- Volunteer Day
- Hub Crawl
Welcome ReceptionTuesday, 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Start Connections off right at the Tuesday evening welcome reception. Beginning at 5:45 p.m., the Partner Hub on the first floor of the JW Marriott will be transformed into a hot spot for attendees, sponsors, and speakers. Nothing fosters inspiration like fantastic food, drinks, and company, so don't miss this chance to mingle with fellow marketers!
The FrayWednesday, 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Four-time Grammy-nominated band The Fray will perform a private concert for all Connections attendees on Wednesday evening. The Fray skyrocketed into stardom in 2005 when their debut album, How to Save a Life, went double platinum in the US and platinum in Canada, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. With the release of their latest album, Scars & Stories, The Fray continues to inspire through music.
The Fray will perform exclusively for Connections attendees at Victory Field. Home to the minor league baseball team the Indianapolis Indians, Victory Field opened its gates in 1996 and was a catalyst for revitalizing the downtown area. It's since been recognized by Sports Illustrated as the "Best Minor League Ballpark in America." Today, Victory Field occupies a prime corner, close to the White River State Park, the Indiana Convention Center, and—most importantly—the JW Marriott! If you're staying at the conference hotel, this concert will be just a short walk across the street.
This is an outdoor venue, so be sure to dress for the weather!
Mayer HawthorneWednesday, Midnight
If you haven't heard his music already, you'll soon have a new favorite to add to your playlist. With a neo-soul vibe, Hawthorne's style has been called "slick and meticulous, calling back to the rich, elegant sound of early Seventies tracks by Curtis Mayfield and Isaac Hayes while including subtle modern touches" by Rolling Stone. Hawthorne has shared the stage with stars like Snoop Dogg, Bruno Mars, Foster the People, and the late Amy Winehouse.
Join us for this exclusive midnight concert at The Crane Bay, the city's most unique event venue, just blocks from Lucas Oil Stadium. A renovated industrial center in the heart of downtown, The Crane Bay is one of Indy's new hot spots and was the location for the Rolling Stones party during Super Bowl XLVI.
Special thanks to Universal Music Group and Creative Artist Agency!
Nourish the Community. Inspire the Future.
One in every six Americans struggles with hunger and food insecurity. Inspiring the future begins with taking action today. Join ExactTarget employees, clients, and friends as we give back to the central Indiana community at Volunteer Day 2012!
Together with Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, we'll help fight hunger by:
- Assembling 250 supplemental food boxes for at-risk senior citizens
- Packing 2,000 "BackSacks", which provide weekend meals for students in grades K-6
- Inspecting and sorting 6,500 pounds of canned/boxed food and 7,000 pounds of frozen meat
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Can't make it to Volunteer Day? Your gift of $100 provides approximately 41 much-needed meals. Give today!
Hub CrawlTuesday, 9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Explore Indianapolis through this year's new Hub Crawl–a pub crawl with an ExactTarget twist! Connections sponsors will host exclusive parties at prime downtown locations. As a Connections attendee, you'll enjoy VIP treatment as you make your way across the city!
Sensu, Sponsored by DEG
VIP ACCESS! Join us for an exclusive party at Sensu for FREE DRINKS, music by DJ LOCKSTAR, red carpet photos, and more. No need to register, just show up ready to party. If that’s not music to your ears...how does this sound? Two (2) FREE concert tickets to any show & venue of your choice*.
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Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (ISO), Sponsored by ROI, iGo, Compendium, Tinderbox
Party with the best Indianapolis has to offer as local tech companies Compendium, iGoDigital, Right On Interactive and TinderBox join forces for the ET Connections Hub Crawl. Rock out to Indy's top DJ, Action Jackson, enjoy local flavors and finger foods, and top it all off with the home grown brews of Indy's very own Flat12 Bierwerks and New Day Meadery.
Indy Hub Club - ET Hub Crawl gone local: Register here →Howl at the Moon, Sponsored by Crown
Howl At The Moon dueling piano bar is known as the world's greatest rock 'n' roll dueling piano show and also the hottest place to be during the Pub Crawl. Join Crown for a Howlin' good time from 9-12 PM. Dueling Pianos, drinks, dancing frogs and an Apple TV give away- all things you don't want to miss!
Register here →
Union Station, Sponsored by Urban Airship
Cowabunga Man! Get Amped for a Rockin' good time with Hairbanger's Ball. When packing for Connections don't forget the Aquanet, Spandex, and Neon t-shirts. Your hair can't be too big or your clothes too loud when rockin' it to the tunes of Hairbanger's Ball while reliving the Decade of Decadence. Join Urban Airship for a totally tubular night of dancing and rappin' with your homies. It promises to be Schweet!
Like, It's 80's Night! Register here →
Colts Grille, Sponsored by 3Sixty Live
The ExactTarget 3sixty Live user communities is hosting a Hub Crawl Party for members and marketers who want to join the fun! The 18 3sixty Live communities meet monthly to share interactive marketing best practices, get peer feedback, and keep a pulse of ExactTarget and the industry! Watch the ExactTarget blog for a group tweet-up schedule to meet local marketers in your city! Come join the party for Karaoke, photo ops with friends, and appearances by many ExactTarget friends including: Joel Book, Kyle Lacy, Dawn DeVirgilio, Chip House and more!
3Sixty Live Hub Crawl: Register here →
Slippery Noodle, Sponsored by: Balance Digital Marketing, MarketPath, Tactic, Centric Consulting
On October 16th we are joining up to bring you a rocking Connections party at the Slippery Noodle Inn! As Indiana's oldest bar, the Slippery Noodle is a premier Blues Club and we'll have W.T. Feaster on stage, cold cocktails, and a fun atmosphere, you'll be sure to have a good time celebrating Connections with us!
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Blu, Sponsored by: Get Smart Content, Strutta, Moontoast, Visible Technologies
Get Smart Content invites you to the "SOCIAL" party of the season! Come celebrate the power of social media with Exact Target's SocialPages Facebook platform partners, Get Smart Content, Moontoast, Strutta & Visible Technologies! Keeping with the Facebook theme, we will be providing blue specialty cocktails and blue swag while partying the night away at the Blu Nightclub in downtown Indianapolis! There will be a live DJ, an array of hors d'oeuvres, open bar, and free giveaways (including an iPad!). Registration will close after the first 200 guests!
Let's Get Social: Register here →
Libertine, Sponsored by: Velti
Exceptional moments deserve the best. Join us for a hub crawl event as flavorful and deeply enriching as the wide assortment of award-winning whiskeys and exotic spirits we'll be sampling. Velti is thrilled to invite you to an intimate gathering, bringing together the industry's leading interactive and email marketers, to discuss the future of mobile over some of the world's finest cocktails. RSVP now to reserve a glass of smooth satisfaction with your name on it.
Whiskey Tasting with Velti: Register here →