2017 Conference Highlights & 2018 Logo Competition
We are proud to announce that the highlights from the 2017 EAST Conference, as well as the 2018 Logo Competition Guidelines, are now live!! Click the buttons on the Conference website homepage.
We hope everyone had a WONDERFUL experience at EAST Conference 2017! Please take a few minutes to complete the Post-Conference Survey located in the MyPlanner section of the website.
Breakout Session Registration Closing Soon!
The deadline to register for breakout sessions is tomorrow (Tuesday, March 7) at 3 p.m.!
Exhibit Hall Layout & Judging Schedule
The updated Exhibit Hall Layout and the List of School Booth Numbers with Judging Times has been added to the Conference Showcase page in the To Do tab.
Alumni Video Competition Finalists
Congratulations to the 3 finalists in the Alumni Video Competition!! See the list of all competition finalists in the What's New tab.
Project & 3D Print It Up Finalists
Congratulations to the finalists for the EAST Project Competition & 3D Print It Up Competition! Check out the What's New tab for a full list.
Breakout Sessions LIVE for Viewing
Students and facilitators can now view the breakout session schedule on the website in the MyPlanner section. Registration will open at 8:30 a.m., CST on Tuesday, February 21. Registration will close on March 7.
National Service Project Finalists
Congratulations to the five finalists for the National Service Project competition! You can find a list of them and other competition finalists in the What's New tab.
Founder's Award Finalists
Congratulations to the finalists for the Overall Founder's Award Competition, as well as the Founder's Awards of Excellence finalists!! You'll find them and all other competition finalists (as they are announced) in the What's New tab.
Tech Support Olympiad Finalists
Congratulations to the 6 students advancing to the third and final round of the Tech Support Olympiad! See the "What's New" tab - TSO Qualifying Entries for the complete list. Make plans to watch the LIVE competition on March 16 at 9 AM in the Grand Lobby!
T-Shirt Design Competition Deadline
Get your application in for the chance for your t-shirt design to be featured in the EAST Gear Store at Conference! The deadline is this FRIDAY at 3 p.m., CST!!
Don't forget, if you have a project to submit for the Health & Wellness Competition or the "Leveling Up with EAST" Alumni Video Competition, make sure to submit your application by TODAY at 3 p.m., CST!
Grow Your Conference Team!
EAST programs now have the option to register additional students for full Conference participation! Check out the Additional Team Members link (in the What's New tab) for more information.
New Conference Clip
Want to know more information about Breakout Sessions? Check out the new Conference Clip in the What's New Section! Don't forget to check back for the Breakout Session Schedule in February!
SketchUp Student Competition
SketchUp is hosting a brand new competition this year: SketchUp Student Competition! Get your applications in by 3 p.m. CST, January 18!
Health and Wellness Competition
Check out the new Health and Wellness Competition sponsored by University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Office! Applications are due by 3 p.m., CST, January 25, 2017!
T-Shirt Design Competition
Apply your design skills in the new T-Shirt Design Competition sponsored by B&B Solutions, Inc! This new competition is LIVE, and applications are due 3 p.m., CST, January 27! The winning design will be featured in the EAST Gear Store at Conference!
Leadership Teams Announced
Congratulations to the students who were selected to participate on the Ambassador, Documentation, and Technical Support Team for #EASTcon17! See the full team lists in the What's New tab.
GRAPHISOFT is hosting the ARCHICAD Competition again this year! Check it out and get your submissions in by 3 p.m., CST, January 18, 2017!
Founder's Award Letter of Intent
Don't forget, if you are wanting to apply for the Founder's Award, make sure to submit your Letter of Intent by this Friday, December 9 (3 p.m., CST)!
TSO Qualifying Entries
Congratulations to Tech Support Olympiad qualifiers! Stay tuned for scores from Round 2!
The Poster Competition is BACK and is now LIVE!! This year it is hosted by Madison County Disaster Action Team. Make sure to submit by 3 p.m., CST, January 18!
New Conference Clips
Check out the 2 new Conference Clips videos (in the What's New section) for more information on Booth Judging & Competitions.
Golden Help Ticket Ending Soon!
Solutions to the "Golden Help Ticket" are due TODAY, before 3 p.m., CST!!
Thanks to the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub for hosting the "Arduinos Control It All" Competition! Make sure to submit your microcontroller project by Jan. 14. Also, we have released new information for this year's Best of Conference Awards. Make sure to submit your school's t-shirt design by March 1 to be eligible to win the Dressed to a Tee category, and make sure to check out the new voting procedures.
Spring Planning Checklist
We added a Spring Planning Checklist to help with Conference planning from now until March. See the Planning Resources section in the To Dos tab.
There are MANY opportunities for School Administrators to get involved at EAST Conference, including the Administrators Reception. See the agenda for more information.
"Leveling Up with EAST" Alumni Video Competition
Our EAST Alumni are hosting a video competition again this year! The deadline to submit is Jan. 25 (3 p.m. CST). Check it out!
Applications for Photographer, Tech Team Member, & Tech Team Leader
Due to an oversight on the application form, we will continue to accept applications for the positions for Photographer, Tech Team Leader and Tech Team Member until 3 p.m. (CST) Friday, Dec. 2. ALL other applications for Leadership Team are due by 3 p.m. (CST) tomorrow, Nov. 18.
Leadership Teams Application Deadline
Friday, Nov. 18 (at 3 p.m. CST) is the deadline to apply for a position on the student Ambassador, Documentation, and Technical Support teams. Don't forget that a Facilitator Nomination form is required for each applicant and must also be submitted by the deadline.
Fay Jones Architectural Challenge
Check out the NEW competition this year hosted by Fay Jones featuring architectural design! Deadline to submit is Jan. 18!
The Conference agenda has been updated with locations for the First-Timers Orientation (Arena), the Administrator's Reception (Grand Lobby), and the Tech Support Olympiad - Final Round (Grand Lobby).
Breakout Session Proposals Due
THIS Friday (Nov. 11) is the last day to submit proposals to host a breakout session at Conference. Proposals will only be accepted until 3 p.m. CST. Check out the Get Involved tab for more information.
"Pictures Up!" Video Competition
Thanks to SAU Tech Multimedia for hosting the video competition this year! Be sure to add in a 3D design element for bonus points! Deadline to submit is Jan. 18!
School Gala Guests
This year, the Conference Gala will be held in the Area, which has MUCH more seating than than the previous location. Therefore, there is NO LIMIT on the number of additional guest tickets that each EAST Program can purchase for the Gala!
Conference Clips - Leadership Teams
The first Conference Clips video is posted! Check out the Conference Videos section in the "What's New" tab to learn more about the opportunity to work behind the scenes at Conference!
Check out the "What's New this Year" page for everything new and exciting in Conference 2017!
Conference Website is LIVE!!
We are excited to share the new website!! Have a look around, and don't forget to register your school!
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