What To Bring


Walking shoes:  There will be some walking between the meeting rooms and if you choose to explore downtown Indianapolis.  We suggest you bring comfortable shoes for walking.


Jacket/Sweater:  The meeting rooms will be air-conditioned.  You may want to carry a light jacket or sweater with you through out the day.


Casual Clothes:  The ASCA Gehring Academy is a casual clothes conference.  No need for a suit or formal dress.  Tracks will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The average high for temperatures in July in Indianapolis is 85 degrees with high humidity.


Workout Attire: The Downtown Marriott in Indianapolis features a workout facility with cardiovascular equipment, free weights, and an indoor pool.


Spending Money:  There are many activities in Indianapolis.  You may need a few dollars of your own to participate in activities or shop. The Indianapolis area is home to professional sports teams, as well as the NCAA Headquarters, Indianapolis Zoo, and Indianapolis Museum of Art.


Camera:  Indianapolis has many beautiful and scenic locations.  You may want to take a few pictures to share with family and friends.


Personal Toiletries:  Be sure to pack anything you might need for the week.  Toiletries will not be provided.


Alarm Clock:  To ensure you get to your different sessions and meals on time.


Notepad and Pen: For those attendees who may prefer pen and paper to typing out notes on a laptop or tablet, bring a notepad to take notes during your Track’s lectures.


Laptop Computer/iPad/Smart Phone:  All information will be posted in an online database.  Information will be available prior to the Academy and additional information will be made available during the Academy. The Downtown Marriott Indianapolis will provide wireless access.