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March 17-19, 2020, Hot Springs, Arkansas

EAST Conference 2020

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About EAST Conference

Each spring, more than 2,500 students, teachers, parents, and community and business leaders attend the largest EAST event of the year, the national EAST Conference. This three-day exhibition style event celebrates and challenges EAST students to learn and perform at the highest levels. Conference is an opportunity for attendees to network with other students, share stories and ideas, and showcase projects that make a difference in their communities.

2500

Students

3

Days

259

Schools

40

Sessions

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Day 1 Agenda

tuesday

8:00 AM - - - 1:30 PM

Registration / Exhibit Hall

School Registration & Booth Setup

Teamwork makes the dreamwork! Split up when you arrive and you unload and register at the same time!

2:00 PM

Bank OZK Arena

Opening Plenary (Doors open at 1:30 PM)

Kick off #EASTcon20 at the Opening Plenary where you will meet the EAST Conference Leadership Team, get all the must-know details for the event, and hear the State of EAST address, presented by the EAST President/CEO, Matt Dozier.

Cost: $10 | Event Ticket Available at Will Call

6:00 PM - - - 8:00 PM

Mid-America Science Museum

EAST Fusion: A Night at the Museum

Explore a wide variety of activities and have some fun! Let your hair down, play, and compete! Find out more information here.

Cost: $5 / Person | Pre-Order Deadline - 3 p.m., CST February 28, 2020 (Limited number of tickets available)

Day 2 Agenda

Wednesday

8:30 AM - - - 4:00 PM

Exhibit Hall

Exhibit Hall Open

Experience EAST in action by networking with EAST students, engage in hands-on activities in the Tinker space, and make sure to interact with event sponsors and exhibitors on the Exhibit Hall floor!

8:30 AM - - - 4:00 PM

200 Hallway

Breakout Sessions

Time to break out of that comfort zone … well at least for 40 minutes! Attend sessions with new friends and gain some new knowledge!

9:30 AM - - - 1:00 PM

Exhibit Hall

Conference Showcase

Present and celebrate your EAST program’s work over the past year in the Conference Showcase!

5:30 PM - - - 6:30 PM

Grand Lobby

VIP Reception Private Event

This small gathering serves as a way to say thank you to friends and supporters of EAST that attend EAST conference.

7:00 PM - - - 9:00 PM

Bank OZK Arena

Conference Gala (Doors Open at 6:15 PM)

Join us as we celebrate achievements in EAST. All competition winners and those receiving top EAST top honors will be announced at this ceremony.

Cost: $15 | Pre-Order Deadline - 3 p.m., March 2, 2020 (Gala Ticket Available at Will Call)

Day 3 Agenda

thursday

8:30 AM - - - 11:30 AM

Exhibit Hall

Exhibit Hall Open

Experience EAST in action by networking with EAST students, engage in hands-on activities in the Tinker space, and make sure to interact with event sponsors and exhibitors on the Exhibit Hall floor!

8:30 AM - - - 11:30 AM

200 Hallway

Breakout Sessions

Time to break out of that comfort zone … well at least for 40 minutes! Attend sessions with new friends and gain some new knowledge!

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Tech Support Olympiad

Watch the top techies showcase their problem-solving skills in the final round of this four-part competition!! Can’t be there in person? Watch the competition live!

12:00 PM

Bank OZK Arena

Closing Session (Doors open at 11:30 AM)

The fun isn’t over just yet! #EASTcon20 wraps up with Closing Session - a pep rally atmosphere, more awards, and the unveiling of the 2020 EAST Conference video and slideshow. We also get the wheels turning for next year by revealing the #EASTcon21 theme!

Cost: $10 | Event Ticket Available at Will Call

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