AAGFO in Indianapolis
The AAGFO invites you to Indianapolis, “The Crossroads of America” October 19-22, 2022. We will have a clinical session at the Indiana University School of Dentistry in one of the newest dental school clinics in the US, and hotel arrangements have been made with the JW Marriott, a large, new hotel tower in the center of downtown Indianapolis.
After the board meeting on Wednesday afternoon, there will be a welcome hors d’oeuvre reception at the JW Marriott to get reacquainted with old friends and make new ones.
Beginning Thursday morning, speakers include Jeff Platt, IU chair of Biomaterials; David McKinzie PhD on how new medications are developed at Eli Lilly Pharmaceuticals; Clyde Roggenkamp on amalgam; Eric Morrison on direct gold; Georg Meyer Dean of the dental school in Greifswald, Germany; and a roundtable review of everything AAGFO by Indiana’s AAGFO venerable Mel Lund (100 years old), Ron Harris and Mike Cochran. You won’t want to miss these informative and fun presentations!
Our Thursday afternoon group tour will be of impressive Columbus, Indiana, described as an “architectural mecca,” boasting 94 architecturally significant buildings by Saarinen, IM Pei, Meier and many others. We’ll follow that up with a distillery tour and supper at the Hard Truth distillery and restaurant in the rolling hills of Nashville, Indiana.
Friday evening will be a dine around in downtown Indianapolis where most restaurants are within walking distance of the JW Marriott.
Saturday afternoon is free time for all, and spouses and guests have additional free time to take in what Time Magazine has listed as one of the “Worlds Greatest Places 2021.”
Some suggested places to visit include the famous Indy 500 race track and museum, the largest Children’s Museum in the world, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, downtown White River State Park and Canal Walk with gondola rides and paddle boats, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis Zoo, indoor karting next to the speedway, next to the Dallara IndyCar factory, the Indiana State Capitol, a downtown shopping mall and the most war memorials outside of Washington DC. Many of these attractions are within walking distance of our downtown hotel.
Our Saturday evening banquet will be at the Indiana State Museum, just a block away from our hotel where we will celebrate another successful meeting and install our new officers.