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Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. to Host Symposium on Indianapolis Cultural Trail

by Kären Haley | Mar 05, 2018

Symposium to take place in Indianapolis April 30 and May 1

INDIANAPOLIS - Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. today announced that it is hosting its first Indianapolis Cultural Trail Symposium presented by Rundell Ernstberger &Associates on April 30 and May 1, 2018.  The Cultural Trail Symposium will provide a deep dive into the planning, design, construction and management of the world renowned Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene and Marilyn Glick

“The Indianapolis Cultural Trail has transformed the way communities around the world are approaching economic development, city planning, tourism and transportation infrastructure,” said Indianapolis Cultural Trail Executive Director, Kären Haley. “This symposium is a unique opportunity to learn how the Cultural Trail evolved from an idea to reality, our governance and sustainability model and the impact it has had the local community and Indianapolis economy.”

Registration is available online and early bird discounts are available.  The first of its kind symposium takes place in advance of the PlacesForBikes conference happening in Indianapolis later the same week. Hosting the symposium in advance of the PlacesForBikes Conference provides a unique opportunity for people from around the country to experience both opportunities during the same week.

The Indianapolis Cultural Trail Symposium will start with a comprehensive, behind the scenes tour of the eight mile Trail on the afternoon of Monday, April 30 and will continue on Tuesday, May 1, 7:30am to 12:30p.m. at Cummins Inc. Global Distribution Headquarters, one of the newest buildings to be built along the Cultural Trail.   Participants may also take part in an optional tour of Cummins at the conclusion of the Symposium.

Speakers and panelists for the Indy Cultural Trail Symposium include:

                        Kären Haley, Executive Director, Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. 

                        Brian Payne, President and CEO, Central Indiana Community Foundation

                        Lori Miser, former Director, City of Indianapolis Department of Public Works

                        Kevin Osborn, Principle, Rundell Ernstberger & Associates

                        Mindy Taylor Ross, Principle, Art Strategies

Full agenda including speakers and panelists is available online.

ABOUT INDIANAPOLIS CULTURAL TRAIL, INC.:  ICT is the world class leader in urban trails and linear parks and is committed to a sustainable funding model that ensures accessible connections for future generations on the Indianapolis Cultural Trail:  A Legacy of Gene and Marilyn Glick. We enrich lives and connect people and places through dynamic and beautiful experiences, using the Indianapolis Cultural Trail and Pacers Bikeshare program as a catalyst for economic growth. For more information visit, on Twitter @INCulturalTrail, Instagram @IndyCulturalTrail or

ABOUT RUNDELL ERNSTBERGER & ASSOCIATES: REA is a multidisciplinary firm providing urban design, landscape architecture, planning, and civil engineering services focused on transformational site planning, design and placemaking solutions. For more information visit, on Twitter @REA_Site, on Instagram @rundell.ernstberger, or

Kären Haley
Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. 
317-721-8010 (cell),

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