SSTI’s 2022 Annual Conference: May 2-4 in Little Rock, Arkansas

Reconnect with friends, network with new partners, and discover the spirit of entrepreneurship that is growing in the heartland. The SSTI Annual Conference brings you together with federal funding partners, startup ecosystem developers, policy makers, venture development organizations, higher education officials, and more.

This spring, you will not only hear from experts who are helping to drive our economic recovery forward, but you will be an integral part of the discussion as we explore the many ways the innovation economy is Focusing on the Future while learning from the past.

You will not want to miss this event!

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 from the omicron variant, we will be following the CDC’s guidance and monitoring and implementing guidelines to ensure the safety of all our participants.

We look forward to seeing you May 2-4, in Little Rock!

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!


Register today to reserve your spot at SSTI’s 2022 Annual Conference!

Rates and Membership

SSTI member organizations can register their first attendee for just $575 and receive a discounted rate of just $520 for additional attendees.

The registration rate for non-member organizations is $725. Join SSTI today to receive the discounted registration + all other membership benefit!

Meeting Venue

SSTI’s 2022 Annual Conference is at the Little Rock Marriott.

We have reserved a room block for conference attendees with a rate of $139 per night (plus tax).

Reserve your room by April 9, 2022 to secure this rate.

The link to reserve your room through the conference block will be available soon.

Marriott Little Rock - Outside
Little Rock Marriott

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!