Indianapolis Keynote Speaker

Patrick Schwerdtfeger is a motivational keynote speaker who spoke at an entrepreneurial event co-sponsored by Bloomberg TV and Comcast Cable in Indianapolis in March 2012. He spoke about social media and how small businesses can use it to increase brand awareness and grow revenue. He has since returned to keynote various business events. As an author and motivational speaker, Patrick specializes in innovative online marketing, business trends (including shifting demographics, ‘big data’ and the social media revolution) and modern entrepreneurship. He’s the author of the award-winning Marketing Shortcuts for the Self-Employed (2011, Wiley) and a regular speaker for Bloomberg TV. So if you’re planning a business convention in the FORUM Conference Center in Fishers, the Sheraton Indianapolis City Center, the Indiana Convention Center or some other conference facility in Indianapolis, Indiana, Patrick will deliver the buzz and excitement you’re looking for.

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Indianapolis has many conference facilities, including:

  • Indiana Convention Center on South Capitol Avenue
  • University Place Conference Center & Hotel on West Michigan Street
  • JW Marriott Indianapolis on South West Street
  • Indianapolis Marriott Downtown on West Maryland Street
  • Marten House Hotel on West Eighty Sixth Street
  • Other meeting spaces in Carel, Lawrence and Greenwood


General Information about Indianapolis, Indiana, for Meeting Planners

Indianapolis is the capital city of Indiana and has a population of about 1.7 million. The city is well known for large sporting events like the Indianapolis 500 and the Men’s and Women’s NCAA Basketball Tournaments, but it also has an increasingly diversified economy and is one of the fastest growing regions in the country. Indianapolis is the 12th largest city in the United States. Also known as the “Crossroads of America”, Indianapolis is a favorite venue for conventions and sporting events. Within the city, there are many conference and meeting facilities such as the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the Primo Banquet Hall & Conference Center. The city is also well-known for hosting Super Bowl XLVI in February 2012. Several international companies have regional headquartered in Indianapolis including FedEx Express, Amazon, and Rolls-Royce. Here is Patrick’s economic forecast for America.


2014 Business Conventions in Indianapolis, Indiana

Dozens of conventions will be taking place in Indianapolis in 2014. The Business Ownership Initiative is organizing a seminar on Record Keeping in January at the John H. Boner Center. Also in January, the Growth Plan Business Planning Workshop will be hosted by the Inspire Results Business Advising at the Hilton Garden Inn Airport. A seminar on the The One Page Business Plan (by Jim Horan) will be organized by the Business Ownership Initiative in February at the Southeast Community Center on Shelby Street. A Fast Track Professional Networking Event is being hosted by Linking Indiana at the Indianapolis Colts Grille in February.

2013 Business Conferences in Indianapolis, Indiana

The city of Indianapolis is holding large conferences during 2013. These conventions include the 2013 Indiana Safety and Health Conference & Expo in March at the Indiana Convention Center to be hosted by collaborating organizations such us Central Indiana Chapter, Indiana Chamber, Indiana Association of Occupational Health Nurses, and Indiana’s Worker Safety Initiative. Other conferences such as FDIC’s Firefighter Conference Training will be held in April at Indiana Convention Center, while Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children’s 2013 Indiana Early Childhood Conference will also take place in April at Indiana Convention Center. Also, the Indiana State Council is hosting their 19th Indiana State HR Conference in August at JW Marriott Hotel.

Speaking Opportunities for Aspiring Speakers in Indianapolis

Indianapolis Toastmasters clubs are a great place for Indiana aspiring speakers to practice their craft. City-County Communicators Club meets at City-County Building on East Washington Street (Friday at 12:00 PM), Golden Gavel Club meets at Indiana Government Center South / Conference Center on West Washington Street (Tuesday at 12:00 PM), Talking Heads Club meets at State Auto, Meridian Center on North Meridian Street (Thursday at 12:00 PM) and 7 Up Club meets at Minton Capehart Federal Building on North Pennsylvania Street (Thursday at 7:00 AM).

Indianapolis Food Choices for Convention Attendees

Take a break from your business convention in Indianapolis and dine at some of the local restaurants like Mug ‘N’ Bun, Bazbeaux, Shapiro’s Deli and Abbey Coffeehouse. A vintage drive-in diner, Mug ‘N’ Bun (Phone: 317-244-5669) on West 10th Street serves home-brewed root beer in frosted mugs and buns filled with chili sausage or pork tenderloin. Bazbeaux (Phone: 317-636-7662) on Massachusetts Avenue specializes in unique pizza toppings like Cajun shrimp and andouille sausage. Shapiro’s Deli (Phone: 317-631-4041) on South Meridian Street is the place to go for decedent chocolate cake. And finally, a local arts café, Abbey Coffeehouse (Phone: 317-663-4739) on North Pennsylvania Avenue in downtown Indianapolis has delicious burritos and sandwiches perfect for a relaxing afternoon.

Indianapolis Attractions for Conference Delegates

Before or after attending a business conference in Indianapolis, be sure to catch a glimpse of the major tourist attractions like Indiana State Museum, Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Indianapolis Zoo and the Christel Dehaan Fine Arts Centre. Located at 650 Washington Street, Indiana State Museum depicts developments in modern science and culture. The Soldiers and Sailors Monument is at 1 Monument Circle and depicts the struggle of soldiers over the years and the belongings they carried during various periods. If you have a love animals, the Indianapolis Zoo at 1200 Washington Street is the perfect destination. The Dehaan Fine Arts Centre, located at 1400 E Hanna Avenue, promises a surprising perspective of the city’s architectural history.

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