AREON 2022 Annual Conference

Updated tickets available this week

ARE-ON March conference revised to one day member education event

Due to the elevated Covid-19 trends, and in response to the feedback from you in our survey, we are revising the ARE-ON Conference schedule to better meet the moment and event interest. The good news is that we will still have events on March 7th and 8th, but with an updated purpose and venue adjustments. Tickets for the updated event will be available this week. Already ticketed attendees of the conference were sent a separate message earlier with more details.

  • The Main Conference day, Tuesday, March 8, 2022, with its current conference-style format, including the vendor engagements, speakers, and breakout sessions, will be rescheduled to Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at the same location (Statehouse’s Wally Allen Ballroom & surrounding meeting rooms).

  • Our former workshop date of Wednesday, March 9, 2022, featuring Merit’s cybersecurity and disaster response workshops with tabletop sessions, will be expanded as our Technology Education event and be rescheduled to the former conference date of Tuesday, March 8, 2022, hosted at the Little Rock Marriott Hotel’s Riverview meeting room.

  • The Opening Night Reception, formerly at the Governor’s Mansion, will still occur on the same date of Monday, March 7, 2022, but has been relocated to the Little Rock Marriott Hotel’s top floor Pinnacle Room.

I haven’t bought my tickets yet for March 2022. What do I need to do?

  • We have spots available for you to purchase starting the week of Feb. 7, 2022 on our Eventbrite ticket site. You can find it HERE.

  • We will have a fixed capacity for your safety for the Opening Night Reception (3/7/22) and the Merit workshop (3/8/22)

  • The negotiated hotel rate is still in effect for new hotel reservations through February 18, 2022.

When will we know more about the new conference details for the rescheduled new date of Tuesday, October 18, 2022?

  • Tickets to the October 18th conference day will be a new ticketed event, and we’ll release those details as soon as they are finalized.

While the circumstances for live-events are difficult, our intention was always to create a valuable experience for the ARE-ON members so we’re working to produce something worthwhile.

Hotel Block
We have a reserved rate for hotel rooms for $141 per night for the event dates. The group rate expires on February 18th.


Event Guidelines and Notices

If you’re planning to attend the education event, stay up to date with our guidelines and notices page HERE.