Work with those listed above, plenty of work to go around.
Indianapolis would be a fine location. There is a happening downtown with shopping, museums, restaurants and bars. The convention center is connected to many of the hotels, so plenty of rooms.
The beer scene is going like crazy there in the last 2 years. I am there often to see family, and it is hard to keep track of the newbreweries opening all the time.
All that and I can drive there.