Join 400 neighbors for a day of learning, networking, and celebration. There's something for everyone at Neighbor Power Indy 2020!

THANK YOU for joining us on Saturday, March 7, for the 9th Neighbor Power Indy gathering!

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Saturday, March 7 • 8:30am-3:00pm (Registration starts at 8:00am)

Marian University • 3200 Cold Spring Road, Indianapolis, IN 46222

Celebrating 200 Years of Community

8:00am - Registration opens in the Dining Commons at Clare Hall

8:30am - Opening Ceremony and Speed Networking

9:30am - Session One Workshops

10:45am - Session Two Workshops

12:00pm - Lunch Program: Neighbor Power Indy Awards; Greatriarch Recognition; ICBI Graduation; and Keynote Speaker, Marsh Davis (Indiana Landmarks)

1:30pm - Panel Discussion: Neighborhood stories from Elizabeth Gore (Martindale-Brightwood), Portia Jackson (Mapleton-Fall Creek), and Keith "Wildstyle" Paschall (Riverside); and a conversation moderated by WISH TV's Multicultural Reporter, Katiera Winfrey - featuring Ebony Chappel (Indiana Donor Network), Paul Diebold (Indiana Department of Natural Resources), Dr. Sue Hyatt (IUPUI), and Connie Waterman (Wanamaker Hardware Store).


Session One Workshops (9:30-10:30am)

  • Introduction to Genealogy - Annette M. Johnson, Researcher and Historian
  • Historic Preservation 101 - Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission (IHPC) 
  • Listening to Our Neighbors: Interviewing for Meaningful Community Development - John Boner Neighborhood Centers
  • Creating and Discovering your Neighborhood History through the Digital Encyclopedia of Indianapolis - Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library, Encyclopedia of Indianapolis
  • Building an Online Community and Neighborhood Brand - Near East Area Renewal
  • Redefining Community Service: The Power of Having an Outward Mindset - ProAct Indy
  • Bringing Neighborhood History Alive! – A Story About the First Grandview Addition to the City of Indianapolis - Dolores Wisdom
  • Community Collaboration on the Far Eastside - CAFE, Far Eastside Community Council
  • Tracking Indianapolis History Through Place Names - Steve Campbell
  • What Makes a Community a Healthy Community? - Health by Design, Marion County Public Health Department, Top 10 Coalition, YMCA of Greater Indianapolis

Session Two Workshops (10:45-11:45am)

  • How to Tell Your Story through Social Media - Bates-Hendricks Neighborhood Association
  • Design Futures: Youth-Engaged Community Design - RECLAIM Project
  • Whoever You Are, Wherever You're From - YOU Count! - Count Me Indy
  • Protecting Indy's Urban Forests – Indiana Forest Alliance
  • Community Engagement: The Engagement before the Engagement - Flanner House
  • Celebrate Indianapolis: Our City's Bicentennial Project - Indiana Historical Society
  • Neighborhoods in the Spirit & Place Festival! - Spirit & Place, part of the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI
  • Journey through Indy's Transportation History – Department of Metropolitan Development, Division of Planning
  • The Community's Archive: An Overview of the Indianapolis Special Collections Room - Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library, Special Collections
  • The James Waters Mediation Center and Community Mediation 101 - Marion County Prosecutor’s Office, James Waters Mediation Center