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Conferences and Events

VA OSDBU EVENT

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.

July
July
5
Module 1: Framework for Success Business Model "Overview"
Date: July 5, 2016
Time: 2 p.m. — 3 p.m. (EST)
Location: Online
POC: OSDBUStratComm@va.gov
Synopsis: This 1 hour webinar introduces the Framework for Success Business Model Processes, an important tool used to teach the processes for procurement readiness and doing business with VA. Module 1: Framework for Success Business Model "Overview" occurs several times. Please register for the date and time that works best for you:
To register please go here » External link to a non-government website
 
July
6
Success at 2016 NVSBE for Small Businesses
Date: July 6, 2016
Time: 2 p.m. — 3 p.m. (EST)
Location: Online
POC: OSDBUStratComm@va.gov
Synopsis: An excellent primer to prepare you for attendance at this year’s event; where you can gain Direct Access to over 350 federal and private program managers and contracting professionals to discuss their procurement opportunities and your capabilities. Apply the information received from this webinar as you prepare to attend the NVSBE, and your experience over the three-day Engagement will be rewarding and very beneficial. After successful completion of this training you will be prepared for the National Veterans Small Business Engagement (NVSBE). Success at 2016 NVSBE for Small Businesses occurs several times. Please register for the date and time that works best for you:
To register please go here » External link to a non-government website
 
July
7
Module 2: Framework for Success Business Model "Awareness"
Date: July 7, 2016
Time: 2 p.m. — 3 p.m. (EST)
Location: Online
POC: OSDBUStratComm@va.gov
Synopsis: This 1 hour webinar introduces the Framework for Success Business Model Awareness Process. Veteran own and Small Businesses will gain full understanding of how Awareness is an essential component of procurement readiness when doing business with the VA. Module 2: Framework for Success Business Model "Awareness" occurs several times. Please register for the date and time that works best for you: To register please go here » External link to a non-government website
 
July
8
Module 3: Framework for Success Business Model "Risk Mitigation"
Date: July 8, 2016
Time: 2 p.m. — 3 p.m. (EST)
Location: Online
POC: OSDBUStratComm@va.gov
Synopsis: This 1 hour webinar introduces the Framework for Success Business Model Risk Mitigation Process. Veteran-Owned and Small Businesses will learn solutions to help minimize risks for both small businesses and the federal government. Module 3: Framework for Success Business Model "Risk Mitigation" occurs several times. Please register for the date and time that works best for you:
To register please go here » External link to a non-government website
 
July
12
Success at 2016 NVSBE for Small Businesses
Date: July 12, 2016
Time: 2 p.m. — 3 p.m. (EST)
Location: Online
POC: OSDBUStratComm@va.gov
Synopsis: An excellent primer to prepare you for attendance at this year’s event; where you can gain Direct Access to over 350 federal and private program managers and contracting professionals to discuss their procurement opportunities and your capabilities. Apply the information received from this webinar as you prepare to attend the NVSBE, and your experience over the three-day Engagement will be rewarding and very beneficial. After successful completion of this training you will be prepared for the National Veterans Small Business Engagement (NVSBE). Success at 2016 NVSBE for Small Businesses occurs several times. Please register for the date and time that works best for you:
To register please go here » External link to a non-government website
 
July
13
Writing Effective Capability Statements
Date: July 13, 2016
Time: 2 p.m. — 3 p.m. (EST)
Location: Online
POC: OSDBUStratComm@va.gov
Synopsis: This 1 hour webinar introduces the importance of Capability Statements. By providing this overview you as a business owner will gain effective insight on how to write a powerful capability statement. Capability Statement Training occurs several times. Please register for the date and time that works best for you: To register please go here » External link to a non-government website
 
July
14
Module 1: Framework for Success Business Model "Overview"
Date: July 14, 2016
Time: 2 p.m. — 3 p.m. (EST)
Location: Online
POC: OSDBUStratComm@va.gov
Synopsis: This 1 hour webinar introduces the Framework for Success Business Model Processes, an important tool used to teach the processes for procurement readiness and doing business with VA. Module 1: Framework for Success Business Model "Overview" occurs several times. Please register for the date and time that works best for you:
To register please go here » External link to a non-government website
 
July
15
Module 2: Framework for Success Business Model "Awareness"
Date: July 15, 2016
Time: 2 p.m. — 3 p.m. (EST)
Location: Online
POC: OSDBUStratComm@va.gov
Synopsis: This 1 hour webinar introduces the Framework for Success Business Model Awareness Process. Veteran own and Small Businesses will gain full understanding of how Awareness is an essential component of procurement readiness when doing business with the VA. Module 2: Framework for Success Business Model "Awareness" occurs several times. Please register for the date and time that works best for you: To register please go here » External link to a non-government website
 
July
19
Module 4: Framework for Success Business Model "Access"
Date: July 19, 2016
Time: 2 p.m. — 3 p.m. (EST)
Location: Online
POC: OSDBUStratComm@va.gov
Synopsis: This 1 hour webinar introduces the Framework for Success Business Model “Access “Process. Veteran-Owned and Small Businesses will gain insight on programs and resources for small businesses to market services and engage with program decision makers (PDMs) and contracting professionals. Module 4: Framework for Success Business Model "Access" occurs several times. Please register for the date and time that works best for you:
To register please go here » External link to a non-government website
 
July
21
Module 3: Framework for Success Business Model "Risk Mitigation"
Date: July 21, 2016
Time: 2 p.m. — 3 p.m. (EST)
Location: Online
POC: OSDBUStratComm@va.gov
Synopsis: This 1 hour webinar introduces the Framework for Success Business Model Risk Mitigation Process. Veteran-Owned and Small Businesses will learn solutions to help minimize risks for both small businesses and the federal government. Module 3: Framework for Success Business Model "Risk Mitigation" occurs several times. Please register for the date and time that works best for you:
To register please go here » External link to a non-government website
 
July
21
Fort Bragg B2G Conference and Expo
Date: July 21, 2016
Time: 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. (EST)
Location: Fort Bragg Conference and Catering Center
Bldg 5-5348
2658 Reilly Road
Fort Bragg, NC 28310
POC: LaVon McLaughlin
757-630-7378
lavon@ttexpo.org
Synopsis: This FREE event features an outstanding agenda of seminars with a focus on Veteran issues, new technology, business best practices, and self-improvement classes. Panel discussions with small business procurement specialists from numerous agencies and much more.
Event and Registration Information » External link to a non-government website
 
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
 
July
26
Module 4: Framework for Success Business Model "Access"
Date: July 26, 2016
Time: 2 p.m. — 3 p.m. (EST)
Location: Online
POC: OSDBUStratComm@va.gov
Synopsis: This 1 hour webinar introduces the Framework for Success Business Model “Access “Process. Veteran-Owned and Small Businesses will gain insight on programs and resources for small businesses to market services and engage with program decision makers (PDMs) and contracting professionals. Module 4: Framework for Success Business Model "Access" occurs several times. Please register for the date and time that works best for you: To register please go here »External link to a non-government website
 
July
27
Writing Effective Capability Statements
Date: July 27, 2016
Time: 2 p.m. — 3 p.m. (EST)
Location: Online
POC: OSDBUStratComm@va.gov
Synopsis: This 1 hour webinar introduces the importance of Capability Statements. By providing this overview you as a business owner will gain effective insight on how to write a powerful capability statement. Capability Statement Training occurs several times. Please register for the date and time that works best for you: To register please go here » 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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