Small Business Contracting Community Virtual Conference 2011




Small Business Contracting Community - Virtual Conference

Don’t miss this opportunity rise to higher heights in 2012!!

Date: Thursday, December 1, 2011
12:00pm - 4:00pm, Eastern
A recording of this virtual conference is now available for purchase!

About the Conference

Why attend: If you’re a small business or associated with any small business acquisition, you don’t want to miss this opportunity to learn about some of the most innovative and strategic initiatives in government. Or, if you’re simply looking to learn more about the unique opportunities and strategies available to small business, join four of the business’ leading experts who will provide the information you’ve been seeking… 

Over the course of four hours, expert professionals will provide you with the knowledge you need to take your small business to the next level. Attendees will earn FOUR Continuing Professional Education hours (CPE)/Continuous Learning Points (CLP) by attending this event.

Participate in this unique opportunity to have your concerns addressed in live question and answer sessions.

Not only is this event convenient and cost-effective-no company time is used for travel, no travel expenses, an unlimited number of people can attend per site registration-but this event also envelopes a worldwide audience, giving you the opportunity to collaborate with your counterparts from all over the nation.

Expect to Learn

  • Hear from a renowned expert in the Defense community on the importance of small business in support of DoD requirements;
  • Understand key initiatives that will help you plan your future strategies as a small business or one who incorporates small business an key part of your business strategy;
  • Learn strategies that will set you apart from you competition!
  • Put into practice the components of an award-winning proposal development strategy;
  • Pilot your future as you learn how to effectively navigate through GSA; and
  • Understand that life after 8a is merely the beginning of even greater opportunities for growth.

Attend and Benefit

  • Small, mid-size, and large business leaders and professionals
  • Small business advocates and advocacy associations
  • State, local, federal contracting officials
  • Prime contractors, whether you have government contracts or not
  • Corporate supplier professionals
  • Strategic sourcing professionals
  • Anyone working for a federal agency who interacts with/supports small businesses

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12:00pm Program Introductions  
12:05pm-1:00pm Key Small Business InitiativesPDF format Kevin Linden, Defense Acquisition University
1:00pm-2:00pm Small Business Proposal DevelopmentPDF format John Demmon, ITG | Interactive Technologies Group, Inc.
2:00pm-3:00pm Navigating GSAPDF format Judith Stackhouse-Jordan, U.S. General Services
Administration - National Capitol Region
3:00pm-3:55pm Life After 8(a)PDF format Carly Cox, CFCM, and Fran O'Connor, Peerless
Technologies Corporation
3:55pm-4:00pm Closing Remarks  


Hear from Mr. Kevin Linden, Defense Acquisition University, as he discusses key innovative small business initiatives and the mission imperative of the Small Business professional as an integral member of the acquisition team. Hear about key programs and initiatives that support the program and the DoD’s efforts to improve small business participation in both prime contracting and subcontracting.

Learn the best proposal development strategies from one of the best in the business. Mr. John Demmon will leverage his many years of experience to demonstrate award-winning practices and procedures for those seem-to-be-complex requirements. John will help you cut through the complexities to highlight processes that do not have to be overwhelming--or stifling.

Ms. Judith Stackhouse-Jordan will amaze you as she navigates the way through the GSA maze to support your endeavors for success. This will be beneficial to you as a small business looking to expand in the federal realm or one who is simply seeking a small business to support an upcoming requirement. As there are a myriad of methods available to businesses who want to sell to the federal government as primes or subcontractors, there are also tools and technologies to facilitate the process and enhanced opportunities. Hear from a renowned expert on how to take advantage of key marketing strategies; and partnerships between small, disadvantaged businesses with seasoned GSA prime contractors, all which could make the difference for you in 2012.

Last, but surely not least, hear about the 8a vendor that grows up and graduates to success. Though maybe a scary proposition, the tag-team of Ms. Carly Cox and Ms. Fran O’Connor discuss life after 8a, and how the journey of the 8a has actually been a success in the making! You will want to tune into this presentation as they surmise the success traits and development strategies of the 8a vendor who seeks to leverage experience for the greater good. Both dynamic and informative, a must-hear discussion to wrap up the day.


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Katie Minan, Education Program Coordinator

Susan Esprella, Director of Education






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