“The Arkansas Delta: Why it Still Matters”

Screen Shot 2017-05-08 at 11.37.04 PMThe Clinton School is joining Simmons Bank on Friday May 19 for a day-long conference: “The Arkansas Delta: Why It Still Matters.” The conference will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Pine Bluff Convention Center, and Governor Asa Hutchinson and George Makris, CEO of Simmons Bank, will be among the speakers.

Registration is now open at www.simmonsbank.com/delta. There is no registration fee but advance registration is required.

Luncheon Speaker:

  • Governor Asa Hutchinson 

Morning Speakers:

  • Randy Zook, Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce
  • Mike Preston, Arkansas Economic Development Commission
  • Rodney Slater, former U.S. Transportation Secretary
  • Dr. Laurence Alexander, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
  • Dr. Shane Speights, College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University
  • Dr. Fitzgerald Hill, Scott Ford Center for Entrepreneurship and Community Development

Afternoon Speakers:

  • Chris Masingil, the Delta Regional Authority Dear Arkansans,
  • Robert Moore Jr., Arkansas Highway Commission
  • Dr. Ruth Hawkins, Heritage Sites program at Arkansas State University
  • Scott Simon, Nature Conservancy

The future of the Delta region is important to all of Arkansas. The speakers will discuss economic development, education and health care as we plot a new course for the region.

There is no cost to attend the event, but advance reservations are required. Click here to reserve your spot.

*A fried catfish lunch will be served

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Date(s) - 05/19/2017
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Pine Bluff Convention Center