iNACOL Annual VSS Networking Dinner Reception - Thursday Night Jazz, Martinis & Twinkling Skies

Thursday, Nov 10th - 6:00pm - 9:30pm - Indiana Roof Ballroom

Every year, the VSS Networking Dinner raises the roof for providing unparalleled networking opportunities — and a chance to relax and unwind. For generations of Indianapolis men and women, the words “Indiana Roof Ballroom” evoke memories of jazz and swinging dance bands under twinkling skies. In keeping with the Roof’s esthetic and art deco style, we are hosting a dinner reception, with a renowned jazz band and martinis under the stars.

Enjoy the ambiance of a quaint, European village. Dance to the music of the Buselli/Wallarab Sextet — a variety of music from the 30’s and 40’s — swing to jazz! Mark Buselli and Brent Wallarab are music educators, musicians and composers. Wallarab has served as Specialist in Jazz for the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. He has transcribed, edited, and restored nearly 300 works for big band deemed by the Smithsonian as national treasures. Wallarab also performs as lead and solo trombonist for the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra. Buselli is head of Jazz Studies at Ball State University in Indiana and currently serves as Education Director of the Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra in Indianapolis where he has created educational opportunities for over six thousand students. This is a unique opportunity to network and enjoy world-class jazz in a rarefied, magical, art-deco setting. Drinks (and martinis), dinner and desserts will be served.

All Virtual School Symposium (VSS) attendees are invited to attend the Thursday night networking and dinner reception.


Address & Map

Indiana Roof Ballroom
140 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Google Map Directions

Skywalk Directions

It’s longer, but to walk inside, take the skywalk from the JW Marriott to the Hyatt Regency Hotel, which is located across the street from the Indiana Roof Ballroom.

Walking Directions to the Indiana Roof Ballroom from the JW Marriott (0.3 miles/5 minute walk)

The Indiana Roof Ballroom is located about 3 blocks away at 140 W. Washington Street in the Indiana Repertory Theatre Building on the 6th Floor. Walk east on Washington Street 3 blocks. The building is on the north side of the street (next to the Embassy Suites) in a beautiful art deco theater building. Enter the east doors (on the right) and take the elevator to the 6th floor. You can also take the Skywalk there.

Driving Directions to the Indiana Roof

Ballroom from the JW Marriott
Take Maryland Street east to Illinois Street.
Turn left on Illinois and go two blocks to Market Street. Turn left on Market Street, go one block and turn left onto Capitol Street.
The entrance to the Claypool/Embassy Suites Garage is on the left. There is a ballroom entrance on the 7th floor of the garage.


All taxicabs are $5.00 anywhere in the downtown area.