Welcome to the Heritage Region Conference 2013
Conference Overview

Communications is a contact sport, and your day-to-day business life is full of sports-related references: Take the ball and run with it; the ball is in your court; someone dropped the ball. There’s no better place to absorb that message than the 2013 IABC Heritage Region Conference.

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Sunday Welcoming Reception
Social Media: Trial by Fur
Michael Kaltenmark
Director of Web Marketing
Butler Blue II and Butler Blue III (Bulldog Mascots)
Butler University

Monday Breakfast
What's Your "It"?
Tim McCleary
Founder and Principal, The Involvement Practice

Breah Parker
Graphic Recorder, The Involvement Practice

Monday Lunch
Global Trends Impacting Internal Communications
Jeremy Schultz
Communications Manager, Intel

Alexander V. Taratov, PHR
Employee Communications Supervisor, UPS World Headquarters

Chuck Gose
VP, Global Practice Leader - Employee Communications, RMG Enterprise Solutions

Tuesday Breakfast
What’s In It For Me?

Cindy L. Graham
Vice President, Marketing, Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana, Inc


Conference Details

  • 21 breakout sessions by 25 experts in the field
  • 4 keynote sessions by world-renowned speakers
  • Sunday reception at the NCAA Hall of Champions
  • Networking opportunities
  • All at a cost significantly less than national conferences and one-day seminars
  • Topics include: crisis communications, change management, branding, research and measurement, employee communications, social media, public relations, writing, communication leadership and more

Welcoming Reception
Join us on Sunday evening, October 13 at the NCAA Hall of Champions in the amateur sports capital of the world – Indianapolis. NCAA Hall of ChampionsThe evening includes food, fun and networking among iconic mementos from the history of college athletics, interactive exhibits, and replays of great moments from NCAA basketball and football. Or challenge your colleagues to friendly virtual and hands-on competition. Then get up close and personal with official Butler University bulldog mascots Butler Blue II and Blue III as their caretaker, Michael Kaltenmark, talks about the dogs and their phenomenal social media success. All attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite NCAA apparel for a fun, casual evening that you won’t want to miss.

Indianapolis is a compact, friendly city. You’ll find lots to do just steps away from the conference hotel in the heart of downtown. Kick back and relax, or enjoy a meal at one of more than 75 restaurants within walking distance of the Omni Severin hotel. Take a stroll on Monument Circle, through White River State Park, or along the downtown canal. Shop at Circle Centre Mall, or visit one of three downtown sports venues.

For information or help with planning your visit, check out Visit Indy for a complete calendar of events.

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