Our location in Conway on the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) campus puts us at the periphery of metropolitan Little Rock – just a 30-minute drive from the State Capitol building, William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Library, RiverMarket District and the Little Rock National Airport.
Take Exit 129B off I-40. Head west on Hwy 286 (Dave Ward Drive) for about two miles. Turn right onto Donaghey Avenue (this intersection has a stoplight and there is a large digital sign on the northwest corner). Proceed north past the baseball and soccer fields, then take a left on to the first university entrance called Beatrice Powell Drive. The Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center (BHCC) is located in the tri-plex next to AETN. Limited parking is available on the north side of Beatrice Powell and on the west and south sides of the building.
Conway – “The City of Colleges”
Conway is known as the “City of Colleges,” as Hendrix College, Central Baptist College, and UCA are located in the city. With combined student enrollment of over 16,000, these three institutions give Conway a culture that is youthful, scholarly, and fun. Surrounded by an abundance of parks, waterways and beautiful open spaces, the Conway community hosts organizations like the Conway Symphony Orchestra, the Conway Area Men’s Chorus, the Conway Community Arts Association, and the Conway League of Artists that provide many cultural opportunities. The historic downtown district is known for quaint eating establishments, retail shopping, and antique browsing. Conway is also known for its annual and nationally recognized festival, “Toad Suck Daze.” Traditionally held the first weekend in May, the festival includes toad races, arts and crafts, concessions, entertainment, and carnival rides – all dedicated to raising money for scholarships.
Added benefits of being on campus…
The wide variety of UCA attractions and resources provide added enrichment and entertainment for Conference Center guests. We will be happy to provide you with more information concerning these facilities and events:
The Baum Gallery of Fine Art – In addition to an outstanding permanent collection, this gallery regularly presents touring exhibitions and guest artist shows.
Touring Concert Artists – Thanks to the UCA Public Appearances, acclaimed concert artists frequently make the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall a stop on their tours.
UCA Theatre – The UCA Theatre Department often feature theatrical performances of students and visiting professionals at the Snow Fine Arts Center.
UCA Music – The UCA Music Department often features musical performances of students, visiting professors and even alumni at the Snow Fine Arts Center.
HPER Center – Continue your workouts through pre-arranged visits at the new UCA recreation center that includes 65,000 square feet of exercise space and equipment. The Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Center includes a fitness area equipped with free weights, Cybex selectorized equipment and a variety of cardiovascular machines; three basketball/volleyball courts; indoor rubberized running/walking track; locker rooms and exercise/aerobic classes. Also available is a heated indoor swimming pool.
Torreyson Library – This library is home to an annual series of guest writers and poets who present public readings and participate in book signings. Torreyson is a fully automated academic library offering approximately 1.5 million books and an extensive selection of academic journals. Torreyson holds over 6,000 U.S. Government titles and receives dozens of federal agency publications in electronic form. The Torreyson Library also features a Starbucks Coffee Company.
Small Business Advancement National Center (SBANC) – Conceived by Dr. Don B. Bradley III, Executive Director, SBANC is a multi-faceted counseling and electronic resource center for small businesses. The SBANC maintains the latest information on technological advances that affect and benefit small businesses.
UCA Observatory – This observatory features an 11-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope as well as other telescopes and astronomical equipment. The observatory is open to the public on the third Saturday of every month (if skies are clear).
UCA Planetarium – This planetarium is a 60-seat facility that simulates the night time sky and is equipped for a variety of astronomy-related multi-media presentations. Public shows are held monthly. Each show includes “What’s Up in the Sky this Month” and “Recent News in Astronomy.”
Channel 6 - The University Television Studio offers a full service post-production facility utilizing state-of-the-art digital technology. Arrangements may be made for taping, editing, and duplicating recordings of special events.