Major Gaming Convention Considers Leaving Indianapolis Over “Religious Freedom” Bill

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“Our concern is that there could be a misperception with this bill that doesn’t paint a picture of [Indianapolis] being a warm, welcoming, hospitable place,” Visit Indy Vice President of Marketing and Communication Chris Gahl told The Indianapolis Star.

Building Association Culture from the Get Go

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The other day while browsing at a bookstore, I purchased a copy of Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano’s book Sidelined. jamienotter ASAE Association CEOs association culture association executives Chuck Pagano Coach Tony Dungy Cory Redding Indianapolis Colts SCD Group

Oklahoma Congressman Lucas Honors the Big Red “M” for IndyCar Sponsorship - Moery Company

Moery Company

Lucas arranged for the American flag to be flown over the United States Capitol, dedicating it to The Moery Company’s sponsorship of a car that will be driven during the Indianapolis 500 over Memorial Day Weekend. Oklahoma Congressman Frank D.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: The Importance of Being Part of the.

Idea Architects

In reviewing photos from the recent Super Bowl Village here in Indianapolis, I was reminded of a very important one: people just want to be a part of the action. Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects. Jeffrey Cufaude is an architect of ideas.

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: What Informs Your Efforts?

Idea Architects

Seeing Indianapolis ready for its prime time appearance this week as host of Super Bowl XLVI is exciting to someone who has called downtown Indy home for more than 18 years. When driving to a speaking gig in Indianapolis, I was delayed by road construction, which I later learned was part of Super Bowl prep. Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects. Jeffrey Cufaude is an architect of ideas.

MC LIVE! 2018: Get the Recap!


The Moery Company Announces IndyCar Sponsorship of Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan - Moery Company

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18 entry driven by Sebastien Bourdais beginning with the Indianapolis 500 and for the remainder of 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. The Big Red “M” is thrilled to announce its association with Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan as an official partner of the No.

3 Reasons Why the Big Red “M” is Sponsoring an IndyCar - Moery Company

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18 entry driven by Sebastien Bourdais beginning with the Indianapolis 500 and for the remainder of 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Since announcing our IndyCar sponsorship two weeks ago, we’ve been getting unprecedented activity on social, and record hits on our website over the news.

Industry Buzz: 3 Key Takeaways from #MCLIVE18


If you follow us on social media, you likely know about the conference we just held in Indianapolis - MC LIVE! (If If you don’t follow us on social media, should! All the links are at the bottom of this page.). That said, at MC LIVE!,

Thinking Beyond the Traditional Meeting Space

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While numerous cities are prioritizing this trend for meeting planners, Indianapolis has long been home to non-traditional spaces utilized for meetings and events. For example, the Indianapolis Artsgarden hosts over 250 performing artists a year.

March Madness for Nonprofits: How Brackets for Good Went National

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Brackets for Good, the Indianapolis-based “competitive giving” nonprofit, has grown from a creative local fundraising strategy into a formidable national tournament of its own.

MemberClicks Acquires WebLink, an Association Management Software Company


As you may have heard, MemberClicks acquired WebLink , an association management software company located in Indianapolis. We announced some very exciting news yesterday! Read the full press release here.]. You may have some questions, so we want to provide you with a few answers. Take a look! Association Views

Food Trends That Captivate Meetings Attendees

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“There’s a lot of mixing and mashing of cultures,” said Alan Sternberg, the executive chef at Indianapolis’ Cerulean , which focuses on contemporary, locally sourced, Midwest cuisine “designed to bring people together.” The U.S. is a hotbed for innovative cuisine.

How to Regularly Host Virtual Meetings with Your Members


Since MemberClicks acquired ePly and WebLink, adding office locations in Vancouver and Indianapolis, we’ve gained a lot of experience in this area. This age of connectivity has certainly opened up a number of ways we can communicate with each other. Not only that, but it’s given us the opportunity to be more flexible in the way we conduct business. Have you ever considered regularly hosting virtual meetings with your members? It’s not as hard as it may seem!

The Meeting of the Future is Green and Looks Like This

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Jessica Davis, director of the Office of Sustainability at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), took her first stab at a zero-waste event when IUPUI’s natatorium hosted the 2016 U.S.

Can Encouraging Bleisure Travel Boost Millennial Conference Attendance?

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Indianapolis has joined the bike share revolution with the addition of 29 Indiana Pacers Bikeshare stations downtown. And the Indianapolis Cultural Trail , an eight-mile urban bike and pedestrian path, is a great way to see a lot of what downtown Indy has to offer sans car.

MC Cares 2018: From Coding to Caulking with Habitat for Humanity!


Our Atlanta and Indianapolis locations had the opportunity to work on projects in March to do our part in helping further that vision: MC InsiderMC Cares is our annual initiative to give back; It’s one of the ways we honor the “ heart for service ” part of our mission. As a company that provides solutions for member-based and nonprofit organizations, it’s so important to us that we give a helping hand and support missions in our local communities!

Improve Your Meeting Through Better Interactions

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Such an infrastructure led Maggie Connolly, director of client relations at First Protocol, an international event-management and production agency, to Indianapolis in March. Much of the important work at a meeting doesn’t just happen during scheduled events.

I Believe This is For You

Idea Architects

Help people apply their TEDx Indianapolis experience by asking others something they learned that they are going to use in their personal or professional life. Be fully present, 100% focused on enjoying the here and now of TEDx Indianapolis.

Welcome to MC Insider!


MC Insider is a weekly series for our users, dedicated to all things MemberClicks: product features and pointers, training details, webinar announcements, a glimpse into our day-to-day lives at our three office locations (Atlanta, Indianapolis, and Vancouver).and New year, new blog!

As “Religious Freedom” Law Passes, Controversy Heats Up in Indiana

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Following in the footsteps of Gen Con, the NCAA—which is hosting the Final Four in Indianapolis next month—has spoken out about a controversial Indiana state law that could allow businesses to deny services to the LGBT community on religious freedom grounds.

Create Memorable Events That Leave Your Attendees In Awe

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MPI’s World Education Congress (WEC) in June in Indianapolis was held entirely in a huge open-plan exhibit space at the Indiana Convention Center. MPI also included its board of directors and Indianapolis as key stakeholders.

Why Your Meeting Needs to Be Green

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The foundation chose Indianapolis, thanks to the city’s connected downtown, miles of walking and bicycling trails and its commitment to greenery. Over the past decade, the city and Keep Indianapolis Beautiful have planted more than 50,000 trees.

Conference Circuit: Animals’ Best Friends

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The American Veterinary Medical Association’s 2017 Convention begins in the upcoming days in Indianapolis. City: Indianapolis. Rundown Attendees: 4,000. Educational Sessions: 700 plus. Exhibitors: 300. Content Tracks : 9.

The 6 Forces Shaping the Future of Meetings

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Indianapolis is a great example of this phenomenon: Salesforce bought marketing-tech success ExactTarget, enabling a cadre of newly-anointed entrepreneurs to launch their own ventures and startups, further spurring activity in the city.

A Year in Photos

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My resolution in 2012 was to do Photo365 , which I documented on a Tumblr. I started a little before January 1, 2012 and took at least one photo nearly every day for the entire year.

ENGAGE. IN PERSON. Introducing the First Annual MC LIVE!


This October, join us at the JW Marriott Indianapolis Downtown for a shockingly refreshing technology conference experience that will empower the way you lead your organization and transform how you serve your members. Calling all MemberClicks and WebLink users! We’re excited to announce the first annual MC LIVE! MC LIVE! brings together hundreds of association and chamber professionals for three days of educational breakouts, hands-on instruction, and exceptional networking.

5 Tactics To Create An Experiential Event

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There’s just a large drive for that kind of experiential, emotional connection,” said Samantha Meigs, PhD, chair of the Experience Design Department at University of Indianapolis. “It’s Beachbody held its Coach Summit in Indianapolis in June with 25,000 coaches.

Conference Souvenir Causes TSA Headaches for Sorority Members

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We won’t be leaving until 9:30 tonight not to get into Indianapolis until 1 o’clock in the morning and I have to be at work at six so I’m not happy.

5 Questions to Answer Before Planning Your Next Meeting

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For example, the nonprofit TechPoint in Indianapolis works with conference planners to find local keynote and panel speakers that can cover the latest and future tech trends that matter to your members. **2. What are the most important things your meetings need to deliver?

Why High-Tech is High(er) on the List for Meeting Planners

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For example, in Indianapolis—a top Midwestern tech hub —AT&T just launched its 5G Evolution , which enables wireless download speeds double that of the company’s 4G LTE network. Indianapolis is now Saleforce’s largest presence outside of its San Francisco headquarters.

Making Your Event What They Might Actually Write Home About

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For example, the Indianapolis Zoo just opened a new eco-friendly event space—the Bicentennial Pavilion —that offers a private zoo experience. Every June, Indianapolis hosts the Indy Ultimate Urban Adventure Race.

The One Way to Deliver Unwelcome News

Idea Architects

Because that was the approach the Indianapolis Museum of Art (and presumably the PR firm that advises it) opted for in announcing the elimination of free general admission, a practice in place from 1941 to 2005 and 2007-present (according to this article in the Indianapolis Business Journal.

Are Tattoos Becoming Less Taboo at Work?

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We want you to bring your whole self to work while maintaining a professional image,” IU Health Chief Nurse Executive Michelle Janney explained to the Indianapolis Star. “We

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Why Walking Will Improve Your Meeting

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a family physician at Kaiser Permanente in Southern California who specializes in the health benefits of physical activity, travels to Indianapolis frequently for meetings of the American College of Sports Medicine. Walking is great for brains.

How to Maximize Social Media at Conferences

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Zetzl has seen organizations like the Big Ten and the Fire Department Instructors Conference do likewise in Indianapolis and have similar success. Used wisely, it can be a benefit to attendees.

Ready for Applications: TSA’s PreCheck Program Expands to Public

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In case you find yourself flying to Indianapolis this holiday season, you may want to spend a little extra time at the airport.

There is no “I” in Team

Association Leaders

What greater example is there of this concept than the 2011 Indianapolis Colts. Remember the old saying “There is no ‘I’ in Team”? I love this saying – in other words, for teams or organizations to succeed it takes more than one successful person. I recently read a Harvard Business Review blog posting that reminded me of this concept. Click here to read the posting. This is a team that has defined success in the National Football League for many years.

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Live Streaming: A Tech Trend You Need to Know

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In 2019, Riley will manage the Propulsion, Energy, and Space Forum and Expo, which will bring 2,200 people from around the world to Indianapolis. Virtual access won’t cannibalize your conference. It may even help it grow.

Eric Lanke: Member Engagement Solution #1: Don't Forget the Fun

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I'm currently a part of a group planning TEDx Indianapolis. Reply Delete Replies Eric Lanke July 23, 2012 8:10 PM TEDx Indianapolis! Eric Lanke. Association executive and author. Pages. Leadership. Innovation. Member Engagement. Generations. Books Read. Fiction.

Get Results with Online Fundraising


A couple of weeks ago I spoke at the Indiana Library Federation Conference in Indianapolis. I was asked to to a 50-minute presentation on how libraries can get results with online fundraising (a huge task!).

Effective Facilitation: Engaging Individuals, Producing Better Results

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I detest self-promotion, but I'm doing a rare public registration facilitation skills workshop in Indianapolis on November 15 and thought it might interest a few readers.

3 Tips to Best Determine the ROI of Your Meeting

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The ROI helps us lay out where we need to be as an organization and where the event needs to be to meet the needs of the future attendee,” says Mandy Hazlett, CMP, senior event manager at the National FFA Organization in Indianapolis. This year’s event will be held in October in Indianapolis.