Hot Springs Technology Institute 2013

The HSTI 20th Anniversary

June 17-20, 2013

"The Conference Built by Educators for Educators"


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About HSTI


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It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Hot Springs Technology Institute website.  the 20th Anniversary of HSTI.  HSTI 2013 will represent the 20th year that we have been in existence and without support from Arkansas educators and partners this would not be possible.

Every year our planning committee has to work extra hard to figure out how to top the previous years events and accomplishments.  Our 20th anniversary will be even a more difficult task. Attendance has been terrific with the last several years attendance with over 1500.  This year we are extremely excited to invite the creators of Schoolhouse Rock back to help us celebrate.

We will continue to offer some of the best hands-on workshops and breakout sessions in the region and the reason for this is because we listen to what your needs are from year to year.  Educators from all over the state offer advice and suggestions that we take very seriously and try to incorporate into planning for HSTI each year.

HSTI is a one of a kind conference and we hope to keep it that way.  It is the only conference "built by educators for educators" which makes it successful, unique and worthwhile.  It is truly owned by the educators of Arkansas and will remain that way for many years to come.

Our staff will be adding information to this website daily as it becomes available so be sure to check back often.  We plan to have lots of different pre-conference workshops as well as our huge selection of breakout sessions and featured speakers throughout the four days.  Our goal is that you will not leave HSTI empty handed and that you will learn something new to help you become a better educator.

Several organizations play a big role in helping us with HSTI so be sure to thank their representatives when you have the opportunity.  These organizations include but are not limited to: ARKSTE, AAIM, AETN, ADE, ARCF, Dawson Educational Coop and Hot Springs School District.

I would personally like to thank the many people who serve as volunteers, presenters, trainers, and exhibitors.  Without these hard working dedicated people HSTI would not be able to continue as the best kept secret in the country.


Don Benton, Director of HSTI




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