Photo Op Time!
Starting at 6pm on Wednesday, March 14th, current EAST Programs can get an official conference team photo taken. Photographers will be available before and after Gala. Please be sure to bring the school photo card that you receive at registration. These pictures are completely free of charge! A team photo will be sent with your conference feedback forms. Also, on your way in to take your seats for Gala, please stop by and check out some fun exhibits & demonstrations.
Last Minute Reminder Webinar Recording
We are less than one week away from #EASTcon18! Check out the Last Minute Reminder Webinar recording under the What's New Tab to make sure your program is All Systems Go!
Gala Night Dinner Options
The Embassy Suites and Hotel Hot Springs are offering a special dinner option for EAST Conference participants on Wednesday, February 14. These are quick, easy option for dinner between when the exhibit hall closes at 4:00 pm and when Gala seating opens at 6:00 pm. See the Planning Resources page (To Dos) for more information.
Food at Conference
The Conference concession stand menu is now available on the website (To Dos > Planning Resources). If you're looking for an affordable lunch option during Conference - check out the Rocket Cafe Pre-Order option (also on the concession stand menu).
Check out the Fusion page (in the Must See tab) for a sneak peek at some of exciting activities happening at the EAST Conference social event.
"Dressed to a Tee" Competition Deadline
Does your program t-shirt promote EAST in style? Make sure to get your submission in by 3 p.m., CST, March 1!
Booth Assignments & Judging Times
EAST has released the official school booth layout and judging times! Check out the Booth Assessment and Program Pitch pages (in the To Dos tab > Conference Showcase) for the lists.
Registration Webinar Recording
The recording of Tuesday's webinar on all things registration can be found in the What's New tab > What's New This Year. Please take some time to learn about all the new changes and the need-to-know information.
View the Breakout Session Schedule
The breakout session schedule is now live and can be viewed through the links on your MyPlanner dashboard. Registration will open on Feb. 26 at 8:00 AM and will close on March 5 at 3:00 PM.
LIVE Registration Webinar
Facilitators! Get the details on how to breeze through the streamlined registration process at #EASTcon18 during a LIVE webinar Tuesday, Feb. 20at 9:15 AM! Only a few spots left! Sign up here: http://bit.ly/CN2018webinar
Breakout Session Registration
Information about breakout session registration (including dates) is now on the website! Please review the information ASAP (in the Get Involved tab) because there are some significant changes this year.
EAST Competition Finalists Announced
Finalists for the Overall Founder's Award, Founder's Awards of Excellence, EAST Project Competition, and Tech Support Olympiad have all been announced. Check out the "Competition Finalists" page in the "What's New" tab for a complete list. Keep an eye out for more finalists announcements coming this week!!!
Sponsored Competitions Deadline
The deadline for all "Sponsored Competitions" has been extended to 3 p.m., CST, January 24, 2018.
Digital Image Release Forms
Facilitators: Keep in mind that if you use the (new) Digital Image Release Form for your students, you still need to save and upload a copy of the signed forms to your school roster in the MyPlanner section!
Reminder: Sponsored Competitions Deadline
The deadline for all sponsored competitions is 3 p.m., CST, January 19, 2018. Do not wait until the last minute! Submission forms will automatically disable at the deadline. If a form does not disable properly, submissions received after the deadline will NOT be considered. Upload speeds can vary and deadline days have a higher volume of student submissions, which can cause delays. EAST will have limited (if any) availability to assist with issues on the deadline day. Winter weather and technology malfunctions are not grounds for automatic extensions or exceptions. Good luck!
More Conference Clips
If you haven't already, be sure to watch the newest Conference Clips for information on registration, the arrival process at Conference, and booth reminders.
Featured Breakout Session Speakers!
Can't wait for the inspirational breakout speakers coming soon at #EASTcon18? Well, check out the "Get Involved" tab - Featured Breakout Session Speakers for a sneak peek!
Congratulations Leadership Team!
The 2018 Leadership Teams were announced this morning. Please help us congratulate the 55 students who will be working behind the scenes at #EASTcon18!
The TSO Leaderboard is live in the What's New section. Be sure to encourage and cheer on your favorite contestants because it's still anyone's game!
Final Two Competitions Live!
The last two competitions are released: Intentionally Inventive Marketing & Create a New Reality: VR Competition! Make sure to apply for any of these competitions by 3 p.m. January 19!
Even More Competitions!
We have three more competitions released: Picture This, SAU Tech Multimedia, and Music! Deadlines for all 3 are January 19!
Another 3D Printing Competition
NWA3D is hosting TWO 3D printing competitions this year! The "Ready? Print...PLAY!" competition has a really unique prize opportunity.
We just released the ARCHICAD & 3D Print It Up! competitions. The deadline is January 19. Also, keep an eye out for a few more competitions being released ASAP!
Leadership Team Application Deadline
This Friday (Nov. 17) at 3 p.m. CST is the deadline to submit applications to be on the Ambassador, Documentation or Technical Support Team. Remember that a facilitator nomination is required for any student applicant, and those must also be received by the deadline.
Even More Competitions
Check out the newly release competitions: A Few Good Apps, SketchUp, and Perfect Pitch! Deadlines for all 3 are January 19.
Conference Clips - Leadership Teams
Check out the "What's New" tab to see the first Conference Clip for #EASTcon18!
Arlington Hotel Breakfast Buffet
The EAST room rate at the Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa now includes a complimentary hot breakfast buffet!
Submit your best architectural designs (2D or 3D) for the Fay Jones Architectural Challenge and the most innovative use of a microcontroller for the MicroControl Everything competition. The deadline is January 19!
Create a Healthier Arkansas Competition
Do you have a project that is improving the health and wellness of your school or community? Make sure to enter the Create a Healthier Arkansas competition, hosted by UA CES.
Website is LIVE
It's finally here!! We are so excited to share the website for #EASTcon18. Have a look around and check back often for updates. We will add more student competitions VERY soon!
EAST programs packaged and submitted highlights from student projects to describe the key essentials of EAST. The recipients of the Founder’s Award are the EAST programs that best exemplify the core values of EAST: Community Service & Collaboration, Project Sophistication & Innovation, and Student Growth. EAST programs self-nominate for consideration. One program is recognized in each area and a recipient is named for the overall Founders’ Award, the highest honor in EAST.
Kiamichi Technology Center - Poteau
Sonora Middle School
Roberts Elementary School
School: Bergman High School
Project: Transition Mission
Students: Jewel Bramley, Peter Unwer, Olivia Robinson, Jaden Petty & Caleb Miller
School: Don Tyson School of Innovation
Project: Schoolhouse Farms
Students: Sara Manos, Catalina Peterson, Lilly Miller, Dexter Johnny
School: Hot Springs High School
Project: Bill Clinton Presentation Center
Students: Miles Hermann
Project: Hand Signals
Students: Carolina Del Angel, Carla Carcamo & Arleth Hernandez
School: Henderson Middle School
Project: Soarding Like a Hawk 2
Students: Kendia Butler & Stephanie Salinas
School: Mountain Home High School
Project: Emergency Response Team Tracker
Student: Ben Smith
School: Sonora Elementary School
Project: Shiloh Museum
Students: Jeremy Hamrick, Rylee Gill, Caleb Splinter
School: Buffalo Island Central High School
Students: Seth Church, Kaylly Deeds, Destany Ballard, Hannah Turner
Student: Miles Hermann
School: Nettleton Middle School
Project: Herpo the Foul
Students: Finly Jones & JD Barker
School: Heber Springs High School
Students: Trenton Barnes
Project: 3D Printing Tutorials
Students: Cesar Moradel, Steicy Lopez, Nirel Travino
School: Harrison Middle School
Project: Bright Beginnings
Student: Addie Jones
School: Armorel High School
Project: Virtual Life Scenarios
Students: Abigail Kennedy, Seth Follmer, Ty Ledbetter, Mason Duren, Michael Widener, Seth Richardson, Caleb Walters, Franklin Whitaker, Alex Holifield
Project: AHS Library Redesign
Students: Grayson Seibert & Brayden Rounsaville
School: Maumelle High School
Student: Karsen Beck
School: Helen Tyson Middle School
School: Star City Middle School
School: Mountain Home Junior High School, Pinkston Middle School & Hackler Intermediate School
School: Hot Springs World Class High School
School: Hot Springs Intermediate School, Hot Springs Junior Academy & Gardner STEM Magnet School
School: Hot Springs Intermediate School
School: Mineral Springs High School
Student: John Marshall
School: Dover High School
Student: Gracie Mae
School: Strong High School
Facilitator: Kevin Billings
School: Harrison High School
Student: Bri Barkley
Participants were invited to use the EAST Conference app to scan QR codes hidden throughout Conference. No one managed to find all 51, but as of noon Thursday, the following six winners had the highest scores:
School: Hoxie High School
Student: Nathan Taylor
School: Lakeside High School - Hot Springs
Student: Kristopher Miller
School: Eagle Mountain Magnet Elementary School
Student: Mai-Lan Ho
School: Izard Co. Cons. High School
Student: Lenise Byrd
School: Cabot High School
Student: Valerie Thomas
Wynne Intermediate School of Innovation
Maumelle High School
Woodlawn High School
Lincoln Middle School
Harrison High School
Nettleton Junior High School
Arkansas Department of Education, Retired
Wilson Intermediate School
Pinnacle View Middle School
Sulphur Rock Magnet Elementary School
Two Rivers High School
Fayetteville High School
Hot Springs World Class High School
Harrison Middle School
Mansfield High School
Cross County High School
Bri (Charlie) Chavero
Southside Charter High School - Batesville
Westside High School
Robert F. Morehead Middle School
Huntsville Intermediate School
Russellville High School
Mountain Home Junior High School
Greene County Tech High School
Don Roberts Elementary School
Berryville High School
Greenbrier High School
Magnolia High School
Ahlf Junior High School
College Hill Elementary School
Magnet Cove High School
Kerry Ferrell II
Northeast Technology Center - Claremore
Malvern Middle School
Pottsville Junior High School
Eagle Mountain Magnet Elementary School
Prairie Grove High School
Willis D. Shaw Elementary School
Valley View Junior High School
Trenton Layne Harms
Central High School - Helena/West Helena
Don Roberts Elementary
Miguel E. Hernandez
Don Tyson School of Innovation
Beebe Junior High School
Gardner STEM Magnet School
Lakeside High School
Paragould High School
College Hill Middle School
Fordyce High School
Arkansas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Newport High School
Lonoke HIgh School
Kiamichi Technology Centers - Poteau
Clinton High School
Sonora Elementary School
Symphony Lyn Richards
Northside High School - Fort Smith
Huntsville Middle School
Cornwell-Egan Catholic High School
Malvern Elementary School
Crossett High School
Henderson Middle School
Brookland High School
Jerry Pop Williams Elementary School
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