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TEN REASONS to attend the National Conference in Indianapolis BY KATIE RONZIO PRSSA NATIONAL CONFERENCE COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR Located in the heart of the midwest, Indianapolis is known as “The Crossroads of America.” National Conference will bring about 1,000 public relations students to Indy on Oct. 21–25 and show them how to #LoveIndy. If you’re an ambitious public relations student who wants to jumpstart your professional career, then grab your fellow Chapter members and register for the PRSSA 2016 National Conference by Sept. 16. #LoveTravel Indianapolis is within a day’s drive of two-thirds of the U.S. population. Ready to roadtrip with your PRSSA Chapter? If you're not that close, most flights will be less than five hours to Indy. Bonus: Indianapolis International Airport was recently rated the best in North America by Airports Council International. #LoveCulture Indy is one of the most underrated cities for millennials, according to The Huffington Post. Interested in a gondola ride through the city’s canal or a stroll through the world’s largest children’s museum? Indy has you covered. The city is divided into six cultural districts, each with its own unique spirit. All photos courtesy of flickr.com and Downtown Indy. #LoveFood Indianapolis’ food scene is no joke. Condé Nast Traveler recently named Indianapolis as one of the best places in the country to grab a delicious (and fairly priced) bite to eat. Attend Conference sessions by day and discover delicious food by night. Grab a pub burger at Scotty’s Brewhouse or see ice cream made before your eyes with liquid nitrogen at Sub Zero Ice Cream. For more information on National Conference, reach out to the Conference Committee at prssanc@gmail.com. For updates on sessions, speakers and Indianapolis, follow us @prssanc and check out the Conference website. 4 WWW.PRSSA.PRSA.ORG/FORUM #LoveSports Indianapolis hosts the largest single-day sporting event in the country. The Indianapolis 500 completely sold out for the 100th running this year. Get ready to hear from keynote speaker and one of the industry’s best, Allison Melangton of Hulman Motorsports Corporation. Additionally, the NCAA is headquartered in Indianapolis and is a stop on the Career Tours. FALL 2016