We at the University of Arkansas are so excited to be hosting this year’s Regional Conference. This year’s conference theme is “Inspiring People, Products, and Possibilities.” With this theme we are striving to bring a diverse network of companies to a diverse group of people and we can’t wait for you to join us February 5th-7th, 2016!
Sitting atop the Ozark Mountains, Northwest Arkansas includes the cities of Rogers, Bentonville, Springdale, and Fayetteville. Northwest Arkansas is a flourishing area that has a lot to offer. Named the 19th “Best Places for Business and Careers” in 2012 Forbes magazine, Northwest Arkansas is an up and coming business community. It is home of three Fortune 500 companies; Walmart, Tyson Foods, and JB Hunt. Other companies in the area include Kimberly-Clark Corporation in Conway, AR; Kraft Foods in Fort Smith, AR; and L’Oreal in North Little Rock, AR. With its quaint downtowns and breathtaking views, Northwest Arkansas can be a relaxing weekend destination to get away from congested, metropolitan areas.
Arkansas is the Natural State and we would like to preserve all of Arkansas’ natural beauty. This year we will be working with the University of Arkansas’ Sustainability Office to make this conference more sustainable through recycling and using ecofriendly options as well as bringing up the conversation of sustainability in our workshops and speakers
The conference will be held at the John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers, Arkansas. The conference center offers 80,000 square feet of event space with multiple breakout rooms that will perfectly facilitate our workshops and other breakout sessions. The official lodging for the conference will be at the Rogers’ Embassy Suites, conveniently connected to The John Q. Hammons Center. SWE has reserved a select block of rooms available first come first serve for $120.00 per night with the reservation Group Code “SWE”. Individuals (one per room and must stay minimum of 2 nights) will be reimbursed up to $120 for the room as funds allow. Details for reimbursement will be posted on the webpage. The Embassy Suites features a variety of spacious suites, complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast and evening reception, and on-site Spa Botanica, offering relaxing and nurturing spa services. For more information on the John Q. Hammons Center and the Embassy Suites visit their website here:
Conference registration will open October 5th on our website,regionc2016.wordpress.com. Registration rates are as follows:
Early Bird SWE Member Rates (Oct 5 through Dec 31, 2015): $90 for Professionals, $60 for Collegiates
Regular SWE Member Rates (Jan 1, 2016 through Feb 1, 2016): $105 for Professionals, $75 for Collegiates
Non-Member and On-Site Registration Rates: $110 for Professionals, $85 for Collegiates
Career Fair Only: $25
Professional Attendees: please complete this survey concerning Professional Track Workshop Options:
We can’t wait to see you there!
Region C Conference Team 2016