2018 State Conference

by | Oct 3, 2018 | Spotlight

Registration Deadline Extended! All forms and fees are now due to the state office by Monday, Oct. 15.

Offering valuable training and networking opportunities for program leaders, coaches, volunteers, athletes, and families, our annual State Conference is your best chance each year to connect with Special Olympics Indiana staff and board members and to ensure that you are in the know about everything from rule changes to fundraising.

This year’s conference will focus on several key issues that are the pillars of the Special Olympics movement. Help us celebrate our past as we honor those who have laid the foundation of our organization over the past 50 years, and be a part of our future as we work together with athlete leaders to develop our next Strategic Plan.

The 2018 Special Olympics Indiana State Conference will be held Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Horizon Convention Center in Muncie, with additional activities scheduled for Friday, Oct. 26.

Please take this opportunity to re-engage with us and to make some new friends from around the state as we come together to learn from one another!

Conference Highlights

 

OPENING DOORS THROUGH OPPORTUNITY
State Conference attendees who are able to come on Friday afternoon will once again be treated to tours of the first-of-its-kind Erskine Green Training Institute, providing post-secondary vocational training for adults with disabilities in hospitality, food service, healthcare, and inventory distribution.

TRIVIA/WELCOME NIGHT
Join your hosts and your colleagues from across the state Friday night for an evening of games and socializing in advance of the 2018 Indiana State Conference. Don’t miss a trivia competition hosted by comedian Craig Tornquist. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be available (2 free drink tickets per guest).

IMPACT OF SPORTS INDIANA
Hear from Hall of Fame sportswriter and former SOIN board member Bill Benner about the impact of sports in Indiana. Benner is concluding an impressive career spanning five decades, including 33 years at The Indianapolis Star followed by executive positions with Indiana Sports Corp, Visit Indy, the Horizon League, and most recently, Pacers Sports & Entertainment.

SPIRIT OF SPECIAL OLYMPICS AWARDS
Take a break from the classroom and help us recognize some outstanding people as we present the 2018 Spirit of Special Olympics Indiana Awards! Following lunch and the presentation of awards to this year’s top athlete, coach, volunteer, family, and LETR officer, SOIN President & CEO Jeff Mohler will have a few words to share about the organization.

YOUR DEPENDENT, YOUR HISTORY, YOUR LEGACY
Led by MassMutual advisor Gordon Homes, this informative workshop provides a blueprint for navigating the future for your dependent with special needs, with a focus on wills, special needs trusts and guardianship, and a variety of financial issues.

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS AND OUR FUTURE
Join us as we take a look back at the history of Special Olympics Indiana in advance of our 50th anniversary in 2019, featuring stories by the athletes and volunteers who have been a part of the movement so far. Then, let’s find out where our athletes plan to lead us in the next 50 years.

Upcoming Events

Oct
15
Mon
all-day County Bowling Tournament Week
County Bowling Tournament Week
Oct 15 – Oct 21 all-day
Special Olympics Indiana – County Programs will host individual County Bowling Tournaments the week of October 15.  Each competition can either be a qualifier or eliminator for the Area tournaments that take place in November.
Oct
20
Sat
all-day Unified Bocce State Championship... @ Carmel High School
Unified Bocce State Championship... @ Carmel High School
Oct 20 all-day
Special Olympics Indiana and the Indiana High School Athletic Association are hosting the Unified Bocce State Championships on Saturday, October 20 at Carmel High School in Carmel.
Oct
27
Sat
all-day State Conference 2018 @ Horizon Convention Center
State Conference 2018 @ Horizon Convention Center
Oct 27 all-day
The annual Special Olympics Indiana State Conference targets program leaders, volunteers, coaches and families. The State Conference exists to provide valuable training in Special Olympics sports and program management. The State Conference also features the[...]

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