THE EVENT


Fort Smith, AR |  11.14 .17


Transition Expo showcases Arkansas' current & future talent pool to dynamic colleges, universities, education providers, employers, & service organizations throughout the nation. 

Serving 10,000+ students, veterans, & job seekers, the Expo features the following programming:

Interactive Exhibit Hall 
The Interactive Exhibit Hall hosts 250+ colleges, universities, training programs, employers, & community organizations. 
It features highly interactive, hands-on exhibits and presentations that engage attendees. 

EXHIBITORS

The Expo Hall Stage
The Expo Hall Stage provides news and information around some of Arkansas's most influential organizations. 

The Guidance Center
The Guidance Center provides attendees with direct & personal assistance through hands-on training programs to enhance participants' professional careers.

Expo Hall Stage Schedule
Expo Opener
8:00 am Introduction 
8:15 am Dr. Maria Markham - Director, Arkansas Department of Higher Education
8:30 am Daryl Bassett - Director, Arkansas Department of Workforce Services
8:45 am Emily Moak - Allianz Global
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9:00 am TBA
9:30 am Janet Schweinfurth - Damsel in Distress
10:00 am Richard Isla-Rodas USPTO
10:30 am Southwestern Christian University 
11:00 am Peter Choi USPTO
11:30 am TBA
12:00 pm Savvy Shields - Miss America 
12:30 pm TBA
1:00 pm Southwestern Christian University 
1:30 pm Richard Isla-Rodas USPTO
2:00 pm Peter Choi USPTO
2:30 pm TBA
3:00 pm TBA
Break
5:00 pm Shawna Blake 
5:45 pm Southwestern Christian University
6:00 pm Pitch Contest
Guidance Center Programming
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Classes start at 9:30 am and run hourly until 3:30 pm.  

PROGRAMS | ROOM LOCATIONS
DREAM CAREER SUMMIT 
The DCS will feature motivational guest speakers who will inspire thousands of high school students to overcome their personal obstacles and pursue their dreams.
SPECIAL EXPO GUESTS:
HILARY HUNT
SHAWNA BLAKE
KYLE TABOR
CASEY SANDERS
DR. MARIA MARKHAM 
SAVVY SHIELDS
PETER H. CHOI
RICHARD ISLA-RODAS
KAREN BREASHEARS
DARYL BASSETT
IDEAFAME LIVE PITCH CONTEST
IdeaFame Live Pitch Contest is a competition open to those with big ideas. 
It encourages entrepreneurship through the sharing of ideas. Participants have 60-seconds to pitch their idea/product/concept live for the opportunity to win multiple  $1,000 startup prizes! 
Register for free today to secure your spot to share!
When & 
Where?
Admission: FREE
When: Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017
Where: Fort Smith Convention Center 
Student Hours: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
General Attendance Hours: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm 
IdeaFame Pitch Competition: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Need a place to stay
Book your stay at the Doubletree by Hilton in Fort Smith conveniently connected to the Convention Center. 
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