Our first ASCENT Workshop will be held on Friday, September 21st in Fayetteville, Arkansas on the University of Arkansas campus.

If you have any questions regarding the meeting, please contact Karin Alvarado, karina@uark.edu, 479-575-4958.
We look forward to seeing you!

  8:00-8:30   Registration and Breakfast
  8:30-8:45   Opening Remark and Welcome
  8:45-9:45   Keynote Speech
  9:45-10:00 Break
10:00-11:00 Overview of ASCENT
11:00-12:00 Industry Presentation*See notes below
12:00-1:30   Lunch
  1:30-2:15   Round Table Discussion – Security Education and Workforce Development
  2:15-3:00   Round Table Discussion – Security Research: Present and Future
  3:00-3:45   Round Table Discussion – Needs and Collaboration
  3:45-4:00   Wrap Up

*Industry Presentation: this is a 2-3 minute brief introduction of your company.  You do not need to provide a PowerPoint slide for this, but if you would like to, please make them 1-2 slides max and send them to me (KarinA@uark.edu) prior to Friday morning.

The Chancellor Hotel is the suggested hotel for this meeting.  They have a free shuttle that will take you anywhere within a 5 mile radius (which includes the University).  (If you choose to drive to the meeting location, you will park in a parking garage.)

The Chancellor Hotel – $99/night, UA rate
70 North East Avenue | Fayetteville, AR 72701
479.442.1504* Speak to Erik Davenport, Sales Manager

Other nearby hotels…

Staybridge Suites $105/night, UA rate
Hilton Garden Inn
Hampton Inn Fayetteville



The meeting will be held on the University of Arkansas in Willard J. Walker Hall, room 501.

If you are driving, the closest/best place to park is the Harmon Parking Garage located at 146 N. Harmon Avenue.  This is a metered parking garage.  The meter code for our meeting is 19190332.  Instructions for using the meter code are attached.
Once you have entered the meter information, you will need to…

  • Take the elevator in the Harmon Parking Garage to Level 6 (main street level)
  • Cross Harmon avenue and take sidewalk to the right.  Pass the stairs, Willard J. Walker Hall will be on the left
  • Enter Willard J. Walker Hall on the street level.
  • Take the elevator to the 5th
  • When you exit the elevator on the 5th floor, turn right.  The meeting room Willard J. Walker Hall 501 is on your right.

Willard J. Walker Hall
191 North Harmon Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Directions to Willard J. Walker Hall