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Conferences and Events


Request an OSDBU Speaker or Booth at your event.  Interested in making OSDBU a part of your event?  Please complete the VA OSDBU Conference Invitation Request.  Requests can be emailed to  Please allow 10 business days for final decision.

Calendar of Upcoming Conferences and Events

Veterans Interested in Doing Business with WMATA
Date:  December 7, 2015, 9 a.m. — 2 p.m. (EST)
Location:  DHS Training Center Auditorium
90 K Street, N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20229
Event Details — Betty Toulson — 202-962-2475
Registration — Joe Wynn — 202-365-0482

The Washington Metro Area Transit Authority (WMATA) has organized a vendor outreach session in partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) and the Veterans Entrepreneurship Task Force (VET-Force) to recruit Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSBs) for contracting opportunities. Please review Pre-Forum requirements before registering for the event. External link to a non-government website

Capitol Post Speaker Series
Date:  December 9, 2015, 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. (EST)
Location:  Capitol Post Training Room
625 N. Washington Street, Suite 400
Alexandria, VA 22314
ACT-IAC Small Business Alliance: How to Best Market, Outreach and Team to Pursue Opportunities as a Small Business
Date:  December 10, 2015
Location:  1307 New York Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

If you are a small business looking to expand your reach in the federal market, communicating effectively with your Government customer or a large prime is absolutely critical to developing your relationships. All too often, we make poor impressions, we don’t demonstrate our value well, and we don’t come prepared to ask the right questions when participating in these discussions. This must attend event will provide you the tools, best practices, and strategies to more effectively pursue opportunities as a small business. Event and registration information. External link to a non-government website

PennDOT Supportive Services Business Forum
Date:  December 16, 2015
Location:  701 Market Street-Concourse Level
Philadelphia, PA 9106
Kenyon Holley

This is a two day workshop that includes panel discussions, networking and workshops for diverse businesses who are interested in doing business with PennDOT.

SAIC SDVOSB Outreach Session
Date:  January 12, 2016, 8:30 a.m. — 12 p.m. (EST)
Location:  SAIC Headquarter
1710 SAIC Drive
McLean, VA 22102
Michael Townsend — 703-615-9509

SAIC is hosting a SDVOSB Outreach Session at its headquarters in McLean, VA. This event will allow SDVOSBs who provide IT technical and engineering solutions, and Enterprise Information Technology solutions an opportunity to introduce their company, capabilities and past performance to representatives from SAIC’s Customer Groups, BD/Capture and Services & Solution Lines of practice. This is an invitation only event for SDVOSBs providing IT and Engineering Services. Please send an email to for an invitation.

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Tri-State Procurement and Economic Development Summit
Date:  March 23, 2019, 1 p.m. — 5 p.m. (EST)
Location:  Lake Cooper Golf and Dining Center
3318 Middle Rd
Keokuk, IA 52632
Beth White — 563-370-2166

This event will provide companies in SE Iowa, NE Missouri and Western Illinois the opportunity to come together to network for business opportunities and partnerships, learn about regional sales opportunities as well as economic development and community initiatives. In addition companies will have the opportunity to network with fellow attendees, resource providers; and Federal, State and Local Government agencies.

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