April 11-16, Indianapolis, IN– The Westin
The Conference:
Principles and Practices of Performance Improvement Institute, April 11-13
Workshops: April 12-13
Conference: April 13-16
The Venue:
The Westin Indianapolis, located at 50 South Capital Ave., in Indianapolis, Indiana, is located downtown with access to great local attractions.

The City
Indianapolis/Marion County is the twelfth largest city in the United States, and it is by-far one of our country’s most livable big cities. For those who reside and work here, our Indianapolis has a quality about it that makes even the heart of a bustling downtown feel like home. Visitors are drawn from all over the globe to enjoy our top-notch professional sports venues, a thriving convention industry and numerous cultural attractions. And when they arrive, they too experience the Hoosier character and hospitality that make Indianapolis special.

What is there to do in the city? There is a lot to do!
Lucas Oil Stadium or better known as the home of NFL’s Indianapolis Colts! It has a unique retractable roof that makes it flexible and exceptional for both indoor and outdoor events with the roof taking 9 minutes to open and close.

The famous speed way, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, which is the largest sports venue in America holding more than a quarter of a million people enjoying this high speed adrenaline pumping spectator sport. The speedway is host to the 2 largest one day sporting events in the world, Indy500 and the Brickyard 400 auto race.

Home to the Triple-A minor league Indianapolis Indians, Victory Field, s including great features, such as an open concourse offering a great view of the plain field, a festival style lawn seating and angled outfield seats that hug the foul lines.

Other great city features include Bankers life Fieldhouse (formerly Conseco Fieldhouse), Indiana Convention Center, NCA Hall of Champions, Indianapolis Zoo, Childrens Museum of Indianapolis, Indianapolis School of Ballet, Circle Centre Mall and many other great features.

10 Facts about Indianapolis

  1. Indianapolis hosted Super Bowl XLVI.
  2. People from Indiana are called Hoosiers; no one knows where the term came from.
  3. Frank Sinatra made his singing debut on February 2, 1940, at the Indianapolis Lyric Theater.
  4. he Indy 500 and Brickyard 400 are held here.
  5. Elvis Presley played his last concert at Market Square.
  6. Ten thousand acres of Indianapolis are occupied by nearly 200 city parks.
  7. David Letterman was born in Indy on April 12, 1947.
  8. John Dillinger, the notorious 1930s bank robber, was born on June 22, 1903, in Indianapolis.
  9. The Indiana State Fair is held at the state fair grounds in Indianapolis; it drew almost a million people last year.
  10. Kurt Vonnegut, author of Slaughterhouse Five, was born in Indianapolis on November 11, 1922.

And two other things you might want to know: Indy’s blue laws prohibit the sale of alcohol on Sundays, but you can still drink at the game, and everyone regardless of age gets carded. Also banned on Sundays are car and motorcycle sales.
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References
http://www.boston.com/travel/gallery/indy_facts_superbowl_2012?pg=11
http://www.westinindianapolis.com/
http://www.westinindianapolis.com/green-indy-hotel
http://www.westinindianapolis.com/what-to-do-in-indianapolis