Opening Night Celebration:

Party IN the Park


Opening Night Celebration


6:30 - 10PM

White River State Park



Straight No Chaser

Multiple concert stages, creative activation stations, and innovative F&B will make for an unforgettable summer night to kick off your week at WEC.

Straight No Chaser will take the main stage with their impressively fresh take on a cappella, while DJs Gabby Love and Joe Meltdown keep the rest of the park rockin’.

The best of Indiana's culinary and craft beverage scene will be showcased in the 250-acre park that overlooks the downtown skyline.

All of this will happen in the heart of the convention district in White River State Park.


Hosted by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation

Indiana: A State That Works



President's Dinner

Honoring Roger Dow




Cocktail Reception
6 - 6:30PM

6:30 - 9PM

Indiana Roof Ballroom
140 W. Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204



Please join Paul Van Deventer, President and CEO of Meeting Professionals International, for the President’s Dinner at WEC 2018 as we celebrate MPI volunteer leadership and honor Roger Dow, President and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, for his exceptional contribution to our industry.


Available Packages

Table of twelve (12) - $15,000
Table of eight (8) - $12,000
   - 1 Full Page Ad inside The Meeting Professional
   - 8 MPI Foundation Rendezvous Tickets
Table of eight (8) - $6,000
   - 8 MPI Foundation Rendezvous Tickets
Table of eight (8) - $5,000
Individual Tickets - $500


Reserve your table today!

To reserve your table or ticket for the President's Dinner, click here.









Rendezvous at WEC18




10PM - 1AM

The Pavilion at Pan Am
201 S Capitol Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46225



The MPI Foundation brings you Rendezvous, taking place June 4 at The Pavilion at Pan Am.

WEC18’s can’t-miss fundraising and networking event goes down in the heart of downtown and includes live entertainment, an open bar, and plenty of chances to get your dance on and experience fabulous networking. And a bonus - the event’s just within walking distance of the WEC hotels, Monument Circle, and the downtown scene.

All proceeds from this event benefit grants, scholarships and education for individuals in the industry.

Ticket Prices

$125 Individual tickets
10- 24 at $110/ticket
25+ at $100/ticket



*All promo codes apply to new registrations only. Promo codes do not apply to existing registrations.





Closing Night Celebration


Indianapolis Motor Speedway


2:45 - 7PM

Indianapolis Motor Speedway



Wrap up an incredible week by taking a bucket list worthy lap around the most famous race track in the world with professional drivers, posing on Victory Podium, Kissing the Bricks like past Indy 500 winners, and partying at Indy’s signature event venue. You’re sure to race home an Indy fan.


Hosted by Visit Indy