Ivy Tech Partners with WaterStep on 2nd Annual IF Water Conference, an IdeaFestival® Affiliate Event

SELLERSBURG — Ivy Tech Community College Southern Indiana has partnered with WaterStep for the 2nd annual IF Water Conference. The conference will be held from 9am to 5pm on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at the Muhammad Ali Center in downtown Louisville. Other partners in the event include the Muhammad Ali Center, the Louisville Water Company and Ernst and Young.

The IF Water Conference will offer attendees a full day of interactive discussions focused on the world’s water issues. It will feature a keynote address by Charles Fishman, author of The Big Thirst, a narrative that explores how water runs our world in a host of ways that we take completely for granted. The conference will also include speakers Tori Murden McClure, the first woman to make a solo crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by rowboat, Greg Hietzman, Executive Director of Louisville MSD, Gregory Long and Ann McCormick from Ford Motor Company, and Mark Hogg, Founder and CEO of WaterStep.

Local Ivy Tech students will participate in this year’s IF Water conference by providing a social media presence on-site, graphic design students will use the event as a feature for a publication project later in the year, and members of the faculty and staff will participate as discussion facilitators.

Ivy Tech faculty and staff have been instrumental in creating an innovative distance-learning project for water with global reach. At IF Water, they will discuss how they partnered with WaterStep and GE volunteers to create the vision of the program, and provide up-to-date Beta testing results from the field.

WaterStep is a Louisville based non-profit focused on providing solutions to the world’s water crisis. The organization continually works on projects ranging from bringing safe water to developing countries to providing water for disaster relief and
emergency contingency plans in local communities throughout the U.S.

For information on how to purchase tickets for the event, contact WaterStep at (502) 568-6342 or visit www.waterstep.org/getinvolved/if-water-conference/.

About Ivy Tech
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

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