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We are excited to announce that the 30th annual ACC Conference will be held in Little Rock again this year!  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 address, breakout sessions, industry tours, and more!


New this year!

  • Keynote Address is SUNDAY at 3:30 p.m.

  • Additional Breakout Sessions added to MONDAY

  • Team Trivia Contest (replacing the Brain Bowl) is MONDAY at 7 p.m.

  • Poker Run/Walk is TUESDAY at 6:45 a.m.


Schedule at a Glance


Sunday, October 14, 2018
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.                      Keynote Address & Opening Session
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.                      Exhibit Hall Grand Opening & Reception
6 – 8 p.m.                                Dinner & Entertainment (DJ at the River Market Pavilions)

Monday, October 15, 2018
8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.                   All-Star Auction Open (Closed 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.                   Exhibit Hall Open (Closed 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
8 – 8:45 a.m.                           Breakout Sessions A
9 - 9:45 a.m.                            Breakout Sessions B
9:45 - 10:30 a.m.                     Break with Exhibitors
10:30 – 11:15 a.m.                  Breakout Sessions C
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.                 Faculty & Staff Awards Luncheon
1:15 – 3:15 p.m.                      Industry Tours (Details Coming Soon)
1:15 – 2 p.m.                           Breakout Sessions D
2:15 – 3 p.m.                           Breakout Sessions E
3 – 4 p.m.                                Exhibit Hall Break - All-Star Auction Closes
4 - 4:45 p.m.                            Breakout Sessions F
5 - 6:30 p.m.                            ACCLI Reception & Graduation (Invitation Only)
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.                         Trivia Contest

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
6:45 - 8 a.m.                           Poker Run/Walk
8:30 – 9:50 a.m.                     Session G (Business & Birds of a Feather Meetings)
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.                   Outstanding Alumni & Academic All-Star Awards Brunch


Conference Hotel:

Marriott Downtown
$147 per night
*Reserve by September 28, 2018.


Arkansas Community Colleges
2018 Conference Coordinating Board

Board President:
Valerie Wilson, Vice Chancellor for Academics
Southern Arkansas University Tech

Board President-Elect:
 Bentley Wallace, Dean of Professional and Technical Studies
University of Arkansas Pulaski Technical College

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

Jillian Hartley, Arkansas Northeastern College
Patti Carson, 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
Tavonda Brown, North Arkansas College
Jason Degn, NorthWest Arkansas Community College
Suellen Davidson, Ozarka College
Heather Funk, Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas
Sherry Howard, South Arkansas Community College
Nancy Pearce, Southeast Arkansas College
Tamara Griffin, University of Arkansas Community College Batesville
Lyndsey Daniel, University of Arkansas Community College Morrilton
Tommi Cobb, University of Arkansas Cossatot
TJ Tubbs, University of Arkansas at Hope-Texarkana
Krystal Thrailkill, University of Arkansas Rich Mountain