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The FDIC frenzy has begun!

The obsession that is found in Indianapolis every spring





Tuesday I received my Fire Department Instructor's Conference attendee badge, a registration that I made a year ago.

I registered for the conference last year to get early access to hotel reservations. FDIC is the second largest annual event held in the city.

Thursday email brought confirmation information on housing.

For the second year staying at the JW Marriott, a 33 story blue topaz built in anticipation of Indianapolis hosting the 2012 Superbowl. Opened February 2011, this is the flagship in the Marriott campus on the northwest corner of the convention center. 

From a corporate press release:

Marriott Place Indianapolis is a collection of five Marriott properties that offer unprecedented options for business and leisure travelers, not to mention meeting planners. In addition to the new JW Marriott Indianapolis, the $450 million complex includes the Courtyard by Marriott Indianapolis Downtown, SpringHill Suites by Marriott Indianapolis Downtown, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Indianapolis Downtown and the Marriott Indianapolis Downtown, with a total 2,248 rooms. All are connected to the newly renovated and expanded Indiana Convention Center.  

World's Largest JW Marriott Opens in Downtown Indianapolis













More planning than an annual vacation

Late Thursday night I was filling out my itinerary. Which classes to attend, what functions to participate in, what vendors to visit.

Have a major fire-based writing project, want to make sure I have the latest information on a couple of topics.

Christmas in April!

Mike "FossilMedic" Ward

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