Schedule-at-a-Glance


 

 
 Tuesday, November 3
 
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM    Conference Registration
 
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM    Exhibitor Set-Up
 
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM    SAME National Board of Direction Meeting
 
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM    SMPS Course: Building Your Bottom Line through Business Development
Waiting for the phone to ring to get business is not a sustainable model. Chances are, the skills needed to develop and win work were not taught in college. This program 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 firm, this program will help you get to the next level by maximizing opportunities with new and existing clients.  
 
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM    President’s Reception (by invitation)
 
 Wednesday, November 4
 
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM    Conference Registration
 
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM    First-Timer Attendee Breakfast
 
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM    Opening Plenary Session
 
10:30 AM - 7:00 PM    Grand Opening of Exhibit Hall
 
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM    SAME Foundation Board Meeting
 
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM    Networking Lunch in Exhibit Hall
 
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM    Business Opportunity & Education Sessions
 
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM    Business Opportunity & Education Sessions
 
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Business Opportunity & Education Sessions
 
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Networking Reception in Exhibit Hall
 
 Thursday, November 5
 
7:30 AM - 6:30 PM    Conference Registration
 
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM    Continental Breakfast
 
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM    Plenary Session
 
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Business Opportunity & Education Sessions
 
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM    Networking Roundtables
 
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM    Exhibit Hall Open
 
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM    Networking Lunch in Exhibit Hall
 
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM    Academy of Fellows & Young Members Luncheon
 
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM    Business Opportunity & Education Sessions
 
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM    Business Opportunity & Education Sessions
 
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM    Networking Reception in Exhibit Hall
 
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM    Centennial Kick-Off, Society Ball & Awards Gala (additional registration required)
 
 Friday, November 6
 
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM    Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall & Remember Everyone Deployed Service Project
 
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM    USAG Meeting (by invitation)
 
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM    Exhibit Hall Open
 
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM    Networking Roundtables
 
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM    Conference Registration
 
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Plenary Session
 
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Business Opportunity & Education Sessions
 
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM    Grab and Go Networking Brunch in Exhibit Hall
 
11:31 AM - 5:00 PM    Exhibitor Move-Out