IDEA Conference: Call for Proposals

Participants at the 2022 IDEA conference speaking to each other

When? Saturday, March 4, 2023 | 9 am – 3:30 pm
Where? Student Center, Second Floor Ballroom
Cost? As always, it’s FREE!

Man receiving the 2021 Spring Cleanup Award

The eighth annual Neighborhood I.D.E.A. Conference is scheduled for March 4, 2023 on Ball State’s campus. 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.

The theme of the conference is Intentional Development and Education (IDEA) for Association members. IDEA brings together leaders representing Muncie’s neighborhoods to develop and strengthen community-building skills. IDEA presenters will provide leadership training, share best practice strategies for grant-writing and project funding, and discuss ways to engage residents, as well as how to recruit and retain volunteers.

Do you have an idea you would like to share at the conference or a topic you want to see discussed?

We are taking submissions through December 15, 2022.

Submit a proposal!


Contact Krista Flynn, BSU Office of Community Engagement at

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