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== Advertising ==
 
== Advertising ==
* [http://harold.uits.indiana.edu/Makevention/ExhibitorApplication.php Exhibitor Application] - Work in progress! Do not submit a real application yet! But please try to submit a fake application and see if there are any bugs.
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* [http://harold.uits.indiana.edu/Makevention/Makevention-Sponsorship-Prospectus.pdf Sponsor Prospectus]
* [http://makevention.org Public Web Site] - Also a work in progress. Check out the logo - isn't it awesome!
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* [http://bloominglabs.org/images/a/ab/Makevention-Exhibitor-flyer.pdf Exhibitor Flyer] 
* [http://harold.uits.indiana.edu/Makevention/makevention-logo.jpg] - Here's our logo
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* [http://harold.uits.indiana.edu/Makevention/ExhibitorApplication.php Exhibitor Application] - Please spread the word
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* [http://makevention.org Public Web Site] - This is ready to share.
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* [http://harold.uits.indiana.edu/Makevention/logo.jpg Makevention logo] - Isn't it awesome!
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* Visit Bloomington is going to advertise in markets outside of Bloomington such as in Nuvo magazine in Indy, and similar magazines in Cincinnati and Louisville.
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== Letters of Support ==
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* Library
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* City
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* BTP
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* Wonderlab
  
 
== Current Activities ==
 
== Current Activities ==
* A budget (Therese)
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* Creating a Kickstarter campaign to raise money
* A list of groups to approach about sponsoring Makevention (Everyone!)
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** Having Blabs members donate money on the initial day ($5 a piece) and spread to their social media circles
* Getting a public website up (Jenett)
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** Having second thoughts about this. Perhaps we can just take donations on the Makevention website
* Talking to Visit Bloomington about advertising (Jenett)
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* Pestering exhibitors to put in their applications
* Designing a logo (Michael from MCPL)
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** Putting all the contacts Jenett has in a mailing list and sending out reminders to sign up coincidentally with the Kickstarter campaign
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* Fill out Facebook page
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** Need to get the IU/PTI and the City on the FB pages (you can get them from the website)
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* [[BloominglabsBooth]]
  
 
== Venue ==
 
== Venue ==
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== Organizing Team ==
 
== Organizing Team ==
* Jenett Tillotson
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* Jenett Tillotson, Bloominglabs, exhibitors and general chair, jtillots ]at[ cogbots ]dot[ com
** Bloominglabs
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* Therese Miller, IU/PTI, sponsorships, millertm ]at[ iu ]dot[ com
** exhibitors and general chair
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* Steve Backs, Monroe County Public Library, stiva ]at[ gmail ]dot[ com
** jtillots ]at[ cogbots ]dot[ com
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* Michael Hoerger, Monroe County Public Library , advertising and graphic design, michaelismichael ]at[ gmail ]dot[ com
* Therese Miller
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* Marc Cheetah, sponsors and general stuff, marc.j.cheetah ]at[ gmail ]dot[ com
** IU/PTI
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* Nathan Heald, Bloominglabs, registration and schwag, dosman ]at[ packetsniffers ]dot[ com
** sponsorships
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* Barbara Hallock, volunteer coordinator, bahalloc ]at[ iu ]dot[ edu
** millertm ]at[ iu ]dot[ com
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* Austin Toombs, Bloominglabs booth coordinator, austintoombs ]at[ googlemail ]dot[ com
* Steve Backs
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** Monroe County Public Library
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** stiva ]at[ gmail ]dot[ com
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* Michael Hoerger
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** Monroe County Public Library  
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** advertising and graphic design
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** michaelismichael ]at[ gmail ]dot[ com
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== Exhibitors ==
 
== Exhibitors ==
* LVL1
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* Center for Sustainable Living
* Hive13
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** Bike Project
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** Discardia
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* LVL1, Hive13, Club Cyberia, Makerspace: Goshen
 
* Wonderlab
 
* Wonderlab
 
* Indiana Filmmakers Network
 
* Indiana Filmmakers Network
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* Bloomington and IU Amateur Radio Clubs
 
* Bloomington and IU Amateur Radio Clubs
 
* Nicole Jacquard/IU's fab lab
 
* Nicole Jacquard/IU's fab lab
* Cold Hard Art (the dude that sold us the mill)
 
* Charlie Peck/LittleFe
 
* Lego League (maybe have a Lego League competition)
 
* MIT SeaPerch
 
 
* Local FIRST robotics teams
 
* Local FIRST robotics teams
* IU EOT teams
 
 
* Trained Eye Arts
 
* Trained Eye Arts
* Indy makers/Club Cyberia
 
 
* Robot Drawing Collective
 
* Robot Drawing Collective
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* My Sister's Closet
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* EGBG's - a Bloomington glass blowing shop
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* Knitting club
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* Mother Hubbard's Cupboard
  
 
== Possible Events ==
 
== Possible Events ==
 
* Power Wheels Race
 
* Power Wheels Race
* Lego League Competition
 
 
* Circuit Bending
 
* Circuit Bending
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* Frankenstein stuffed animals
 
* Thursday night music event at the Bluebird
 
* Thursday night music event at the Bluebird
 
* Open houses at local makers space in Bloomington on Friday night
 
* Open houses at local makers space in Bloomington on Friday night
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** Ecovillage
 
** Ecovillage
 
* Saturday night Par-Tay at Bloominglabs
 
* Saturday night Par-Tay at Bloominglabs
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* Partnering with Hoosier to Hoosier event that is just a mile south down the B-Line
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== Schools ==
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* MCCSC - sent exhibitor flyer 5/17/2013
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* Hoosier Hills
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* Project School
  
 
== Entertainment ==
 
== Entertainment ==
 
* [http://nerdcorenow.com/2010/09/20/album-shammers-lefthand-shmix-tape-ep/ Shammers - nerdcore group based out of Bloomington]
 
* [http://nerdcorenow.com/2010/09/20/album-shammers-lefthand-shmix-tape-ep/ Shammers - nerdcore group based out of Bloomington]
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* Long-shot, but [http://robertdelong.com/ Robert DeLong] would be awesome.
  
 
== Possible Sponsors ==
 
== Possible Sponsors ==
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* Hoosier Energy
 
* Crane's STEM group
 
* Crane's STEM group
 
* PTI
 
* PTI
 
* Local beer and wine making companies
 
* Local beer and wine making companies
* Cook
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** Upland (Nathan & Jenett) - Tim Spears - 812-336-2337
* Woodworking groups
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*** Upland can't be involved with anything when there are kids there. :(
* Weavers
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* Cook (Therese & Jenett)
* Ivy Tech
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** Steve has an engineering friend he is working with
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* Ivy Tech (Nathan & Jenett)
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** Entrepeneurship Institute - Steve Bryant
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* Bender (Nathan & Jenett) - Paul Bender - 812-339-9730 x210
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** Marc will help
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* Boston Scientific in Spencer
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* Cummins
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* Baxter
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* Herald Times (maybe in-kind advertising)
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* MCPL (in-kind graphic design)
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* Stansifers (Jenett)
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* Kleindorfers (Jenett)
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* Neff Engineering, a local 80/20 distributor
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* Lowes, Menards, Radio Shack (Nathan)
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* Bloomington Technology Partnership
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** Ron Walker (Steve)
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** Katy Birge - Steve has talked to her
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* SproutBox (Steve)
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* Mark Krenz/SUSO (Nathan)
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* Layne Hydro (Steve)
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** Vic's company
  
 
== Contacts ==
 
== Contacts ==
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* Talisha Coppock, Executive Director, Convention Center, tcoppock ]at[ bloomingtonconvention ]dot[ com
 
* Talisha Coppock, Executive Director, Convention Center, tcoppock ]at[ bloomingtonconvention ]dot[ com
 
* Zoe Monts, Sales and Event Assistant, Convention Center, zoe ]at[ bloomingtonconvention ]dot[ com
 
* Zoe Monts, Sales and Event Assistant, Convention Center, zoe ]at[ bloomingtonconvention ]dot[ com
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* Lauren Dexter, Event Coordinator, Convention Center, lauren ]at[ bloomingtonconvention ]dot[ com
  
 
== Insurance ==
 
== Insurance ==
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* Through M.J. Scheutz (Bloominglabs' insurance broker) and Cincinnati Insurance Company
 
* Through M.J. Scheutz (Bloominglabs' insurance broker) and Cincinnati Insurance Company
 
* Policy will be written August 1st (or sooner if the CC requires it)
 
* Policy will be written August 1st (or sooner if the CC requires it)
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== Budget ==
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* $2200 for renting the Convention Center
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* $335 for insurance
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* Printing
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** Flyers and posters to put up around Bloomington
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** Yard signs
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** Banners for the event
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** Handouts/Program for the event
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* Advertising
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** HT ads when it gets closer to the event
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** Ads in the Ryder
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*** Ryder has offered to do an article - contacted them 5/20/2013
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** Ads in the IDS???
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** [http://www.outdoorbillboard.com/billboards-for-rent/indiana/bloomington Billboards around Bloomington]
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* T-shirts for volunteers
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* Schwag
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== Registration handout / badges & schwag ==
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* Best priced lanyards located so far: 300 for $60, 500 for $80 [http://www.usalanyards.com/round-cord-plain-lanyards-401-hk.aspx http://www.usalanyards.com/round-cord-plain-lanyards-401-hk.aspx]
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* Acrylic laser cut badges for first N attendees
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* Have cardstock/laminated badge for attendees after Acrylic badges run out
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* Bags for other sponsor/vendor schwag??
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* Bloominglabs related handout??
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== Other events around the same time ==
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* [http://www.indiana.edu/~sustain/programs/hoosier-to-hoosier/index.php Hoosier to Hoosier community sale] - August 24 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM at The Warehouse in Bloomington
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* [http://makerfairefortwayne.com/ Fort Wayne Regional Maker Faire] - September 14 & 15 (Fort Wayne IN)
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* [http://www.makerfairenashville.com/ Nashville Mini Maker Faire] - September 21st (Nashville TN)
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* [http://makerfairelou.org/ Louisville Mini Maker Faire] - September 28th (Louisville KY) - same weekend as DerbyCon
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[[Category:Events]]

Revision as of 00:36, 18 July 2013

Contents

Communication

We have two mailing lists setup, a committee list for those who wish to help put this event together and an announcement list for those who want to be notified of official details of the event. Please feel free to join in!

Advertising

Letters of Support

  • Library
  • City
  • BTP
  • Wonderlab

Current Activities

  • Creating a Kickstarter campaign to raise money
    • Having Blabs members donate money on the initial day ($5 a piece) and spread to their social media circles
    • Having second thoughts about this. Perhaps we can just take donations on the Makevention website
  • Pestering exhibitors to put in their applications
    • Putting all the contacts Jenett has in a mailing list and sending out reminders to sign up coincidentally with the Kickstarter campaign
  • Fill out Facebook page
    • Need to get the IU/PTI and the City on the FB pages (you can get them from the website)
  • BloominglabsBooth

Venue

  • Convention Center - cost $2,000
    • Also use the parking lot across the B-Line and the parking lot across College
    • Also use the B-Line

Dates

  • The winner is August 24th

Name Ideas

  • Makevention <- this is our winner!

Organizing Team

  • Jenett Tillotson, Bloominglabs, exhibitors and general chair, jtillots ]at[ cogbots ]dot[ com
  • Therese Miller, IU/PTI, sponsorships, millertm ]at[ iu ]dot[ com
  • Steve Backs, Monroe County Public Library, stiva ]at[ gmail ]dot[ com
  • Michael Hoerger, Monroe County Public Library , advertising and graphic design, michaelismichael ]at[ gmail ]dot[ com
  • Marc Cheetah, sponsors and general stuff, marc.j.cheetah ]at[ gmail ]dot[ com
  • Nathan Heald, Bloominglabs, registration and schwag, dosman ]at[ packetsniffers ]dot[ com
  • Barbara Hallock, volunteer coordinator, bahalloc ]at[ iu ]dot[ edu
  • Austin Toombs, Bloominglabs booth coordinator, austintoombs ]at[ googlemail ]dot[ com

Exhibitors

  • Center for Sustainable Living
    • Bike Project
    • Discardia
  • LVL1, Hive13, Club Cyberia, Makerspace: Goshen
  • Wonderlab
  • Indiana Filmmakers Network
  • Bloomington Print Collective
  • Bloomington and IU Amateur Radio Clubs
  • Nicole Jacquard/IU's fab lab
  • Local FIRST robotics teams
  • Trained Eye Arts
  • Robot Drawing Collective
  • My Sister's Closet
  • EGBG's - a Bloomington glass blowing shop
  • Knitting club
  • Mother Hubbard's Cupboard

Possible Events

  • Power Wheels Race
  • Circuit Bending
  • Frankenstein stuffed animals
  • Thursday night music event at the Bluebird
  • Open houses at local makers space in Bloomington on Friday night
    • Bloominglabs
    • Trained Eye Arts
    • Bloomington Print Collective
    • Ecovillage
  • Saturday night Par-Tay at Bloominglabs
  • Partnering with Hoosier to Hoosier event that is just a mile south down the B-Line

Schools

  • MCCSC - sent exhibitor flyer 5/17/2013
  • Hoosier Hills
  • Project School

Entertainment

Possible Sponsors

  • Hoosier Energy
  • Crane's STEM group
  • PTI
  • Local beer and wine making companies
    • Upland (Nathan & Jenett) - Tim Spears - 812-336-2337
      • Upland can't be involved with anything when there are kids there. :(
  • Cook (Therese & Jenett)
    • Steve has an engineering friend he is working with
  • Ivy Tech (Nathan & Jenett)
    • Entrepeneurship Institute - Steve Bryant
  • Bender (Nathan & Jenett) - Paul Bender - 812-339-9730 x210
    • Marc will help
  • Boston Scientific in Spencer
  • Cummins
  • Baxter
  • Herald Times (maybe in-kind advertising)
  • MCPL (in-kind graphic design)
  • Stansifers (Jenett)
  • Kleindorfers (Jenett)
  • Neff Engineering, a local 80/20 distributor
  • Lowes, Menards, Radio Shack (Nathan)
  • Bloomington Technology Partnership
    • Ron Walker (Steve)
    • Katy Birge - Steve has talked to her
  • SproutBox (Steve)
  • Mark Krenz/SUSO (Nathan)
  • Layne Hydro (Steve)
    • Vic's company

Contacts

  • Mike McAfee, Executive Director, Visit Bloomington, mike ]at[ visitbloomington ]dot[ com
  • Laura Newton, Assistant Directory, Visit Bloomington, laura ]at[ visitbloomington ]dot[ com
  • Talisha Coppock, Executive Director, Convention Center, tcoppock ]at[ bloomingtonconvention ]dot[ com
  • Zoe Monts, Sales and Event Assistant, Convention Center, zoe ]at[ bloomingtonconvention ]dot[ com
  • Lauren Dexter, Event Coordinator, Convention Center, lauren ]at[ bloomingtonconvention ]dot[ com

Insurance

  • $300 plus $35 to add the Convention Center as an insured.
  • Through M.J. Scheutz (Bloominglabs' insurance broker) and Cincinnati Insurance Company
  • Policy will be written August 1st (or sooner if the CC requires it)

Budget

  • $2200 for renting the Convention Center
  • $335 for insurance
  • Printing
    • Flyers and posters to put up around Bloomington
    • Yard signs
    • Banners for the event
    • Handouts/Program for the event
  • Advertising
    • HT ads when it gets closer to the event
    • Ads in the Ryder
      • Ryder has offered to do an article - contacted them 5/20/2013
    • Ads in the IDS???
    • Billboards around Bloomington
  • T-shirts for volunteers
  • Schwag

Registration handout / badges & schwag

Other events around the same time

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