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ICR Annual Conference 2017

The Indiana Construction Roundtable is excited to announce that this year’s Annual Event will focus on The Next Leap Forward!

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Ivy Tech Culinary Center, Indianapolis

The ICR holds an Annual Conference every year in October. This event gather leaders throughout Indiana from the construction industry to discuss the challenges facing the state’s construction industry. Education is the primary focus of the Annual Conference. This year’s conference will be focused on “The Next Leap Forward.” Comparative to other major industry sectors in America, construction is often viewed as bring a conservative industry. Throughout our history we have been slow to adopt large scale change and are often reactionary in our building processes and business practices. As Hoosier leaders strive to build Indiana’s 21st century workforce and economy, it is essential that we review the successes and lessons of the past, and use those to inform our need for swift adaptation of emerging best practices. This year’s event seeks to educate the leaders in Indiana construction regarding the adoption of new technology, cutting edge business practices, and upcoming policy developments.

Schedule of Events*

Luncheon with Keynote 11:30am-1:00pm

Gary Bertoline

Dr. Gary R. Bertoline is the Dean of the Purdue Polytechnic Institute and a Distinguished Professor of Computer Graphics Technology and Computer & Information Technology at Purdue University.  He earned his BS at Northern Michigan University, MEd from Miami University, and PhD at The Ohio State University and was on the faculty in the College of Engineering at Ohio State for 3 years before coming to Purdue University in 1990.  From 1995 through 2001, Gary served as Department Head of Computer Graphics Technology at Purdue University.  From 2002 to 2006 in his role as Associate VP and Director, he led the creation of the Rosen Center for Advanced Computing and the Envision Center for Perceptualization.  He also served 5-years as the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs in the College of Technology before becoming dean of the in 2011.

He co-founded the Indiana Next Generation Manufacturing Competitiveness Center (IN-MaC) as well as the Polytechnic Institute initiative at Purdue University.  The Polytechnic initiative is a major effort to transform the college’s curricula and learning experience for the students to better prepare graduate for life and work in the digital age.  Gary is the lead for the Purdue Polytechnic Indianapolis High School that will be opening in Fall 2017.

Breakout Sessions 1:15-2:25pm

Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is the interconnection via the Internet of computing devices embedded in everyday objects, enabling them to send and receive data. The world is increasingly becoming more interactive and entwined. This breakout will explore what that will look like, and how it affects the built environment of the future.

Future Policy

As the construction industry looks to innovate and produce quality projects statewide, it is essential that we know what policy areas directly affect the industry, and how the projected future of economic development will affect the built environment.

City of Indianapolis Panel

The City of Indianapolis has multiple entities and individuals who are responsible for the procurement of construction projects. There are a large number of projects slated for the city, and public/private partnerships in the near future. This panel of experts will engage the audience in a dialogue on best practices for working with the city, and provide a project update.

Closing Panel 2:30-3:30pm

Innovation Showcase

One of the greatest barriers to innovation is the implementation of a cutting edge technology. This group of experts will showcase technologies and practices that are in early adaptation, and how they have successfully integrated these new practices into their businesses.

Penthouse Reception 3:30pm-5pm

The reception will be on the top floor in the penthouse area and will include food and drink.

Parking Information

*Schedule subject to change

Sponsorships Available

Premier Event Sponsor – $2,500

  • Signage and Recognition during lunch
  • Priority Seating at luncheon & Includes Group Day Pass for 4 people
  • Company Logo on marketing materials and website from time of purchase
  • Logo and information displayed on digital display on lunch tables

Reception Sponsorship - $1,500

  • Signage and Recognition at the reception
  • Logo on drink tickets
  • Logo on display at reception

Educational Sponsor – $1,000

  • 3’ Wide x 5’ Tall signage at Educational Sessions & during the Reception
  • Individual Day Pass for up to 4 attendees
  • Recognition during luncheon
  • Logo and information displayed on digital display on lunch tables
  • Company Logo displayed on the ICR website for one month leading up to event

Association Sponsor - $750

  • NOTE: This sponsorship is only available to non-profit associations
  • Recognition at Luncheon and Reception & Individual Day Pass for 2 attendees
  • Signage with Association Logo
  • Association logo displayed on the ICR website and marketing materials
  • Logo and information displayed on digital display on lunch tables

Event Sponsor – $500

  • Recognition at Luncheon and Reception & one Individual Day Pass
  • Signage with Company Logo
  • Company logo displayed on the ICR Website for two weeks leading up to event
  • Logo and information displayed on digital display on lunch tables

Digital Media Sponsor – $250

  • Company logo and information displayed on digital display on lunch tables

New Member Incentive – Those companies who are not members of the ICR are encouraged to join as a member company.  Those new members, who join, can apply the amount of money spent at the Annual Event as a credit towards their membership dues.


For more information please contact Paige Riley with ICR at paige@indianaconstruction.org or 317-686-2669.


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