Fred W. Smith Conference Center

The Fred W. Smith Conference Center, on the 12th floor of the Jackson T. Stephens Spine and Neurosciences Institute, incorporates graceful curves that symbolize the curve of the spine. The result is an inviting space that encompasses a 335-seat auditorium and a large conference room outfitted for events ranging from banquets to lectures. It is named for the former chairman of the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.

A spacious foyer between the conference room and auditorium provides an area for receptions or post-event gatherings. Visitors will be drawn from the elevators into the reception area to see the room’s centerpiece, a brilliant chandelier of hand-blown glass by Arkansan Ed Pennebaker.

James H. Hamlen II Boardroom
The James H. Hamlen II Boardroom offers a bright and large space for conferences, meetings or presentations. A segmented table can be reconfigured from a large oval to fit the needs of any gathering. The boardroom’s southeast wall is made of movable panels, allowing the space to be opened into the lobby for larger events. The boardroom is named for the late James Hamlen, a Little Rock businessman who was a generous supporter of UAMS.

Fred W. Smith Auditorium
At 335 seats, the Fred W. Smith Auditorium is the UAMS campus’ largest auditorium and offers a venue for speeches, lectures, and presentations. The stage includes room for a lectern or table and chairs. The auditorium contains state-of-the-art sound and video systems, equipment for video conferencing and teleconferencing, and well as a wireless microphone system. To the side of the auditorium is a green room where presenters may wait until they are called to the stage.