Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

Westside

October 30, 2013

Value of 'risk' up for debate at Spirit & Place Festival

Public event is Nov. 10 at Indianapolis' Central Library

The public is invited to eavesdrop on a spontaneous conversation among four of Indiana’s nationally known risk takers who will chat together about the role of “risk” in individual and community life.

Speakers include Scott A. Jones, chairman, CEO, and co-founder of ChaCha; Sarah Fisher, professional race car driver and team owner; David N. Baker, iconic jazz performer, composer, and educator; and Phil Gulley, Quaker pastor and author. The group will consider subjects including how our city and state respond to risk, how society’s various sectors contribute to a risk-taking culture, the best ways to explore risk-taking, and whether it’s fair to conclude that Hoosiers are afraid to take risks. A public reception and Q&A will follow.

The 18th annual public conversation will close the 10-day Spirit & Place Festival 5:30 p.m. Nov. 10 in the Indianapolis Public Library Central Library’s Clowes Auditorium. The central Indiana festival begins Nov. 1.

Now celebrating its 18th year, the city’s largest collaborative festival is an extensive civic celebration engaging upwards of 20,000 people throughout central Indiana in dozens of programs presented in partnership with more than 100 organizations. A project of The Polis Center, part of the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, the festival’s mission is to stimulate conversation, community building, and civic action through creative collaborations among the arts, religion, and humanities. Inherent in the human experience, risk will be explored during the 2013 festival as a follow up to the 2012 focus on play. A broad range of events will explore risk through the lens of culture, faith, history, education, and more.

Jones is an American inventor and serial entrepreneur. He attended North Central High School, and graduated with honors from Indiana University in 1984, earning a bachelor of science degree in computer science. At the age of 25, he co-founded his first company. At Boston Technology, he obtained patents for technologies that now enable telephone companies worldwide to offer voice mail on a massive scale. Subsequently he founded Internet-based music service company Gracenote, now utilized by Apple, Yahoo, and Sony. Gracenote services are accessed globally at the rate of 24 billion times per year by applications such as iTunes. This company was sold to Sony in 2008 for $260 million. Presently he is chairman, CEO, and co-founder of ChaCha, a real-time answers service.

Text Only
Westside
  • HCF 4-16 ent myers dinner theatre pic 1 Myers Dinner Theatre announces next show "The Dixie Theatre Goes Vegas!" opens April 25 at Myers Dinner Theatre. The comedic sequel to last season's "The Dixie Theatre's First-Ever Gospel Sing" runs through May 17. Performances are primarily on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons, and Friday

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Chamber to host forum on Affordable Care Act The Westside Chamber of Commerce will host a forum on the effects of the new Affordable Care Act on small and medium-sized businesses and what can be expected. The forum is set for 8:30 a.m. April 25 at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, 2930 W

    April 16, 2014

  • Verizon offers tips to stop distracted driving April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and Verizon Wireless suggests some simple tips for consumers to put into practice. Nearly 57 percent of U.S. drivers admit to texting while driving. To help resist the temptation to text or talk on the phon

    April 16, 2014

  • WSF 4-15 spt bd bb pic-2 Brownsburg downs Ben Davis BROWNSBURG -- Behind a couple of offensive spurts and a pair of home runs, host Brownsburg defeated Ben Davis 10-0 in five innings on Wednesday. "We got off to a little bit of a sluggish start and their pitcher kept us off balance a little bit," Brow

    April 15, 2014 2 Photos

  • WSF 4-15 news seed festival pix Students get a taste for science It's hands-on learning at its finest: students getting a chance to put their hands in the soil, watch plants grow, and take a field trip to the global headquarters of a company that's a world leader in crop protection and biotechnology products. For

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Bed and breakfast hosts Kaffe Klutchs on April 17 Renate Swope, owner of Renata's Bed & Breakfast, will begin hosting Kaffe Klutchs from noon to 3 p.m. April 17. This is the first of many German-style coffee and cake time events at the bed and breakfast. Participants will be able to enjoy coffee, te

    April 15, 2014

  • Registration opens for Eagle Creek Park Kids Fishing Derby The Eagle Creek Park Foundation is hosting its 13th annual Kids Fishing Derby from 8 a.m. to noon June 7 at Eagle Creek Park's Coffer Dam, at the first right south of the 71st Street gate on the city's northwest side. The family-friendly event is fre

    April 15, 2014

  • WSF 4-15 spt bd sb pic-1 Bulldogs rout Giants The Brownsburg softball team played a well-rounded game in Wednesday's 15-0 five-inning beating of Ben Davis. Brownsburg had 13 hits and five walks at the plate, and yielded just two hits defensively. "We had some timely hits and made plays in the fi

    April 15, 2014 2 Photos

  • WSF 4-15 news eagle creek clean up 1 Volunteers spruce up area around Eagle Creek Park Several volunteers took advantage of the nice weather this past weekend to pick up trash at Eagle Creek Park during the Great Indy Cleanup. The Great Indy Cleanup is a program of Keep Indianapolis Beautiful. It's an anti-litter program in partnership

    April 15, 2014 4 Photos

  • Breast Cancer Softball deadlines April 20 Midwest Sports Complex has announced the registration deadline for Breast Cancer Softball is noon April 20. To register, contact Brett Fishburn at 835-5243. In addition, Midwest has announced flag football registration is open for the season, which

    April 15, 2014

House Ads
Hendricks County Marquee
Email News Sign Up
Facebook
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Poll

New poll question: Will you be attending this year’s Indianapolis 500?

Yes
No
Undecded
     View Results
AP Video
Disbanding Muslim Surveillance Draws Praise Hundreds Missing After South Korean Ferry Sinks Passengers Abuzz After Plane Hits Swarm of Bees Boston Bomb Scare Defendant Appears in Court Pistorius Trial: Adjourned Until May 5 Diaz Gets Physical for New Comedy Raw: Ferry Sinks Off South Korean Coast Town, Victims Remember Texas Blast Freeze Leaves Florida Panhandle With Dead Trees At Boston Marathon, a Chance to Finally Finish Are School Dress Codes Too Strict? Raw: Fatal Ferry Boat Accident Suspicious Bags Found Near Marathon Finish Line Boston Marks the 1st Anniversary of Bombing NYPD Ends Muslim Surveillance Program 8-year-old Boy Gets His Wish: Fly Like Iron Man Sex Offenders Arrested in Slayings of CA Women India's Transgenders Celebrate Historic Ruling Tributes Mark Boston Bombing Anniversary Raw: Kan. Shooting Suspect Faces Judge
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Must Read