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REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

When? March 7, 2020
Where? NEW Ivy Tech Fisher Building
Cost? As always, it’s FREE!

~ ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR NEIGHBORHOOD LEADER & PROJECT OF THE YEAR! ~

Participants speaking at the 2019 IDEA conferenceFor the last four years 130 citizens have gathered each March for the Neighborhood IDEA Conference.

The Muncie Action Plan, Shafer Leadership Academy and The Office of Community Engagement at Ball State University are partnering once again to support the development of neighborhood leaders.

New this year! State of the City Keynote by Dan Ridenour and a Networking Happy Hour at Twin Archers after the conference!

The fifth annual Neighborhood IDEA Conference is scheduled for March 7, 2020 at Ivy Tech’s recently renovated downtown Fisher Building. Over 100 of Muncie’s most active local leaders will gather to listen, learn and meet like-minded individuals to share ideas and best practices.

Register:

Whole Conference       Just State of the City

Nominate:

Know of someone or something great in your neighborhood that deserves some kudos? We want to recognize the awesome people and activities happening in Muncie again this year! Submit your choices for Neighborhood Leader of the Year and Neighborhood Project of the year below. The winners will be announced at the conference.

Neighborhood Leader       Neighborhood Project

Agenda:

10:00 – 10:50 am             Session Block One
FACING CHALLENGES: Information TBA
LOCAL GOVERNMENT: You Count! (and so do your neighbors) w/Kallie Sulanke
CAPACITY BUILDING: Grant Writing 101 w/Donna Browne
COMMUNITY INITIATIVES: Art in the Community w/Rachel Cohn
11:00 – 11:50 am             Session Block Two
FACING CHALLENGES: Dementia Friendly Communities w/Mandy Williams
LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Making Democracy Work w/Teresa Basey
CAPACITY BUILDING: Visual Identities for Muncie Neighborhoods w/Shantanu Suman
COMMUNITY INITIATIVES: TITLE TBA: w/John West
12:00 – 12:50 pm             Lunch Keynote:
DEPARTMENT HEAD PANEL City of Muncie: Department Head Panel facilitated by Aimee West
1:00 – 1:50 pm                  Session Block Three
FACING CHALLENGES: Information TBA
LOCAL GOVERNMENT: The Public Bank and Its Relevance to Muncie’s Future w/Andrew Dale
CAPACITY BUILDING: Resident Listening w/Joy Rediger
COMMUNITY INITIATIVES: Web of Support: How Everybody Succeeds w/Kyra Zylstra
2:00 – 3:00 pm                  Afternoon Keynote
STATE OF THE CITY Mayor Dan Ridenour

Location:

This year’s conference will be at the new Ivy Tech Fisher Building.  Don’t have a car or want to park downtown? MITs buses drop off right in front!

Questions?

Contact Krista Flynn, BSU Office of Community Engagement at kflynn@bsu.edu.


Take a look at the 2018 conference.

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