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Conferences and Events

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Dates and locations for seminars, workshops, meetings, and other events are listed below. View a list highlighting these events.

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

June
JUNE
8-9
Central Florida Government Direct Access Event
Hosted by Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 8
Date: June 8-9, 2016
Location: Embassy Suites Tampa Convention Center
513 South Florida Avenue
Tampa, FL
POC: Karen Kaufman
443-325-5020
kkaufman@asballiance.com
Synopsis: The government direct access event demonstrates our continued support to Veteran-Owned Business (VOSBs) and the small business community. Learn how to increase your business presence in the state and federal marketplace. To register go to DAP Event Tampa » or contact American Small Business Alliance (ASBA) at 443-325-5020. Use Code (DAP VISN 8) for your special group rate. Enjoy a complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast each morning plus complimentary appetizers and beverages at the nightly Evening Reception. Your reservation also includes free premium Wi-Fi during your and every room is a two-room suite.
 
JUNE
14
Elevate Your Small Business with the Cloud
Date: June 14, 2016
Time: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. (EST)
Location: Monument IV Building
12900 Worldgate Drive
Herndon, VA 20170
POC: Jason Nixdorf
704-453-6466
nixdorf@amazon.com
Synopsis: Please join Amazon Web Services (AWS), in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Small Disadvantaged Business and Utilization (VA OSDBU), for a morning of learning. Topics to be discussed: cloud computing, AWS, and how Veteran-Owned Small Businesses can get involved in the AWS Partner Network (APN). APN is the global partner program for AWS and is focused on helping partners build a successful AWS-based business by providing great business, technical, marketing, and go-to-market support. Space is limited, register today!
 
June
15
2016 DC PTAC Small Business Summit
Date: June 15, 2016
Time: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (EST)
Location: University of the District of Columbia
4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Student Center Bldg. 57
Washington, DC 20008
POC: Sheila Edmondson
sheila.edmondson@dc.gov
202-320-3025
Milton Goodman
milton.goodman@dc.gov
Synopsis: The DC PTAC Small Business Summit will be an excellent opportunity for the D.C. business community to receive invaluable information on how to do business with District of Columbia, federal, and other state/local governments. Training workshops will take place throughout the day to share information on how to navigate government procurement processes. Government agencies representatives, prime vendors and business resource partners will staff exhibit tables where businesses can gather information about requirements and opportunities available within each agency or organization.
 
June
16
Citizen Engagement Seminar
Date: June 16, 2016
Time: 8:15 a.m. - 3 p.m. (EST)
Location: Washington Marriott at Metro Center
775 12th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
POC: Ally Haines
ally.haines@carahsoft.com
703-871-8616
Synopsis: In October 2015, the Obama Administration set forth new challenges and initiatives in the Open Government National Action Plan (NAP), with the goal to empower citizens and transform how the government engages and serves the public. Service in the government is unique however, and the shift to citizen-centric service is not easy. Join us for our Sixth Annual Citizen Engagement Seminar on June 16, 2016 in Washington, DC to hear and learn from public sector experts and thought leaders on how they're leading the movement and making the transition to citizen-centric service. Event and registration information » External link to a non-government website
 
June
21
6th Annual Veteran Entrepreneur Symposium – VETS16
Date: June 21, 2016
Time: 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. (EST)
Location: Norfolk Waterside Marriott
235 E. Main Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
POC: Heidi Gerding
Heidi.gerding@nvsbc.com
301-918-9500
Synopsis: The Veteran Entrepreneur Training Symposium (VETS), June 20 - 23, 2016 at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott in Norfolk VA, is a Business Development Conference created by Veterans for Veterans. The Goal is to provide the knowledge and relationships needed for Veterans to transition into Business Owners to service the Federal Government. The difference is the VETS agenda is crafted by Veterans already doing business with the Federal government—Veteran Entrepreneurs who have walked in your shoes. For event and registration information » External link to a non-government website
 
June
30
16th Annual Kittyhawk Post Industry Day
Date: June 30, 2016
Time: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (EST)
Location: Hope Hotel & Holbrooke Conference Center
10823 Childlaw Rd, Wright Patterson AFB
OH 45433
POC: Scott Porter
614-443-1178 ext. 231
sporter@dynamix-ltd.com
Synopsis: Engineering Challenges in Healthcare Industry Day
Speakers Include:
  • GLEN COSTI, CEO, CINCINNATI VAMC (LUNCH SPEAKER)
  • RONALD STERTZBACH & MARIE SMITH, DOVA VISN 10
  • DAVE COZIER, MT. CARMEL HEALTH
  • MELODY THOMPSON, US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS
  • JERALD CHRISTENSEN, USAF AFMC
  • ANDREW SHIREY, GS-13 USAF AFMC 88 MDSS/SGSM
  • RUDY HERZOG, AECOM
  • JENNIFER TAMBURINO, GUIDON DESIGN
  • ALEC CARNES & JEREMY FAUBER, HEAPY ENGINEERING
  • WARREN ROSEBRAUGH, SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC
Event and registration information » External link to a non-government website
 
July
July
21
2016 Schneider Electric Baltimore Opportunity Showcase
Date: July 21, 2016
Time: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. (EDT)
Location: Schneider Electric Square D
9 Easter Court, Suite G
Owings Mills, MD
POC: Norm Campbell
Norm.campbell@schneider-electric.com
Synopsis: Come join Schneider Electric and the Department of Veterans Affairs OSBU Office for a morning that will discuss opportunities to partner with Schneider Electric Federal business development as well as learn more about opportunities for VA VISN 5. Additionally this event is designed to network you with the resources of Schneider Electric, a global Fortune 100, as a possible sub‑contracting partner in developing and delivering added business opportunities for your SDVOSB in service to VA VISN 5 or other national locations. This event is designed to enhance business networks and learn more about the opportunities with VSIN 5 and with Schneider. Light snacks and beverages will be served at selected break times. Once you register an agenda will be provided to you. View event details » External link to a non-government website
 
August
August
24-25
Indian Country Business Summit
Date: August 24-25, 2016
Time: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (EST)
Location: 2501 Conference Dr.
Norman, OK 73069
POC: Shelley Dawson
shelley.dawson@careertech.ok.gov
405-743-5571
Synopsis: The Indian Country Business Summit is a business development opportunity for diverse professionals across all industry segments to learn more about government contracting. The Summit offers access to key decision makers who influence deal making and investment in all aspects of business. For event and registration information » External link to a non-government website
 
September
September
19-22
2016 USBLN 19th Annual National Conference & Biz2Biz Expo
Date: September 19, 2016 from 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
September 20, 2016 from 7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
September 21, 2016 from 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
September 22, 2016 from 7:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Location: JW Marriot Grande Lakes
4040 Central Florida Pkwy
Orlando, FL 32827
POC: Cami Turcotte
ally.haines@carahsoft.com
703-677-2721
Synopsis: The USBLN is the only business-to-business NATIONAL membership organization, with local affiliates, that focuses on sharing and developing proven strategies for including people with disabilities in the workplace, supply chain and marketplace. This premier event provides the best and brightest in disability inclusion with cutting-edge educational sessions, enhanced networking, exciting interactive programming plus high-profile speakers. We look forward to seeing you in Orlando! Event and registration information » External link to a non-government website
 
October
No event at this time
 
November
NOV
1-3
National Veterans Small Business Engagement (NVSBE)
Date: November 1-3, 2016
Time: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. (CDT)
Location: Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55403
POC: Beverly Jackson
American Small Business Alliance
443-325-5020
Synopsis: The Department of Veterans Affairs will host the 2016 National Veterans Small Business Engagement (NVSBE) at the Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC) in Minneapolis, MN, November 1–3, 2016. As the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (SECVA) signature event and the largest nationwide conference of its kind in support of Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSBs), and other small businesses. This event is a highly visible demonstration of the VA’s commitment to provide access to opportunities for procurement ready VOSBs, SDVOSBs, and other small businesses where they can add value to the VA mission. It is also an extraordinary opportunity for businesses to assist PDMs with efficient and effective market research to find small businesses that can meet their needs.
View event information » External link to a non-government website
 
December
No event at this time
 

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