ArchaeOlympics
Oct
19
12:00 PM12:00

ArchaeOlympics

  • Arkansas Archeological Survey, WRI Station Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, Petit Jean Mountain (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Welcome to the 5th Annual Arkansas ArchaeOlympics!

On October 19, 2019, join us on beautiful Petit Jean Mountain for fun archaeological themed games! Our events will challenge you to learn about survival methods in prehistory, the techniques professional archaeologists employ, and cultures of the past in Arkansas and around the world. This afternoon of fun and learning is brought to you by a collaboration of the Anthropology program at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the Arkansas Archeological Survey.  The ArchaeOlympics are free and open to the public.

Last day to register a team is Oct. 10. Click here for more information

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Stella's Dark Sky Fall Star Party
Oct
19
1:00 PM13:00

Stella's Dark Sky Fall Star Party

The elk will be bugling in the Buffalo River Valley. Come listen for the elk, attend programs at one of the libraries, visit the quaint picturesque town of Jasper and then lay under the stars in the natural sky of the Boston Mountains. The Star Party will feature a last glimpse of the Summer Milky Way, a naked eye tour of the Fall constellations, narrated with their associated mythology, and telescopic views of Saturn and the available deep-sky objects to include exploded stars, open clusters and distant galaxies. Admission is free and all are welcome.

The Buffalo National River has been designated a Dark Sky Park and the skies of autumn should be exceptional there. The Arkansas Natural Skies Association and partners have planned to presentations at libraries in Newton and Boone Counties, followed by a star party at a dark sky site on a ridge near Jasper. Follow this link for updates.

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Best Robotics Practice Day
Oct
19
8:00 PM20:00

Best Robotics Practice Day

BEST Robotics is a national nonprofit that provides STEM Education for workforce development through a FREE afterschool program and competition for students in middle and high school. We are committed to inclusivity and accessibility and determined to overcome the barriers that have led to the underrepresentation in STEM fields of student populations of certain economic status, gender, and geography. All events are open to the public and free. Click here for more information.

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NWA Technology Summit
Oct
20
to Oct 23

NWA Technology Summit

Northwest Arkansas’ Premier Technology and Innovation Summit. The NWA Technology Summit brings cutting-edge innovation to the latest thinking at the intersection of business and technology. Want to explore how to innovate and use technology to succeed in the digital era? Then the Summit is for you. Forward-thinking and practitioner-driven general session speakers and high value breakout sessions will deliver ways that you can effectively collaborate on innovative solutions to common business challenges and learn how technology is powering change and leveling the playing field. Learn more at https://www.nwatechsummit.com/ #NWATS

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Rocketry Workshop
Oct
22
9:00 AM09:00

Rocketry Workshop

Henderson State University is “Reddie” to start signing teams up for the rocketry workshop in October.  Teams of 4-6 high school students are invited to participate. Schools may send up to 2 teams. Each school must also send an adult representative. Students should bring their lunch or money for lunch on campus. All supplies will be provided at no cost. Signup before October 1st.

Register here:

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#Techtober Chat on Entrepreneurship
Oct
22
7:00 PM19:00

#Techtober Chat on Entrepreneurship

A one hour Twitter event for entrepreneurs and the organizations that support them to network and share information about their missions, plans and activities. More information will follow. If your company or entrepreneurial support organization would like to take part or have more information, email techtober@gmail.com!

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Idea Fame Live Pitch Competition
Oct
24
1:40 PM13:40

Idea Fame Live Pitch Competition

Do you have a great business idea? Want to win a cash prize? Join us for a pitch competition with $1,000 worth of prizes! The competition will be in McCastlain Ballroom at UCA. Doors will open at 1:40 p.m. and the competition will begin at 2:00 p.m. Come pitch your new business, product, service, or solution for a chance to win BIG!

Register here.

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Science, Engineering & Art: a Juggler's Perspective
Oct
24
to Oct 25

Science, Engineering & Art: a Juggler's Perspective

  • Arkansas State University Fowler Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Greg Kennedy, The Innovative Juggler will present “Science, Engineering & Art: a Juggler's Perspective.” Greg Kennedy will also perform at the Nettleton STEAM School during the day on October 24. According to his site, this newest production is quickly becoming his most popular. Greg has been touring this show for the last year and the feedback has been fantastic. For more information, visit http://innovativejuggler.com/.

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Spooky Science at the Museum of Discovery
Oct
26
10:00 AM10:00

Spooky Science at the Museum of Discovery

Looking for a family-friendly Halloween event? Then Spooky Science at Museum of Discovery from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 26, is for you! Here are the fun, but not-too-spine-tingling activities you can enjoy:

Static Ghosts

Fall-Themed Loose Parts Play

Leaf Rubbings
Halloween Games with Game Goblins
Cardboard Mask Creations
Frankenstein's Electricity Lab
Spooky Science Shows at 10:30 a.m., 12 p.m. & 2 p.m.
Tesla Shows at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.
Mystery Boxes
Candy Corn Construction
Large-Scale Spider Web Build
Meet Creepy, Crawly Animals
Glow Lab & Shadow Play
Hack-O-Lanterns

Spooky Science is included in regular museum admission or free for museum members. Purchase your tickets at the door or online.
Become a museum member and receive free admission for one year along with many other benefits, including free admission to hundreds of museums across the country! Memberships make great holiday gifts too! Purchase yours online.

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Youth Maker Monday: Mark Making Machine
Oct
28
4:00 PM16:00

Youth Maker Monday: Mark Making Machine

What if a robot drew you a picture? In this event, kids will build their own mark making machines using small motors and electronics! The results are very abstract drawings that create interesting patterns based on how the kids will modify the machine. Kids will take home the drawings from their creations! Join the Youth Maker Monday where Conductor educators Sharon and Anita will show you how to create gadgets! This event is October 28, 2019 from 4-6 p.m. at the UCA Makerspace.

These classes are FREE and designed to introduce young makers, ages 8-16, to the world of innovation! Supplies and instruction are supplied by the Makerspace staff. For child safety, we ask that Parents remain responsible for any child under the age of 14 during the duration of the class.

Click here to sign up.

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Learn Metal Working with a Blacksmith
Oct
29
5:00 PM17:00

Learn Metal Working with a Blacksmith

Come sparkle your creativity and learn about the awesome world of metal working from a blacksmith! Learn about forge, anvil and metalworking equipment with demonstrations. There will be hands-on opportunities. This exciting event is open to the public, but with limited space! It's October 29, 2019, from 5-7 p.m. and it's at the UCA Makerspace! Come and take home more knowledge and sparkle your creativity!

Click here to sign up.

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HER Entrepreneur Journey: Small Business Loan Options for Woman Entrepreneurs
Oct
29
6:00 PM18:00

HER Entrepreneur Journey: Small Business Loan Options for Woman Entrepreneurs

In this session Startup Junkie's Martha Londagin will review options for funding a small business currently operating and a future startup. Topics covered will include crowd sourcing platforms, investors, use of personal funds, micro-loans, traditional bank loans, and other extensions of credit like credit cards and lines of credit and their various sources available in the Northwest Arkansas region and online. A BancorpSouth representative will also provide financial expertise and insights on what banks look for in a viable small business loan application. Come learn the pros and cons of each option. Networking opportunity available before and afterward! Light refreshments and evening snacks will be offered from event sponsor Bancorp South. Click here to register.

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2019 AR GIS Users Symposium
Oct
30
to Nov 1

2019 AR GIS Users Symposium

  • 201 West Van Buren Eureka Springs, AR, 72632 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Arkansas GIS Users Forum has many great opportunities for its members every other year as well. The Biennal Symposium is held every odd year at some of the best locations and venues acroos the state. For more information or to register, click here.

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Watson Lecture Series at A-State presents Daymond John of Shark Tank
Oct
30
7:30 PM19:30

Watson Lecture Series at A-State presents Daymond John of Shark Tank

  • Arkansas State University, Fowler Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

JONESBORO – Shark Tank investor, entrepreneur, and FUBU CEO Daymond John is the inaugural Mike Watson Lecture Series speaker at Arkansas State University, Chancellor Kelly Damphousse announced this week.

The first Watson Lecture is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in Riceland Hall of Fowler Center.  Seats will be available Thursday, Sept. 19, through the A-State box office at Tickets.AState.edu.

Click here for more information.

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Second Social Entrepreneurship Workshop
Oct
31
12:30 PM12:30

Second Social Entrepreneurship Workshop

  • Sturgis Hall, Clinton School of Public Service (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS


The Clinton School will also be hosting two workshops related to Social Entrepreneurship. Those interested in these workshops will be able to connect with other social entrepreneurs, discuss ideas or difficulties you are facing with your social businesses, and learn how social entrepreneurs can work together to have the greatest impact. The second workshop will build on the first, so it is preferred that you attend both sessions (September and October). These workshops are open and free to the public but RSVPs are required. Lunch will be provided for both of the sessions.

If you have any questions about these workshops, please contact Alex Tingquist at ajtingquist@clintonschool.uasys.edu.

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Million Women Mentors AR @ ATU
Nov
1
1:00 PM13:00

Million Women Mentors AR @ ATU

  • Ballroom of the W.O. Young Building at Arkansas Tech University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us at Arkansas Tech University for the launch of Million Women Mentors brought to you by EAST and the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas. Million Women Mentors is a movement with the mission of sparking interest and confidence in women and girls to pursue STEM careers and leadership opportunities. At this event, you’ll learn more about the importance of women and girls in STEM, while viewing projects from individual EAST programs

Click here to register.

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Best Robotics Game Day
Nov
2
8:00 AM08:00

Best Robotics Game Day

BEST Robotics is a national nonprofit that provides STEM Education for workforce development through a FREE afterschool program and competition for students in middle and high school. We are committed to inclusivity and accessibility and determined to overcome the barriers that have led to the underrepresentation in STEM fields of student populations of certain economic status, gender, and geography. All events are open to the public and free. Click here for more information.

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Amazeum Fun Patch Night for Girl Scouts
Nov
2
6:00 PM18:00

Amazeum Fun Patch Night for Girl Scouts

After the Amazeum closes to the public, Girl Scouts are taking over the museum for an exclusive STEAM event! We’ve designed a night of tech fun that goes beyond the computer. Daisies through Cadettes will learn to build, test, and code robots. During this event, you will meet several requirements for the robotics badges, plus earn a unique Amazeum Fun Patch. Join us for a night of uniquely girl-centric tech experience!

Advanced registration and payment is required. Registration for the Amazeum Fun Patch Event for Girl Scouts is available through the Amazeum’s Reservation Specialist by calling 479-268-4542 or emailing at reservations@amazeum.org. Click here for the weblink.

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Youth Maker Monday: Makey Makey
Nov
4
4:00 PM16:00

Youth Maker Monday: Makey Makey

Come join this exciting class where participants will invent sensors just like scientists do like use food, conductive materials and everyday household objects. Play the piano using bananas! Control your favorite scratch game using a keyboard you made. Learn to use circuits in an innovative, creative way! This class is led by the Conductor's educators Sharon and Anita who will be fun, creative and informative! This event is November 4, 2019 from 4-6 p.m. at the UCA Makerspace.

These classes are FREE and designed to introduce young makers, ages 8-16, to the world of innovation! Supplies and instruction are supplied by the Makerspace staff. For child safety, we ask that Parents remain responsible for any child under the age of 14 during the duration of the class.

Click here to sign up.

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The Art of Storytelling
Nov
5
11:00 AM11:00

The Art of Storytelling

Do you have a prototype or a solution? Need to get funders, partners, or customers onboard? Learn key storytelling techniques in a low-risk, highlyinteractive speed-pitching session.

Key Objectives:

Understand the essential parts of a good story

Learn how to identify a target audience and tailor your message

Practice telling your story LIVE

Key Competencies:

Emotional intelligence

Cognitive flexibility

Communicate deliberately

Multiple dates offered, but content will remain the same.

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The Art of Storytelling
Nov
6
4:30 PM16:30

The Art of Storytelling

  • Brewer Family Entrepreneurship Hub (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Do you have a prototype or a solution? Need to get funders, partners, or customers onboard? Learn key storytelling techniques in a low-risk, highlyinteractive speed-pitching session.

Key Objectives:

Understand the essential parts of a good story

Learn how to identify a target audience and tailor your message

Practice telling your story LIVE

Key Competencies:

Emotional intelligence

Cognitive flexibility

Communicate deliberately

Multiple dates offered, but content will remain the same.

Click here to register.

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Maker Training  at UCA Makerspace in Conway
Nov
7
5:00 PM17:00

Maker Training at UCA Makerspace in Conway

Join us for our Maker Training Workshop! In the workshop, you will meet the Maker Ambassadors, tour the space, learn the rules and regulations of the space and learn how to safely use the equipment.

You will be shown a quick overview of the following free programs we use daily.

  • Cura (Generates .gcode for 3D Printing)

  • Sculpturis (Organic 3D Sculpting)

  • Inkscape (Creates Vector Graphics for 3D Printing, Laser Engraving, and CNC Cutting)

You will also be shown a quick overview of the following free websites we use daily

  • www.thingiverse.com (resource for free 3D Printing and Laser files)

  • www.tinkercad.com (Geometric 3D Sculpting)

Spaces are limited in the Maker Trainings. RSVP to reserve your spot.

Maker Trainings are open to everyone ages 8 & up.

Please bring a notebook and a pen to this event!

Click here to sign up.

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Arkansas Center for Data Sciences - Tech after 5
Nov
7
5:30 PM17:30

Arkansas Center for Data Sciences - Tech after 5

  • Bar Louie - Pleasant Ridge Town Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join ACDS every second Thursday at Bar Louie to meet, network, and collaborate with other tech professionals in the area! We're excited to begin hosting these monthly meet-ups and encourage you to join us if you're interested in or already a part of the Arkansas tech industry... All are welcome! For more information, click here.

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Blockchain Hackathon
Nov
8
to Nov 9

Blockchain Hackathon

  • Blockchain Center - Walton College of Business (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Each year the Blockchain Center of Excellence hosts a hackathon. Participants work on challenges provided directly from our network of partners and sponsors to help solve real world problems through innovative uses of blockchain technologies. Teams will work together to develop a functional blockchain business network to showcase to industry sponsors.

Whether you’re a complete beginner with an interest in learning blockchain technologies, or an experienced developer, it is an exciting event to learn, develop, and network with your peers, mentors, and coaches from industry.

For more information, visit https://blockchain.uark.edu/hackathon/.

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High School Hack
Nov
9
8:30 AM08:30

High School Hack

  • Arkansas School of Math Science and the Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

HighSchoolHack is an all day computer science competition targeted at Arkansas students. The competition consists of a series of challenges/puzzles that will focus on reverse engineering, cryptography, programming, pen testing, web vulnerabilities, forensics, etc. For additional information and to register, click here.

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Smackover-Norphlet School District 5th Annual Family STEM Night
Nov
12
5:45 PM17:45

Smackover-Norphlet School District 5th Annual Family STEM Night

The purpose of the Smackover-Norphlet School District's Annual Family STEM Night is to give all of our students the opportunity to experience a wide variety of STEM-related activities and to meet a variety of STEM professionals from our local area which will help to spark an interest in STEM classes and STEM careers available locally that support the economy in South Arkansas.

Last year over 800 students, parents, and community members attended our Annual Family STEM Night. We had 13 industry/post-secondary education partners attend who presented fun and engaging STEM related activities for students. Industry partners included Lockheed Martin, LanXess, Murphy USA, Delek, El Dorado Chemical, Martin Transportation/Cross Oil, Medical Center of South Arkansas, Canfor Southern Pine, SouthARK Community College, Southern Arkansas University, SAU Tech, and more.

The evening begins with students and their families going between STEM related activities. At the end of the evening, Lockheed Martin will present a laser light show and door prizes (chrome books, iPads, Drones, etc) which are donated by area industries will be given out. Senator Trent Garner will also speak prior to the start of the laser light show to encourage students to pursue STEM careers and take STEM related coursework.

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Global Entrepreneurship Week
Nov
18
to Nov 24

Global Entrepreneurship Week

Global Entrepreneurship Week is a celebration of innovators who dream big and launch startups that bring ideas to life. Each November, GEW reaches millions of people of all ages and backgrounds through local, national and global events and activities. From large-scale startup competitions and workshops to small, community discussions – GEW reaches new audiences and connects participants to a network that can help them take the next step, no matter where they are on their entrepreneurial journey.

In the United States alone, nearly 5,000 events, activities and competitions are planned across all 50 states by a wide variety of organizations including: colleges and universities, entrepreneurial support organizations, government agencies, economic development groups and more.

Why do so many groups plan and conduct activities during Global Entrepreneurship Week?

Because it is a simple way to reach beyond your immediate network and connect with potential new partners, funders and members. For more information, click here.

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World Woman Summit
Nov
22
to Nov 23

World Woman Summit

On 22–23 November 2019 World Woman Foundation will bring together the doers and the dreamers who turn ambition into reality, know their purpose, reimagine their communities, and rise to their highest potential while lifting others along the way. The World Woman Summit 2019 will focus on #RedefiningRules by women, for women and of women to build the new chapter for change.

The summit is built on a Sustainable Development Goals 2030 reporting on issues from Food Insecurity, Climate Change, Sustainability, Health Equity, Social Entrepreneurship, Emerging Technology and Global Economy. The two-day summit will be featuring keynote conversations, panel discussions, one-on-one interviews and interstitial spotlights, fireside chats and workshops.

World Woman Summit 2019 aims to identify and redefine new rules of leadership for a new era — and help decision-makers of all kinds of organizations create inclusive, equitable cultures that empower women to succeed and also spotlight women who are leading new rules.

For more information click here.

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#VCLiftTheRock Presents: Julien Mirivel and Joyce Locke Carter
Oct
18
11:30 AM11:30

#VCLiftTheRock Presents: Julien Mirivel and Joyce Locke Carter

Lift The Rock is produced by The Venture Center to bring entrepreneurs and business leaders together for conversation around economic development and entrepreneurship. 

From students learning to apply theory and research to drive social change, to user experience design and the latest technology using eye movement to monitor wellness, this Lift the Rock is a must attend event!

Join us on Friday, 10/18 from 11:30am - 1:00pm for lunch + program. Click here for more information and to register.

11:30am - 12:00pm: Lunch + Networking
12:00pm - 1:00pm: Program

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Science and Engineering Open House at SAU
Oct
18
9:30 AM09:30

Science and Engineering Open House at SAU

Dear Teachers and Educators,
Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia AR will be hosting its annual Science and
Engineering Open House on Friday, October 18, 2019! The departments of Engineering &
Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Nursing, and Math & Computer Science are joining forces to
organize this event, which will be packed with STEM hands-on activities taking place every 45
minutes from 9:30am to 12:30pm. This event is FREE and open to all 10 th -12 th grade students!
This event has grown to be the Greatest Celebration of STEM in Southwest Arkansas!

Click here for more information.

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Educator Night Out - Amazeum
Oct
17
6:00 PM18:00

Educator Night Out - Amazeum

Mix and mingle with fellow educators and receive AR Department of Education credit at our Educator Night Out events! Educator Night Out features opportunities for educators to explore the Amazeum, connect with colleagues, and discover incredible ways to use the Amazeum in your classroom. Local educators will partner with the Amazeum team to lead sessions on how connecting the Amazeum with your classroom lights a passion for STEAM in students. An evening at the Amazeum wouldn’t be complete without time to be a big kid, so come ready to play in the exhibit hall.

School teachers, administrative staff, and homeschool educators are all welcome to attend this free event. This is an adult only event. Educator Night Out is an ADE-approved event for professional development credit. You don’t want to miss this incredible night out filled with practical ideas, giveaways, and delicious food and drink!

Advanced registration is required. Complimentary admission. Click here for link to registration.

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Maker Training  at UCA Makerspace in Conway
Oct
17
5:00 PM17:00

Maker Training at UCA Makerspace in Conway

Join us for our Maker Training Workshop! In the workshop, you will meet the Maker Ambassadors, tour the space, learn the rules and regulations of the space and learn how to safely use the equipment.

You will be shown a quick overview of the following free programs we use daily.

  • Cura (Generates .gcode for 3D Printing)

  • Sculpturis (Organic 3D Sculpting)

  • Inkscape (Creates Vector Graphics for 3D Printing, Laser Engraving, and CNC Cutting)

You will also be shown a quick overview of the following free websites we use daily

  • www.thingiverse.com (resource for free 3D Printing and Laser files)

  • www.tinkercad.com (Geometric 3D Sculpting)

Spaces are limited in the Maker Trainings. RSVP to reserve your spot.

Maker Trainings are open to everyone ages 8 & up.

Please bring a notebook and a pen to this event!

Click here to sign up.

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Needle + Wet Felting Workshop
Oct
17
9:30 AM09:30

Needle + Wet Felting Workshop

Learn two and three-dimensional techniques in the manipulation of wool during this exploration in textiles. Participants will have hands-on instruction on needle felting, painting with wool and wet felting to form beautiful works of art.

This workshop will be led by Brittney Kugler, Discovery Network Education Manager, and Pody Gay, Discovery Network Director, from the Museum of Discovery.

Cost:
$100 - members
$200 - non-members

*Must register by October 3, 2019

Please contact Brittney Kugler at bkugler@museumofdiscovery.org with any questions about registration. If your organization has a Professional Development membership in the Discovery Network, you may be able to attend at no cost. An invoice will be sent to those who need to pay a registration fee.

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Arkansas Cyber Summit
Oct
17
8:00 AM08:00

Arkansas Cyber Summit

  • Arkansas National Guard Professional Training Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The American Cyber Alliance is hosting its 2nd Annual Arkansas Cyber Summit on Thursday, October 17th in Central Arkansas. This year’s summit will feature special discussions with leading corporate CISOs, Academic and State & Federal Agencies and will celebrate our community’s collective success in Operationalizing Cybersecurity.

In addition, we will showcase innovative solutions, engage in immersive breakout sessions between our Academic and Private Sector Partners, identify SMB response to Cyber Risks and curate Private Sector Trusted Collaborations. For more information on sponsorship or registration, click here.

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#VCFiresideChat Presents: Scott Ford | Co-Founder + CEO of Westrock
Oct
16
5:30 PM17:30

#VCFiresideChat Presents: Scott Ford | Co-Founder + CEO of Westrock

Join us for a highly anticipated Fireside Chat with Scott Ford, Co-Founder and CEO of Westrock, and hear the story of how Westrock Coffee became a major player in the competitive global coffee industry.

The Venture Center’s educational and collaborative programming includes The Venture Center’s Fireside Chat, featuring Arkansas’ brightest stars and biggest economic drivers candidly sharing their experiences.

Click here for additional information.

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Venture Mashup with Stonehenge Technology Labs
Oct
15
5:30 PM17:30

Venture Mashup with Stonehenge Technology Labs

Come learn about Stonehenge Technology Labs and hear from their founder at this Venture MashUp event for the NWA startup community!

About this Event

Selling online is simple... in theory. Hitting KPI's across multiple online selling platforms is complex. Stonehenge Technology Labs is playing multi-platform eCommerce speed chess... with the smartest team on the planet! Visit https://www.stonehengelabs.tech to see more and join us Oct. 15th to hear from their Founder, Meagan Kinmonth Bowman. We'll be asking Meagan about her experience building a technology startup in NWA and some of the lessons learned along the way.

Venture MashUp Series

Venture MashUps are a series of events that bring together the entrepreneurial community to connect over a craft beverage and learn from inspiring entrepreneurs. Click here to register.

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Winning on Amazon and Beyond
Oct
15
9:00 AM09:00

Winning on Amazon and Beyond

On the heels of our groundbreaking events for eCommerce and shopper marketing pros comes the only Amazon industry event held in the epicenter of America’s retail hometown. Winning on Amazon & Beyond pairs you with successful industry specialists, storytellers, and practitioners, and sets you on the path to emulate that success. Join us at The Jones Center in Springdale on October 15th for our final Signature Event of the year. For more information click here.

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Youth Maker Monday: Jewelry Making
Oct
14
4:00 PM16:00

Youth Maker Monday: Jewelry Making

Getting in the crafty mood this summer? Join the Youth Maker Monday where Conductor educators Sharon and Anita will show you how to create fun and fashionable jewelry! This event will teach how to use the Cricut maker machine and the laser cutter to create original, creative jewelry pieces! Learn something new and style it! This event is October 14, 2019 from 4-6 p.m. at the UCA Makerspace.

These classes are FREE and designed to introduce young makers, ages 8-16, to the world of innovation! Supplies and instruction are supplied by the Makerspace staff. For child safety, we ask that Parents remain responsible for any child under the age of 14 during the duration of the class.

Makerspace is powered by the University of Central Arkansas and the Conductor.

Click here to sign up.

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Forensic Anthropology - Reading the Clues in Bones
Oct
12
10:30 AM10:30

Forensic Anthropology - Reading the Clues in Bones

Do you watch mystery shows and wonder about all the information obtained from looking at the bones? This class is part of UA Little Rock Extended Education’s Weekend University held at UA LIttle Rock Downtown location, 333 President Clinton Avenue. Katie King, associate professor of Anthropology, will introduce you to reading the clues in bones using science and technology. Registration is $15 and you can register online here or contact Christine Cotton, cecotton@ualr.edu; 501-569-3276

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Arkansas Academy of Computing Meeting
Oct
12
9:30 AM09:30

Arkansas Academy of Computing Meeting

Each year the Academy has an open meeting on aspects of computing in Arkansas, following its annual business meeting. The public is invited to attend.

The program includes:

Formation of Systematics - A step in the history of computing in Arkansas by Jon Jacoby.

Example of Ai in Financial Technology by Uday Akkaraju, CEO of Bond.AI

Cyber Security Program at SAU [rated 2nd in the US by Cyber Fast Track] by Dr. Md Karim

COSMOS - A research center concerning social medial and online behavior by Zachary Stine, Adewale Obadimu, and Muhammad Hussain, COSMOS senior doctoral students

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JOLT Cyber Challenge 2019
Oct
11
to Oct 13

JOLT Cyber Challenge 2019

JOLT Cyber Challenge is a weekend-long cyber security awareness competition. Challenges are arranged Jeopardy style, divided by category with puzzles of increasing difficulty within those categories. Our teams leverage advanced open source technology and use the tools that power some of the most complex real time solutions in the world.

JOLT combines the development of soft skills such as communication, leadership and collaboration as well as real-world, technical hard skills in an exciting interactive learning experience. To register, visit venturecenter.co/jolt

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J.B. HUNT HACKATHON
Oct
11
to Oct 12

J.B. HUNT HACKATHON

  • John Brown University, Balzer Technology Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The J.B. Hunt Hackathon is a competition hosted at John Brown University. Students from schools all over the region use and develop their skills to accomplish a collaborative programming project. The Hackathon allows students to push their limits and gain new knowledge. The competition consists of teams competing against each other to develop a working prototype that is then presented in front of a panel of J.B. Hunt judges. The Hackathon is a great way to apply what you have learned in school as well as develop many new skills! Previous participants have come from a wide range of backgrounds, from computer scientists to business majors to graphic designers, all are welcome here. Join the next Hackathon and push your limits! Click here for more information and registration.

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MFG Day:  Pace Industries - Harrison Division
Oct
11
8:30 AM08:30

MFG Day: Pace Industries - Harrison Division

  • 513 U.S. 62 Harrison, AR, 72601 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

During Manufacturing Day, students will be taken on a tour of the plant where they will be able to see every part of the facility and learn about the different machinery. We will highlight the various career opportunities available to them as they begin to enter the workforce. Afterwards, the students will be able to ask associates questions about specific careers that they're interested in. Local technical colleges will be attending to provide information on programs they offer to help prepare them for a career in manufacturing. Our goal is for the students to walk away with useful information about the many different jobs available in the manufacturing industry and how to pursue them! To register, click here.

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10th Annual Fribourgh Awards Reception
Oct
10
6:00 PM18:00

10th Annual Fribourgh Awards Reception

  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Annual Fribourgh Award recognizes contributions to Arkansas through science and mathematics. Proceeds from this year’s awards reception will go to endow a scholarship in Raye J. Montague’s name. These funds help UA Little Rock attract and retain high-achieving full-time students in science and mathematics. For more information, click here.

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Arkansas Center for Data Sciences - Tech after 5
Oct
10
5:30 PM17:30

Arkansas Center for Data Sciences - Tech after 5

  • Bar Louie - Pleasant Ridge Town Center (map)
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Join ACDS every second Thursday at Bar Louie to meet, network, and collaborate with other tech professionals in the area! We're excited to begin hosting these monthly meet-ups and encourage you to join us if you're interested in or already a part of the Arkansas tech industry... All are welcome! For more information, click here.

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Maker Training  at UCA Makerspace in Conway
Oct
10
5:00 PM17:00

Maker Training at UCA Makerspace in Conway

Join us for our Maker Training Workshop! In the workshop, you will meet the Maker Ambassadors, tour the space, learn the rules and regulations of the space and learn how to safely use the equipment.

You will be shown a quick overview of the following free programs we use daily.

  • Cura (Generates .gcode for 3D Printing)

  • Sculpturis (Organic 3D Sculpting)

  • Inkscape (Creates Vector Graphics for 3D Printing, Laser Engraving, and CNC Cutting)

You will also be shown a quick overview of the following free websites we use daily

  • www.thingiverse.com (resource for free 3D Printing and Laser files)

  • www.tinkercad.com (Geometric 3D Sculpting)

Spaces are limited in the Maker Trainings. RSVP to reserve your spot.

Maker Trainings are open to everyone ages 8 & up.

Please bring a notebook and a pen to this event!

Click here to sign up.

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