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SPARK! is a one-day professional development event that hosts more than 400 regional business leaders looking to amplify their leadership skills and engage their team.

Nationally recognized speakers will share their findings on timely subject matters such as the attitude of a leader, recognizing your strengths, workplace culture, mindfulness, and more.

Join us for SPARK! on Nov. 5 at Reynolds Performance Hall on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas and identify what keeps you moving FORWARD!

2024 Speakers Include:

Molly Barker

Sponsored by Conway Corp

Molly Barker is an American educator, social entrepreneur, and visionary. She is best known as the founder of Girls on the Run International, the self-esteem, youth development and healthy lifestyle program for third- to eighth-grade girls.

Jess Ekstrom
Sponsored by Turbare

Jess is a two-time, bestselling author of Chasing the Bright Side and Create Your Bright Ideas. She is a Forbes top-rated speaker with past clients like Zappos, Priceline, Netflix, Canva, Edward Jones, Magnolia, Under Armour, Newell Brands, Leadercast Live, SAS, Harvard, TEDx, and more.

James “Mitch” Mitchell

James “Mitch” Mitchell is a former UCA Bear and UCA alumnus, who serves as chaplain and Coordinator of Player Engagement for the Tennessee Titans. Before joining the Titans, Mitchell worked at Duke University and the University of Tennessee.

Antonio Neves

Sponsored by Acxiom

Antonio Neves is a leadership and development expert, best-selling author, a coach to mid-career leaders, an award-winning journalist, and world-renowned speaker known for helping organizations and people play to win.

Speaker Sponsors

Acxiom | Conway Corporation | Turbare

Platinum Sponsors

Reynolds Performance Hall/Windgate Center for Fine & Performing Arts | Virco

T-shirt Sponsor

Chris Crain Enterprises 

Education Underwriter

Baptist Health Conway

Non-profit Underwriter

Dr. Anthony & Hanna Manning//Conway Regional Surgical Associates, Dr. Anthony Manning


Chick-fil-A | Green Bay Packaging

Gold Sponsors

Conway Regional Health System | Lane Housley Trucking | Meridian Investment Advisors | Rogers Group | Snap-on | Walmart