Northwest Indiana’s biggest night in innovation is just around the corner! The Society of Innovators of Northwest Indiana, part of Ivy Tech Community College, is hosting its 12th annual NWI Innovators Induction Ceremony on Thursday, October 20 at the Horseshoe Casino Ballroom in Hammond.
The evening’s events are set to start at 5:15 p.m. with light fare and a cash bar. The presentation of awards will take place later in the evening. Twelve finalists have been named: six individuals and six teams. Each was selected based on their contributions to the seven counties that comprise the Northwest Indiana region through innovative means.
At the ceremony, up to six individuals will be recognized as Fellows to The Society. Also, teams will be selected as recipients of the Accelerating Greatness Award and the Chanute Prize for Team Innovation. In addition to honoring the top innovators that evening, 39 new individual and team members will be inducted into The Society of Innovators.
This year’s honorees have contributed innovations in the fields of manufacturing, environmental restoration, education, urban economic development, and much more.
The event is open for anyone age 21 and up (I.D. required) to attend. Tickets are currently 35 dollars and can be purchased at https://connect.ivytech.edu/northwest/innovators.