First the Super Bowl, then SABEW in Indiana’s capital in 2012

Posted By Spring Eselgroth

SABEW Staff Report
PHOENIX – Indianapolis will be host to two major events next year.

One will be the annual conference and convention of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW)….

….The other will be a little football game called the Super Bowl!

SABEW has begun major planning for its 49th annual conference, to be held at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) on March 15-17.

Indianapolis is a frequently visited site for conventions and meetings. SABEW will follow the Super Bowl, which will be played a month earlier at Lucas Oil Stadium downtown.

Already, those attending the SABEW conference will be invited to an opening night reception is planned for the Rhythm Discovery Center and the 17th annual Best in Business Awards Reception at the NCAA Hall of Champions.

SABEW formed a steering committee to plan for the event while meeting for its spring conference in Dallas, April 7-9.

Its members include:

  • Beth Hunt, American City Business Journals and SABEW treasurer.
  • Marty Steffens, SABEW Chair at the University of Missouri.
  • Cory Schouten, Indianapolis Business Journal.
  • Andrea Davis, Indianapolis Business Journal.
  • Greg Weaver, Indianapolis Star.
  • Tim Franklin, IUPUI.
  • Maggie Balough, IUPUI.

Schouten and Davis will be on-site coordinators for the meeting.

In addition to the Star and the Journal, the Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the journalism programs at Indiana University and Ball State University have pledged support for the conference, to be held on the campus of the 30,000-student IUPUI.

In recent years, Indianapolis has been host to numerous conventions and special events, including the Final Four, major golf tournaments, and journalism conventions conducted by the National Association of Black Journalists and the Society of Professional Journalists, among others.

“It’s a short and affordable flight for many, including our many members on the East Coast. But it’s also drivable from Chicago, Cincinnati, St. Louis and many Midwest spots,”
said Warren Watson, SABEW executive director.

For more information about SABEW, contact Watson at 1-602-496-5186 or

SABEW - Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication,
Arizona State University

555 North Central Ave, Suite 406 E, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1248
Phone: (602)-496-7862


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