Registration Information


Registration for the 2017 Small Business Conference is now open!

REGISTRATION FEES

SBC pricing is structured to allow for maximum discounts to early registrants and SAME members. Not a member? You can purchase an SAME membership online here: https://www.same.org/Get-Connected/Be-a-Member/Join-SAME


REGISTRATION FEES PER PERSON

Full Conference Early Bird Registration:
through August 15
Regular Registration:
August 16 - October 14
Late Registration:
October 15 - Onsite
Member Non-Member Member Non-Member Member Non-Member
Industry – Large Business $550 $700 $650 $800 $750 $900
Industry – Small Business $425 $550 $525 $650 $625 $750
Non-Profit, Academia, Fully Retired Member $425 N/A $525 N/A $625 N/A
Industry – Speaker $325 $325 $325 $325 $325 $325
Uniformed Service/Govt $78 $78 $78 $78 $78 $78

 

Specialty Passes
Pre-Conference Courses
Industry - Large Business $250 $250 $250 $250 $250 $250
Industry - Small Business $175 $175 $175 $175 $175 $175
One Day Passes
Wednesday – Large Business $375 $450 $425 $500 $475 $550
Wednesday – Small Business $300 $375 $350 $425 $400 $475
Wednesday – Non-Profit, Academia, Fully Retired  $300 $375 $350 $425 $400 $475
Thursday – Large Business $375 $450 $425 $500 $475 $550
Thursday – Small Business $300 $375 $350 $425 $400 $475
Thursday – Non-Profit, Academia, Fully Retired  $300 $375 $350 $425 $400 $475
Friday – Large Business $200 $275 $250 $325 $300 $375
Friday – Small Business $150 $225 $200 $275 $250 $325
Friday – Non-Profit, Academia, Fully Retired $150 $225 $200 $275 $250 $325
Uniformed Service/Govt (Any) $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Speaker/Moderator (one-day; day of session) $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Exhibit Hall Only Passes (for Exhibiting Companies Only)
Exhibit Hall Only - Private $350 $350 $350 $350 $350 $350
Exhibit Hall Only - Uniformed Service/Govt $78 $78 $78 $78 $78 $78


WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

  • Anyone working in an exhibit booth should use the Booth Staff Registration Form. Your exhibit booth must be paid in full in order to register booth staff. Those speaking at the conference are asked to use speaker registration; instructions on how to register as a speaker will be forwarded directly.
  • Anyone attending the conference must register. NO ONE is automatically registered, including booth staff.
  • The correct registration form must be used. Several different registration forms will be used: one for Attendees; one for Booth Staff; and one for Speakers. Please make sure to register using the correct form.

To ensure that you receive the correct registration fees when you register online, please make sure your SAME membership is up-to-date. To change, update or start your SAME membership, contact the SAME membership department at member@same.org.

WHAT YOUR REGISTRATION INCLUDES:

  • Full Conference Registration: access to all conference sessions, including Tuesday Government Training Sessions, and the Exhibit Hall during show hours and WiFi access at the convention center. Meals included are lunch on Wednesday, breakfast and lunch on Thursday, and breakfast on Friday.
  • One Day (Wednesday) Registration: access to Exhibit Hall, all conference sessions and activities on Wednesday and WiFi access at the convention center. Meal included is lunch on Wednesday.
  • One Day (Thursday) Registration: access to Exhibit Hall, all conference sessions and activities on Thursday and WiFi access at the convention center. Meals included are breakfast and lunch on Thursday.
  • One Day (Friday) Registration: access to all conference session and activities on Friday and WiFi access at the convention center. Meal included is breakfast on Friday.
  • Exhibit Hall Only Registration: Exhibit Hall access and all activities taking place in the exhibit hall (including set-up and tear-down), Wednesday plenary session, and WiFi access at the convention center. Meals included are lunch on Wednesday, breakfast and lunch on Thursday, and breakfast on Friday (this registration type is available to booth staff only).


SMPS COURSE: (JUST ADDED!)

This course is designed for those who are responsible for developing, managing, and advocating for business development activities among their staff and leadership.  If you are looking to perfect your BD skills or develop a BD process at your organization, this program will help you get to the next level by maximizing opportunities with new and existing clients.  **Register for the Course prior to August 31 and take $100 off your SBC Full Conference registration.**


CANCELATION AND REFUND POLICY
Cancelations will be accepted through October 27, 2017, and must be received in writing, to registration@same.org. Registration fees will be refunded in full minus a handling and processing charge of $75.00 for individual registration. If you are a government employee or your registration fee is $0.00, you will not be charged a cancelation fee if you cancel. SAME regrets that refunds cannot be issued after October 27, 2017, or for no-shows. You may transfer your registration to a colleague if circumstances prevent you from attending the conference.

The cancelation fee and deadline do not apply to government registrations. Government registrations will receive full refunds at any time. Please send cancelations to registration@same.org.

REGISTRATION TRANSFER
To transfer your registration, please email registration@same.org with ALL of the following information: current registrant's name, the substitute's full name (prefix and suffix), position title, email address, work address, work phone number, cell phone number and emergency contact name and phone number. If the substitute's membership category is different from the original registrant, the registration fee difference will be charged.





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