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Wednesday, July 17


City of Indianapolis Construction Roundtable

In 2004, the Indiana Construction Roundtable began an effort to change the way we build things. This owner driven initiative was called the ICR Diversity Initiative, and its purpose was to make a meaningful change to the way that the construction industry considers diversity. This interactive program will offer attendees: 1) Better understanding of what leading owners are doing to strengthen our diverse community; 2) The opportunity to meet several owners and hear about future construction projects; and 3) An opportunity to obtain an understanding of what resources and other opportunities exist to support diversity and economic development.

Time: 9:30am -12:00pm

Cost: Free

Location: Indiana Convention Center, Room 106

Sponsors: Key Bank, WRTV-channel 6


Accessing Citizens Energy Group “Invitation Only” Business Opportunities

This workshop will consist of a panel of presenters who will discuss why “Invitation Only” does not mean exclusionary. The workshop presenters will cover topics such as supplier registration, business opportunities through Citizen’s Energy Group’s Smartsource portal, and key outreach events. Are you ready for the RFP process? The panel will also provide suggestions to position your company as a Tier 1 (prime) or Tier 2 (sub-contractor) supplier and provide current Capital Construction Business Opportunities.

Presenters: Richard Wise, Supplier Diversity Program Administrator, Citizens Energy Group

Time: 12:30pm -2:30pm

Cost: Free

Location: Indiana Convention Center, Room 107

Sponsor: Citizens Energy Group           


Youth Entrepreneur Seminar: The Making of a Mogul – Day 2

The YES is a two-day camp that will introduce young adults, middle to high school, to the fundamentals of economic literacy and business management through the use of intensive interactive training and mentoring experiences. YES’s mission is to educate, inspire, and develop youth entrepreneurs with businesses or a desire to own businesses that will contribute socially and economically to their communities.

Time: 8:00 AM Registration, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Cost: Free; Pre-registration required at

Location: Indiana Convention Center, Rooms 109 & 110

Sponsor: Engaging Solutions, LLC


Parent Engagement Summit – Redefining 21st Century Learning

The 1st annual Parent Engagement Summit is a one-day event created to equip parents with the tools and resources they need to effectively engage in their children’s education.  Providing parents with knowledge and techniques that empower them to build healthy relationships with everyone involved in their student’s learning environment, Dr. Marvin Thompson will engage attendees. The summit also includes a resource fair and table talk discussions on various topics including balancing career and child’s education; waivers, Core 40 and IRead-3 and school choice.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Marvin Thompson

Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Cost: Free

Location: Indiana Convention Center, Sagamore Ballroom

Partner: Indiana Civil Rights Commission