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The SAME 2024 Federal Small Business Conference (SBC) will be held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. SBC pricing is structured to allow for maximum discounts to early registrants and SAME members. You can purchase an SAME Individual membership during the registration process. SAME classifies business sizes as listed below. Registration will open the last week in July 2024. 

Volunteer Opportunities will be available the first week of August on the "Volunteer at SBC" page.

Small Business: up to 100 employees | Medium Business: 101 - 2,000 employees | Large Business: 2,001+ employees

FULL CONFERENCE: Early Fees:
through 08/30/24
Advanced Fees:
9/01/24 - 10/04/24
Regular Fees:
10/05/24 - 10/31/24
Last Chance Fees:
11/01/24 - Onsite
Member Non-Member Member Non-Member Member Non-Member Member Non-Member
Small Business $725 $831 $825 $931 $925 $1,031 $1025 $1,131
Medium Business $825 $931 $925 $1,031 $1,025 $1,131 $1125 $1,231
Large Business $925 $1,031 $1,025 $1,131 $1,125 $1,231 $1,225 $1,331
Industry Young Professional $725 N/A $825 N/A $925 N/A $1,025 N/A
Academia, Non-Profit, Fully Retired $725 $831 $825 $931 $925 $1,031 $1,025 $1,131
Uniformed Service/GOV Civilian** Member:  $125 Non-Member:  $141
Student (FT Undergraduate) Member $0 N/A $0 N/A $0 N/A $0 N/A
Speaker/Moderator - Industry (All)  Member:  $525 Non-Member:  $631
Speaker/Moderator - GOV $125
   
Exhibit Hall Only (Exhibiting Companies Only) $425
ONE DAY ONLY:
WEDNESDAY OR THURSDAY ONLY: Member Non-Member
SMALL BUSINESS $357 $421
MEDIUM BUSINESS $407 $471
LARGE BUSINESS $457 $551
YOUNG PROFESSIONAL (39 or under) $357 N/A
ACADEMIA/NON-PROFIT/FULLY RETIRED  $357 $421
UNIFORMED SERVICE/GOV** $0
SPEAKER/MODERATOR - DAY OF SESSION ONLY $0
FRIDAY ONLY: Member Non-Member
SMALL BUSINESS $207 $281
MEDIUM BUSINESS $307 $381
LARGE BUSINESS $407 $451
YOUNG PROFESSIONAL (39 & under) $207 N/A
ACADEMIA/NON-PROFIT/FULLY RETIRED $207 $281
UNIFORMED SERVICE/GOV** $0
SPEAKER/MODERATOR - DAY OF SESSION ONLY $0
SAME MEMBERSHIP PRICING
Regular Memberships - One-year Membership; Not Refundable
PRIVATE SECTOR $125
GOVERNMENT CIVILIAN**/UNIFORMED SERVICE $55
ACADEMIC INSTITUTION $55
NON-PROFIT $55
FULLY RETIRED (NOT WORKING IN ANY CAPACITY) $5
SAME MEMBERSHIP PRICING
Young Professional Memberships - One-year Membership; Not Refundable (aged 39 and under; birth date must be provided to qualify)
PRIVATE SECTOR - YOUNG PROFESSIONAL $75
GOVERNMENT CIVILIAN**/UNIFORMED SERVICE - YOUNG PROFESSIONAL $40
ACADEMIC INSTITUTION - YOUNG PROFESSIONAL $40
NON-PROFIT - YOUNG PROFESSIONAL $40
FULL-TIME UNDERGRADUATE OR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT (age 25 and under) $0

**To qualify as a GOV Civilian, you must be directly employed by a Government agency.** 

Please Note: All individuals onsite at SBC must be eighteen (18) years of age or older. There are no exceptions to this policy. 

What's included:

Full Conference Registration includes: all General and Education Sessions, Matched Networking Appointments (Full Conference ONLY), access to the Exhibit Hall (during show hours) including Networking Receptions, breakfast and lunch on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

One-Day Registration includes: all sessions on that day, breakfast and lunch on that day, and access to the Exhibit Hall for the day (during show hours). *Please Note: a One Day registration is for ONE Day only; multiple One Day registrations cannot be purchased.  More than One Day is a Full Conference registration.*

Exhibit Hall Only Registration includes: all activities and meals that are held in the Exhibit Hall. This is only available to registrants who are with an Exhibiting Company.

**Please note: Matched Networking appointments are only available to Full Conference registrants.**

Hotel Reservations:

Room reservations are NOT included with your conference registration. Rooms must be reserved through the Official Housing Site; the link will be available once Housing is open in late July.  Additional information can be found on the Travel page of the SBC Website. DO NOT contact the hotels directly to make a reservation.  

Cancelation and Refund Policy:

Cancelations will be accepted through October 25, 2024, and must be received in writing, to registration@same.org. Registration fees will be refunded in full minus a handling and processing charge of $100.00 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 25, 2024. You may transfer your registration to a colleague if circumstances prevent you from attending the event.

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 to someone else in your company, please have the substitute register for SBC. When they get to the Payment page, click the down arrow for the “Payment Method” and select “send invoice” from the menu. They should complete the Registration, but do not pay. Then, send an email to registration@same.org when this is completed to request the transfer. Your original registration will be canceled and the fee paid will be transferred to the substitute’s registration. *If the substitute’s fee is different (member vs non-member or a different fee category, i.e. Advanced vs Early) the difference will be charged.*  However, if the original registrant has a Complimentary Exhibitor Full Conference registration (or other $0 registration), please request this registration be canceled by sending an email to registration@same.org. Once that is completed, the substitute can register and select the $0 registration fee.
**Transfer requests must be submitted to registration@same.org by COB (5:00 pm, ET) on Friday, November 15, 2024.  After this deadline, transfers must be completed onsite at the Help Desk.**