Call for Presentations

Date & Location: November 20 -22, 2019 l Dallas, TX

Submission Deadline: Monday, July 8, 2019

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? 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 2019 Small Business Conference!

In 2018 Federal Small Business Conference (SBC) reached an audience of over 3,200 attendees – that’s over 25% growth from the prior year!  In 2019, the Department of Veterans Affairs will NOT hold a separate event for their construction and facilities maintenance (CFM) community but has confirmed their procurement decision makers (PDMs) will simply participate in SAME’s SBC. So…the 2019 SBC is the place to be if you’re in the federal AEC community. 

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

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.

Submit your abstract submission by Monday, July 8, 2019. Each speaker may submit up to two (2) sessions for consideration. 

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