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The agenda is set for the AREA Fall Conference.  Make plans to join us now - Monday, October 31st at the Benton Event Center in Benton, Arkansas.  Click here for Registration Forms!

Monday, Oct. 31, Benton Event Center

  • 7:30-8:15- Continental Breakfast- Phoenix Contractors
  • 8:15-8:30 -Welcome- Dennis Copeland AREA Director, Dr. Lee Smith President
  • 8:30-9:00-Legislative Concerns- Dr. Mike Hernandez AAEA Director
  • 9:05-9:35-Dyslexia- Dr. Ivy Pfeffer and Vicki King DESE
  • 9:35-10:00-Break/Snacks-Architecture Plus
  • 10:00-10:30- School Safety Commission-Dr. David Hopkins, Clarksville School District
  • 10:35-11:05-Biology of Stress- Dr. Joe Thompson, ACHI
  • 11:10-11:40-Arkansas Activities Association- Lance Taylor and Joey Walters
  • 11:45-12:30-Lunch- Beardsley and Associates
  • 12:30-1:00-Retirement- American Fidelity- Lisa Boone
  • 1:05-1:35-Positive Behavior/Mental Health- Allison Mears, EBIS
  • 1:40-2:10-Break/Snacks- Architecture Plus
  • 2:15-2:45-AR Aware- Nicole Fairchild-OUR CO-OP
  • 2:50-3:20-Energy Savings- Jonelle Booth-ESG
  • 3:20-3:30-Closing Remarks- Dr. Lee Smith, AREA President