The Fort Wayne Teaching Conference, informally known as the “Area Deans’ Conference”, began in 1998. The Academic Deans of seven area colleges and universities had begun meeting a few times a year to share information about issues that affected them all, irrespective of differences in mission, size, or philosophy. The growing need to understand and use instructional technology led to a decision to sponsor a conference at which faculty from their institutions could share their work. The 1998 Teaching and Technology Conference, held on the Fort Wayne Ivy Tech campus, was so successful that the conference became an annual event. Since 1999, it has been held on the IPFW campus.
Find your way to IPFW…
We have compiled a list of directions from various locations. Choose the location that suits you.
Whether you’re headed from the north or south of Fort Wayne, travel to exit 312 (formally exit 112) on the north side of Fort Wayne (Coldwater Road/Washington Center Road). Once on Coldwater, immediately turn left onto Washington Center Road. Drive for approximately 2-3 miles and turn right onto St. Joe Road. (note: Washington Center Road is the same as St. Joe Center Road on the map, but does not actually become St. Joe Center Road until after it crosses St. Joe Road). IPFW will be on your right directly opposite Fort Wayne State Developmental Center.
From the North:
Take 30, 33, or 3 south to I-69 and head north. Follow the above directions for I69.
From the East:
Take 24 or 14 west to I-69 and head north. Follow the above directions for I-69.
From the South via I-469:
If you are coming from south of Fort Wayne, 27, 33 and 1 all intersect with I-469. At I469 head north and continue on I-469. Turn west onto St. Rte. 37. Drive past Maplecrest Road and St. Joe Road (Stellhorn will become Crescent Avenue). The main entrance to IPFW will be on your right.
From the West:
Take 30 or 24 west to I-469 and head north. Follow the above directions for I-469.
From Fort Wayne International Airport:
Turn right onto Bluffton Road from the airport. This will take you directly to I-469, where you will head west (towards I-69). At exit 296 (formally exit 96) take I-69 north and refer to the above directions for I-69.
Through Downtown Fort Wayne:
Take 27 north through downtown. The signs will take you through downtown. Highway 27 will become Lafayette Street, then Spy Run Avenue. Turn right on East State Boulevard. You will go through three lights. Turn left on North Anthony Boulevard. Go straight through two lights until you come to Coliseum Boulevard. You are now in front of IPFW. Go straight and you have entered IPFW.