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If your organization is inviting us to support your conference as a speaker, exhibitor, or source of informational materials, please fill-in all the information indicated on the VA OSDBU Conference Invitation Request.  Once this information for your event has been received, we will review it and inform you of our availability to participate in your event.  Please contact Ms. Linda Sitney at (202) 461-4262 if you have any questions.

Calendar of Upcoming Conferences and Events

April
2014 American Council for Technology/Industry Advisory Council (ACT/IAC) Small Business Conference
Date:  April 24, 2014; 7:30am - 5:00pm (EDT)
Location:  The Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
POC:  Ira L. Hobbs or Kisha Hemphill
Synopsis:  In a time when information technology and a mobile society have captivated our personal and business environments, it is not unusual to find small businesses at the brink of creative innovations.  The 8th Annual Small Business Conference will capture that innovative spirit, making the Connection a reality; continuing as a platform for Collaboration, where we are working to achieve a common goal; and institutionalize a level of Commitment to the growth and development of small business.  The theme of the conference continues to evolve around the concepts of creating an environment where small businesses can Connect, Collaborate and Commit.  Register at https://actiac.org/SBC2014
ShoWorks Alliance Texas
Date: April 24, 2014; 8:00am - 3:00pm (CDT)
Location:  Texas Ranger’s Stadium, 1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington, TX
POC:  Cathy Doerr, (509) 838-8755
Synopsis:  Two training sessions: Doing business with Government; and Fifteen-minute vendor capability briefings will be accepted and matched with VISN 17’s Forecast, especially those who can provide Medical Supplies, Prosthetics Implants, and BioMedical Repairs.  150 business estimated number of attendees.  Website for registration:  http://www.allianceforbiz.com/events/registration.php?id=151.
Doing Business with VISN 21 - Monthly Meeting
Date:  April 24, 2014; 9:00am - 10:30am (PDT)
Location:  VA Palo Alto Healthcare System, 3180 Miranda Avenue, Building T-50, Palo Alto, CA 94304
POC:  Jeanne Chun
Synopsis:  A monthly meeting for small businesses interested on how to get a potential contract with VISN 21.  The meeting will be held every last Thursday of each month.  Please email jeanne.chun@va.gov for more information and to sign up.  Space is limited to the first 10 people who sign up.  Conference Room can accommodate up to 10.  Register at http://www.visn21.va.gov/smallbusiness.asp.
May
2014 VISN 18 Vendor Fair
Date:  May 5, 2014; 8:00am - 2:00pm (CDT)
Location:  Amarillo, TX
POC:  Cathy Fernandez, (915) 564-6101
Synopsis:  Bringing small businesses and local facility customers together - allow show and tell for vendors to show new items or introduce themselves.  Also, this year we will have guest speakers from SBA, FedBid, PTAC and VA for the first 2 hours of the event (8:00am - 10:00am).  15-50 (depending on facility) estimated number of attendees.
2014 HP Enterprise Services (HPES) US Public Service (USPS) Small Business Collaborative Conference
Date:  May 8, 2014; 7:00am - 5:00pm (EDT)
Location:  Hilton Washington Dulles Airport, 13869 Park Center Road, Herndon, VA
POC:  Deborah Jackson-Hamilton
Synopsis:  Tentatively, the day will include three panel discussions one for Government, a panel for Small Business Owners, HP Internal Sales and Delivery Panel and a Keynote Speaker.  This will be followed by a networking/reception.  300 estimated number of attendees; 500 maximum location capacity.  Register at http://h30528.www3.hp.com/smallbiz.
Doing Business with VISN 8 (VA Sunshine Healthcare Network)
Date:  May 13, 2014; 9:00am - 10:30am (EDT)
Location:  Tampa, FL
POC:  Derrick Williams, (813) 631-2830
Synopsis:  Conducting Business with VISN 8 and the Department of Veterans Affairs.  Contact the POC for registration.  12-20 estimated number of attendees; seating is limited to the first 12 companies that sign up.
VISN 19 Monthly Procurement Fair
Date:  May 15, 2014; 1:00pm - 3:00pm (MDT)
Location:  4100 E. Mississippi Suite 900, Glendale, CO
POC:  Dwane Nevins, (303) 372-7015
Synopsis:  Doing Business With The VA & Becoming Procurement Ready VA Style.  30 to 40 estimated number of attendees.
27th Annual Government Small Business Conference
Date:  May 15-16, 2014; 8:00am - 4:00pm (EDT)
Location:  Higgins Hall, 5225 N. Himes Avenue, Tampa, FL
POC:  Anju Lynn, (800) 507-1297
Synopsis:  The Conference is a two-day event with informative workshops on the first day followed by a tradeshow on the second day.  The purpose of this conference is to provide the Small Business community with the tools and resources for opportunities to increase their chances of being successful through interaction with government agencies and large prime contractors.  This event is sponsored by the Florida Small Business Development Center and Procurement Technical Assistance Center at the University of South Florida.  200 estimated number of attendees.  Website for registration:  https://clients.floridasbdc.org/workshop.aspx?
ekey=610340001
2014 VISN 18 Vendor Fair
Date:  May 22, 2014; 8:00am - 2:00pm (CDT)
Location:  Big Spring, TX
POC:  Cathy Fernandez, (915) 564-6101
Synopsis:  Bringing small businesses and local facility customers together - allow show and tell for vendors to show new items or introduce themselves.  Also, this year we will have guest speakers from SBA, FedBid, PTAC and VA for the first 2 hours of the event (8:00am - 10:00am).  15-50 (depending on facility) estimated number of attendees.
Doing Business with VISN 21 - Monthly Meeting
Date:  May 28, 2014; 9:00am - 10:30am (PDT)
Location:  VA Palo Alto Healthcare System, 3180 Miranda Avenue, Building T-50, Palo Alto, CA 94304
POC:  Jeanne Chun
Synopsis:  A monthly meeting for small businesses interested on how to get a potential contract with VISN 21.  The meeting will be held every last Thursday of each month.  Please email jeanne.chun@va.gov for more information and to sign up.  Space is limited to the first 10 people who sign up.  Conference Room can accommodate up to 10.  Register at http://www.visn21.va.gov/smallbusiness.asp.
June
Doing Business with VISN 8 (VA Sunshine Healthcare Network)
Date:  June 10, 2014; 9:00am - 10:30am (EDT)
Location:  Tampa, FL
POC:  Derrick Williams, (813) 631-2830
Synopsis:  Conducting Business with VISN 8 and the Department of Veterans Affairs.  Contact the POC for registration.  12-20 estimated number of attendees; seating is limited to the first 12 companies that sign up.
VISN 19 Monthly Procurement Fair
Date:  June 19, 2014; 1:00pm - 3:00pm (MDT)
Location:  4100 E. Mississippi Suite 900, Glendale, CO
POC:  Dwane Nevins, (303) 372-7015
Synopsis:  Doing Business With The VA & Becoming Procurement Ready VA Style.  30 to 40 estimated number of attendees.
Doing Business with VISN 21 - Monthly Meeting
Date:  June 25, 2014; 9:00am - 10:30am (PDT)
Location:  VA Palo Alto Healthcare System, 3180 Miranda Avenue, Building T-50, Palo Alto, CA 94304
POC:  Jeanne Chun
Synopsis:  A monthly meeting for small businesses interested on how to get a potential contract with VISN 21.  The meeting will be held every last Thursday of each month.  Please email jeanne.chun@va.gov for more information and to sign up.  Space is limited to the first 10 people who sign up.  Conference Room can accommodate up to 10.  Register at http://www.visn21.va.gov/smallbusiness.asp.
July
Doing Business with VISN 8 (VA Sunshine Healthcare Network)
Date:  July 8, 2014; 9:00am - 10:30am (EDT)
Location:  Tampa, FL
POC:  Derrick Williams, (813) 631-2830
Synopsis:  Conducting Business with VISN 8 and the Department of Veterans Affairs.  Contact the POC for registration.  12-20 estimated number of attendees; seating is limited to the first 12 companies that sign up.
VISN 19 Monthly Procurement Fair
Date:  July 17, 2014; 1:00pm - 3:00pm (MDT)
Location:  4100 E. Mississippi Suite 900, Glendale, CO
POC:  Dwane Nevins, (303) 372-7015
Synopsis:  Doing Business With The VA & Becoming Procurement Ready VA Style.  30 to 40 estimated number of attendees.
Doing Business with VISN 21 - Monthly Meeting
Date:  July 30, 2014; 9:00am - 10:30am (PDT)
Location:  VA Palo Alto Healthcare System, 3180 Miranda Avenue, Building T-50, Palo Alto, CA 94304
POC:  Jeanne Chun
Synopsis:  A monthly meeting for small businesses interested on how to get a potential contract with VISN 21.  The meeting will be held every last Thursday of each month.  Please email jeanne.chun@va.gov for more information and to sign up.  Space is limited to the first 10 people who sign up.  Conference Room can accommodate up to 10.  Register at http://www.visn21.va.gov/smallbusiness.asp.
August
13th Annual Defense and Economic Development Trade Show & Government Procurement Workshops
Date:  August 5, 2014; 8:00am - 4:30pm (EDT)
Location:  Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC), Fayetteville, NC
POC:  Scott D. Dorney, (910) 678-0190
Synopsis:  Building relationships with senior representative from the Congressional delegation, DoD & other Federal agencies and numerous defense contractors.  20+ estimated number of attendees; 150+ maximum capacity.
SABOC Small Business Workshop (How to do Business with VA)
Date:  August 12, 2014; 6:30am - 5:30pm (CDT)
Location:  Norris conference Center at Wonderland of the Americas Mall, 4522 Fredericksburg Road, A-100, San Antonio, TX
POC:  Sheriley Smith, SABOC; (210) 458-2458
Synopsis:  Business Opportunity Showcase VISN 17 with matchmaking.  We are looking for Medical Equipment and Supplies.  180-200 businesses estimated number of attendees.
Doing Business with VISN 8 (VA Sunshine Healthcare Network)
Date:  August 12, 2014; 9:00am - 10:30am (EDT)
Location:  Tampa, FL
POC:  Derrick Williams, (813) 631-2830
Synopsis:  Conducting Business with VISN 8 and the Department of Veterans Affairs.  Contact the POC for registration.  12-20 estimated number of attendees; seating is limited to the first 12 companies that sign up.
VISN 19 Monthly Procurement Fair
Date:  August 21, 2014; 1:00pm - 3:00pm (MDT)
Location:  4100 E. Mississippi Suite 900, Glendale, CO
POC:  Dwane Nevins, (303) 372-7015
Synopsis:  Doing Business With The VA & Becoming Procurement Ready VA Style.  30 to 40 estimated number of attendees.
Doing Business with VISN 21 - Monthly Meeting
Date:  August 27, 2014; 9:00am - 10:30am (PDT)
Location:  VA Palo Alto Healthcare System, 3180 Miranda Avenue, Building T-50, Palo Alto, CA 94304
POC:  Jeanne Chun
Synopsis:  A monthly meeting for small businesses interested on how to get a potential contract with VISN 21.  The meeting will be held every last Thursday of each month.  Please email jeanne.chun@va.gov for more information and to sign up.  Space is limited to the first 10 people who sign up.  Conference Room can accommodate up to 10.  Register at http://www.visn21.va.gov/smallbusiness.asp.
September
Doing Business with VISN 8 (VA Sunshine Healthcare Network)
Date:  September 9, 2014; 9:00am - 10:30am (EDT)
Location:  Tampa, FL
POC:  Derrick Williams, (813) 631-2830
Synopsis:  Conducting Business with VISN 8 and the Department of Veterans Affairs.  Contact the POC for registration.  12-20 estimated number of attendees; seating is limited to the first 12 companies that sign up.
Doing Business with VISN 21 - Monthly Meeting
Date:  September 24, 2014; 9:00am - 10:30am (PDT)
Location:  VA Palo Alto Healthcare System, 3180 Miranda Avenue, Building T-50, Palo Alto, CA 94304
POC:  Jeanne Chun
Synopsis:  A monthly meeting for small businesses interested on how to get a potential contract with VISN 21.  The meeting will be held every last Thursday of each month.  Please email jeanne.chun@va.gov for more information and to sign up.  Space is limited to the first 10 people who sign up.  Conference Room can accommodate up to 10.  Register at http://www.visn21.va.gov/smallbusiness.asp.
October
VISN 20 Showcase/Tradeshow
Date:  October 8, 2014; 7:00am - 3:00pm (PDT)
Location:  3710 SW U.S. Veterans Hospital Road, Portland, OR
POC:  Marc Frederick, (253) 888-4913
Synopsis:  Trade show format linking vendors with buyers and end users.  Hosted by Government-Expo, please contact Melissa Cintron-Munoz at Melissa Cintron-Munoz to register.  Deadline for registration is February 1, 2014.  18-45 estimated number of attendees.
VISN 20 Showcase/Tradeshow
Date:  October 9, 2014; 7:00am - 3:00pm (PDT)
Location:  913 NW Garden Valley Boulevard, Roseburg, OR
POC:  Marc Frederick, (253) 888-4913
Synopsis:  Trade show format linking vendors with buyers and end users.  SDVOSB with FSS holders.  Hosted by Government-Expo, please contact Melissa Cintron-Munoz at Melissa Cintron-Munoz to register.  Deadline for registration is February 1, 2014.  18-45 estimated number of attendees.
Doing Business with VISN 8 (VA Sunshine Healthcare Network)
Date:  October 14, 2014; 9:00am - 10:30am (EDT)
Location:  Tampa, FL
POC:  Derrick Williams, (813) 631-2830
Synopsis:  Conducting Business with VISN 8 and the Department of Veterans Affairs.  Contact the POC for registration.  12-20 estimated number of attendees; seating is limited to the first 12 companies that sign up.
Doing Business with VISN 21 - Monthly Meeting
Date:  October 29, 2014; 9:00am - 10:30am (PDT)
Location:  VA Palo Alto Healthcare System, 3180 Miranda Avenue, Building T-50, Palo Alto, CA 94304
POC:  Jeanne Chun
Synopsis:  A monthly meeting for small businesses interested on how to get a potential contract with VISN 21.  The meeting will be held every last Thursday of each month.  Please email jeanne.chun@va.gov for more information and to sign up.  Space is limited to the first 10 people who sign up.  Conference Room can accommodate up to 10.  Register at http://www.visn21.va.gov/smallbusiness.asp.
November
Doing Business with VISN 8 (VA Sunshine Healthcare Network)
Date:  November 18, 2014; 9:00am - 10:30am (EST)
Location:  Tampa, FL
POC:  Derrick Williams, (813) 631-2830
Synopsis:  Conducting Business with VISN 8 and the Department of Veterans Affairs.  Contact the POC for registration.  12-20 estimated number of attendees; seating is limited to the first 12 companies that sign up.
Doing Business with VISN 21 - Monthly Meeting
Date:  November 26, 2014; 9:00am - 10:30am (PST)
Location:  VA Palo Alto Healthcare System, 3180 Miranda Avenue, Building T-50, Palo Alto, CA 94304
POC:  Jeanne Chun
Synopsis:  A monthly meeting for small businesses interested on how to get a potential contract with VISN 21.  The meeting will be held every last Thursday of each month.  Please email jeanne.chun@va.gov for more information and to sign up.  Space is limited to the first 10 people who sign up.  Conference Room can accommodate up to 10.  Register at http://www.visn21.va.gov/smallbusiness.asp.
December
Doing Business with VISN 8 (VA Sunshine Healthcare Network)
Date:  December 9, 2014; 9:00am - 10:30am (EST)
Location:  Tampa, FL
POC:  Derrick Williams, (813) 631-2830
Synopsis:  Conducting Business with VISN 8 and the Department of Veterans Affairs.  Contact the POC for registration.  12-20 estimated number of attendees; seating is limited to the first 12 companies that sign up.
Doing Business with VISN 21 - Monthly Meeting
Date:  December 18, 2014; 9:00am - 10:30am (PST)
Location:  VA Palo Alto Healthcare System, 3180 Miranda Avenue, Building T-50, Palo Alto, CA 94304
POC:  Jeanne Chun
Synopsis:  A monthly meeting for small businesses interested on how to get a potential contract with VISN 21.  The meeting will be held every last Thursday of each month.  Please email jeanne.chun@va.gov for more information and to sign up.  Space is limited to the first 10 people who sign up.  Conference Room can accommodate up to 10.  Register at http://www.visn21.va.gov/smallbusiness.asp.
January
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February
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March
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