take a break in our designated quiet room when you need to recharge.
New for 2016, we extend the spirit of Hoosier Hospitality to welcoming those who are attending our conference for the first time. Our Conference Ambassadors will be available to answer questions, as well as help you maximize your Conference experience and navigate all the Conference activities. Sign up during your online registration to be connected with an Ambassador or send an email to HostCity@icf-midwest.com (this link is not clickable for spam purposes). Details about the program will be sent to you at a later date. We look forward to helping make your Conference experience the best!
CELEBRATION AT THE CROSSROADS OPENING RECEPTION
Thursday, June 23, 7:00-9:00 pm, Indianapolis Artsgarden, 110 W. Washington St., 1 block East of the hotel
Join us at one of Indianapolis’ most spectacular venues to celebrate the Fifth Anniversary of the ICF Midwest Regional Conference. Kick off your conference experience while relaxing and getting acquainted with coaching colleagues, setting the stage for a fantastic two days of conference activities. Enjoy our first-ever visual art exhibit by Coach Artists Barbie Dallman, Joanne Martin, Marcy Nelson-Garrison, Kelly Osbaldiston and Mark Sprout, plus live classical music by some of Indianapolis’ finest professional musicians. Have a drink or two at the cash bar while being treated to mouth-watering appetizers.
SPONSOR/EXHIBITOR APPRECIATION EVENT AND RAFFLE
Raffle Starts Friday Morning and runs until the Exhibitor Hall closes on Saturday at 4:00 pm
Sponsor/Exhibitor Appreciation Event, Friday, 5:30-7:00 pm
Our Sponsors and Exhibitors make the conference possible. They are industry leaders who bring the latest in coaching products and services to enhance your coaching business. We encourage you to engage in conversation and build relationships with our conference Sponsors and Exhibitors. Take advantage of the many opportunities to visit their tables during the conference. You’ll find valuable resources, information and ideas from knowledgeable professionals who are eager to serve.
As an added incentive to visit our Sponsor/Exhibitor tables, we’re putting together fun activities to connect you with each Sponsor/Exhibitor, which will allow you to enter a raffle for great prizes they have donated! We are also having a special Sponsor/Exhibitor Appreciation Event Friday 5:30-7:00 pm to give you even more uninterrupted time to connect with our Sponsors and Exhibitors. Take advantage of having so many great coaching resources in one place at the same time and plan time to visit all of our Sponsor/Exhibitor tables during the conference!
CROSSROADS CUISINE AND CONNECTIONS
On Friday evening starting at 7:00, connect with coaching colleagues to dine out in small groups at some of Indianapolis’ best restaurants, recommended for you by local coaches. We’ll have options to fit all tastes and budgets, with the emphasis on locally-based establishments serving the freshest food for an authentic Indianapolis experience. Tables have been reserved for you at a select group of restaurants and a range of times, all located within walking distance of the Westin Indianapolis. This year, you can book your reservations using EventBrite here or stop by the Special Events table and we can help. Whether you choose to go out with new friends, old colleagues or simply join a group on your own, you’re sure to taste the finest offerings from Indianapolis’ growing Foodie scene.
CALMNESS AT THE CROSSROADS (The Quiet Room)
All day Friday and until 4:00 pm Saturday in House
Between all the great learning and networking, we know that sometimes you just need a break to connect with yourself. We have created a special oasis for you that will be open throughout the conference. Take a peaceful break to spend time in our technology-free quiet room, available for reflection, meditation, journaling or however you choose to use your time in solitude.