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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

5th Annual VISN 18 Vendor Fairs
Date:  April 29, 2015; 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. (MST)
Location:  Northern Arizona VA Health Care System 500 Highway 89N, Theater Building Prescott, AZ 86313
POC:  Catalina Fernandez
915-217-1244 or 915-433-7348
Synopsis:  VISN 18 presents the 2015 Annual Vendor Fair bringing small businesses and local facility customers together. The first two hours of the VISN 18 Vendor Fair will include presentations from SBA, FedBid, and PTAC. Learn more about the products and services that VA utilizes, including construction, medical, office, furniture, and many others. Limited seating is available.To register, contact Ms. Fernandez before the 4/22/2015 cutoff date.
1st Annual Utah Veteran Business Conference
Date:  May 7, 2015; 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (MST)
Location:  Salt Lake Community College - Larry H. Miller Campus
9750 South 300 West
Sandy, Utah 84070

Jackie Sexton
Corey Pearson


The Utah Department of Veterans and Military Affairs will be hosting the first Annual Utah Veteran Business Conference on May 7, 2015. Come join the Utah Veteran-Owned Business Partnership (UVOBP) and a variety of business resource partners from around the state to learn about programs and services offered to Utah’s Veterans entrepreneurs and business owners. Opportunities to learn about the keys to operating a successful Veteran-Owned Business, where to find local and national resources, and to connect with other entrepreneurs and business owners. Register here >>

Individual Fee: $25.00

Register for Networking and Mentoring tables at:

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

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.

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.

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