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Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization

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

Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Small Business Conference
Date:  December 9-11, 2014
Time varies for each day; see agenda
Location:  Kansas City Convention Center
301 West 13th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
POC:  Nick Desport
(703) 549 - 3800 x 170
Belle Febbraro
(703) 549 - 3800 x 171
Synopsis:  This year, the conference begins on Tuesday, with the Small Business Administration (SBA) Luncheon with the Keynote and the Air Force Plenary Session followed by the Ice Breaker Reception, and much more. Registration website >>
2014 National Veterans Small Business Engagement (NVSBE)
Date:  December 9-11, 2014
12/09/2014; 07:00am - 08:00pm (EDT)
12/10/2014; 07:00am - 07:00pm (EDT)
12/11/2014; 07:00am - 04:00pm (EDT)
Location:  Georgia World Congress Center, 285 Andrew Young International Boulevard, NW, Atlanta, GA
Synopsis:  VA’s premier event for the Veteran small business community, NVSBE connects small businesses with government and commercial Procurement Decision Makers, committed to working with Veterans.  NVSBE offers attendees an unprecedented level of engagement which shall assist Veteran-Owned Small Businesses in competing for and winning business.  Registration begins October 6, 2014.  Visit the Engagement’s official site for additional information.
Doing Business with VISN 21 - Monthly Meeting
Date:  December 11, 2014; 9:00am - 10:30am (PST)
Location:  VA Palo Alto Healthcare System, 3180 Miranda Avenue, Building T-50, Palo Alto, CA 94304
POC:  Jeanne Chun
Synopsis:  A monthly meeting for small businesses interested on how to get a potential contract with VISN 21.  The meeting will be held every last Thursday of each month.  Please email for more information and to sign up.  Space is limited to the first 10 people who sign up.  Conference Room can accommodate up to 10.  Register at
How to Become a Procurement Ready Veteran Business
Date:  December 18, 2014; 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (EST)
Location:  441 Fourth Street, NW Washington, DC 20001 Training Room – Ste. 8055
POC:  Erin Oliver
Synopsis:  DC Procurement Technical Assistance Center (DCPTAC) will host industry experts in procurement and CVE certification. The event will have a speaker from the Department of Veteran Affairs as well as an attorney that works with Veteran businesses that have had difficulty becoming Certified Veteran Enterprises. This is a free event. Learn how Veteran businesses can become procurement ready. Registeration link >>.
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NASA SSC Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) Industry Day
Date:  February 3, 2015; 7:00am - 2:00pm (EST)
Location:  Infinity Science Center, 1 Discovery Circle, Stennis Space Center, MS 39556
POC:  Robert Watts
(228) 688-1720
Synopsis:  The SDVOSB Industry Day event, hosted by the NASA Stennis Space Center (SSC) and the SSC Small Business Consortium is an opportunity for companies to meet with decision makers regarding doin business with the agency. The targeted audience for this event are SDVOSB companies; however, all small businesses may register to attend.
Registration website >>
National 8(a) Association 2015 Winter Conference
Date:  February 3-4, 2015; 7:00am - 5:00pm (PST)
Location:  Caribe Royale All-Suite Hotel & Convention Center 8101 World Center Drive Orlando, FL 32821
POC:  Amber Moore
Synopsis:  The 2015 Winter Conference will focus on federal and legal updates along with how to navigate the ever-changing world of federal contracting. The nation's top legal firms and the industry's best consultants will be there to help give you the knowledge you need to become successful and stay that way. This year the TRIAD Winter Meeting will be held in conjuction with the National 8(a) Association 2015 Winter Conference at the Caribe Royale on February 5th. Registration website >>
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