This Year's Sponsors & Exhibitors

Sponsors

Arkansas Department of Education

Arkansas Department of Education
Presenting Sponsor, Registration Bags

The Arkansas Department of Education strives to ensure that all children in the state have access to a quality education by providing educators, administrators and staff with leadership, resources and training.

Sound Logic, Inc.

In Kind - Sound Logic

We are a stage, sound, lighting and video company that does concerts, festivals and corporate events.

FIS

Silver Sponsor

FIS is one of the world's top-ranked technology providers to the banking industry. With more than 30,000 experts in 100 countries, FIS delivers the most comprehensive range of solutions for the broadest range of financial markets, all with a singular focus: helping our clients succeed. FIS is part of the S&P 500. FIS has also been named the number one overall financial technology provider in the world by American Banker and Financial Insights (FinTech 100).

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Lanyards, T-Shirt Sleeve, UALR Village

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock offers both a traditional and online college education within in a metropolitan setting. With over 100 degrees and 60-plus graduate programs, UALR allows students to earn a diploma in fields such as nursing, criminal justice, accounting, engineering, education, business, and psychology. Because of the proximity to the capital city of Little Rock, UALR students benefit from a unique hands-on learning experience both within the classroom and while working within the community.

Esri

Bronze Sponsor

Esri’s geographic information system (GIS) software gives you the power to think and plan geographically. GIS is used in more than 350,000 organizations worldwide. It helps cities, governments, universities, and Fortune 500 companies save money, lives, and our environment. Whether transporting ethanol or studying landslides, these organizations use GIS to collect, manage, and analyze geographic information, which helps them see relationships, patterns, and trends. They can then solve problems and make better decisions because they are looking at their data in a way that is quickly understood and easily shared.

Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts

Mobile Event App

The mission of ASMSA is to create, encourage and sustain, throughout the State of Arkansas, an educational community of academically talented students, faculty and staff that pursues knowledge of mathematics, sciences and the arts.

Trimble Navigation Ltd

In Kind - Trimble

Trimble Navigation Ltd working with Navigation Electronics, Inc. our Arkansas distributor. Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in business and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location--including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies, such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA

AT&T Arkansas

Red Carpet Extravaganza

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile broadband and emerging 4G capabilities, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T |DIRECTV brands. The company’s suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising.

AUTIS

Conference Website, Conference Clips

The Arkansas Users of Telecommunications and Information Systems promotes the advancement of professional and technical knowledge in telecommunications and information systems management technologies. The organization is recognized as the only regional organization of its kind in Arkansas.

Acxiom Corporation

Best of Conference Awards, EAST Fusion

Acxiom’s expertise managing consumer data drives on-line, off-line and mobile marketing decisions for more than 7,000 global clients with worldwide annual revenue of $1.4 billion. Interested in Acxiom? Learn about our Equal Opportunities, job postings and more @ http://www.acxiom.com/about-acxiom/ https://twitter.com/Acxiom https://www.facebook.com/AcxiomRecruiting http://www.acxiom.com/careers/ Acxiom is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with a disability.

Arkansas NSF EPSCoR

Breakout Session Room

The mission of Arkansas’s NSF EPSCoR program is to strengthen research and education in science and engineering in Arkansas. Arkansas NSF EPSCoR’s goals are to provide strategic programs and opportunities for Arkansas participants that stimulate sustainable improvements in their research and development capacity and competitiveness; and to advance science and engineering capabilities in Arkansas for discovery, innovation and overall knowledge-based prosperity.

Hiland Dairy

Aisle Sign

We're proud to be farmer-owned, which allows us to produce high-quality dairy products from milk that is wholesome, delicious and full of important vitamins and minerals—free of artificial growth hormones. At Hiland, our core values include "doing what's right" and "being better than we have to be." Though these are evident in the products we make, they're also a part of a larger philosophy that's rooted in our relationship with the world around us. We know that fertile land produces healthy cows, and healthy cows provide fresh, great tasting milk. So we care deeply about preserving our water, land and natural resources for future generations. To that end, we also reduce waste, reuse resources and recycle what we can so that those same future generations will be able to enjoy the same high quality milk you enjoy today.

NWA 3D L.L.C.

Tinker Space

We are a new 3D printing company in Northwest Arkansas that is focusing on 3D printing supply, education, and community building in our area. We are helping schools, organizations, and individuals 3D print by providing the tools and education they need to succeed. We sell small, affordable 3D printers that are perfect for scaling in a classroom environment. Each printer comes with training, and a one year service and parts guarantee. We also sell locally manufactured filament in dozens of colors, including glow-in-the-dark. It's our mission to educate organizations and individuals on 3D printing; to either introduce the technology or help them to troubleshoot it. That's why all of our printers come with training and support. We also teach free 3D printing classes in local schools, led by an experienced and certified teacher. We are building the 3D printing community in our area to grow Arkansas into a technology hub for the nation. In addition to assisting and supplying over a dozen local elementary, middle, and high schools with 3D printing, NWA3D is also supporting our community by bringing these schools together with organizations, libraries, and colleges that are researching, using, or interested in 3D printing. Contact us if you'd like to know more!

Gill Ragon Owen

Gill Ragon Owen
Donation - Gill Ragon Owen

Gill Ragon Owen, PA is a Little Rock, Arkansas based law firm focusing on corporate, finance, environmental and family law.

First Security Bank

Aisle Sign

Based in Searcy, Arkansas, the privately-held First Security Bancorp has the most complete and diverse product offering of any Arkansas-based financial services holding company. Supported by the strength of $903 million in total capital and $5.089 billion in assets, First Security has the ability to meet any financing need - right here in Arkansas. With more than 900 employees covering locations throughout the state, we offer solutions for the financial needs of individuals, businesses and the public sector, including a network of local community banks, respected investment banking and wealth management services, public finance, real estate development and revitalization, leasing and mortgage services.

B&B Solutions

In-Kind Printing BnB

B&B Solutions provides a wide range of Products and Services to help build your Brand and Brand awareness. Our offerings include ... Business Forms and Labels Commercial Printing, (Brochures, Letterheads, Business Cards, and Envelopes) Promotional Products, (A complete line of gifts, giveaways, and awards displaying your logo or event information) Embroidery of Apparel, Caps, Tote Bags and More Screen Printing of T-Shirts, Blankets, etc. Signs and Banners Direct Mail Applications

Staley Technologies

Staley Technologies
Alumni support 1000

Established in 1951, Staley's roots lie in residential and commercial electrical service and installation. Over 30 years ago, Staley diversified its service offerings as a low voltage partner with national rollout capabilities for some of the world's largest retailers. Today, Staley Technologies continues to offer innovation solutions for our clients changing low voltage needs.

CAST

STEM Challenges

The Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST), located at the University of Arkansas, focuses on research, education, and outreach related to geoinformatics and geomatics. Specific areas of research in these fields include GIS, geospatial analysis and modeling, high density survey, enterprise spatial databases, remote sensing, digital photogrammetry, and geospatial data and model interoperability. CAST's research efforts involve new approaches to spatial data as well as the development of new methodologies for analysis of these data.

Riggs Cat

Alumni support 1000

Since 1927 Riggs CAT has proudly served the construction equipment and engine needs for the state of Arkansas. From new and quality pre-owned machines to rental fleets, Riggs CAT is the premier provider of Caterpillar equipment as well as unsurpassed customer service for 75 counties in Arkansas/

Clark Contractors

Alumni Conference Team

Clark Contractors, LLC is a partnership among William Clark, Shannon Earls and Danny Bennett, who have worked together for more than 25 years. We share a common reputation in the construction industry as honest, dependable and diligent team players who work in the best interest of the Owner. The integrity and past performance of our people is the cornerstone of our reputation and clearly demonstrates our ability to deliver high quality projects within or under budget and on time or ahead of schedule.

SUMOTEXT

SUMOTEXT
In Kind - Sumotext

SUMOTEXT helps brands, agencies, and nonprofits kick-start and sustain conversations and commerce with mobile audiences via SMS, MMS, Apple Wallet, and Google Wallet.

Candlewood Suites

In-Kind Alumni rooms

We would like to welcome you to the Candlewood Suites in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Our hotel, located in central Arkansas, is two miles from historic downtown Hot Springs and less than an hour from Little Rock.

Jacksson David, LLC

Alumni support $250

Startup Dad is a blog that provides insights, knowledge and strategies to young entrepreneurs, their parents and friends. We've already traveled the path of raising a young entrepreneur and we want to insure your journey is a fulfilling one.

Exhibitors

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock offers both a traditional and online college education within in a metropolitan setting. With over 100 degrees and 60-plus graduate programs, UALR allows students to earn a diploma in fields such as nursing, criminal justice, accounting, engineering, education, business, and psychology. Because of the proximity to the capital city of Little Rock, UALR students benefit from a unique hands-on learning experience both within the classroom and while working within the community.

Esri

Esri’s geographic information system (GIS) software gives you the power to think and plan geographically. GIS is used in more than 350,000 organizations worldwide. It helps cities, governments, universities, and Fortune 500 companies save money, lives, and our environment. Whether transporting ethanol or studying landslides, these organizations use GIS to collect, manage, and analyze geographic information, which helps them see relationships, patterns, and trends. They can then solve problems and make better decisions because they are looking at their data in a way that is quickly understood and easily shared.

Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts

The mission of ASMSA is to create, encourage and sustain, throughout the State of Arkansas, an educational community of academically talented students, faculty and staff that pursues knowledge of mathematics, sciences and the arts.

Acxiom Corporation

Acxiom’s expertise managing consumer data drives on-line, off-line and mobile marketing decisions for more than 7,000 global clients with worldwide annual revenue of $1.4 billion. Interested in Acxiom? Learn about our Equal Opportunities, job postings and more @ http://www.acxiom.com/about-acxiom/ https://twitter.com/Acxiom https://www.facebook.com/AcxiomRecruiting http://www.acxiom.com/careers/ Acxiom is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with a disability.

NWA 3D L.L.C.

We are a new 3D printing company in Northwest Arkansas that is focusing on 3D printing supply, education, and community building in our area. We are helping schools, organizations, and individuals 3D print by providing the tools and education they need to succeed. We sell small, affordable 3D printers that are perfect for scaling in a classroom environment. Each printer comes with training, and a one year service and parts guarantee. We also sell locally manufactured filament in dozens of colors, including glow-in-the-dark. It's our mission to educate organizations and individuals on 3D printing; to either introduce the technology or help them to troubleshoot it. That's why all of our printers come with training and support. We also teach free 3D printing classes in local schools, led by an experienced and certified teacher. We are building the 3D printing community in our area to grow Arkansas into a technology hub for the nation. In addition to assisting and supplying over a dozen local elementary, middle, and high schools with 3D printing, NWA3D is also supporting our community by bringing these schools together with organizations, libraries, and colleges that are researching, using, or interested in 3D printing. Contact us if you'd like to know more!

The Iron Yard

The Iron Yard exists to create real, lasting change for people, companies and communities through technology education. Our educational resources provide a solution at the juncture of supply, demand, business and a broken education system. We are committed to training the highest-quality technology professionals in the world, both in skill and in character. Our mission is to connect with people pursuing the craft and lifelong adventure of technology and help equip them with the skills they need to both get started and progress throughout their careers.

archway systems, inc

25 years as channel partner and academic consultant to Bentley Systems, Inc publisher of software for infrastructure such as structures, roads, bridges, dams, buildings, water distribution and more including titles such as MicroStation, InRoads, WaterGEMS, STAAD.Pro, RAM and the newest: Context Capture for creating 3D models from photographs.

TeleComp

TeleComp's niche in the K-12 EDU market place is providing total "turn-key" technology solutions. TeleComp specializes in the K-12 EDU segment of technology as it pertains to VoIP phone systems, Enterprise Wireless LAN’s (WiFi), Distance Learning (video conferencing), Interactive Boards, and Digital Signage. Since 2003, TeleComp has been a full service technology firm offering FREE application consultation and on-site surveys, solution sales and service, and the installation / implementation of EDU technology. TeleComp also provides the fastest bandwidth speeds possible through the AT&T Partner Exchange, as well as other Tier 1 and Tier 2 carriers and resellers.

Native Expeditions

Our organization's mission is to provide education, leadership skills, and stewardship opportunities in cultural arts, environmental literacy, and technology integration; therefore enabling youth, educators and community leaders to protect and improve all native communities' heritage. We partner with over 20 schools in the Ouachita National Forest providing HABITAT RESTORATION/STEWARDSHIP, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, VIDEO DOCUMENTARIES, AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES.

Agricultural Education, Communications and Technology

The AECT curriculum includes a series of core courses that build a solid foundation in agricultural sciences. Students also have the opportunity to concentrate their studies in education, communications, or technology to best match their professional goals. Graduates from the AECT program find careers in which they use their agricultural knowledge as well as their education, communications, and leadership skills.

University of Central Arkansas

UCA offers a well-rounded and exciting college experience: engaging academics, exciting sports, and a superb location! Find out what UCA is all about and why over 11,000 students choose UCA as their 'home away from home.' Our mission is to increase awareness of educational opportunities and facilitate the UCA experience by providing accurate information to prospective students while guiding them through the process of becoming part of the UCA community.

Arkansas Society of Professional Surveyors

The Arkansas Society of Professional Surveyors (ASPS) is a non-profit association dedicated to serving the public interest and advancing the profession of surveying.

Ouachita Baptist University

Ouachita Baptist University

Private, Christian, Liberal Arts University in Arkadelphia, AR. As a leading liberal arts university, Ouachita has earned a strong academic reputation. Combine that with a close-knit campus community and you have a setting where students thrive academically, spiritually and personally.

Fay Jones School of Architecture + Design

Fay Jones School of Architecture + Design with three design programs: Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Interior Design

Arkansas STEM Coalition

The Arkansas Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Coalition is a statewide partnership of leaders from the corporate, education, government and community sectors which plans, encourages, coordinates and advocates policies, strategies, and programs supportive of excellence in STEM teaching and learning in order to expand the economy of Arkansas and produce higher paying jobs.

Arkansas Department of Human Services

The Department of Human Services (DHS) is Arkansas's largest state agency with more than 8,000 positions in 181 offices across all 75 counties. Each county has at least one local office where citizens can apply for positions within the county office. DHS Employees work in 13 divisions along with 8 support offices to provide services to more than 1 million Arkansans each year. Many families experience stresses and when they need help to cope with them, DHS is there. DHS has trained professionals to help children and families with their problems. Our staff is there for families who need support to keep their children at home, for families who temporarily cannot care for their own children, and to help solve the family and community issues which contribute to these difficulties. DHS employees work hard every day, making people's lives better all around Arkansas. DHS is indeed a great place to work!

Arkansas Tech University

Arkansas Tech University, a state-supported institution of higher education, is dedicated to nurturing scholastic development, integrity, and professionalism. The University offers a wide range of traditional and innovative programs which provide a solid educational foundation for life-long learning to a diverse community of learners.

AdvancED Arkansas

AdvancED is a non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site external reviews of Pre-K - 12 schools and school systems to ensure that all learners realize their full potential

Southern Arkansas University Tech

SAU Tech is a two-year public college which is part of the Southern Arkansas University System. The college began in 1968 and has an average enrollment of over 2,000 students. The college employs over 150 staff and faculty and is located inside Highland Industrial Park in East Camden, Arkansas.

University of Arkansas - Fort Smith

University of Arkansas - Fort Smith

I represent the Computer Graphic Technology Program in the College of Applied Science and Technology for the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith.

CompTIA

CompTIA

The CompTIA Authorized Partner Program for Academy Partners offers a robust educational program designed to assist academic institutions, nonprofit organizations, and government retraining agencies in enhancing the learning experience for students preparing for an IT career. We can help students acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, and credentials for a successful IT career path. This includes resources to help students choose potential paths of employment, and education on opportunities for long-term career growth. The program includes information, tools, and resources designed to help school administrators and instructors plan, prepare, and deliver an effective IT curriculum.

University of Arkansas at Monticello

The School of Forestry & Natural Resources offers majors in Natural Resources Management and Land Surveying. The Natural Resources Management major includes a choice of five options: Forestry, Wildlife Management & Conservation, Geospatial Science, Communications in Natural Resources, and Environmental Science. The School also offers a 2-year Associate of Science degree in Land Surveying Technology and a Master of Science in Forest Resources. Generous supporters of the School have provided for more than 35 fully endowed student scholarships.

Northwest Arkansas Community College

We are a learning college with an EAST lab, which supports our EMPACTS, (Educationally Managed Projects, Advancing, Community, Technology/Teamwork and Service) project based learning program. We offer scholarships for incoming EAST High School students, as well as scholarships for any student who desires to learn technology and serve as a peer mentor in our EAST/EMPACTS lab. Northwest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) is the perfect place for EAST High School students to continue their project based learning experience and receive a 2Y degree as they transition from High School to the 4 Year College degree program or to gain certification and training for the workplace. The faculty and staff at NWACC are dedicated to teaching and facilitating in the personal, academic and professional growth of our students.

Pulaski Technical College

Pulaski Technical College is a comprehensive, two-year college that serves the educational needs of central Arkansas through occupational/technical degree and certificate programs, a university-transfer curriculum and specialized programs for business and industry. The college’s mission is to provide access to high quality education that promotes student learning, to enable individuals to develop to their fullest potential and to support the economic development of the state. For more information, visit www.pulaskitech.edu.

University of Arkansas College of Engineering

At the University of Arkansas College of Engineering, we put you first. From the time you arrive for your campus tour until the moment you walk across the stage to claim your hard-earned degree, we are about you. Students First is the mantra of the College of Engineering and the university as a whole. We want to provide you with the social and academic support that you need for a successful college career. We work to eliminate the challenges students typically face in completing an engineering degree. In our Freshman Engineering Program, for example, we'll guide you through your first year with mentoring and advising services to help you choose a concentration, keep up with your classwork, and begin to think about your future career. Our faculty and staff provide excellent academic service with patient, positive, and helpful attitudes. When you're a member of our engineering family, we'll go the extra mile to guide you on your journey to your successful career in engineering. Many of our current students say they value the close relationships they're formed with their professors, who are always available to answer questions, help solve a problem or just chat about life. In short, student-centeredness permeates everything we do. It guides every decision we make. It motivates us to continuously ask ourselves how we can serve you better, and then to act upon that task.


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