IU Community

Attend an IBE Kick-Off or IU Sponsored Event

As an IU community member, you’re invited to attend any of the following events. Space is limited, so be sure to register early. Tickets will be prioritized by the date of the request.

IBE Kick-Off Events

Mayor’s Breakfast

Monday, July 11, 2016 8:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Indiana Convention Center, Sagamore Ballroom

This breakfast is the kick-off event for the Black Business Conference. It highlights initiatives that support minority-, women-, and veteran-owned Indiana business enterprises while showcasing upcoming business opportunities within the state.

Click here to register

Governor’s Awards Reception

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Indiana Convention Center, 500 Ballroom

At this event, the Governor will offer remarks and present awards to recipients in the following categories: Achievement in Cultural Heritage, Achievement in Business & Entrepreneurship, Achievement in Civic Leadership, the Rev. Charles Williams Award, and the Sam Jones Trailblazer Award.

Click here to register

IU Sponsored Events

Education Conference

Thursday, July 14, 2016 8:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Indiana Convention Center, Sagamore Ballroom 1–3



Educators from across the county attend this one-day conference. This year's conference features Dr. Pedro Noguera, Distinguished Professor of Education at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA as the keynote speaker.

Indiana University will lead a professional development workshop titled “The Realness of Race and the Myths of Ethnicity”. In this interactive session, participants will engage in meaningful discussions of cultural identity, specifically race and ethnicity and the implications it may have on teaching and learning.  Participants will gain an enhanced understanding of how our culture has taught us to use arbitrary characteristics to define and label people.  Throughout this session, participants will develop a new perspective on the meaning and reality of “race.”

Workshop facilitators:
Ghangis D. Carter, Director of Recruitment and Retention for Underrepresented Students, IU School of Education
Monica A. Medina, Ph.D., Clinical Associate Professor, IU School of Education – IUPUI
Christina Wright Fields, Ph.D., Academic Specialist and Director of Balfour Scholars Program, IU School of Education

Click here to register

Pacers Sports and Entertainment Corporate Luncheon and Awards Presentation

Friday, July 15, 2016 11:00 a.m.
Indiana Convention Center, Halls D and E

Presented by Indiana University, this is the largest luncheon in the state of Indiana and the signature event of the Summer Celebration. Top corporate, government, and community leaders can enjoy unique networking opportunities and an awards ceremony that recognizes some of the nation’s most outstanding leaders. This year’s honorees include Grammy Award winner Dionne Warwick, former NFL player Jim Brown, actor Larenz Tate, and Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano.

Click here to register

Serve as a Volunteer

As IU’s most valuable resource, volunteers come together each year to make IU’s presence a success. You’re invited to join us at the IBE Summer Celebration to represent IU. Register for dates, times, and roles that work best for you. As a volunteer, you’ll receive free admission to the exhibition hall, an IU T-shirt, and the opportunity to connect youth and families across the state to IU.

Click here to register