Patrick Schwerdtfeger is available to speak in Little Rock as a leading authority on 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. If you are planning a business conference at the Robinson Center Auditorium on Statehouse Plaza, the Peabody Little Rock on West Markham Street, the Legacy Hotel & Suites on West Capitol Avenue or some other convention space in Little Rock, 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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Little Rock has many conference facilities, including:
- Statehouse Convention Center on East Markham Street
- Holiday Inn Little Rock – Airport Conference Center on Bankhead Drive
- La Quinta Inn & Suites Downtown Conference Center on South Broadway
- Double Tree Little Rock on West Markham Street
- Wyndham Riverfront Little Rock on Riverfront Place
- Other meeting spaces in Cammack Village, Sweet Home and Pinnacle
General Information about Little Rock, Arkansas, for Meeting Planners
Capital of Arkansas and its largest city, Little Rock has much to offer in the way of pleasant distractions for the conference or convention attendee. The heart of Little Rock is neatly divided from the sprawling North Little Rock area by the great Arkansas River. The downtown region is just a glance away from the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport and its skylines and bridges are sweeping and impressive, yet not so grand-scale as to be overwhelming. Little Rock itself exudes a charming, laid-back ambiance, with a pleasant mix of historic sites and neighborhoods and some fabulous new destinations. Don’t work so hard you forget to partake in the nightlife here! Here is Patrick’s economic forecast for America.
2014 Business Conventions in Little Rock, Arkansas
During 2014, Little Rock will play host to dozens of business conferences. Taste Of The Rock will be hosting Ambassadors – Taste of the Rock Committee Meeting at the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce on East Markham Street in January. In January, Simplilearn Americas will be organizing a PMP Certification Training. In April, a Women Small Business Owners Expo will be organized at the Clarion Hotel Medical Center on South University Avenue. Security BSides will be organizing the BSides Little Rock 2014 event in September at the George W. Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology on John Barrow Road.
2013 Business Conferences in Little Rock, Arkansas
Little Rock in Arkansas will hold numerous summits and conventions during 2013. Some of these gatherings include the Southern SAWG Conference hosted by Sustainable Agricultural Working Group at Statehouse Convention Center and The Peabody Little Rock in January. Another larger conference is the Technology Information Conference for Administrative Leadership to be hosted by Sta. Cruz County of Education in February at Peabody Hotel. In addition, National Orientation Directors Association is hosting the 2013 NODA Conference ‘Little rock, Big Opportunity: Make a splash’ in February at the Peabody Hotel. Also, NWA Annual Education and Networking Conference & Exhibits by National WIC Association will take place at the Statehouse Convention center in April.
Speaking Opportunities for Aspiring Speakers in Little Rock
Little Rock Toastmasters clubs are a great place for Arkansas aspiring speakers to practice their craft. Capitol Toastmasters meets at Arkansas State Capitol on Woodlane Avenue (Friday at 12:00 PM), Early Riser Toastmasters Club meets at Arkansas Department of Health on West Markham Street (Friday at 7:00 AM), CrossTalk TM Club meets at The UsAble Corporate Center on West Capitol (Tuesday at 12:05 PM) and Federal Employees Club meets at Federal Office Building on West Capitol Avenue (Tuesday at 12:00 PM).
Little Rock Food Choices for Convention Attendees
Take time out of your busy Little Rock, Arkansas convention schedule to dine at one of the fantastic restaurants the city has to offer. Number one on the list is frequently Ashley’s at the Capital, where you can get some of the finest American gourmet dishes in a super-elegant setting to match. Served in small portions, the seven or eight courses will send you home happy and awed. Barbecue in Little Rock is something special, and you won’t go wrong seeking it out at the Whole Hog Café, where you can get lunch or dinner. Another restaurant topping the list is Brave New Restaurant, serving upscale Continental cuisine.
Little Rock Attractions for Conference Delegates
Little Rock, Arkansas is dotted with plentiful diversions for those in the city attending a conference or convention. History museums such as the Central High Museum and Visitor Center generally depict the important fight for equality the city was home to. Why not visit the State Capitol while you’re in Little Rock, Arkansas? An inspiring example of the architecture of the time and imposing facility in its own right, it offers tours on weekdays. An activity you can do without any guides, one that will give you the true flavor of the city, is a visit to its spectacular River Market District.