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Call for Presentations

November 20 - 22, 2024 | New Orleans, LA
Submission Deadline: Friday, May 24, 2024 @ 11:59 PM EDT
Notifications to Presenters: Will be sent the week of July 8, 2024
Questions: sessions@same.org

Session Submission Guidelines: Download the PDF
Sample Submission Form: Download the PDF
Call for Presentation FAQ's: Download the PDF
Speaker Agreement: Download the PDF
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YOU are a small business expert and know what is critical to be successful. What can transform small businesses moving forward? What do small businesses need to know most NOW? Submit your fresh, forward-thinking ideas for the education and insights that businesses need to succeed in the Federal marketplace.

Please note, this Call for Presentations is not for a General Session and SAME does not provide compensation for speakers selected through this process. Speakers attending SBC the day of their session ONLY, will be provided a complimentary one-day registration. Speakers attending a total of two or more days at SBC will need to purchase a Speaker Full Conference Registration at a reduced rate.

Session Proposals will be accepted April 22 - May 24. Check back here to access the submission portal.


The SBC serves small businesses across the spectrum – from those trying to get their foot in the door to those with many years of success winning in federal contracts. Therefore, we’re searching for sessions geared toward these four tracks to serve a broad audience:

  • Entering the Federal Marketplace – ideas and approaches to promote and position a business that’s new to federal work.
  • Marketing and Business Development – what businesses need to understand about how to promote and position themselves, the uniqueness of selling to the government, and how to build brand awareness.
  • Regulations, Rules, and the Government Framework – sessions focusing on what small businesses need to understand about ever-changing and evolving government laws, regulations, guidelines, and programs.
  • Advanced Business and Procurement Strategies – means and methods for established businesses looking to excel and grow further.
Before applying, please review the Session Submission Resources page for more specifics on the types of sessions we’re looking for, speaker guidelines, and the abstract evaluation process. By submitting your abstract you have read and agree to the terms of the Speaker Agreement. 

Each speaker may submit up to two (2) sessions for consideration.