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Taking Indy from Underdog to Champion

November 12, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Does Indy have what it takes to go from local to global? We discuss this and much more with our powerhouse panel.

YPCI’s Higher Perspectives Series returns with an absolutely amazing cast of Indy’s finest in the sporting arena. Never been to a Higher Perspectives? Check out our video from the Indy Tech – Scaling Up event.

We are expecting tickets to sell out & are limited to 125. Please buy your ticket early to not miss one of the best YP Networking Opportunities in Indy. Ticket includes: 1x Drink, Snacks, Indy Best Sports Panel Discussion & FREE ENTRY to OKC @ Pacers Game directly after discussion.

Indianapolis has defined itself as a force to be reckoned with over the last 15 years as it has emerged as a global hub for sports. From the IMS to the Indy Eleven, Indianapolis has every sport to offer you could want.


Joni Comstock, Senior Vice President of Champions, NCAA

Noah Hankinson, Director of Esports, Player One Esports

Tamika Catchings, VP of Basketball Operations, Indiana Fever

Ryan Vaughn, President, Indiana Sports Corp

Moderated by :

Anthony Calhoun, Sports Director & Main Anchor, WISH-TV


5:00pm-5:30pm: Check-in & Networking

5:30pm-6:45pm: Panel

7:00pm-9:00pm: Pacers Game (OKC @ IND)

Discussion Topics:

We will take a deep dive into the role that sports play in building a successful community. Indianapolis has gone from a sleepy Midwest city to shining on the national stage; however, is that enough? Our guests will discuss that question, as well as ongoing initiatives that will take Indy to a global audience, the cultural impact that sports has on the city and what the future of sports will look like and how we as young professionals play a crucial role in the sustainability and the continued growth of Indianapolis.

About CSM Sport & Entertainment:

A global integrated marketing and brand experience agency working across sport, entertainment, media, innovation, social impact and more. Driven by people pursuing the extraordinary, we build brands, work with rights holders and create live experiences.

Check them out here! https://www.csm.com/

About Young Professionals of Central Indiana (YPCI)

Since 2000 our mission has been to connect emerging young leaders through professional development and networking to provide Central Indiana with its next generation of leaders. Our vision is to connect professionals and promote the value of networking at an earlier point in one’s career and foster relationships among Indianapolis’ young leaders that will last a lifetime.

Purchase membership here: https://ypci.net/join/


November 12, 2019
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:


Young Professionals of Central Indiana


Bankers Life Fieldhouse
125 S Pennsylvania St
Indianapolis, 46204
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