Mark your calendars
For all you Statehouse scribes who couldn’t make it to Raleigh, N.C., last weekend, I’m pleased to announce that Capitolbeat’s 2009 conference will be Aug. 20-23 in Indianapolis.
So if you’ve been kicking yourself about missing out on a presidential swing state synonymous with basketball and motorsports, you’re in luck.
We’ll be celebrating Capitolbeat’s 10th anniversary at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis, just across the street from the Statehouse and a short stroll from plenty of great bars and restaurants. Rooms are $135 night.
The conference starts Thursday, Aug. 20, which is also the 176th birthday of Benjamin Harrison, if you get to Indy a little early and want to stop by his old crib for a free slice of cake.
IndyFringe 2009 starts that Friday, if you’re looking for some alternative theatre after dinner that night. The fest is on Mass Ave, a great cultural district less than a mile from our hotel.
Of course, the main attraction will be a Capitobeat conference packed with captivating speakers and panel sessions designed to engage, enlighten and equip everyone from Statehouse reporting rookies to grizzled vets.
Drop me a line if there’s something you’d like to see at the conference, or if you’re willing to lend a hand.
2009 conference chair
(317) 637-9078 – work