This Year's Sponsors & Exhibitors

Sponsors

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).

UA Little Rock

Timothy R. Stephenson Founder's Award, Tinker Space

Located in the heart of Arkansas, students at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock experience all of the advantages of city life while still being close to home. Since 1927, we've helped build this vibrant city by producing decades of leaders. At UA Little Rock, you'll experience the heart of business and innovation, the heart of politics and government, and the heart of arts and culture. Accomplished faculty, world-class facilities and an average class size of 16 makes our metropolitan university perfect for the serious scholar looking for a quality, affordable education.

NWA3D

In-Kind - NWA 3D Print it Up Competition Sponsor

NWA3D sells high quality 3D printers, filament, and accessories. All our 3D printers come with unlimited videoconference training sessions by certified teachers and lifetime support by our technicians. If you need help 3D printing in your EAST class, we're here to help!

SketchUp

In-Kind - SketchUp

SketchUp is hands down the easiest way to model in 3D.

Windstream

Bronze Sponsor, Digital Signage Sponsor

Windstream Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIN), a FORTUNE 500 company, is a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions for consumers, businesses, enterprise organizations and wholesale customers across the U.S. Windstream offers bundled services, including broadband, security solutions, voice and digital TV to consumers. The company also provides data, cloud solutions, unified communications and managed services to business and enterprise clients. The company supplies core transport solutions on a local and long-haul fiber network spanning approximately 129,000 miles. Additional information is available at windstream.com. Please visit our newsroom at news.windstream.com or follow us on Twitter at @Windstream.

HP, Inc.

T-Shirt Sleeve, In-Kind - HP, Inc.

HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, schools, governments, businesses and society. With the broadest technology portfolio spanning printing, mobile computing, desktop, workstation, and personal systems, HP delivers solutions for customers' most complex challenges in every region of the world.

CDW-GK12

In-Kind CDW

CDW is a leading multi-brand technology solutions provider to business, government, education and healthcare organizations in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. A Fortune 500 company with multinational capabilities. Our broad array of offerings range from discrete hardware and software products to integrated IT solutions such as mobility, security, cloud, data center and collaboration.

Dell EMC Technologies

Bronze Sponsor

Dell is a leading end to end solutions provider based out of Round Rock, Texas.

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.

ATG USA

In Kind - ATG USA

ATG USA is a Platinum Certified Autodesk Reseller based in North Little Rock, Ark. Founded in 1992 as a local computer services company, ATG has grown to become a leading value added Autodesk Reseller serving clients in more than 15 states across the Midwest and South. We work with some of the most progressive design firms throughout the architectural, engineering, and construction industries as not only their software vendor or license broker, but their complete technical support team. Our award-winning service is provided by some of the industry’s most experienced technology specialists, allowing our clients to get the most out of their technological investments.

AUTIS

Conference Website

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.

AT&T Arkansas

VIP Luncheon

At AT&T, we’re bringing it all together. We deliver advanced mobile services, next-generation TV, high-speed internet and smart solutions for people and businesses. That’s why we’re investing to be the premier integrated communications company. Fast, highly secure and mobile connectivity – to everything on the internet, everywhere, at every moment and on every device – is what drives us. It’s reflected in our mission: Connect people with their world, everywhere they live, work and play … and do it better than anyone else. We offer solutions that help businesses in every industry serve their customers better. We deliver advanced services to nearly 3.5 million businesses on 6 continents. That includes nearly all of the Fortune 1000 as well as neighborhood businesses across the United States. Our high-speed mobile internet network covers more than 390 million people and businesses across the U.S. and Mexico. We also wirelessly connect cars, machines, shipping containers and more. It's all part of our leadership in what’s called the Internet of Things. And we never stop innovating. The brightest minds in the business are in our AT&T Labs and Foundry centers developing new technologies, apps, products and services.

Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts

T-Shirt Sleeve

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.

Delcom Group LP

Administrator Reception

Delcom Group is a pioneering full-service technology integration company serving large-scale institutions throughout Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana region and beyond. We partner with private and public customers alike to provide full IT life-cycle support from practical guidance, to procurement, provisioning and deployment and all the steps in between. Delcom Group also specializes in standards-based, full-service AV systems design along with professional installation following industry best practices to ensure superior and worry-free deployment in your institution.

Riggs Cat

Riggs Cat

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/

B&B Solutions

In-Kind - T-Shirt Design Competition Sponsor

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

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.

CAST

EAST Fusion

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.

CHI St. Vincent

In-Kind - Chi St. Vincent

CHI St. Vincent, founded in 1888, is a health system with over one million patient visits per year. With a network of 300 primary care and specialty physicians, a home health agency, inpatient rehabilitation facilities and affiliations with more than 1,000 physicians, CHI St. Vincent serves patients from all 75 counties in Arkansas. CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs is an acute-care facility serving southwest Arkansas. In addition to the hospital, the CHI St. Vincent Medical Group includes primary care, walk-in/convenient care clinics, and many medical specialty clinics. Learn more at chistvincent.com.

Fay Jones School of Architecture + Design

In-Kind - Fay Jones Architectural Challenge Sponsor

Within the curricular context of an excellent professional design education, the Fay Jones School of Architecture + Design provides a vital school-wide design culture and educational environment grounded in critical design thinking, multidisciplinary collaborations and civic engagement. We are a professional design school providing excellence in teaching, research and service within a vibrant intellectual community that generates an energy and passion for great design, while nurturing the talent, intellectual agility, optimism and resourcefulness our students need to develop into the leaders in their respective design disciplines and in their communities. We have 5 year accredited degree programs in Architecture and Landscape Architecture and 4 year accredited degrees programs in Interior Design and Architectural Studies.

Staley Technologies

Staley Technologies

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.

SUMOTEXT

SUMOTEXT
In-kind Sumo

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

Southern Arkansas University Tech

In-Kind - "Pictures Up!" Video Competition Sponsor

Southern Arkansas University 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 1,800 students. SAU Tech employs around 160 staff and faculty and is located inside Highland Industrial Park in East Camden, Arkansas.

University of Arkansas Systems, Division of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service

In-Kind - Health and Wellness Competition Sponsor

The Cooperative Extension Service is part of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. With offices in all 75 counties, our faculty and staff provide educational programs and research-based information to the people of Arkansas. From agricultural programs to family financial management to youth education, we offer educational programs that have immediate and practical applications. Extension works in 4 main areas: 4-H and Youth Development, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Community and Economic Development, and Family and Consumer Sciences.

GRAPHISOFT

In-Kind - ARCHICAD Competition Sponsor

GRAPHISOFT® ignited the BIM revolution in 1984 with ARCHICAD®, the industry first BIM software for architects. GRAPHISOFT continues to lead the industry with innovative solutions such as its revolutionary BIMcloud®, the world’s first real-time BIM collaboration environment; EcoDesigner™, the world’s first fully BIM-integrated “GREEN” design solution; and BIMx®, the world’s leading mobile app for BIM visualization. GRAPHISOFT is part of the Nemetschek Group.

Madison County Disaster Action Team (MCDAT)

In-Kind - Poster Competition Sponsor

MCDAT is the county Red Cross organization responsible for assisting people who have lost their homes to fire and other disasters.

Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub

In-Kind - Arduinos Control It All Competition Sponsor

A non profit organization dedicated to educating and empowering our community of Creatives, Technologists and Entrepreneurs to be the Makers of our future.

Exhibitors

UA Little Rock

Located in the heart of Arkansas, students at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock experience all of the advantages of city life while still being close to home. Since 1927, we've helped build this vibrant city by producing decades of leaders. At UA Little Rock, you'll experience the heart of business and innovation, the heart of politics and government, and the heart of arts and culture. Accomplished faculty, world-class facilities and an average class size of 16 makes our metropolitan university perfect for the serious scholar looking for a quality, affordable education.

NWA3D

NWA3D sells high quality 3D printers, filament, and accessories. All our 3D printers come with unlimited videoconference training sessions by certified teachers and lifetime support by our technicians. If you need help 3D printing in your EAST class, we're here to help!

SketchUp

SketchUp is hands down the easiest way to model in 3D.

HP, Inc.

HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, schools, governments, businesses and society. With the broadest technology portfolio spanning printing, mobile computing, desktop, workstation, and personal systems, HP delivers solutions for customers' most complex challenges in every region of the world.

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.

ATG USA

ATG USA is a Platinum Certified Autodesk Reseller based in North Little Rock, Ark. Founded in 1992 as a local computer services company, ATG has grown to become a leading value added Autodesk Reseller serving clients in more than 15 states across the Midwest and South. We work with some of the most progressive design firms throughout the architectural, engineering, and construction industries as not only their software vendor or license broker, but their complete technical support team. Our award-winning service is provided by some of the industry’s most experienced technology specialists, allowing our clients to get the most out of their technological investments.

Dell EMC Technologies

Dell is a leading end to end solutions provider based out of Round Rock, Texas.

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.

B&B Solutions

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

National Park College

From reduced and guaranteed tuition to high-demand skills, National Park College provides the tools needed to achieve your potential. Our experienced faculty and staff are committed to your success in the workforce. In fact, we guarantee it. NPC is less than half the cost of the average four-year university. More than 70% of NPC students receive Financial Aid and Scholarships. Last year, 2046 students received nearly $8.8 million in grants and scholarships. NPC offers two year degrees and certificates both on campus and online and transfer opportunities to every university in Arkansas. Learn more at np.edu.

CAST

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.

Fay Jones School of Architecture + Design

Within the curricular context of an excellent professional design education, the Fay Jones School of Architecture + Design provides a vital school-wide design culture and educational environment grounded in critical design thinking, multidisciplinary collaborations and civic engagement. We are a professional design school providing excellence in teaching, research and service within a vibrant intellectual community that generates an energy and passion for great design, while nurturing the talent, intellectual agility, optimism and resourcefulness our students need to develop into the leaders in their respective design disciplines and in their communities. We have 5 year accredited degree programs in Architecture and Landscape Architecture and 4 year accredited degrees programs in Interior Design and Architectural Studies.

LEGO Education

LEGO® Education combines the unique excitement of LEGO bricks with hands-on classroom solutions for science, technology, engineering, math, and literacy. Learn how our products can bring innovation to your classroom.

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.

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.

University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College

The University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College is a comprehensive 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.

Mid-America Science Museum

Mid-America Science Museum is Arkansas' largest hands-on science center and the state's first Smithsonian Affiliate. With over 100 engaging, hands-on exhibits that explore the wonders of energy, matter, life and perception, the Museum seeks to spark curiosity and enhance scientific understanding through inquiry, observational skills and discovery learning. Experience Arkansas Underfoot, the Bob Wheeler Science Skywalk, the brand new Workshop area and our state of the art Oaklawn Foundation Digital Dome where you can explore the stars and much, much more!

Arkansas Coding Academy

We provide short, career focused courses to students who show natural curiosity and talent in the world of development.

CompTIA

CompTIA’s Academy Partner Program provides valuable tools and resources to assist schools in recruiting, training, certifying and upgrading the skills of their students in IT. CompTIA’s Academy program is designed to help schools promote certification and enhance student career opportunities.

Arkansas Geographic Alliance & University of Central Arkansas Department of Geography

The Arkansas Geographic Alliance is a nonprofit run by teachers and funded by the National Geographic Society. Our goal is to assist K-12 teachers to understand and use spatial concepts and technologies in their classes, regardless of disciplines. We also work with 7th grade Social Studies teachers covering the required Geography course, high school AP teachers, and run ArcGIS workshops for educators.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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