Patrick Schwerdtfeger is available to speak in Northwest Arkansas as a leading authority on technology, online marketing and global business trends. He’s the author of the award-winning book Marketing Shortcuts for the Self-Employed (2011, Wiley) and a regular speaker for Bloomberg TV. He covered social media at a SHRM conference in Fayetteville in 2012. If you are planning a business conference at the Embassy Suites Springdale Convention Center on Pinnacle Hills Parkway in Rogers, the Fayetteville Town Center on West Mountain Street, the Holiday Inn Springdale Conference Center on South 48th Street or some other convention space in Northwest Arkansas, Patrick will deliver the buzz and energy you’re looking for. As a motivational speaker, his #1 objective is to leave attendees excited, inspired and energized to take action and see tangible results.
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Fayetteville has many conference facilities, including:
- Mount Sequoyah Retreat & Conference Center on North Skyline Drive
- The Chancellor Hotel on North East Avenue
- Pratt Place Inn and Barn on West Markham Road
- Fayetteville Town Center on West Mountain Street
- University Conference & Entertainment on North Steele Boulevard
- Other meeting spaces in Farmington, Johnson and Springdale
General Information about Northwest Arkansas for Meeting Planners
Business meeting planners in Fayetteville would do well to study up a bit on the city. The months of the spring or fall seasons, for example, are considered the best times to see the Fayetteville. Stunning fall colors abound during September and October. Public transportation in Fayetteville is greatly enhanced by the free system of bus routes that travel about the city, offered by the grand University of Arkansas. The area is also home to such companies as Walmart (Bentonville) and Tyson Foods (Springdale). Fayetteville is partially surrounded by the beautiful Boston Mountains in the enormous Ozark National Forest. This is a strong city with a long history and a vibrant present. Here is Patrick’s economic forecast for America.
2014 Business Conventions in Fayetteville and Springdale, Arkansas
During 2014, Fayetteville will play host to numerous business events. National Seminars Training will be hosting The All-New Administrative Assistants Conference in January at the Hampton Inn on Krupa Drive. The same organization will also host an Organization Skills for the Overwhelmed! seminar at the Hampton Inn on Krupa Drive in February. An HR Law seminar will be held at the Hampton Inn on Krupa Drive in February. Learn How to Successfully Make the Transition to Supervisor, at the Hampton Inn on Krupa Drive in March.
2013 Business Conferences in Fayetteville and Springdale, Arkansas
Several larger symposiums and conventions will take place at Fayetteville. Some of the larger meetings include the 2013 Winter Teaching Symposium by the University of Arkansas in June at the Arkansas Union Ballroom. Additionally, the Ark-con Gaming Convention hosted by the Arkansas Geek Central will take place at the Holiday Inn & Convention Center in March. On the other hand, the 2013 Women’s Leadership Summit, which will focus on Professional Development in Recreation, Sport, and Tourism, and hosted by Arkansas Recreation and Parks Association will be held at the Chancellor Hotel in April. More so, the 11th Annual America in Bloom Symposium and Awards Program will take place in September around Fayetteville in Arkansas.
Speaking Opportunities for Aspiring Speakers in Fayetteville
Fayetteville Toastmasters clubs are a great place for Arkansas aspiring speakers to practice their craft. Razorback Word Masters meets at University of Arkansas – Arkansas Union on North Garland Avenue (Wednesday at 11:45 AM), Siloam Springs Toastmasters meets at DaySprings Cards, Inc. on Highway 16 East Siloam Springs (Thursday at 12:00 PM), Pinnacle Toastmasters Club meets at Bentonville Public Library on South Main Street (Wednesday at 12:00 PM) and Toastmasters of Tyson Foods, Inc. meets at Tyson Foods Corporate on West Don Tyson Parkway Springdale (Wednesday at 12:00 PM).
Fayetteville Food Choices for Convention Attendees
You have to eat sometime during your convention in Fayetteville, Arkansas, so make it count! Here are the top three restaurants in Fayetteville, according to TripAdvisor.com: Vetro 1925 takes reservations for fine dining late into the night. Start with the fabulous Antipasto tray at this great Italian restaurant. Little Bread Company is one of the best delicatessens in town, a good choice for your lunch break off Fayetteville Square. Longing for a delectable burger? Hugo’s Restaurant, serving lunch or dinner, is a sure bet for a happy ending.
Springdale Attractions for Conference Delegates
There will be no shortage of interesting things to do when you visit Fayetteville for a conference or convention. Try the Air and Space Museum for something of interest to everyone in your group. The Clinton House is also a popular Fayetteville attraction. This is the home that Bill Clinton and his family occupied during the 1970s, when he was teaching at the local U of A. Fancy seeing a real bullet hole from the Civil War? Check out the Headquarters House Museum, run by the Washington County Historical Society. If you hit it just right, you’ll see a costumed re-enactment tour!