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The Arkansas Advanced Energy Association (AAEA) will hold it’s 10th annual meeting and policy conference October 11 thru October 12, 2022 at Clinton Presidential Center. This is the state’s largest gathering of advanced energy related organizations from biofuels, solar power, performance contractors, electric vehicles and chargers to all of the customers they serve including municipalities, cities, school districts and farmers. Advanced energy leaders and policymakers from across the state and region will meet to address trends and challenges facing the state’s and nation’s advanced energy landscape.

Event Information

A welcome reception and networking event will be held the evening of Tuesday, October 11, 2022. The conference will be held on Wednesday, October 12, 2022, at the Clinton Presidential Center. Governor Asa Hutchinson will kick off Wednesday’s events by signing a Proclamation honoring October as Energy Month. Event attendees will then hear updates from industry leaders on a number of topics, including a discussion around the development of equitable pathways for career education and skills development within Arkansas’s clean energy sector. Attendees will also hear from legal and legislative professionals on topics focused on the current landscape surrounding advanced energy initiatives. The emPOWER event will also include a luncheon and industry awards presentation and a sponsor trade show.

Accomodation Information

This year, we’re pleased to announce a room block and secured a special rate of $149/night through the Hilton Garden Inn. You can either book through this link or mention AAEA when you call to reserve before the September 30 deadline!

Event Reception

Please join us for a complimentary reception to be held the evening of Tuesday, October 11th from 4-6pm at the Agasi7 rooftop bar atop the Hilton Garden Inn in Downtown Little Rock. Meet and network with fellow conference-goers against the background of the city skyline. We hope to see you there! Guests may RSVP for the reception on both the individual and sponsorship registration forms.

Sponsorship Information

Sponsorship of emPOWER Arkansas 2022 is an opportunity to join an influential community dedicated to expanding our advanced energy workforce and manufacturing base in Arkansas – and to associate your brand with the leading voice of Arkansas’s advanced energy economy. This must-attend event is an opportunity to celebrate the latest advanced energy technologies and their impact on the Arkansas economy. Our sponsors receive access to hundreds of advanced energy thought leaders across the state, exposure to new energy ventures, industry expertise, and brand exposure.

 Custom packages available upon request.

Award Nominee Information

AAEA is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Arkansas Advanced Energy Awards! Finalists will be recognized and the winners announced at emPOWERing Arkansas 2022, AAEA’s 10th annual meeting and policy conference, on Oct. 11 thru Oct. 12, at Clinton Presidential Center. Submit your nominations for the following awards:

• Ron Bell Advanced Energy Leadership Award
• Advanced Energy Rising Star Award
• Advanced Energy Business Innovation Award

Nominations must be made by an AAEA member and are due by Friday, September 17, to (subject line: “Award Nomination”).  

Self-nominations are not allowed for individual awards (Ron Bell and Rising Star awards) but are allowed for the Business Innovation Award. Please read on for additional information on the award categories, nominee qualifications, and nomination process rules. A nomination form is also included. 


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AAEA is dedicated to growing Arkansas’s economy through expanded utilization of advanced energy technologies, including energy efficiency, demand response, natural gas electric generation, solar, wind, hydro, nuclear, electric vehicles, alternative fuels and smart grid.

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