2015 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.

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

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.

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).

Arkansas Capital Corporation Group

Bronze Sponsor

The Arkansas Capital Corporation Group of companies empower entrepreneurs by providing capital to businesses through its capital availability products and advocating for entrepreneurs through capital, educational, and technological improvements. The Arkansas Capital Corporation Group serves as the platform from which new opportunities are launched. In addition to the flagship company, Arkansas Capital Corporation, there are seven affiliate and partner companies, including, Six Bridges Capital Corporation, Arkansas Capital Relending Corporation, Arkansas Economic Acceleration Foundation, Heartland Renaissance Fund, Connect Arkansas, Pine State Regional Center, and SouthWind Analytics. To learn more, visit www.arcapital.com.

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.

AT&T Arkansas

VIP Reception

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, Banquet Table Display

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

EAST Fusion, Best of Conference Awards

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.

Hewlett-Packard Co

Hewlett-Packard Co
T-Shirt Sleeve

HP Z Workstations provide breakthrough performance and the value necessary for your most demanding projects.

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.

First Security Bank

Banquet Table Display

Full service bank.

Arkansas Science & Technology Authority

World of Tomorrow Workshop

The Arkansas ASSET Initiative is a multi-institutional, interdisciplinary, state-wide program administered by the Arkansas Science & Technology Authority. Our current project, ASSET II, is designed to strengthen Arkansas research areas with potential for national significance and with major economic development potential. ASSET research centers include: Plant Powered Production (P3) Center Arkansas GREEN Solar Cells Research Center Vertically-Integrated Center for Transformative Energy Research (VICTER) These centers are making advances in: plant-based production, solar cell technology, and new power electronics. The Arkansas ASSET Initiative is part of the National Science Foundation’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) Program. An integral component of the program is entrepreneurial training, support for commercialization of new technologies, and an educational outreach program that targets the STEM pipeline needed to support the advanced technologies workforce.

CAST

STEM Challenge

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.

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 Passbook, and Google Wallet.

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.

Arkansas Capital Corporation Group

The Arkansas Capital Corporation Group of companies empower entrepreneurs by providing capital to businesses through its capital availability products and advocating for entrepreneurs through capital, educational, and technological improvements. The Arkansas Capital Corporation Group serves as the platform from which new opportunities are launched. In addition to the flagship company, Arkansas Capital Corporation, there are seven affiliate and partner companies, including, Six Bridges Capital Corporation, Arkansas Capital Relending Corporation, Arkansas Economic Acceleration Foundation, Heartland Renaissance Fund, Connect Arkansas, Pine State Regional Center, and SouthWind Analytics. To learn more, visit www.arcapital.com.

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.

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.

Arkansas Science & Technology Authority

The Arkansas ASSET Initiative is a multi-institutional, interdisciplinary, state-wide program administered by the Arkansas Science & Technology Authority. Our current project, ASSET II, is designed to strengthen Arkansas research areas with potential for national significance and with major economic development potential. ASSET research centers include: Plant Powered Production (P3) Center Arkansas GREEN Solar Cells Research Center Vertically-Integrated Center for Transformative Energy Research (VICTER) These centers are making advances in: plant-based production, solar cell technology, and new power electronics. The Arkansas ASSET Initiative is part of the National Science Foundation’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) Program. An integral component of the program is entrepreneurial training, support for commercialization of new technologies, and an educational outreach program that targets the STEM pipeline needed to support the advanced technologies workforce.

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.

TeleComp

TeleComp specializes in the EDU segment of technology as it pertains to Distance Learning, Enterprise Wireless LAN’s, Interactive Boards, Digital Signage and VOIP systems. TeleComp's niche in the EDU market place is providing total "turn-key" technology solutions. Since 2003, TeleComp has been a full service technology firm offering FREE application consultation, solution sales, service and implementation of EDU technology. This includes Secured Enterprise Wireless (WiFi) from both Aerohive and Aruba, ShoreTel business VoIP telephone systems, Dell SAN Solutions for data storage, backup and DR, LAN / WAN Networking including Office 365 migrations, and Video Conferencing for Distance Learning. 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 re-sellers.

Schoology

Schoology—used by millions of students and educators in K-12 schools and universities around the world—combines dynamic learning management, an easy-to-use collaborative interface, and next-generation API integration into one innovative solution. Schoology transforms learning into a media-rich interactive experience where students, teachers, parents and administrators work together to raise student achievement.

Fay Jones School of Architecture

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

Digital Media Institute at InterTech

The Digital Media Institute at InterTech is a technical school in Shreveport, Louisiana that offers a one-year accelerated certificate program in Animation, Visual Effects and Interactive Content. Our mission is to deliver 21st century training and education for careers in digital media. We support collaborative efforts with businesses and industries across the digital media field and expand knowledge and economic development throughout Northwest Louisiana and beyond. We utilize a “learn by doing” approach and the instructors and administrators create an atmosphere that facilitates real-world scenarios. DMII’s one-year accelerated program is the only one of its kind in the region and allows students get quality rapid training in a professional environment. DMII is also the only non-profit digital media school in the region. We offer hands on experience that can help open the doors to the world of animation, visual effects and computer graphics for film and interactive gaming. Students graduate DMII with the components to create a professional portfolio and demo reel.

Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts

ASMSA is one of fifteen public, residential high schools in the country specializing in the education of gifted and talented students who have an interest and aptitude for mathematics, sciences, and the arts. ASMSA is unique in its mission and service to education. 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.

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.

Education Renewal Zones

Education Renewal Zones are broad-based P-20 initiatives assigned the task of concentrating and coordinating available resources to improve school performance and student achievement. The primary focus is to build capacity in schools through a collaborative effort of the partners t. Each ERZ facilitates partnerships between higher education, local public schools, education service cooperatives, and community organizations.

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!

University of Arkansas at Fort Smith

4 year college - BSAT Program (Applied Animation)

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.

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

Situated in the pine forests of Southeast Arkansas on the edge of the rich Mississippi Delta, the School of Forest Resources is ideally located to serve the state's natural resources educational needs. Our School is located on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Monticello, and supports the tripartite mission of the Arkansas Forest Resources Center, a University of Arkansas Center of Excellence, through the delivery of academic programs focused on natural resources.

Arkansas Center for Health Improvement

The Arkansas Center for Health Improvement (ACHI) is a nonpartisan, independent health policy center dedicated to improving the health of Arkansans. It is jointly supported by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, the Arkansas Department of Health, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Arkansas Children's Hospital, and Delta Dental of Arkansas.

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.

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.

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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