Call for Presentations

SAME has made the decision to hold the SBC as a Virtual Conference. Please only submit an abstract for consideration if your content is adaptable to the new environment. If you feel uncomfortable presenting virtually do not submit. Thank You!

Date & Location:
November 4 - 6, 2020 l VIRTUAL EST

Extended Submission Deadline: Friday, August 14, 2020 @ 11:59 PM EDT

Notifications to Authors: Will be sent the week of August 31, 2020

Questions: sessions@same.org

Session Submission Resources: Click here 

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 business need to succeed in the Federal marketplace.

We are now accepting submissions for session proposals for the 2020 Virtual Small Business Conference!

The SBC serves small businesses across the spectrum – from those trying to get their foot in the door to those that 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 is new to federal work
  • Marketing and Business Development – what businesses need to understand about how to promote and position themselves, the unique-ness 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, guidelines, and programs.
  • Advanced Business and Procurement Strategies – means and methods for established businesses looking to excel.
  • The New Business Landscape - what businesses need to know to protect their business and operate in the changed environment of 2020.

Before applying, please review the Session Submission Resources for more specifics on the types of sessions we’re looking for, speaker guidelines, and the abstract evaluation process. By submitting your abstract you understand that in the event we are unable to hold SBC in-person, you may have to deliver your content virtually.

Submit your abstract submission by Friday, August 14, 2020. Each speaker may submit up to two (2) sessions for consideration. 

Submit now by clicking the Start button below