The Greatest Spectacle in Learning

Indiana Connected Educators Conference

October 8-9

2020

at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

About the Indiana Connected Educators Conference

Continuing a tradition of supporting hoosier educators for 40 years, the Indiana Connected Educators conference is a conference on the move. We feature internationally-recognized keynote and spotlight speakers, educator-led sessions and workshops, and a rich array of other activities designed around excellent teaching and learning in the Digital Age.

As the Indiana ISTE-affiliate conference, we are a hub for Future-Ready thought leaders and passionate educators from across the midwest. Come see what can happen when we connect and design the future of learning together!

General Information

Our conference offers more than just content sessions. We work hard to provide all kinds of learning opportunities and networking events, so that educators who attend the Indiana Connected Educators Conference feel that they found what they were looking for. Special events include our popular Interactive Playground, Model Maker Space, Tweet-Ups and Receptions, Contests and Giveaways, Technology Smackdowns, eCoaches EdCamp, Panel Discussions, Spotlight Chats, and much more.

Our attendees come from all areas of education including K-12 and post-secondary, with the largest portion coming from K-12 backgrounds. We also draw visitors from as far away as Florida and California, but our main audience is local to Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Illinois, due to our convenient location within 4 hours of Chicago, St. Louis, Cincinnati, and Louisville.

Another feature of our conference that we are very proud of is our affordability. We are able to offer this remarkable 2-day experience for only $200, which includes lunch!

We understand that your time and resources are valuable, and we believe that the Indiana Connected Educators Conference is a worthwhile investment for the following reasons:

  • Reach– The Indiana Connected Educators Conference serves more than 600 educators annually from more than 200 different school districts, universities, and other organizations.
  • Reputation– The Indiana Connected Educators Conference is a well-established, ISTE-affiliate conference that is growing annually, and that is loved by our attendees.
  • Return on Investment– We work hard to craft a relationship with you that serves your needs as a sponsor and brings you value.
  • Recognition– We don’t invite just anyone to be part of our conference. We pride ourselves on the integrity of our message that the companies featured at the Indiana Connected Educators Conference are valued by educators and vetted through experience.
  • Reward– Our mission is a good one. We truly believe that along with our sponsors, we make a difference in the lives of thousands of teachers and students.

If you need more information about the Indiana Connected Educators or about our conference, or would like to discuss a possible sponsorship, please feel free to contact us with this form.

By the Numbers

Attendee Breakdown:

  • 20% Decision Makers (33% of whom are in cabinet level positions)
  • 35% Influencers (including coaches, specialists, and higher ed)
  • 40% Teachers
  • 5% Other/Undisclosed

Conference Feedback:

  • 99% of attendees said they would recommend the Indiana Connected Educators conference to a friend.
  • 98% of attendees rated the overall conference experience at the Indiana Connected Educators conference as Good or Excellent.
  • 91% of attendees rated the exhibitor experience at the Indiana Connected Educators conference as Good or Excellent.
  • 99% of attendees rated the conference session content at the Indiana Connected Educators conference as Good or Excellent.
  • 100% of vendor responses rated ICE staff as extremely friendly.
  • 100% of vendor responses rated ICE staff as helpful or very helpful (90% very helpful).
  • 85% of vendors agree that the Traffic was good and the show is likely to prove productive.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where and when is the 2020 the Indiana Connected Educators conference?

The 2020 the Indiana Connected Educators conference will be held at the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway, located at 4790 W 16th St, Indianapolis, IN 46222. The conference will run on October 8th & 9th from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM EST.

Who is the Indiana Connected Educators Conference’s target audience?

Our target audience is K-12 educators who are interested in improving teaching and learning in the Digital Age. As an ISTE-affiliate conference we are regional in nature, serving Indiana and our neighboring states. We work to ensure a slate of content that will appeal to a wide range of educators, including pre-service and classroom teachers, building and district leaders, media specialists, and professional development specialists.

How does the Indiana Connected Educators Conference break down demographically?

Over the past few years, the Indiana Connected Educators Conference served an average audience of over 600 attendees from more than 200 separate school districts, universities and other organizations. Our attendees come from multiple states from as far away as California and Florida. As a regional conference, the majority of our attendees come from Indiana and the surrounding states. While we have some attendees who come from higher education, the majority work in K-12 education. 55% of our attendees have roles in education as influencers or decision-makers.

Can I have access to your attendee contact information?

Yes. Attendee contact information is made available to all sponsors upon request. At the time of registration, attendees have the opportunity to opt out from sharing their contact information. We also provide a Lead Retrieval solution through a third-party that is available for purchase.

How will you be advertising the ICE-Indiana Conference?

We promote the Indiana Connected Educators Conference throughout the year through direct communication to our membership, through relevant educational networks and circles locally and nationally, through social media, and via cross-promotions with our various partners and contributors.

I have materials to ship. Where do I send them?

Arriving Prior to October 5th: Any materials for the conference can be shipped to the Indiana Connected Educators Conference, C/O Michele Eaton. Contact Michele to get a shipping address and coordinate details.

Arriving October 5th-8th: Materials may be shipped directly to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Use this document as guidance to make those arrangements.

Please contact Tim Wilhelmus or Michele Eaton if you have any questions.

Are there opportunities to exhibit and/or present?

Absolutely. We offer a wide variety of opportunities to both exhibit in our Interactive Playground and to present content. These opportunities are based on our Sponsorship Levels. If you are interested in exploring these opportunities, begin by filling out our Sponsorship Interest Form.

How do I become a Sponsor?

Begin by completing our Sponsorship Interest Form. We will reach out to you to set up a time to discuss our various Sponsorship Levels.

Who do I contact regarding vendor participation and sponsorship?

Begin by completing our Sponsorship Interest Form. We will reach out to you to set up a time to discuss our various Sponsorship Levels. If you want to reach out directly, you can also contact Tim Wilhelmus or Michele Eaton.

In addition to sponsorship, what are other ways that I can support the Indiana Connected Educators Conference?

There are many ways that an organization or individual can contribute to the Indiana Connected Educators Conference, including but not limited to:

  • Cash and In-Kind Donations
  • Standard and Special Sponsorships
  • Providing Spotlight Content
  • Providing Branded Giveaways for Attendee and Speaker Packets
  • Providing Larger Single Item Giveaways
  • Helping to Promote the Event

For a complete list of our sponsorships visit our Sponsorship Levels document. If you would like to support the ICE-Indiana Conference in any way and would like to discuss what is possible, please fill out our Sponsorship Interest Form, or reach out directly by contacting Tim Wilhelmus or Michele Eaton.

Are there opportunities for non-profit organizations to exhibit?

We are big fans of our non-profit friends and love to highlight your work with our attendees whenever it is a good fit to do so. We offer special pricing for non-profits who wish to exhibit or present at the conference.

If you would like to explore connecting with the Indiana Connected Educators Conference, please fill out our Sponsorship Interest Form, or reach out directly by contacting Tim Wilhelmus or Michele Eaton.

Sponsorship Levels

Contributors- $500 Cash or In-Kind Donation

Bronze Sponsors- $1000 Cash or $500 Cash with Additional In-Kind Donation

Silver Sponsors- $2000 Cash Donation

Gold Sponsors- $3000 Cash Donation

Platinum Sponsors- $5000 Cash Donation