Indiana 2010 Education Conference
Arts and Event Center
November 17, 8:00am - 4:30pm
November 17, 2010
Reinvent, Reenergize - ISES Indiana Education Conference
a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Arts and Event Center
121 South East St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202
$100 Students (full-time)
Registration deadline November 10.
9:00 Keynote - David Spear
10:15 Session 1
Personal Track: “Don’t Believe Everything You Think” with
Professional Track: “Social Media- Love It Or Leave It” with
11:30 Session 2
Personal Track: “Personal Ethics In Small Business” with
Professional Track: “Turn Referrals To Revenue” with Jamar
Keynote - "Burn Out: Recognize, Overcome, & Protect" with Peggy
2:00 Session 3
Personal Track: “Colors- What, Why, and When” with
Professional Track: “Crisis Management” with VMS
3:15 Session 4
Personal Track: “YOU-niversity” with Lois Ann McDole
Professional Track: “Really, You’re Worth It!” with
4:30 VIP After Party at The Mavris Speakeasy
Sponsorships are now available! Click HERE for more information
or Additional Information,
contact Becky or Tonya today.
October monthly luncheon had record attendance as members and
guests turned out in force to view the beautiful new D’Amore
event space, located on the 48th floor of the Chase Tower,
and hear from international speaker, Tim Lundy, CSEP from New
York, who has over 31 years of experience in culinary planning
and event design. Tim shared some of his best industry tips
and trends with ISES Indiana members.
- Look for unusual venues that are unique.
Help keep décor
costs down by using natural surroundings.
- Pairings are a big trend: Wine, Scotch, Bourbon and Vodka.
- Minimalist look is in. Say more with less.
- Stencil menu directly on to the charger plate
- Print decorative and themed menu cards, table numbers, & place
your own custom linens
- Use creative
lighting and foliage to define your event space
- Use geometric
- Use entertainment in an unusual way (silk dancers performing
from tree branches)
- Crystal is back by popular demand. Lots of glass on tables.
- Food trends
style bites/pairings: plate served sitting on top of drink
flavor combinations: Venison & Blue
foods such as passed Chocolate Chip Cookies with mini shots
of Bailey’s & Cream
wedding cakes (yes, still a trend)
on wedding cakes (match to the table linen print)
foods and unique containers (serve dessert in square
Special thanks to
our October meeting sponsors: D’Amore,
Thomas Caterers of
Distinction, Detail & Design, and Evans
Mesclun Green Salad, Hazelnut crusted Pork Tenderloin with
a Port Maple Demi-glaze, Butternut Squash
Souffle, Homestyle Haricot Verts, Homemade Rolls with Butter,
Champagne Mousse and Pop Rock Push Ups paired with a Strawberry
Crowne Plaza Hotel at Union Station
As a graduate of Ball State University, Jen is
using her Communication degree to its fullest! Jen McKaig loves
her job as the Director of Catering at the Crowne Plaza at Historic
Union Station. She has worked for General Hotels Corporation
for 10 years, starting out in Hotel Sales with the Homewood Suites
by Hilton brand, as a Sales Manager then Director of Sales. While
Jen enjoys sales, she found it better suited her talents to work
with selling and servicing special events versus selling guest
rooms only. Now she gets to use her sales knowledge to book one
of the most unique venues in the city, Historic Union Station.
Her attention to detail and willingness to go above and beyond
with each event truly characterizes who she is as a person and
event professional. Special Events is truly where her heart is!
Jen is also involved
in her church, Traders Point Christian Church as a member of
the Guest Services Team. She helped plan
their annual Trunk or Treat last year, is in a Life Group, and
she also runs a Friendship Connection Group through TPCC. She
loves to spend time with her family and friends, and LOVES Karaoke
and Colts Football more than anything else. Currently, Jen is
the President – Elect of ISES Indiana.
What is your title and position at your current
Co-Owner of Nathaniel Edmunds Photography, a brother-sister team.
We are like a Ying-Yang. I am the ying. Nate is the yang. We
each have our own responsibilities and talents yet our clients
get the whole package. My main purpose is to manage the business
(communications, marketing, finance, album design, social networking,
etc.). While we both photograph, Nate is our chief photographer.
He manages all of the editing and archiving of images. Guess
which one is older?
What does your company do? How is it different than others like
We are a brother-sister team with a fresh, cosmopolitan perspective
to photography. On shoots we tend to be fun, witty and adventuresome.
We never shoot weddings or events the same way. We always strive
to come up with something new. Almost like a unique gift to our
clients. For weddings, we are humbled and genuinely excited to
collaborate with brides and grooms. It is a HAPPY business...what
could be better!
How many years have you been in the industry?
We began in 2001 shortly after relocating from Chicago where
we were raised.
What was your very first job?
After 'giving away' multiple weddings to gain experience and
understand post-production, we had our first wedding at the Hudson
Institute (now Laurel Hall). It was absolutely lovely with a
perfect couple that actually got ready together. We have never
seen that since. They are still married, and have two children.
What lead you in into the event industry?
1) Nate's artistry and talent. 2) My need to be in control and
build something. 3) The untapped market in Indianapolis at
the time. 4) Our love for building relationships with clients
and colleagues. 5) The love of watching a beautiful event unfold.
Why did you decide to join ISES?
Honestly, Monica Richard told me that we should be a part of
it. Once I attended the first meeting, there was no question.
I immediately understood the collective strength of the group.
I knew I could learn more about our industry if I understood
the full picture of each vendor's role in the process. Besides,
I really like the people that are associated with it.
What is your most memorable event? Why?
We remember something interesting from every wedding or event.
But most recently, we had the opportunity to photograph a three-day
tradition Indian wedding that was absolutely spectacular. The
rich culture and deep traditions left us in awe, not to mention
the amazing colors and beauty of their attire. It was an honor
to be an intimate part of the festivities. And, we walked away
being good friends.
What’s one thing most people don’t
know about you?
I sang with the Lyric Opera of Chicago for four years in the
If you were not in the event industry, what would be your dream
I originally wanted to be a news anchor. But now I would love
to be a interviewer on the RED CARPET AT THE OSCAR'S!
The Bridgewater Club
3535 East 161st Street Carmel
Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians & Western
500 West Washington Street Indianapolis IN 46204
Indianapolis Marriott Downtown
350 W Maryland Indianapolis
340 West Michigan Street
Johnson, formerly with Chair Covers & Linens,
is now the Operations Manager of the Mill Top Banquet & Conference
Center as well as the Hamilton County Convention Center which
will open in Sheridan, IN the fall of 2012. Her new contact
info is Lee@milltop-indy.com, www.milltop-indy.com, 317-645-8992.
- Jennifer McKinney-Seet,
CSEP has accepted a position with the new JW Marriott, www.jwindy.com,
as an Event Manager.
Her start date is November 15. The JW officially opens February
4, 2011. Her new company contact info will follow in next month’s
Scoop. In the meantime, she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org,
there something you would like to announce, brag about, or
just let everyone know? If so, email it to Jennifer McKinney-Seet,
CSEP, VP of Communications, and we will be happy to include
it in the next Newsletter. email@example.com
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lilly lane for our Holiday Open House! We'll be opening our
doors with early-bird holiday discounts on November
13th & 14th (11-5 Saturday, 11-4 Sunday). Pre-order your
holiday poinsettas, floral arrangements, centerpieces and gifts
for December delivery, and browse our adorable selection of ornaments,
silk arrangements, wreaths and holiday ribbon. You'll even be
able to order a last-minute Thanksgiving centerpiece! For more
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be within the greater Indianapolis area; pickup is also available.
Special Events Professional
designation is the hallmark of professional achievement in the
special events industry. It is earned through education, performance,
experience, and service to the industry, and reflects a commitment
to professional conduct and ethics.
Now is the perfect time to expand your
role in ISES. There are opportunities for
all levels of experience and commitment.
Assist in planning the annual one day Education Conference scheduled
for November 17, 2011.
Event Chair: Tonya Shadoan, (317) 716-7643, email@example.com
Assist with planning fundraising events such as Aspire and Flaunt.
Director at Large: Mike King, (317) 423-3590, firstname.lastname@example.org
Assist the VP of Membership with enhancing and developing the ISES Indiana
VP of Membership: Vanessa Chavez, (317) 917-9999, email@example.com
Assist in planning the annual PACE Awards. Indiana’s premiere awards
ceremony for event professionals.
Director at Large: Leah McFarland, (317) 985-8992, Leah@eventfullplanning.net
Assist in coordinating the monthly meetings with the VP of Programs/Education
VP of Programs/Education: Sarah Hines, (317) 632-8687, firstname.lastname@example.org
ISES Indiana Education Conference
Mavris Arts and Event Center
November 17, 8am - 4:30pm
15, 2010 - Jingle Mingle
Indiana State Museum, 6 pm to 9 pm
19, 2011 - Joint Meeting with ABC- "Weddings with
11:30a.m. - 1:30p.m., location TBD, Speaker Frank Andonoplas
After headlining the 2009 Association of Bridal Consultant's
worldwide conference Frank Andonoplas once again takes on Indianapolis.
Frank J. Andonoplas has designed social and corporate events
the country since 1992. Frank is an active member of
the Association of Bridal Consultants, and in 1995 was appointed
State Coordinator. He has also earned the designation of Professional
Bridal Consultant in 1993. In 1996, the designation of Accredited
Bridal Consultant, and Master Bridal Consultant in 1999 then
making Frank the 19th in the world to earn that distinction.
Frank's work and experience has been featured on the CBS Evening
News, ABC News and many publications. These include; The Chicago
Tribune, Chicago Magazine, Today's Chicago Woman, Modern Bride,
Special Events Magazine, Brides, The Wedding Pages of Chicago,
The Los Angelos Times, North Shore Magazine, Giftware News, and
he is featured in all five editions of The Complete Idiot's Guide
to a Perfect Wedding, as well as numerous other books and periodicals.
The Special Event
The Special Event will be January
25-28th in Phoenix. Click on the picture below for more information!
16, 2011- Monthly Luncheon With
View Golf Club
Culp is one of the most respected event video producers in the nation.
He captures the stories of individuals, families, and companies.
He has filmed many of the top weddings and luxury events in the world.
Clients span from celebrities, dignitaties, professional athletes,
best-selling authors, celebrity event planners, and rock stars. His
award-winning work is frequently featured on national television
4, 2011 - Pace Awards
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