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EAST Conference 2022

March 15-17, 2022


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, the national 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.

2021 Highlights

One Event; Two Experiences

At this time, EAST is planning to provide a hybrid Conference experience with virtual and in-person options. More details coming soon.


Schedule of Events

All times are in Central Standard Time (CST).
Items with an asterisk (*) next to them are available to virtual attendees.
Stay tuned for additional updates to our event schedule!
EAST Programs - Check out the Program Detailed Schedule for a more detailed itinerary.

Start Time End 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: A Night at the Museum Mid-America Science Museum
Start Time End Time Event Location
7:30 AM 8:45 AM Tinker Space Registration & Setup Registration & Exhibit Hall
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
11:45 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
Start Time End Time Event Location
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
11:30 AM 12:30 PM EAST Seniors Lunch Hotel Hot Springs
1:00 PM 2:30 PM Closing Session* Bank OZK Arena

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.

Become an Exhibitor

EAST Change Makers

An EAST Change Maker is a special EAST advocate that supports four annual events. These partnerships elevate the student and educator experience by providing resources and opportunities that exceed beyond the classroom.

Thank you to our sponsors!