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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

Access to Success: Multicultural Business Conference 2015
Date:  June 25, 2015; 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. (EST)
Location:  Founders Hall
George Mason University
3351 North Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22201
POC:  Lou Kadiri

The Access The Access to Success: Multicultural Business Conference 2015 will offer a series of procurement sessions which will allow conference attendees to meet with decision-makers from government agencies to learn about upcoming opportunities. To register please visit:

Date:  June 30 - July 1, 2015; 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (CST)
Location:  Crown Plaza
5440 N River Rd
Rosemont, IL 60018
POC:  American Small Business Alliance

The NAC Industry Days will provide businesses, especially Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSBs) the chance to learn how to increase their presence in the Federal marketplace as Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) holders.

This 2-day event is an extraordinary opportunity for current and future FSS holders to gain access to Contracting Officers from the National Acquisition Center.

VA invites all interested businesses to attend.

2015 National Small Business Contracting Summit - DC Summer Conference
Date:  July 9, 2015; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (EST)
Location:  Embassy Suites Washington D.C.
900 10th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
POC:  Margot Dorfman
1-888-418-7922 ext. 1211

The American Small Business Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce jointly presents a one day education and matchmaking opportunity for small businesses to meet prime vendors and government agencies.

This popular event boasts a robust agenda that includes:

• Increased focus on assuring small business federal contractors secure their fair share of federal contracting (taxpayer) dollars
• Access to federal agencies and prime contractors
• Timely education and information on current trends, opportunities and threats to small business contractors
• Legal education important for teaming, joint ventures and related topics
• Connections to potential teaming and joint ventures partners
• Taking new ground- setting a course for the future with specific FY 2015 objectives
• Influence on The Hill - connecting votes to action for our congressional leaders

Please register to join us on July 9th

Government Contractors Summer Soiree – 6th Anniversary Event
Date:  July 14, 2015; 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (EST)
Location:  The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20566
KC Café — Terrace Level
POC:  Jennifer Schaus

Network with over 200 Federal Government Contracting officials. Representatives from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Office of Personnel Management and the Department of Homeland Security will be in attendance. Advance tickets are required; please go to Gov't Contractors Summer Soiree at Eventbrite for registration information.

Matchmaking Opportunities for the Construction Industry
Date:  July 15, 2015; 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (PST)
Location:  Rancho Santiago Community College District
2323 N. Broadway, Room 107, Santa Ana, CA 92706
POC:  Elizabeth Arteage

At the sound of the bell, the conference room swirls with movement as entrepreneurs in power suits scurry to find their next assigned table. There, potential buyers from Government, School Districts, and large Prime Contractors wait to hear their pitch. Those seasoned companies with strong communication skills and well honed “elevator pitches” gain the attention of buyers and take their 1st step in getting a government or corporate contract! DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY – LEARN HOW TO PREPARE FOR MATCHMAKING AND THEN MEET LIVE BUYERS WITH REAL OPPORTUNITIES! • Meet Government Buyers. • Meet Large Construction Prime Contractors. • Learn best practices for matchmaking. • Learn how to team with Large Primes. • Learn how to grow at a healthy pace. Register Online at: Matchmaking opportunities for the Construction Industry! Payment of seminar fees may be made cash or check payable to RSCCD.

19th Annual Government Procurement Conference
Date:  August 7, 2015; 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (CDT)
Location:  1200 Ballpark Way
Arlington, TX 76011
POC:  Gwendolyn Smith

The University of Texas at Arlington, the Cross Timbers Procurement Center, TMC, and the Small Business Administration is hosting a regional conference to connect your small business with local, state, and Federal government agencies and its prime contractors. The Government Procurement Conference has become a premier event for small businesses throughout Texas. Visit us for conference details and registration

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