AREON 2022 Annual Conference


Announcing AREON 2022

The AREON 2022 Annual Conference is a two-day event scheduled for March 8-9, 2022, that brings higher education IT, networking, research, and security professionals together to share ideas and success stories about next generation networks and technology. 


AREON 2022 begins with an exciting VIP Opening Night Reception on the evening of March 7, 2022, hosted by Platinum Sponsor  at the Arkansas Governor's Mansion.  The conference begins the following day, March 8, 2022, during which attendees will enjoy keynote speakers and a full agenda of breakout sessions in four tracks - Technology, Innovation, Cybersecurity, and IT Management. 


AREON 2022 attendees may also register for a full day of workshops scheduled for the second day of the conference, March 9, 2022.  Two workshops are planned with a focus on cybersecurity planning and management.  Check out the Workshop page for additional details. 


All conference activities, with the exception of the VIP Opening Night Reception, take place at the Little Rock Marriott.  This hotel has excellent meeting facilities in a great locale beside the Arkansas River in Little Rock.  Among the numerous nearby attractions are several museums, Dickey-Stephens Park (home of the Arkansas Travelers baseball team), Simmons Bank Arena, the River Market with its enticing international food hall, and the wonderful William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum.  Additional details are available on the Accommodations page.


Monday, March 7, 2022

  7:00 p.m. -   8:30 p.m.   VIP Opening Night Reception

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - Conference Day

  6:00 a.m. -   7:30 a.m.   Sponsor/Exhibitor Set-Up
  7:30 a.m. -   8:30 a.m.   Registration and Breakfast
  8:30 a.m. -   9:45 a.m.   Welcome and Morning Keynote
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   Morning Breakout Sessions
12:00 p.m. -   1:45 p.m.   Lunch and Keynote Speaker
  2:00 p.m. -   5:15 p.m.   Afternoon Breakout Sessions


Wednesday, March 9, 2022 - Workshop Day

  7:00 a.m. -   8:00 a.m.   Check-In and Breakfast
  8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   Morning Workshop
12:00 p.m. -   1:00 p.m.   Lunch
  1:00 p.m. -   5:00 p.m.   Afternoon Workshop

The full schedule is available on the Agenda page.



Registration is now open for the AREON 2022 Conference and Workshops.  Attendees may register for just the conference or for both the conference and workshops.  The conference registration includes the VIP Opening Night Reception.  The deadline for registration is March 1, 2022

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Hotel Reservations

Conference attendees can book their reservations at the Little Rock Marriott at the group rate by clicking online here or by calling the hotel directly at (501) 906-4000.  The hotel is located at 3 Statehouse Plaza, Little Rock, AR 72201.  If calling, mention that you are a part of the AREON 2022 Conference.  Hotel room rates under this block are $141.00 per night plus taxes. This group rate is good until February 17, 2022.  Additional details are available on the Accommodations page.

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Conference Guidelines

To ensure that the AREON 2022 Annual Conference is a professional event conducted in a safe and productive environment for all our attendees, we have published our  Conference Guidelines.

Sponsors & Exhibitors

The AREON 2022 Annual Conference would not be possible without the financial support of our Sponsors and Exhibitors.  We encourage all our attendees to visit the Sponsors and Exhibitors Booths.  The breaks are all held in the same room, so enjoy a cup of coffee or soda and have a chat with these great companies.  We give special recognition to our Platinum Level Sponsors for hosting the VIP Opening Night Reception and the conference morning and luncheon meals and keynotes:

Contact for More Information

If you have any questions, please contact the conference organizer Michelle Stewart at or at 501-952-9000.


We look forward to seeing you in Little Rock in March!!!