April 2019 Print

Monthly Luncheon

The Ultimate Event Planning Guide: ASAE Edition

April 16, 2019
11:45 AM to 1 PM

Hilton Garden Inn WLR
10914 Kanis Rd.
Little Rock, AR 72211

We will hear from a panel of our very own expert meeting planners who know how to create a "wow" factor at their conferences, events and trade shows.

Come prepared with questions for this results-driven group, representing:

  • Arkansas Forestry Association
  • Arkansas Trucking Association
  • EAST Initiative

ASAE's policy is that anyone that RSVPs and does not attend the meeting will be billed.

Note: If you have prepaid lunches for the year, please register for the meeting.

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ASAE Annual Convention

Lights, Camera Action:
Playing a Starring Role in Your Organization’s Success
ASAE Annual Convention and Trade Show

July 15-16
Little Rock


The Little Rock Marriott and DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Little Rock are providing complimentary rooms for executives for the 2019 summer convention on a first-come, first-served basis. The rooms are filling up quickly, so reserve yours today. Click here to reserve a room at the Marriott.


Little Rock Marriott
Jeff Johnson
(501) 399-8008

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Little Rock
Velva French
(501) 508-8140


To our associate members, there are sponsorship spots available at the Convention for meals, receptions and break times. Please contact Stephanie for more information at office@arksae.net or (501) 223-9188.

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ASAE Awards



Download the Ken Graves Award Nomination form HERE or complete the online form. Nominations are accepted year round.

Download the Excellence in Communications Awards packet HERE.

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Member News

Arkansas Bar Association
2018-2019 Cyberintelligence Summit - Identifying Emerging Threats & Defenses

Two Locations!

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - Fayetteville, AR
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Reception to Follow
University of Arkansas School of Law

Friday, April 5, 2019 - Little Rock, AR
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Wine Tasting to Follow
Arkansas Bar Center

Presented by the Arkansas Bar Association, this conference brings together cybersecurity professionals from around the country, including Senior Manager at Microsoft Paul Ledbetter, to provide advice and guidance to in-house and private practice attorneys on very important legal privacy and confidentiality issues. Designed for the general attorney as well as touching on issues for even the most experienced cybersecurity attorney, the conference will help all attorneys understand updated techniques for addressing cyber risks, email security, and issues that will impact our profession in the upcoming few years.  

View the Agenda 

View the Registration Form

Early registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on April 2nd. After this date, please register at the door. For more information about this event, please contact Cynthia Barnes.

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Membership Directory

Calling all ASAE photographers! Do you have an awesome picture from your travels in Arkansas that you think would make an amazing cover for the ASAE membership directory? Please send us your high-resolution images by April 15 to directory@arksae.net.

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Job Opportunities

Arkansas Transit Association
Safety and Training Coordinator Position

The Arkansas Transit Association is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Safety and Training Coordinator. The Association is a professional trade organization whose members are urban and rural transit systems, paratransit service organizations, and other types of community passenger carriers across Arkansas. The Safety and Training Coordinator develops, implements and delivers transportation training programs to support Federal Transit Administration and Arkansas Department of Transportation objectives. This individual works closely with Federal, State and local partners, assists with association member needs, and networks with national peers.

Read more here

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National ASAE News

ASAE Annual Meeting and Exposition Registration is open. Learn more here

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Associates News

Reminder: Please send Stephanie your promotions/specials by the 30th of the month for inclusion in the next newsletter. 

Capital Hotel

The Front Porch is Open! 


APRIL 14-23

MAY 24-30

JUNE | JULY 28-7



15% commission and choice of 2 benefits

  • 50% off Audio Visual
  • $10 Valet
  • Chef’s Choice of Complimentary Welcome Reception
  • 1/30 Comp


Minimum of 20 peak nights per booking | Based upon availability | Offer does not apply to existing bookings

Contact Denise at (501) 370-7031 or denise.turlier@capitalhotel.com

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Volunteer Opportunity

ICES: International Cake Exploration Société - https://ices.org/ is looking for a volunteer Parliamentarian. The meeting is Thursday, July 18, at 7 p.m. in the Conway lecture hall at the Little Rock Marriott. Their bylaws require them to have a Parliamentarian at this meeting. It will last approximately three hours. The only expectation is that they are in attendance.  

Contact:  Suzy Zimmermann, ICES President zimmermann.suzy@gmail.com

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