Indiana Music Education

Event Information

Indiana Music Education Association (IMEA) is a not-for-profit professional membership organization for music teachers, kindergarten through collegiate levels. Membership is currently around 1100 active teachers, with approximately 100 retired members, and 700 collegiate members (who are music education majors). IMEA provides professional development opportunities for music teachers, as well as extracurricular performance and learning opportunities for Indiana music students.

Meeting Size: 
3,000 attendees over three days

Host Facility:
Grand Wayne Convention Center

Addtional Venues Used: 
Embassy Theatre, Allen County Public Library, First Presbyterian Church  

Why Fort Wayne: 
The IMEA Professional Development Conference had been held in Indianapolis for several years, but board members decided it was time to find a new host city. The conference needed a location where attendees could meet in a central location with quality venues, entertainment and restaurants. Additionally, IMEA seeked support from the local community. After Visit Fort Wayne and local IMEA advocate Barbara Resch presented an impressive proposal in June 2009 and hosted board members on a site visit, IMEA was sold on Fort Wayne. As a result, the conference moved out of Indianapolis for the first-time ever and continues to call Fort Wayne home to this day. 

Reasons IMEA Chose Fort Wayne: 
Downtown Package
Customer Service
Media Spotlight
Visit Fort Wayne Support

Visit Fort Wayne Services Used by IMEA: 
Facilitated Local Representatives
Pre-Promotional Materials
On-Site Assistance
Local PR

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