Early registration closes March 9
To secure the early-bird registration rate of $175, you must register by noon (Central) on March 9. After March 9, you must register on site for $200. You must pre-register if you plan to attend the CAR Mini-Boot Camp. (The Web Frameworks Boot Camp is currently full.)
When you register, pick up your ticket for the Friday night event at The Jazz Kitchen, one of Indy's top destinations for local and national talent. You can purchase tickets on the conference registration form. Advanced tickets are $15 and include two drinks.
Caspio to offer one-stop training at CAR '09
In conjunction with the 2009 CAR Conference, Caspio will offer a free Day-Long Boot Camp for existing Caspio Bridge clients at the Sheraton City Centre in Indianapolis. The hands-on class will provide in-depth training to empower participants with the latest tools and insights to create complete end-to-end web applications efficiently and maintain them with ease. The boot camp will be from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, and is limited to 18 registered attendees on a first come, first served basis. Click to register
Caspio will also offer a Fast Track for Educators that includes accelerated session topics for those interested in using Caspio Bridge in the classroom. This special mini-boot camp will be held from 9 a.m. to Noon on Sunday, March 22. Click to register
Read more about Caspio training opportunities in Indianapolis.
Seats are filling up for the Mini Boot Camp
In this track for CAR beginners, special morning panels will be coordinated with hands-on classes in the afternoon. The combination will give participants a mini-boot camp experience with plenty of opportunity to apply what they learn to reporting and writing news stories.
Participants are pre-registered for a series of classes, modeled on the IRE and NICAR 5-day CAR Boot Camp curriculum. This will offer 10 hours of hands-on instruction in Internet, spreadsheets and database management.
There is no extra charge to reserve a seat in the Mini-Boot Camp but, due to its limited availability, please sign up only if you will attend all sessions. There are 36 seats available on a first come, first served basis. Don’t forget to sign up for the Mini Boot Camp when completing your conference registration.
Looking to learn skills that will help you, and your newsroom, thrive?
Join IRE and NICAR in Indianapolis for our annual conference devoted to computer-assisted reporting. Come and learn about tools you need to dig deeper into stories and give readers, viewers and your online audience the information they're demanding.
The CAR conference offers something for everyone, from beginners to those on the cutting edge of digital reporting. We'll offer everything from the latest technological advances to the basics on using spreadsheets, databases and online mapping. Learn from the best in the business in panel discussions and during hands-on training sessions. Bypass the budget issues in your newsroom by taking classes in free software. Or get a look at what the biggest names in data-driven reporting are using to make a major impact online.
Several mini-boot camps — a special track of hands-on training sessions — are offered during the conference. One option is the advanced Web Frameworks series, which teaches you how to create and customize interactive databases for your Web site.
Amtrak Convention Travel Discount
Amtrak offers a 10% discount off the lowest available rail fare to Indianapolis, IN between March 16, 2009 – March 25, 2009. To book your reservation call Amtrak at 1-800-872-7245 or contact your local travel agent. Conventions cannot be booked via the Internet. Please be sure to refer to Convention Fare code X60V-954 when making your reservation. This offer is not valid on the Auto Train and Acela Service. Fare is valid on Amtrak Regional for all departures seven days a week, except for holiday blackouts. Offer valid with Sleepers, Business Class or First Class seats with payment of the full applicable accommodation charges.
CAR Conference ground transportation
Carey Indiana, (317) 241-6700: Full-service ground transportation offering shared service to passengers arriving at the Indianapolis International Airport. For reservations, please visit their Web site.
Darryl Isherwood of The Morning Call won the complimentary conference registration to the 2009 CAR Conference by filling out an evaluation at the 2008 conference in Houston.