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Event and Conference Services Team

IUPUI Event and Conference Services is the campus resource for planning business, professional, and community events on the IUPUI campus. Additionally, in support of IUPUI’s mission and vision to deepen community engagement, ECS serves as a single point of contact to plan and coordinate educational, professional, cultural, and social events in the City of Indianapolis and beyond. Comprehensive event management services include pre-event planning; budgeting; space selection; coordination of catering, A/V, logistics, and transportation; marketing; and accommodations. Since inception, ECS has doubled event bookings annually, clearly fulfilling a much-needed service for the IUPUI community. This exponential growth is also attributable to a dedicated staff with an unwavering commitment to customer service.

Meet the Team

IUPUI Event and Conference Services currently employs five full-time personnel and four part-time employees. Additionally, in support of IUPUI’s strategic initiative to promote academic success, this Office of Auxiliary Services unit partners with the School of Physical Education and Tourism Management to offer student internship and part-time employment opportunities to develop and create rich learning experiences and practical industry experience for students entering the field.

Nancy Wright
Nancy Wright, CMP
Director
(317) 274-3327
nawright@iupui.edu
LaTika Webser
LaTika Webster
Event/Business Development Manager
(317) 274-2705
lrwebste@iupui.edu
Nate Sparks
Nate Sparks, CTS
Manager for Technical Services & Event Operations
(317) 274-3322
sparksn@iupui.edu
Gabe Adams
Gabe Adams
Assistant Manager for Technical Services & Event Operations
(317) 274-3304
gsadams@iupui.edu
Charlotte Mahin
Charlotte Mahin
Administrative Assistant
(317) 274-2702
ramseyc@iupui.edu

Campus & City Engagement

IUPUI Event & Conference Services is committed to engagement and service to the campus and to the community.

Student & Academic Engagement

In collaboration with Tourism, Conventions, and Event Management (TCEM), student internships and part time employment have been developed to create rich learning experiences and practical industry experience for students seeking a career in the field. To serve the entire student body of TCEM wishing an internship experience, a one-day hands on class has been created fall 2014 taught by Director of IUPUI Event & Conference Services, Nancy Wright, with visiting professors from TCEM. Partnerships with the nationally renowned faculty at IUPUI will be fostered to utilize their expertise to strengthen the quality and excellence of the collaborative internships and classes.

Community Engagement

IUPUI Event & Conference Services will engage with the Office of External Affairs, which acts as a liaison between IUPUI and its constituencies in business, industry, government, alumni, and the general public, to promote IUPUI as a destination for events focusing on education, innovation, and discoveries that transform our world.

Purpose

IUPUI will be a destination that engages our campus and city in professional, cultural, and social events.

Mission

IUPUI Event & Conference Services plans and coordinates meetings and events for the university community, as well promotes and hosts local, regional, national, and international educational events that are highly relevant to the academic mission of the university.

What We Do

Deliver comprehensive event management services from pre-conference planning and event sourcing to the coordination of logistics, marketing and accommodations, IUPUI Event & Conference Services is your single source of contact to plan and coordinate your event. Our excellent service offers you the opportunity to concentrate on the goals of your conference while remaining confident that the details will be handled responsively and professionally.

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