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Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization

Conferences and Events

Calendar

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 osdbuconfinvitations@va.gov.  Please allow 10 business days for final decision.

Calendar of Upcoming Conferences and Events

June
Elevate Your Small Business with the "Cloud"
Date:  June 2, 2015; 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. (EST)
Location:  Monument IV Building
12900 Worldgate Drive
Herndon, VA 20170
POC:  Jason Nixdorf
704-453-6466
Synopsis: 

Please join Amazon Web Services in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Small Disadvantaged Business and Utilization(OSDBU) for a morning of learning. Topics to be discussed: cloud computing, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and how Veteran-Owned Small Businesses can get involved in the AWS Partner Network (APN). The 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!

The Veteran Institute for Procurement (VIP)
Date:  June 9 - 11, 2015
Location:  Bolger Center
9600 Newbridge Drive
Potomac, MD 20854-4436
POC:  Barbara Ashe
(301) 738-0015 x215
Synopsis: 

The Veteran Institute for Procurement (VIP) is a FREE educational training program for owners, principals and C-level executives of Veteran-Owned businesses. VIP is a 27-hour, 3-day comprehensive certification program taught by industry experts, government officials, and agency representatives. The purpose of this program is for Veteran businesses to increase their ability to win government contracts by establishing best business practices. VIP enrollment is open to Veteran-Owned businesses nationwide. Class size is limited to 50 individuals per session. There are four requirements that businesses must meet in order to participate in the program:

  1. Must be an owner, principal or C-level executive for a Veteran-owned business;
  2. Have been in business for at least 2 years, with a minimum of (3) three full time employees;
  3. Have experience working on Federal government contracts as a prime and/or sub-contractor to a prime; and
  4. Be a small business

Please complete the online application here to be considered for the next VIP session.

The Boston Opportunity Showcase: A Place to Share, Partner and Present
Date:  June 11, 2015; 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. (EST)
Location:  Schneider Boston One Campus
800 Federal Street
Andover, MA 01810
POC:  Norm Campbell
317-703-6875
Meroia Sahmi
978-975-9372
Synopsis: 

Schneider Electric in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs proudly present the Boston Opportunity Showcase: A Place to Share, Partner and Present. Please come to the new Schneider Boston One Complex to meet, share and learn about opportunities within VA, where your team and the Schneider team can work together. There will be presentations from VA, SBA, Several Schneider facility and energy business units. You will tour the facility and see the state of the art Schneider Healthcare Solutions lab. This is a no cost event and lunch will be provided to registered attendees. Please register to join us on June 11th.

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (VA) NATIONAL ACQUISITION CENTER (NAC) ANNOUNCES NAC INDUSTRY DAYS
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
443-325-5020
Synopsis: 

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.

July
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August
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September
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October
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November
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December
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January
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February
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March
April
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