HEDS Annual Conference 2013
Welcome to Indianapolis!
Did you know?
With a population of 829,718, Indianapolis is the largest state capital east of the Mississippi and the 12th largest city in the nation. It's the birthplace of David Letterman, Kurt Vonnegut, Eli Lilly, and actor Steve McQueen. President Benjamin Harrison made Indianapolis his home at the age of 21. It's also home to the Indianapolis Colts, the Indy 500, the Indiana Pacers, the Indiana Fever, eight performing arts theatres, 10 non-profit universities and colleges, and more than 15 museums.
Find out more about
- The Conference Hotel
- Nearby restaurants
- Things to do within walking distance
- Other Attractions
- The Top Ten
This year's conference will be at the Embassy Suites in downtown Indianapolis. We will provide a link to make hotel reservations at the conference rate soon. If you want to bring your family along, the hotel offers some great features:
- Each suite has a bedroom and a separate living room with a sofa bed and is equipped with two televisions, a microwave, a mini refrigerator, and a coffee maker.
- All guests can get a complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast each morning and are invited to a Manager's Reception every evening with complimentary beverages and appetizers.
- Indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, and fitness center
- Easy 10-mile drive or taxi ride from the airport
- Free wireless connection
The hotel has its own restaurant, the Claypool Grille, but there are lots of wonderful nationally known and local places within walking distance from the hotel:
14 West (.1 mi)
Harry & Izzy's (.2 mi)
Hard Rock Cafe (.2 mi)
St. Elmo's Steakhouse (.2 mi)
Scotty's Brewhouse (.3 mi)
Fogo de Chao (.3 mi)
BARcelona Tapas Restaurant (.4 mi)
Weber Grill Restaurant (245 ft)
Buca di Beppo (377 ft)
The Capital Grille (415 ft)
Patachou (427 ft)
Ruth's Chris Steakhouse (446 ft)
Tastings: A Wine Bar and Bistro (474 ft)
Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery (.1 mi)
McCormick & Schmicks Seafood & Steaks (.1 mi)
See a show at the Indiana Repertory Theatre (112 feet from hotel)
Taste some South Bend Chocolate at the Chocolate Cafe on 20 North Meridian (.1 mi)
Shop at Circle Centre Mall (.1 mi)
Tour the Indiana State Capitol Building (.1 mi)
Stroll around Monument Circle (.2 mi)
Listen to a performance of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (.2 mi)
Tickle your funny bone at Crackers Comedy Club (.3 mi)
Buy some peanuts and Cracker Jack at an Indianapolis Indians game (.4 mi)
Explore the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in White River State Park (.4 mi)
Hear the Blues at the Slippery Noodle (.4 mi)
Visit the NCAA Hall of Champions (.6 mi)
Go to the Zoo and White River Gardens (.9 mi)
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis – If you're bringing children, this is a fantastic place to go! Rated number one museum in the world by Child magazine. A must-see!
Mass Ave Arts District – Theatre, art galleries, eclectic shops, and interesting restaurants
Broad Ripple Village – a neighborhood of bars and clubs, live music, art galleries, restaurants, and shopping)
Indianapolis Museum of Art with a collection of over 50,000 works of art and, adjacent to the museum, 100 Acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park. And it's free!
Indianapolis Speedway Hall of Fame Museum – 75 race-winning cars on display, along with scoring and timing equipment, auto racing trophies, and more.
The Top Ten