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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.

May
MAY
5
4th Annual Northern Virginia B2G Matchmaking Conference and Small Business EXPO
Date: May 5, 2016
Time: 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (EST)
Location: Hyatt Regency Reston
1800 Presidents St
Reston, VA 20190
POC: Ashleigh Dorfman
703-707-9045
ashleighd@restonchamber.org
Synopsis: Is your business doing business with the governmentor would you like to learn how? Then, register to attend the 4th Annual Northern Virginia B2G Matchmaking Conference - the only business-to-government event taking place outside of the beltway. Event and registration information » External link to a non-government website
 
MAY
5
Government Small Business Conference
Date: May 5, 2016
Time: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (EST)
Location: Holiday Inn Tampa Westshore
700 N. Westshore Blvd
Tampa, FL 33609
POC: Yanina Rosario
yrosario@usf.edu
Synopsis: The road to securing Federal Government contracts can be blurry and uncertain. Sometimes, it becomes treacherous and, very often, frustrating. This conference will assist small business owners in navigating that path by increasing the opportunity for small businesses, government agencies and major corporations to network and develop strategic relationships. View event information » External link to a non-government website
 
May
12
4th Annual U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Business Conference
Date: May 12, 2016
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (EST)
Location: Traffic and Parking Control Company
5100 W Brown Deer Road
Milwaukee, WI 53223
POC: Carol Murphy
414-270-3600
carolm@wispro.org
Synopsis: This conference will focus on procurement procedures and business opportunities within the VISN 12 area consisting of Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison, Tomah and Iron Mountain, MI. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs spent over $20 billion on contracts in Fiscal Year 2015. The mission of the VA is to fulfill President Lincoln’s promise “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s veterans.” Registration and event information External link to a non-government website
 
MAY
16-18
VA Healthcare 2016
Date: May 16, 2016
May 17, 2016
May 18, 2016
Time: May 16: 8 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. (EST)
May 17: 7:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. (EST)
May 18: 7:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. (EST)
Location: Sheraton Pentagon City
900 S Orme St
Arlington, VA 22204
Synopsis: Over the past few years, the VA has been working tirelessly to completely restructure the entire organization top to bottom to increase efficiency and capacity. Come hear from senior veteran healthcare officials and experts as we explore the road ahead for strengthening the VA Health Care system, and learn of the latest developments and how you can implement them locally. Meet industry leaders offering cutting edge innovation, and network with other professionals to explore refining best practices in a collaborative environment.
Event and registration information » External link to a non-government website
 
MAY
23-25
15th Annual U.S. Department of Energy Small Business Forum & Expo
Date: May 23-25, 2016
Time: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. (EST)
Location: Atlanta Marriott Marquis
265 Peachtree Center Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30303
POC: Traci Hansen
571-297-4006
infoDOE@aetherquest.com
Synopsis: The Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), is proud to present the 15th Annual DOE Small Business Forum & Expo at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, GA, May 23 - 25, 2016.

The event will feature plenaries, educational workshops, a large Exhibit Hall, as well as business matchmaking sessions. Over 600 attendees will represent all levels of Federal, state, and local government agencies, the small business community, large/prime contractors, and many more! DOE2016 will provide small businesses with the information needed to help you navigate through the largest civilian agency within the Federal government.
Event and registration information » External link to a government website
 
June
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!
 
July
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August
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September
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October
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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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