Track Descriptions

Alternate Disputes Resolution
With litigation more prevalent and more expensive than ever, you can't afford not to hear from our world-class experts in ADR!

Commercial Contracting
Need to understand how the latest changes to the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) will affect your company or how to enforce commercial contract terms and remedies? You have questions, our speakers have answers.

Construction Contracting
The cost and complexity of today's capital projects, the importance of time, and the need to deal with unanticipated events and unforeseen conditions all argue the need for an integrated and managed approach to planning, design, and construction of the built environment-all of which must be captured in the contract and managed through the life cycle of the project.

Contract Basics
Whether you are new to the profession or are looking for a comprehensive refresher, this track will get you up to speed quickly!

Contract Law
The challenges of interpreting and enforcing contracts are increasing in complexity, whether written under the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) or the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). Do ethics, organizational conflicts of interest, protests, and claims cause you to break out in a cold sweat? Get the proven 'remedy' for your fever in our legal track.

Defense Contracting
From the ongoing war against terrorism in Iraq, Afghanistan, and beyond, to the continuing defense transformation, and base closure and realignment, multibillion-dollar opportunities abound. Come learn the latest developments.

Executive and Leadership
A wide range of compelling topics including the central role of contract management in the overall business strategy of the enterprise, creation of succession plans, development of a leadership pipeline, and more, all presented by government or industry business leaders.

Federal Contracting
From the latest laws, regulations, and agency initiatives, this track explores the current challenges in federal procurement.

Finance and Accounting
With each passing day the link between contract and financial management becomes for critical to business survival. Come to this track and we'll show you the money!

Human Capital and Career Management
At its core, contracting is a 'people' business. Learn best practices in training, developing, and using your most valuable resources.

Intellectual Property / Software Licensing / Technology in Contract Management
No longer an arcane specialty for the selected few, nearly every contract today involves IP or software in one or many forms. Come gain the insight you need to develop, manage, and protect what may very well be your most important assets.

International and Global Contracting
Businesses are more globally interdependent as the cross-border flow of goods, services, capital and know-how continues to increase. Learn how to achieve international success by overcoming economic, technological, political, and cultural challenges.

Knowledge Management
Federal agencies across the government are facing imminent acquisition knowledge loss at an unprecedented pace as an increasing number of knowledgeable and experienced professionals at various levels depart the government. The situation is serious as there is not a sizable and equally knowledgeable pool of successors to replace them. The loss of this critical knowledge-the accumulated experience and insight of this professional workforce-must be addressed now. This track will examine this challenge and present ways to ensure relevant and critical acquisition knowledge is not only retained, but also transferred to the next generation of acquisition professionals.

Performance-Based Contracting
Truly performance-based contracts and getting timely, responsive, and cost-effective outcomes seems to be the "Holy Grail" of acquisition. End your quest now with wisdom from our expert speakers.

Project Management
Opportunity and risk management are the key elements to managing the complexities of multiple projects within a program. In addition to case studies, you will learn the tools, techniques, and best practices that will lead to project success.

Service Contracting
More contract dollars are spent on services than any other function. Yet structuring truly performance-based contracts and getting timely, responsive and cost-effective service seems to be the "Holy Grail." End your quest now with wisdom from our expert speakers.

Small Business
Can't seem to crack the code for receiving a prime or major sub-contract award? Feeling the pressure to increase diversity in your vendor base but can't find the right sources? Whichever side of the equation you are on, we have new ideas for you to try.

State and Local Contracting
S&L procurement today is tackling complex, high-dollar acquisitions for everything from outsourced municipal services to IT to rail systems. Whether you buy or sell in this environment, you will benefit from learning about the latest achievements.

Supply-Chain Management and Logistics
With outsourcing on the rise for both government and commercial enterprises, managing your suppliers and supply base is more important today than ever before. Learn new ideas and proven solutions.

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