Conference 2009

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This page is dedicated to share media releases that the organization and EAST programs publish and to share highlights of the upcoming 2009 EAST Conference.  Have something to contribute? Email with details. 

Press Releases and Media Coverage


KTHV, EAST Initiative Team

The EAST Initiative and Today's THV, Channel 11 today announced a joint effort that will enhance the community and economic development efforts of schools throughout the State of Arkansas.


KARK, Channel 4 Story on EAST Ambassadors, Documentarians

KARK, Channel 4 posted a story on Emma and Sarah Bailin's film being featured at an upcoming festival.  The Bailins will be hosting a break out session at the 2009 EAST Conference.


Central High Students, Mann EAST Alumni Continue Documentary Honors

Emma and Sarah Bailin, who got their start in documentary film making as EAST students at Little Rock’s Horace Mann Middle School, have been selected to screen their latest documentary, “Return To Sender”, at the National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY) 2009 ( The event will be held April 24 to 26 in Seattle.  The Bailins will also be hosting a breakout session at the 2009 EAST Conference titled  “What’s Up Doc."


EAST Initiative Names Founder's Award Finalists

The EAST Initiative ( announced today that the following eleven schools have been selected as 2009 Founder's Award Finalists. 


EAST Initiative Announces 2009 Student Leadership Teams for Conference

The EAST Initiative ( announced today that the following students have been selected to represent their schools and EAST programs on 2009 Annual EAST Conference leadership teams.


Host An EAST Conference Watch Party


EAST Initiative Announces 2009 Conference Award Winners


Eureka Springs News Release


Peanut Butter Total


Conference Ad in Arkansas Democrat-Gazette


Centerpoint Ad in Arkansas Democrat-Gazette


The following media outlets are some of the media that have provided coverage of the 2009 conference:

Log Cabin Democrat

Maui News

Jonesboro Sun

KTHV, Channel 11

KARK, Channel 4

England Democrat

Hot Springs Village Voice

Monticello Advance

Areawide News of Salem, Arkansas

Carroll County News

Southwest Times Record


Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Conway Public Schools



Press Registration

We request that all members of the press pre-register prior to the Conference.

To register, please submit your name, editorial title, publication, address, phone, fax, e-mail and name of the event(s) you wish to attend as press via email to Amy Glover Bryant, APR, Director of Development and Communication, at


Contact Information

The pre-registered press list, including contact information, is typically shared with conference exhibitors, speakers, and sponsors. Please let  Amy Glover Bryant know if there is any contact information you would not like us to share with participants and your preferred contact method.

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