All of CDPI’s events are designed to provide outstanding professional development at the most cost-effective amount possible.

Upcoming events

    • 16 May 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 17 May 2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • Ball State University Student Center, 2000 W University Ave, Muncie, IN 47306

    2019 CDPI Conference

    Keynote Speaker: Scott Wise 

    Mission Accomplished: How do you reach success?

    Friday, May 17, 2019

    Breakfast/Check-in: 8 a.m.- 9 a.m. Eastern Time

    A full breakfast buffet will be provided on site at the Ball State Student Center.

    Conference: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time

    Ball State University Student Center

     Address: 2000 W University Ave, Muncie, IN 47306

    Our keynote speaker will be Scott Wise, a Muncie native and founder of Scotty’s Brewhouse. In 2016, Wise sold his 18 restaurants that spanned across four states to a private equity group. Wise currently serves as the Director of Restaurant Development for the Luke Family of Brands, which is headquartered in Hobart, IN. With over 20 years of experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry, plus a host of accolades for his business accomplishments, Wise consults for other small businesses and is developing new franchise endeavors.  

    Hotel Information

    To reserve your hotel room at the CDPI discounted group rate, follow the Courtyard Marriott's event link here. You will want to call 765-287-8550 to make reservations under the group rate. Last Day to Book: Wednesday, April 17, 2019.

    (Courtyard Muncie at Horizon Convention Center for 119 USD per night. Breakfast is not provided by the hotel.)

    Join us for Pre-conference events:

    Pre-Conference Workshop: Mission Alignment: Do your actions and mission align?- Thursday, May 16, 2-4:30pm- Learn more and register here!

    Dinner & Networking Event: Thr3e Wisemen Brewing Company - Thursday, May 16, 6-8pm- Learn more and register here!

    Parking: Parking will be free at both the hotel and Ball State Student Center. Check your registration confirmation email for more information.

    Questions about the Conference? 

    Contact CDPI President-Elect – Lindsey Hojnowski (

    Conference Registration Deadline: Friday, May 10th

    • 16 May 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Courtyard by Marriott 601 S High St, Muncie, IN 47305
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    CDPI Spring 2019 Pre-Conference Workshop, May 16, 2019

    Mission Alignment: Do your actions and mission align?

    Experience a tour, guided discussion, and interactive professional development from three Indiana companies: Courtyard by Marriott, Erskine Green, and Shafer Leadership Academy.


    Jennifer Hasty, Director of Sales,Courtyard Marriott

    Megan Stevenson,Erskine Green Training Institute

    Cost: $10 per person

    Click here to register for the 2019 CDPI Spring Conference!

    • 16 May 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Thr3e Wisemen Brewing Company (Connected to Marriott Hotel), 625 S High St, Muncie, IN 47305
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    Dinner & Networking Event: Thursday May 16, 6-8pm

    Join us at: Thr3e Wisemen Brewing Company (Connected to Marriott Hotel)

    Address: Address: 625 S High St, Muncie, IN 47305

    Date & Time:  Thursday May 16, 6-8pm

    Cost: $25 per person

    Registration includes:

    • Pizza Bar including pizza, salad, breadsticks, cookies, iced tea, lemonade, and water.
    • It also includes two beer tickets in addition to the provided beverages.

    *Registration Deadline: May 3rd 

    Contact Samantha Martin ( with questions. We are excited to have you join us in Muncie!

    Click here to register for the 2019 CDPI Spring Conference!

Past events

18 May 2018 2018 CDPI Conference
17 May 2018 CDPI Spring 2018 Networking Event, May 17, 2018
17 May 2018 CDPI Spring 2018 Pre-Conference Workshop, May 17
28 Jul 2017 Plat 99 Networking Mixer
19 May 2017 CDPI Spring Conference 2017, May 19, 2017
18 May 2017 CDPI Spring 2017 Networking Event, May 18, 2017
18 May 2017 CDPI Spring 2017 Pre-Conference Workshop, May 18, 2017
02 Dec 2016 Career Development Professionals of Indiana and Midwest ACE Present: a Regional Roundtable Networking Event
15 Aug 2016 Facebook Live Webinar: Serving the International Student Population, August 15, 2016
24 Jun 2016 Summer 2016 Networking Baseball Game & Picnic
22 Apr 2016 CDPI Spring Conference 2016, April 22, 2016
21 Apr 2016 CDPI Spring 2016 Networking Event, April 21, 2016
21 Apr 2016 CDPI Spring 2016 Pre-Conference Workshop, April 21, 2016
02 Oct 2015 CDPI Fall Conference 2015
01 Oct 2015 CDPI Fall 2015 Networking Event, October 1, 2015
19 Jun 2015 Central Indiana CDPI Summer 2015 Networking Event
17 Apr 2015 CDPI Spring Conference 2015
16 Apr 2015 CDPI and Employers Night at the Ballpark, April 16, 2015
26 Sep 2014 CDPI Fall Conference 2014
07 Aug 2014 Employer Summer 2014 Networking Baseball Game & Picnic
07 Aug 2014 Member Summer 2014 Networking Baseball Game & Picnic
11 Apr 2014 Spring 2014 CDPI Conference
13 Sep 2013 CDPI Fall Conference 2013
12 Sep 2013 CDPI Fall Conference Networking Dinner
01 Mar 2013 Spring 2013 CDPI Conference
28 Feb 2013 CDPI MEMBERS: Register for the Pre-Conference Networking Event
28 Feb 2013 EMPLOYERS: Register here for CDPI Networking Event
28 Feb 2013 Pacers Sports Career Fair
28 Feb 2013 ExactTarget Site Visit
28 Feb 2013 Eli Lilly Site Visit
25 Oct 2012 Fall 2012 CDPI Conference
13 Apr 2012 Spring 2012 CDPI Conference

Fall 2015 Conference at Ivy Tech, Richmond

Spring and Fall Conferences

Packed with useful and timely information, these two conferences are signature events for CDPI members. Volunteer leaders co-chair and plan outstanding one-day conferences, often with well-known speakers and interactive breakout sessions throughout the day. A brief business meeting is held at lunch to keep members informed of the board’s initiatives and progress. One conference is held in central Indiana while the other rotates throughout the state.


CDPI also sponsors additional workshops, typically on a current topic to keep members informed of trends and issues in the discipline. Recent workshops included partnering with NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers) for a Career Coaching Intensive two day workshop, and a one-day drive-in workshop on the Revised GRE Test.

Statewide Virtual Career Fair

Each spring CDPI offers each member institutions the opportunity to participate in an online career fair, matching employers and students via a mechanism they enjoy – the Internet. The fair also draws on the power of numbers, rewarding employers and students with more opportunities than generally available at the traditional meet and greet fairs, saving everyone time and money.

Career Development Professionals of Indiana

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