PUBLIC EVENTS AT THE INNOVATION HUB 

Upcoming Hub Events

3rd Central Arkansas Social Entrepreneurs Happy Hour! Topic: Legal Aspects

Wednesday, March 4

5:30 – 7:30pm

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This free happy hour will concentrate on the legal aspects of social entrepreneurship.

The Clinton School of Public Service Social Entrepreneurship Committee, in collaboration with the Innovation Hub, invite you to the Third Central Arkansas Social Entrepreneurs Happy Hour. This Happy Hour topic will concentrate on the legal aspects of social entrepreneurship.

This happy hour will take place at the Innovation Hub on March 4th, 5:30 PM-7:30 PM. Come join other Arkansas Social Entrepreneurs and Ecosystem Builders for food, drinks and networking.

We are also excited to announce our special guest speakers Kim Vu-Dinh and Mike Orndorff. Kim Vu-Dinh is the Director of the Business Innovations Clinic at the University of Arkansas Bowen Law School. Mike Orndorff is a residential home builder who has been in the spotlight recently for his work in the Pettaway community.

Special thanks to Lost 40, Mike Orndorff and Scott Hamilton from The Food Truck Stop. for sponsoring this event.

We look forward to seeing you there!

IWD: Foundations of Thought Leadership: Reframing Your Narrative

Wednesday, March 11

6:00 – 8:00pm

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This International Women’s Day, we’re inviting our community to share their superpowers – those special qualities that make you shine. Whether you’re creating space for more voices to be heard or you’re working to secure funding as an entrepreneur, you’re a superhero in our book. Together let’s celebrate the super-women in our lives. Together let’s create a new narrative for our industry.

#TogetherWeRise #WomenTechMakers

In this highly-interactive and energetic 2-hr workshop, we explore the source of credibility and how to establish it. We cover strategies for making a greater impact through your writing (and speaking) and the value of framing your message and yourself as part of a larger public conversation. Participants leave this session with a newly crafted professional bio.

Presentation Materials supplied by Write/Speak/Code.

Write/Speak/Code is a non-profit on a mission to promote the visibility and leadership of technologists with marginalized genders through peer-led professional development.

Tech Talk with Charles Morgan and Dr. Chris Jones

Friday, March 13

12:00pm

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Join us for a book signing luncheon with investor, entrepreneur and tech CEO, Charles D. Morgan. Enjoy a box lunch while learning the ins and outs of being a successful businessman as Charles discusses First Orion, his latest book, “Now What? The Biography of a (Finally) Successful Startup” and Arkansas Center for Data Science initiative with Dr. Chris Jones, Executive Director of Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub. Guests will be able to ask Charles questions about his career and business advice as well as get their books signed. This is a free event and lunch will be provided upon registration.

Pi Day Jam @ UA Little Rock

March 14 – 15

24 hour event

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Note: this event is not hosted by the Innovation Hub but we think it’s super cool!
Welcome to the first Pi Day Game Jam hosted by the  UA Little Rock ACM Student Chapter. This is a 24-hour game jam running from 12:00 pm March 14th to 12:00 pm the next day. Anyone and everyone of all skill levels, (junior/senior HS students) backgrounds, and experiences may participate. Participants only need enthusiasm and the drive to learn and compete. Participants can compete individually or in teams of up to 4 people.
 
The event is open physically in room 417 of the EIT Building on UA Little Rock’s campus. The event venue will be open from 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm Saturday, and 8:00 am – 2:00 pm Sunday. The event is also open remotely, so you can participate from the comfort of anywhere. Whether you participate remotely or in person, please ensure you register for the event.

3rd Friday Art Walk

Friday, March 20

5:00 – 8:00pm

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Join us for Third Friday Art Walk in Argenta.

Stop by the Innovation Hub to see what others are making—and try some hands-on hobbies for yourself! Each month, we have:

• Art for all ages
• Featured exhibitions of local artists
• Hands-on activities for kids and adults (to make and take their own art home)
• An indoor mini-market for artists and makers to show and sell their creations
• Tours of the Innovation Hub including the art studios, wood shop, tech areas, and co-working.

Admission is free to the public.