AREON 2019 Annual Conference


We are excited to announce the AREON 2019 Annual Conference, a two-day event that brings higher education IT professionals together to share ideas and success stories about next generation networks and technology.  This is AREON's third annual conference and is being held at the Little Rock Marriott Hotel.


AREON 2019 will host a day of breakout sessions in four tracks - General Technology Topics, Cybersecurity, Research & Innovation, and Seminars & Panels - followed by a day of training opportunities.  The schedule will include panel and technical workshops as well as keynote speakers and an opening networking reception.

Save the Date

Mark your calendar and make plans to attend.  The dates are March 11-13, 2019.

Schedule (Preliminary)

Monday, March 11, 2019

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


Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - Conference Day

Morning Sponsor/Exhibitor Set-Up
  7:30 a.m. -   8:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
  8:30 a.m. -   9:45 a.m. Opening Plenary 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. -   5:00 p.m. Afternoon Breakout Sessions





Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - Workshop Day

  7:30 a.m. -   8:00 a.m. Breakfast and Registration
  8:00 a.m. -   4:00 p.m. All Day Workshops with Lunch

Conference & Workshop Registration

Registration is open for the AREON 2019 Conference and Workshop.  Attendees may register for just the conference or for the conference and workshop.  The conference registration includes the VIP evening reception on March 11, which will take place at the Clinton Presidential Library.  The deadline for registration is March 11, 2019.

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Hotel Reservations

Conference attendees can book their reservations at the Little Rock Marriott Hotel 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 2019 Conference.  Hotel room rates under this block are $139.00 per night plus state and local taxes in effect at the time of check-out.  This group rate expires on February 11, 2019, so book your room early!!

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Opportunities abound for conference attendees to talk with and learn more about the products and services offered by the sponsors and exhibitors of the AREON 2019 Annual Conference.  Sponsors are provided exhibitor space throughout the conference day, and some sponsor levels are even provided the opportunity to present during breakout sessions.  A few Platinum Level Sponsor slots are available for sponsoring the pre-conference VIP reception and the meals on the conference day.  Sponsorships are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

We still have sponsor and exhibitor slots available!  Full details on the sponsor levels and the sponsorship application form are available in Sponsorship Details and Application Form, or contact us today for more information!

Contact for More Information

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


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