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EAST Conference 2024

March 12-14, 2024

The world around us is vast. There is always something to learn. There are always people to help. In EAST, we don’t settle for doing the same thing over and over again. When one challenge is conquered, we pull out our maps and seek the next great adventure.

Dare to discover new ways to help more people. The key to changing your world is Uncharted.

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Logo by Lindsay Cook of Buffalo Island Central High School


Each spring, more than 3,500 students, teachers, parents, and community and business leaders gather to attend EAST’s signature event: EAST Conference. This multi-day event is an opportunity for students to showcase projects that make a difference in their communities, to network with peers and industry professionals, and to experience a professional conference unlike any other. EAST Conference is designed to empower students, celebrate accomplishments, foster connections and expand the EAST network.

2023 Highlights


All times are in Central Standard Time (CST).

Items with an asterisk (*) next to them will be livestreamed.

EAST Programs - Check out the Program Detailed Schedule in MyPlanner for a more detailed itinerary.

Time Event Location
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM School Arrival & Registration Registration & Exhibit Hall
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Tinker Space Registration & Setup Registration & Exhibit Hall
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM EAST Fusion (Optional) Horner Hall
Time Event Location
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM Tinker Space Registration & Setup Registration & Exhibit Hall
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM General Registration Open Registration
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM Opening Session Bank OZK Arena
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM Breakout Sessions 200 Hallway
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM Exhibit Hall Open Exhibit Hall
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM College Bound Brunch with A-State Hotel Hot Springs
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Tech Support Olympiad - Final Round Grand Lobby
Time Event Location
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM General Registration Open Registration
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM Exhibit Hall Open Exhibit Hall
8:15 AM - 11:30 AM Breakout Sessions 200 Hallway
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM High School Breakfast with Hytrol Hotel Hot Springs
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Closing Session Bank OZK Arena

EAST Conference Exhibitors

Exhibitors have the unique opportunity to host a booth, interact with students face-to-face, and network with thousands of students, educators, and community and business professionals. As an exhibitor, you will make connections and have interactions with a broad audience in one venue during this two-day event.

Sponsor EAST Conference

Sponsoring #EASTCon24 is an investment in your community. Your commitment as a sponsor enables more than 3,500 students, teachers, parents, and community and business leaders to gather for a truly unique experience. EAST Conference celebrates the accomplishments of students and fosters new connections. A sponsorship will allow these opportunities to grow and for boundaries to be broken down for all EAST students.