We are excited to announce that the 29th annual ACC Conference will be held in Little Rock for the first time in more than 10 years! This change is a great OPPORTUNITY to shake things up while also honoring our long tradition of sharing ideas, collaborating, and celebrating. Our Conference Advisory Board is working hard to provide educational and networking opportunities designed to recharge and inspire you. Please take a moment to review our schedule, keynote speaker, breakout sessions, and more!

Schedule at a Glance


Sunday, October 15, 2017
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.                      Pre-Conference Workshop (additional fees apply)
4 – 5 p.m.                                Opening Session
5 – 6 p.m.                                Exhibit Hall Grand Opening & Reception
6:30 – 9 p.m.                           Dinner & Entertainment (Shannon Boshears Band at RevRoom)

Monday, October 16, 2017
7 – 8:15 a.m.                           Poker Run/Walk
8 a.m. – 3 p.m.                        All-Star Auction Open (Closed 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m)
8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.                   Exhibit Hall Open (Closed 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.)
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.                    Industry Tour, Dassault Falcon Jet
9 – 9:50 a.m.                           Breakout Sessions A
10:30 – 11:20 a.m.                  Breakout Sessions B
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.            Faculty & Staff Awards Luncheon
1:40 – 3:40 p.m.                      Industry Tour, Lost 40 Brewing
1:40 – 2:30 p.m.                      Breakout Sessions C
3:30 – 4:20 p.m.                      Breakout Sessions D
5 – 7 p.m.                                ACC Leadership Institute Reception & Graduation (Invitation Only)
7 p.m. - ?                                 Brain Bowl

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
8 – 8:50 a.m.                           Breakout Sessions E
9 – 9:50 a.m.                           Breakout Sessions F
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.                    Academic All-Star & Alumni Awards Brunch

Click here to download the Full schedule.


Conference Hotel:

Marriott Downtown
$140 per night
*Reserve by September 24, 2017.


Arkansas Community Colleges
2017 Conference Coordinating Board

Board President:
Dean Inman, Director of Enrollment Services
South Arkansas Community College

Board President-Elect:
 Valerie Wilson, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Southern Arkansas University Tech

Board Past-President:
 Wade Derden, Vice President for Academic Affairs
National Park College

Jillian Hartley, Arkansas Northeastern College
Doug Larkins, Arkansas State University Beebe
Michael Lejman, Arkansas State University Mid-South
Robert Dyer, Arkansas State University Mountain Home
Robert Burgess, Arkansas State University Newport
Janice Harvey, Black River Technical College
Jill Houlihan, College of the Ouachitas
Lindsay Midkiff, East Arkansas Community College
Rodney Ivers, National Park College
Micki Somers, North Arkansas College
Jason Degn, North West Arkansas Community College
Anthony Burkhammer, Ozarka College
Kim Rawls, Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas
Karen Bogard, Southeast Arkansas College
Tamara Griffin, University of Arkansas Community College Batesville
Lyndsey Daniel, University of Arkansas Community College Morrilton
Emily Newlin, University of Arkansas Cossatot
TJ Tubbs, University of Arkansas at Hope-Texarkana
Bentley Wallace, University of Arkansas Pulaski Technical College
Tammy Young, University of Arkansas Rich Mountain