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


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