MAPS Conference 2014



Hear Keynote Speaker Will Allen talk about urban farming
 from his home base in Milwaukee and on the Colbert Report!


MAPS stands for Mid-America Prosperity and Security. MAPS is a group of organizations and individuals in the Mid-America region of the US (Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and Ohio) with a mission of promoting prosperity and full-spectrum security through healthy communities, regenerative agriculture, and resource conservation. The vision of MAPS is to transform the Mid-America region into a thriving zone of economic opportunity that fosters prosperity and security for this generation and generations to come.

The MAPS collaborative is comprised of academics, civic leaders, military personnel, farmers and landowners, and the business community. All of our voices -- and many more -- are necessary for a transformative conversation about how to bring the mission of MAPS to life. Add your voice by registering to attend the 2014 MAPS conference at Indiana State University.

Registration is now closed; very few spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the ticket window of Heritage Ballroom on Friday morning.


Schedule:


Thursday, September 11th
7:00-9:00pm    
   Opening reception                   
Community Garden House 

Friday, September 12th

7:30-8:30am
Breakfast,registration
Tirey Hall, 2nd floor  
8:30-10:15am Welcome, keynote speech
Tirey Hall, 2nd floor
10:25-11:15am Session 1 Various
11:25-12:15pm Session 2 Various
12:15-1:00pm Lunch Tirey Hall, 2nd floor
12:15-1:00pm Student Research Expo Tirey Hall, 2nd floor
1:10-2:30pm Session 3 Various
2:40-4:00pm Session 4
Various
4:10-4:30pm Closing Remarks Tirey Hall, 2nd floor
4:45-6:00pm Closing Reception
Community Garden House


Sessions:

 
10:25-11:15

11:25-12:15

1:10-2:30

2:40-4:00
Community Health

Starting a Community Garden
University Hall 103

Community Health  Indicators: Data You Can Use
Magna Carta Room, Second Floor,
 Federal Hall


Environmental and
Social Justice Issues in Our Community

Federal Hall 122

Visioning  Session
Federal Hall 122
Resource Productivity & Sustainable Energy

LEED Buildings 101
University Hall 202

Energy Matters
University Hall 202

Sustainability:  An American Grand Strategy for the 21st Century
Federal Hall 303

Visioning  Session
Federal Hall 303
Regenerative Agriculture

Introduction to Permaculture
Heritage Ballroom, Second Floor,
Tirey Hall


 Aquaponics:  Sustainable, Productive Food Systems
Heritage Ballroom, Second Floor,
Tirey Hall


 Panel Discussion:  
 Regenerative  Agriculture in the  Wabash Valley

Magna Carta Room, Second Floor,
Federal Hall


Visioning  Session
Magna Carta Room, Second Floor, Federal Hall
Smart Growth & Economic Development

Mayor's Panel of Sustainability: Successes and Challenges
State Room,
Second Floor,
Tirey Hall


Turn to the River:  Building Sustainability through Public Art and Design
University Hall 103

Midwestern Success Stories in Sustainable Development
State Room
Second Floor,
Tirey Hall


Visioning  Session
Heritage Ballroom, Second Floor, Tirey Hall
Sustainability on Campus

Student Sustainability Research Experience Panel
Magna Carta Room, Second Floor, Federal Hall

Sustainability
Walking Tour of ISU

Meet at the bottom of the south steps outside of Tirey Hall

Sustainability Research & Grant Writing Networking Meeting
Heritage Ballroom
Second Floor,
Tirey Hall


Visioning  Session
State Room, Second Floor,
Tirey Hall



On Friday, September 12th and Saturday, September 13th, Terre Haute will host its annual Blues at the Crossroads festival. Consider extending your stay with us to enjoy the music and experience our community. Gates to the festival open at 6:00pm on Friday evening and 3:00pm on Saturday afternoon. For more information about Blues at the Crossroads, click here.

Attire:  Business casual.


Location: 
The MAPS conference will take place at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Terre Haute is approximately one hour away from Indianapolis, which has the nearest major airport. If you are flying here, we recommend flying into Indianapolis and renting a car for transportation to and from Terre Haute.

If you're attending the opening reception on Thursday evening, come to the ISU Community Garden House at 219 North 11th Street. The house is on the corner of 11th and Chestnut Streets and is surrounded by ISU's Community Garden.





If you're attending the Friday conference only, you'll start the day in Tirey Hall, on 7th Street between Cherry and Eagle Streets.





Parking:

Recommended parking is outlined in green; these lots are free. Free street-side parking is easy to find in Terre Haute. Unless otherwise labeled, parking along the street is free on streets bounded by the green line. There is also a parking garage available on Cherry Street between 7th and 8th Streets for $6/day.





Accommodations:

The Hilton Garden Inn and Candlewood Suites are both located along Wabash Avenue, within easy walking distance of ISU's campus (1/3 of a mile). Rooms are available at the Hilton Garden Inn starting at $109 (if you mention that you are with the MAPS conference at ISU) and at Candlewood Suites at $99. Due to the Blues at the Crossroads festival, no rooms are being reserved specifically for this conference, so you should book your room today. Other area choices include Drury Inn, Holiday Inn, and Hampton Inn, all along US Highway 41 (3rd Street).

Contact:

Jana Pyle
Project Coordinator
Institute for Community Sustainability
Indiana State University

Jana.Pyle@indstate.edu
812.232.8502
Caroline Savage
Interim Executive Director
Institute for Community Sustainability
Indiana State University
Caroline.Savage@indstate.edu

812.232.8502