The Events and Tourism Institute (ETI) has years of event management, tourism, and destination development experience with a foundation in the world of academics. Our work researching, developing, analyzing, and consulting with communities has elevated us from education-based programs to strategic-minded solutions. No matter what the need, we can help your community’s brand and events grow.

ETI internally connects our faculty and student expertise with external experts to create long-standing and collaborative relationships to strategically evolve solutions, better targeting our community, industry, and public needs.

The Events and Tourism Institute strives to:

  • Become the global educational conduit for events and tourism technology innovations 
  • Develop innovative executive seminars for tourism and business event leaders
  • Engage in research and development projects for various domestic and international organizations
  • Provide experiential learning and research opportunities for students
  • Advance research and studies for our faculty

29.2 millionpeople visit Indy annually

$5.5 billiongenerated in visitor spending