ARE-ON 2020


Call For Presentations
Deadline: 01-31-2020


The AREON 2020 Annual Conference is a two-day event scheduled for March 10-11, 2020, that brings higher education IT, networking, research, and security professionals together to share ideas and success stories about next generation networks and technology.  AREON's fourth annual conference moves this year to a new venue, the Wyndham Riverside Hotel in North Little Rock.

Speaker and Presenter Information

Greg Schwem’s comedic take on the 21st century workplace and work/life balance has landed him on SIRIUS Radio, FOX News, Comedy Central and the pages of Parents magazine. More than just a business humorist, he is also an author, nationally syndicated humor columnist and award-winning greeting card writer. (Yes, you read that last one correctly!) He has shared the concert stage with the likes of Celine Dion and Jay Leno.

 

A graduate of Northwestern University’s prestigious Medill School of Journalism, Schwem never envisioned a career in laughter. Instead, he settled in Florida, becoming an award-winning reporter for NBC-owned WPTV in West Palm Beach. But the comedy bug bit him hard and he returned to his hometown of Chicago, where he honed his standup act in nightclubs. When he began inserting material about business and technology into his act, audience members approached him and said, “You really should come down to my office and tell those jokes.” Behold! A new approach to comedy was born.

 

Schwem’s show provides a hilarious look at today’s corporate environment and the latest tools used to conduct business. Indeed, his client list includes such corporate heavyweights as McDonald’s, Microsoft, General Motors, IBM, Hyatt Hotels, United Airlines and Cisco Systems. What sets him apart from other corporate entertainers is his ability—and willingness—to customize material for his audience while working within the parameters of the corporate environment. That means no profanity or politically incorrect material. “That’s never been a part of my show anyway,” he recently told a reporter.

 

When Schwem hits the stage he already has perused the company’s Internet site, combed the internal message boards and even sifted through numerous PowerPoint presentations. “There is no such thing as too much information,” he says. “I know corporate audiences like to laugh at themselves so the more ammunition I get, the funnier it will be. Just don’t give me a 10-K report. There is NOTHING funny about that.”

Expected Number of Attendees

150

Relevant Government Agencies

Dept of Commerce, Dept of Education, Legislative Agencies (GAO, GPO, LOC, etc.), State Government, County Government, City Government, Municipal Government, State & Local Government, FCC

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When
Mon-Wed, Mar 9-11, 2020, 6:00pm - 5:00pm ET


Exhibit Dates
Tue, Mar 10, 2020


Cost

Full Day Conference Ticket:  $125.00 (Until 03/09/2020)


Where
Wyndham Riverfront Little Rock
2 Riverfront Place
North Little Rock, AR 72114
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Website
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Organizer
DYV Event Planning



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