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EAST Conference 2023

MARCH 14-16, 2023

One problem. An infinite number of solutions. This is our reality. Join us as we embark into the EASTverse.

Interested in becoming an EAST Conference sponsor or exhibitor? Click the button below for more information.

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What is EAST Conference?

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

2022 Highlights
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Schedule of Events

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 (optional) Registration & Exhibit Hall
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EAST Fusion: Out of This World Glow Party 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 EAST Senior Brunch Hotel Hot Springs
11:45 AM - 4:30 PM Conference Showcase: Program Pitch & Booth Assessment Exhibit Hall
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Tech Support Olympiad - Final Round Grand Lobby
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Student Champion Reception 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 EAST Senior Breakfast Hotel Hot Springs
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Closing Session* Bank OZK Arena
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Sponsor EAST Conference

Sponsoring #EASTCon23 is an investment in the community. Your commitment as a sponsor enables more than 3,500 students, teachers, and business leaders to gather together for a truly unique experience. EAST Conference celebrates the accomplishments of students and fosters connections. A sponsorship allows these opportunities to grow and boundaries for students to be broken.

Become a Sponsor

EAST Conference Exhibitors

Exhibitors have the unique opportunity to create a booth, interact with students face-to-face, and network with more than 3,500 students, educators, and community and business members. As an exhibitor, you will make connections and have interactions with a broad audience in one venue during this two-day event.

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Thank you to our sponsors!