Little Rock site for SSTI’s 2020 Annual Conference!

SSTI is excited to announce Little Rock, Arkansas, as the site for our 2020 Annual Conference, Oct. 13-15. The conference is the premier gathering of practitioners and policymakers from across the country looking to exchange ideas on how to create a better future through science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship.

“Bringing the conference to Little Rock and sharing the story of what is happening in Arkansas with others will give people from throughout the country the opportunity to see the progress that’s being made in the state,” said Dan Berglund, SSTI president and CEO. “We are thrilled to be working with the Arkansas Research Alliance, along with the many partners that they have assembled, who will be able to tell the story of the challenges they have faced, and what they have done to overcome them. We think it’s a story that will resonate throughout the country.”

“Research and technology are critical economic catalysts for Arkansas,” said Jerry Adams, president and CEO of ARA. “That SSTI chose Arkansas for such an important conference reflects the progress Arkansas has made to transform into a modern, competitive economy.” ARA drew together a group of 16 sponsors comprised of fellow SSTI members StartupJunkie and the Walton Family Foundation, corporate Arkansas, and the public sector, starting with Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

This year’s conference theme, Creating a Culture of Change, focuses on the elements that will help drive growth and approach challenges with a renewed vision resulting from the tools, trends and programs that will be the center of the conference. Looking forward to the next decade in innovation, the theme for the conference, Creating a Culture of Change, reflects the both how to prepare for the uncertain future as well being a catalyst for change as we work to strengthen initiatives to create a better future through science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Conference registration is open at https://ssti.org/conf20reg.