In addition to the information we share through our in-person gatherings, one of the key elements of our conferences has always been the connections we make, both old and new. We always strive to bring you the best possible experience at our Annual Conference, and we know from your feedback that being able to meet in-person and network is something you value as highly as we do.

As an organization with science at its core, we’ve been following where the science leads us throughout the pandemic. With the high level of contagion of the delta variant and the CDC’s guidance that vaccinated people wear masks indoors in areas with significant and high spread, we’ve come to the conclusion that it is best for us to postpone our Annual Conference until spring of 2022.

At that time, we hope conditions will change, including a significantly higher percentage of the population getting vaccinated, so that we will be able to present our Annual Conference the way we always have.

We’re working out the details on the new dates of the conference and hope to share that news with you very soon.

While we won’t be meeting in person this year, you can anticipate a series of webinars and Zoom meetings throughout fall 2021 and winter 2022 to keep you abreast of the rapidly changing environment for creating a better future through science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Stay tuned for more details!

The SSTI Team


SSTI’s Annual Conferences cover a wide array of topics, including: 

Regional innovation strategies | University-industry partnerships 
State Small Business Credit Initiative | EPSCoR | Technology transformation 
Workforce development | Inclusion and equity in tech | Federal innovation policy 
Measuring and communicating impact | Venture development organizations 
Capital access strategies | And more!

Conference Partners

Host Partner

Arkansas Research Alliance

Arkansas Partners

Walton Family Foudation

National Partners

Interested in becoming a conference partner? View our partnership opportunities and contact SSTI today!