Chew On This: Crossroads 1987
Wed., Aug. 22 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Various bars and restaurants across Indianapolis
Facilitators include Ted Boehm, Mark Miles, Sandy Knapp, Gerry Dick, John Krauss, Marshawn Wolley, Chris Gahl, Molly Chavers, Jack Swarbrick and Gary Roberts. (Read their bios below.)
In the early 1980s, Indianapolis was at a crossroads. Civic leaders boldly developed a vision that set the city on its path to becoming the Amateur Sports Capitol of the World and turned its citizens into “professional” volunteers. Much like Super Bowl XLVI, the 1987 Pan Am Games put Indianapolis on the map. Join Indiana Humanities and Indiana Sports Corp. for Chew on This, a series of dinner conversations at eight venues around Indianapolis to discuss the success, failures and lasting impact of the Games on its 25th anniversary. After the conversation, participants are invited to afterparty at City Market. This event is part of Indiana Humanities’ two-year theme, Spirit of Competition.
$20 includes one drink and heavy appetizers. Attendees can purchase additional drinks and food on their own. An afterparty at City Market will immediately follow the discussions.
This event is part of the IndyTalks series. The 2012 IndyTalks theme explores the concept of “Indy at the Crossroads” and has just announced its line-up of programs for the remainder of the year.
About the facilitators
In addition to serving on the Indiana Supreme Court for 14 years, the Honorable Theodore R. Boehm was chairman and CEO of the organizing committee for the 1987 Pan American Games in Indianapolis, and was the first president and CEO of Indiana Sports Corporation. He is also an Indiana Humanities board member.
Gary R. Roberts is the dean of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law on the IUPUI campusand is a recognized expert in sports law, has published several articles and book chapters on issues in the sports industry, and has co-authored the leading casebook on sports law.
Molly Chavers is the executive director of IndyHub. Molly is a recipient of the Sagamore of the Wabash by Governor Joseph Kernan and in 2008, the Indianapolis Business Journal named her one of Indianapolis’ “Forty Under 40.”
Jack Swarbrick is the athletic director at the University of Notre Dame. Prior to that, he practiced law for 28 years and was a partner in the law firm o Baker & Daniels.From 1992-2001, he served as chairman of the Indiana Sports Corp.
Gerry Dick is the creator and host of Inside INdiana Business, and serves as president and managing editor of Grow Indiana Media Ventures, LLC. Gerry’s broadcast news experience includes 14 years as a principal reporter and field anchor at WRTV in Indianapolis.
Marshawn Wolley is the director of partner relations at Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association. Prior to that, Marshawn served as the director of emerging business and community outreach for the 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee.
Sandy Knapp served as the vice chairman and director of corporate development of the Pan American Games Organizing Committee (PAX/I) during her stint as president and executive director of the Indiana Sports Corp from 1980-1991.
Mark D. Miles is the president and CEO of Central Indiana Corporate Partnership, Inc. He served as chairman of the board for the 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee and as president of the host committee for the 1987 Pan American Games.
John Krauss has more than 35 years of executive experience in government, higher education, and as a business consultant. He is the director of the Indiana University Public Policy Institute, an adjunct law professor, and director of the Center for Urban Policy and the Environment at IUPUI.
Chris Gahl is the vice president of marketing & communications at the Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association (ICVA.) Before joining the ICVA in 2005, he was part owner of a marketing firm in Hawaii.
IndyTalks is a citywide effort to foster a sense of community through respectful and creative civic dialogue. To be in “dialogue” with one another is to share ideas, information, experiences, and assumptions in the pursuit of learning. To do so civically is to open up oneself to new insights that inform the public good. IndyTalks is a catalyst for you to converse, connect, and create in this way.
About Chew on This
Chew on This is a program designed by Indiana Humanities to use the power of food and drink as a convener of people and catalyst for conversation to inspire thoughtful discussion on engaging topics. Previous topics have included ethnic identity and food, agriculture and prohibition.