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Quality and quantity: Important changes to frequency, pricing and location of ULI IN programs

The Indiana District Council Advisory Board and Management Committee members are constantly working to increase the value the Urban Land Institute provides at the local level. To that end, we recently conducted a robust strategic planning process that included researching other district councils’ approaches and conducting a perception survey to inform our strategies. As a result of that process, we’re implementing multiple changes to meet our strategic goals and improve our offerings. The following are some of those changes and how they may affect your experience with ULI Indiana.

Increasing our impact: a renewed focus on quality over quantity

ULI Indiana is implementing multiple approaches to increase the quality of the programs we offer.

  • To meet our goal of advancing the appeal of and attendance at our events, the district council is increasing the number of industry leaders and out-of-town speakers who can contribute diverse perspectives to our programs.
  • To increase quality, it’s usually necessary to decrease quantity. The number of Breakfast Series programs per year will reduce from 10 to eight. However, you will still have opportunities to connect with leaders in real estate and land use through other events, such as ULI on Location, which combines networking with tours of exciting new developments.

New Breakfast Series locations to reach more attendees and increase networking opportunities

Katz, Sapper & Miller has been a wonderful host for our Breakfast Series, and we appreciate their generosity over the years. As attendance at our Breakfast Series has grown, we are now in need of a larger space that accommodates attendees and allows them to network effectively. In addition, through our recent survey and other input, we’ve heard significant feedback from members and potential members that having all our Breakfast Series events in the north suburbs makes it difficult for them to attend. Starting in January, we will have a different location for our Breakfast Series.

  • Spring Term: January – April | Indiana Landmarks Center, 1201 Central Ave, Indianapolis
  • Fall Term: July – October | A different north side location, to be announced

Registration fees to increase value and accommodate growth  

Sponsorships and event registrations are key to the sustained operations of the Indiana District Council, as we receive only a small percentage of membership dues. For 10 years, we’ve gone against ULI’s best practices by regularly offering free programs. However, based on pricing research of other local events and ULI district councils, combined with recent no-show rates of up to 40% and increased logistics as registrations have grown, it’s time to make a change. Effective in January, we are implementing fee changes for our Breakfast Series and ULI on Location programs. These changes are consistent with ULI’s policy that members always save at least 33% versus non-members on any event.These changes will also help us accomodate out-of-town speakers that will take our offerings to the next level.

  • Breakfast Series:
    • Members of the private sector will be charged $20, members in the public sector and members under 35 will be charged $10, and students will pay $5.
    • For nonmembers of ULI attending the Breakfast Series, private sector attendees will be charged $50, public sector attendees and attendees under 35 will be charged $40, and students will be charged $10.
    • We will no longer have an early bird rate for the Breakfast Series.
  • On Location:
    • Members of the private sector will be charged $20, members in the public sector and members under 35 will be charged $10, and students will pay $5.
    • For nonmembers of ULI attending ULI On Location, private sector attendees will be charged $30, public sector attendees and attendees under 35 will be charged $20, and students will be charged $10.
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