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AREON 2020

Announcing AREON 2020

The AREON 2020 Annual Conference is a two-day event scheduled for March 10-11, 2020, that brings higher education IT, networking, research, and security professionals together to share ideas and success stories about next generation networks and technology.  AREON’s fourth annual conference moves this year to a new venue, the Wyndham Riverside Hotel in North Little Rock.


AREON 2020 begins with an exciting VIP Opening Night Reception on the evening of March 9, 2020, hosted by Platinum Sponsor Juniper Networks at the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion.  The conference begins the following day, March 10, 2020, during which attendees will enjoy keynote speakers and a full agenda of breakout sessions in four tracks – Technology, Innovation, Cybersecurity, and IT Management.


AREON 2020 attendees may also register for a full day of workshops planned for the second day of the conference, March 11, 2020.  Two workshops are planned with a focus on cybersecurity planning and management.  Check out the Workshop page for additional details.


All conference activities, with the exception of the VIP Opening Night Reception, take place at the Wyndham Riverfront Little Rock, #2 Riverfront Place, North Little Rock, AR 72114.  This hotel has excellent meeting facilities in a great locale beside the Arkansas River in North Little Rock.  Among the numerous nearby attractions are several museums, Dickey-Stephens Park (home of the Arkansas Travelers baseball team), Simmons Bank Arena, the River Market with its enticing international food hall, and the wonderful William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum.  Additional details are available on the Accommodations page.


Monday, March 9, 2020

  7:00 p.m. –   8:30 p.m.   VIP Opening Night Reception
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 – Conference Day

  6:00 a.m. –   7:30 a.m.   Sponsor/Exhibitor Set-Up
  7:30 a.m. –   8:30 a.m.   Registration and Breakfast
  8:30 a.m. –   9:45 a.m.   Welcome and Morning Keynote
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   Morning Breakout Sessions
12:00 p.m. –   1:45 p.m.   Lunch and Keynote Speaker
  2:00 p.m. –   5:15 p.m.   Afternoon Breakout Sessions


Wednesday, March 11, 2020 – Workshop Day

  7:00 a.m. –   8:00 a.m.   Check-In and Breakfast
  8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   Morning Workshop
12:00 p.m. –   1:00 p.m.   Lunch
  1:00 p.m. –   5:00 p.m.   Afternoon Workshop

The full schedule is available on the Agenda page.


Registration is now open for the AREON 2020 Conference and Workshops.  Attendees may register for just the conference or for both the conference and workshops.  The conference registration includes the VIP Opening Night Reception.  The deadline for registration is March 9, 2020.

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Hotel Reservations

Conference attendees can book their reservations at the Wyndham Riverfront Little Rock Hotel at the group rate by clicking online here or by calling the hotel directly at 1-866-657-4458.  The hotel is located at #2 Riverfront Place, North Little Rock, AR 72114.  If calling, mention that you are a part of the AREON 2020 Conference.  Hotel room rates under this block are $99.00 per night plus taxes. This group rate is good until February 17, 2020.  Additional details are available on the Accommodations page.

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Attendee Guidelines

To ensure that the AREON 2020 Annual Conference is a professional event conducted in a safe and productive environment for all our attendees, we have published our Attendee Guidelines.

Sponsors & Exhibitors

The AREON 2020 Annual Conference would not be possible without the financial support of our Sponsors and Exhibitors.  We encourage all our attendees to visit the Sponsors and Exhibitors Booths in Silver City Ballroom 7.  The breaks are all held in the same room, so enjoy a cup of coffee and have a chat with these great companies.  We give special recognition to our Platinum Level Sponsors for hosting the VIP Opening Night Reception and the conference morning and luncheon meals and keynotes:  Juniper NetworksIK Network Solutions & Extreme Networks, and Cisco.

Interested in Becoming a Sponsor?

Opportunities abound for conference attendees to talk with and learn more about the products and services offered by the sponsors and exhibitors of the AREON 2020 Annual Conference.  Platinum and Gold Level Sponsors are provided the opportunity to present during the breakout sessions.  Time is short, but a limited number of sponsorships are still available.  SIGN UP NOW! 

Contact for More Information

If you have any questions, please contact the conference organizer Michelle Stewart at dyvevents@gmail.com or at 501-952-9000.


We look forward to seeing you in North Little Rock in March!!!