The Indianapolis Fire Buffs are hosting the IFBA’s 2017 Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana from August 23 – 26, 2017.
 
 
Convention Hotel:
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Hilton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites
120 W. Market Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Tel: 1-800-315-1906

Room rate: USD$159/night plus applicable taxes

You MUST call the hotel directly at 1-800-315-1906 to receive the convention rate.
Code “International Fire Buff Associates”

Free breakfast, reduced parking rate and free Wi-Fi ONLY with this contact.

 

Tentative agenda

Wednesday August 23, 2017:
Registration/Hospitality Room opens at 12:00 p.m., closes at 10:00 p.m.
Executive Board Meeting 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Hospitality Room until 10:00 p.m.

Thursday August 24, 2017:
Breakfast at hotel 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Registration in Hospitality Room 7:30 a.m. until 9:00 a.m.
Opening Ceremony / Break / Annual Business Meeting 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Future Convention Seminars 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Lunch at hotel
Seminars and workshops
Hospitality Room open 1:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Bus visits to IFD HQ, stations 5, 7, 13 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Downtown for Lucas Oil Stadium tours, NCAA museum, Circle Center, Eiteljorg Western Museum, Indianapolis Zoo
Dinner on your own / Indianapolis Indians AAA baseball game?
Communications tours 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Hospitality Room until 11:00 p.m.

Friday August 25, 2017:
Breakfast 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at hotel
Friday Bus tours – Leave hotel at 9:00 a.m. – Reserve Stn 12, Koorsen Museum, IFD 22, 14
Lunch at Indianapolis Professional Firefighters Local 416. Tour of IFD Museum, T-shirt sales
Dinner on your own / Indianapolis Indians AAA baseball game? / Circle Center Mall
Communications tours 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Hospitality Room until 10:00 p.m.

Saturday August 26, 2017:
Breakfast 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at hotel
Registration in Hospitality Room, open until 9:00 a.m.
Bus leaves 9:00 a.m. for Indianapolis Motor Speedway + tour of Wayne Township Fire Dept
Box lunch at Wayne Township FD Training Center (700 N. High School Rd, Indianapolis)
Apparatus photos, antique displays, possible training tower evolutions, tours of other suburban departments, return to hotel no later than 4:30 p.m.
Leave for Rathskeller 6:15 p.m.
Buffet dinner with award presentations, raffle, dessert until 9:00 pm
Hospitality Room until 11:00 p.m.