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Breakout Sessions

Registered EAST students and facilitators will have the opportunity to venture into Uncharted territory and grow their knowledge by attending breakout sessions during EAST Conference.

Breakout sessions are short professional development opportunities for students and facilitators, similar to EAST Student Training sessions. Breakout sessions will be offered on Wednesday, March 13 and Thursday, March 14. We will have a total of 39 sessions offered over the two-day span. Each breakout session will be presented in-person, and sessions in two of our rooms will also be livestreamed or recorded for future viewing on the Student Training Platform. Three session formats will provide varied methods of learning:

  • Presentation: Speaker presentation. Primarily one-way interaction between presenter(s) and the audience. The length of these sessions will be 45 minutes.
  • Workshop: A focus on creating an experience that is interactive, educational, and conversational that addresses a specific topic. These sessions are not dependent on technology. The length for these sessions will be 60 minutes.
  • Hands-On: Interactive, hands-on training covering specific technology, software, and other tools in the EAST environment. The length for these sessions will be 1.25 to 2 hours.

There is no pre-registration process for Breakout Sessions. Sessions are available for viewing on the website.

  • Breakout sessions are open to EAST students and facilitators with a Full Access Pass.
  • Seating will open 15 minutes prior to each session; arrive early to secure your seat.
  • Seating capacity for in-person breakout session rooms are shown on the Breakout Session Schedule below.
  • One of the rooms will be livestreamed. Each school will receive an access code for the livestreamed sessions WITH their in-person registration. This is an option for EAST students who want to participate in EAST Conference but are not apart of the schools conference team.
  • Students can “Favorite” any breakout session they want to attend on their My Planner page. While this does not reserve a seat for a student, it aids in schedule building. Simply select “Favorite” next to a session and the listing will be highlighted for easier viewing.

Tuesday 3/12/24

Title Room Time
EAST FusionHorner Hall6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Wednesday 3/13/24

Title Room Time
Opening SessionBank OZK Arena9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
AR 4-H Tech Changemakers: Drones & Other Cool Tech StuffRoom 20910:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Engineering & Technology!Room 203-20410:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Build Mobile Mapping Apps from Scratch!Room 20810:30 AM - 12:00 PM
No Shade: The Great 2024 Solar EclipseRoom 201-20210:30 AM - 11:30 AM
What makes a successful entrepreneur?Room 20510:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Podcasting for Student EmpowermentRoom 20710:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Bridging Generations: Innovations in Arkansas History through Oral Narratives and TechnologyRoom 20711:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Digital Dimensions: Navigating Web Design, Web Development, and Mobile App CreationRoom 203-20411:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Unchartered Ideas ... The Path to Entrepreneurship Grades 6-12Room 201-20212:00 PM - 1:00 PM
AI and Design Thinking : the perfect way to start a project.Room 20512:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Powerful Masking and AI tools in Photoshop and LightroomRoom 20812:30 PM - 2:00 PM
The Art of the Start: Overcoming the First Hurdle in Problem SolvingRoom 20912:30 PM - 1:15 PM
Making Money with DronesRoom 203-2041:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Meet Our Founder's Award WinnersRoom 2071:00 PM - 1:45 PM
An Introduction to ProductionBank OZK Arena1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Hacking a Wireless Access PointRoom 201-2021:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Arkansas Food Pantry Mapping & Data managementRoom 2051:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Parks & Rec (Design Edition)Room 2091:45 PM - 2:45 PM
A Chat with MattBank OZK Arena2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
A Boring Job Became NASA astronauts, Dolly Parton, and an Emmy NominationRoom 2072:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Building Momentum: Designing Your Future Career in Architecture & Interior DesignRoom 203-2042:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Thursday 3/14/24

Title Room Time
Future-Proof Your MakerspaceRoom 201-2028:15 AM - 9:15 AM
Navigating Entrepreneurship Grades 2-5Room 2058:15 AM - 9:15 AM
Tech Caregiver Essentials: Tools, Tips, and ResourcesRoom 2088:15 AM - 9:45 AM
Meet Our Cornerstone Award WinnersRoom 2078:15 AM - 9:00 AM
ArcBest Technologies - Opportunities in the Tech IndustryRoom 2098:15 AM - 9:00 AM
Arkansas Gravel Trails Mapping with ArcGISRoom 203-2048:15 AM - 9:00 AM
Streaming a Live Event - Let's Do It!102-1038:15 AM - 9:30 AM
Unlocking the Intel EnigmaRoom 2099:30 AM - 10:15 AM
We built a DIY laser cutter. Should you?Room 2079:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Artificial Intelligence and its uses for Creative Learning ExperiencesRoom 203-2049:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Building bridges and breaking barriers through adaptive programs at Camp AldersgateRoom 201-2029:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Which Microphone Should You Use? A quick introduction to microphone types.Room 2059:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Streaming a Live Event - Let's Do It!102-10310:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Creating a Local Area NetworkRoom 20810:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Healthcare, Data, and the Future: Insights and OutcomesRoom 20910:45 AM - 11:30 AM
Vaping on Social Media: The Importance of Youth ResearchersRoom 203-20410:45 AM - 11:30 AM
EAST Project Competition FinalistsRoom 20710:45 AM - 11:30 AM
Closing SessionBank OZK Arena1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Etiquette Reminders

  1. Be Punctual.

    Remember that breakout session space is limited, and admission will be on a first-come, first-served basis. For this reason, we advise attendees to show up ahead of schedule for all breakout sessions. Late arrivals can be disruptive to the audience and speaker and may not be allowed.

  2. Stay for the Entire Session.

    Make a commitment to staying engaged for the duration of each breakout session. Avoid early exits, which may disrupt the flow of conversation and distract other attendees.

  3. Minimize Distractions.

    Be aware of your physical presence. Ensure that you are giving others enough space to be comfortable, and avoid blocking views of the presentation.

  4. Engage Thoughtfully.

    Participate in discussions when appropriate and ask relevant questions. By actively contributing to your session, you will make the experience better for everyone involved!

  5. Network Appropriately.

    Take advantage of opportunities to socialize and make friends during breaks rather than during your session. It is important to respect your presenter's time and the time of your fellow attendees.

By following these general etiquette guidelines, you can contribute to a positive and respectful environment during this year’s breakout sessions.