Call for Presentations

Key Dates

Call For Presentations Opens: Week of June 8, 2020

Deadline for submission: July 13, 2020

Acceptance notifications: Will be sent the week of August 10, 2020

Draft Presentations due in PowerPoint format: October 14, 2020

FINAL Presentations due in PPT format: October 28, 2020

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 five 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– due to current events what businesses need to know to protect their business.

Submission Guidelines

IMPORTANT! We suggest you first develop and save your submission proposal in Word then copy and paste the information into the appropriate sections in the online form. The online form does not have spell check so editing your submission in advance ensures greater accuracy.

NOTE: Presentations must offer professionally relevant topics and avoid marketing any particular product, person or business service as those abstracts will not be accepted. All sessions are intended to provide professional development and, therefore, attendees receive Professional Development Hour (PDH) credits. The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) defines a PDH presentation as a professionally relevant instruction or presentation. Sessions can be individual presentations, moderated panel discussions, moderated roundtable discussions, or case studies.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS & Important Tips for Completing the CFP

· All speakers must accept the Content Speaker Agreement terms and conditions at time of submission

· Title that captures the essence of your session in seven (7) words or less

· A 200-400 word description of the session content - description should “sell” your session to the reviewers – be concise about the value to the audience

· A 50-word summary of the session to be used in conference promotional materials s –brief summary should SELL YOUR SESSION! Make it catchy so people want to attend

· Four (4) burning questions the session will answer – solutions your session provides

· A 100-150 word biography of the presenter or each panelist

· Presenter(s) qualifications on the subject matter

· If applicable, other conferences where this information has been presented, include references

PLEASE NOTE: Upon acceptance, we may modify the session title and description to fit into our writing style and format for promotional materials, website and onsite guide.

Please submit no more than two (2) presentation proposals.