Annual gala moves to notable venue and will be held in February

INDIANAPOLIS (July 11, 2024) — TechPoint, the industry-led growth initiative for Indiana’s digital innovation economy, today announced its annual Mira Awards gala will be held Thursday, February 27, 2025, at The Palladium in Carmel. The event known as “the Oscars of Indiana Tech,” has traditionally been held in April in Indianapolis. 

“Elevating Indiana’s digital innovation industry is one of our key community-building strategies,” said TechPoint President and CEO Ting Gootee. “The Mira Awards gala is a proven platform to engage stakeholders across talent and innovation, all tech-driven sectors and all regions in Indiana.” 

The 2024 Mira Awards had recording-breaking participation of nearly 2000 stakeholders. 

“We were intentional in engaging audiences new to Mira, such as educators, early-in-career professionals and students,” Gootee said. “The resulting energy and excitement made for an extraordinary celebration.” 

For the first time in Mira history, three student groups – representing Crispus Attucks High School, Indiana University Indianapolis and Ball State University – performed at the gala. Even more brand-aligned performance opportunities are expected to be available at the 2025 gala at The Palladium. Entertainment may include solo or group vocalists, dancers or musician groups. Groups interested in performing at the 2025 event should indicate interest here

Gootee said planning for next year’s gala is already well underway and will build upon the 2024 show, with red-carpet highlights, pre-show and post-show networking, and celebration opportunities. Sponsors will be able to take advantage of balcony seating and related branding inside the Palladium. Organizations interested in sponsorship should indicate interest here.  Stakeholders will also have the option to host their own private parties in and around the Palladium.  

“Mira is sold out every year, and capacity at the Palladium is only 1500,” Gootee said. “Because of continually increasing demand, we expect the gala to be sold out well ahead of the event date.” 

Submission for Mira Awards will be open far earlier than ever before. Gootee said both the submission and adjudication process will be streamlined but the rigorous judging itself will remain. More details on those elements will be forthcoming soon. 

In the 25-year history of TechPoint’s Mira Awards, thousands of Indiana digital innovation companies have sought the annual recognition. Only 329 Mira Awards have been presented.  Learn more about the Mira Awards, and stay up-to-date on the 2025 awards submission process here