We have designed an online version of the schedule for each day which allows you to easily access it on your phone. You can see everyone's assignments for the day (in case you need to find someone), and you can also zoom in on just your column to see where to be and when. The schedule is color-coded to indicate the room and a color key is at the bottom of each page:
You will also be given a printed copy of this schedule and the daily breakdowns in your staff binder at the pageant, along with your name badge lanyard, expense reimbursement form, staff contact list, etc.
350 W. Maryland Street, Indianapolis, IN 46225
Your hotel room is on the master list to be paid by the pageant and you will need to provide your own card for incidentals. If you park a car, you will be reimbursed for $18 per night in the hotel self-parking garage. Check-in is at 4:00 p.m. but you may be able to check in early. Check out is 11:00 a.m. If you are flying, you will be reimbursed for a shuttle or Uber/Lyft, (the hotel has told us that either options runs between $13 and $22 for a ride from the Indianapolis airport to the Marriott Downtown.)
Continental breakfast will be available daily from 7:00-9:00 a.m. in our hospitality suite which is Room 1737. The doors will be propped open during this time. We are following the lead of Team Leverton and Team Mayes and providing reimbursement for lunch and dinner instead of trying to bring in meals (invariably there are delays, or the order is incorrect, so this seems to be a better option).
$30 per day will be added to your paycheck at the end of the weekend to compensate you for lunch and dinner each day. You do not have to provide receipts as this reimbursement is handled as a per diem stipend. The hotel has reopened their dining venues and there are grab and go and sit-down options available, all of which are located on the first floor. The main restaurant, Conner's, has appetizers, sandwiches and salads, as well as entrees starting from $12 and the grab-n-go market offers soups, salads, sandwiches, snacks, ice cream, and several quick made-to-order options throughout the day.
Circle Centre Mall is also accessible via skywalk with Chick-fil-A, Panera, Subway, P.F. Chang's, Cinnabon, and many more options.
A Staff Contact List will be included in your binder and we will use our cell phones instead of radios for communication during pageant weekend. We plan to use GroupMe and Assistant State Director Macy Williams will set it up and provide directions for everyone.
STAFF BINDERS & MTG
Shenell, Kenydee, Merrill, Michael and Macy - we will meet you at 6:00pm in the Marriott Ballroom 5-6 (second floor) to provide your binders and get you started on trophy unpacking (thank you!)
Macy, Kenydee, Camille, Serene, Merrill and Shenell - we will have a production team meeting Thursday morning at 8:30am in the Hospitality Suite (Room 1737). Alan, you are welcome to join us if you would like, but you are not required since you may have been up late the night before setting up the ballroom!
For those of you arriving on Thursday or Friday - please text Scotty or Rebecca once you arrive and we will meet up to provide your staff binder and give you access to any meeting rooms for you to set-up, etc. You are all very experienced with NAM and will be able to hit the ground running, so since the schedule is so busy, we will not have a staff meeting. Please just let us know if you have any questions, and here are our numbers so you can contact us when you arrive:
NAM staff and judges will wear masks in public areas.
Contestants and families make their own decisions on whether to wear a mask. The hotel policy is: Masks are recommended for anyone who has not been vaccinated, but they are not required.
Click here for link to guidelines provided to contestants and families.