SAME Conferences & Workshops

Each year SAME hosts several premier national events—including the DOD & Federal Agency Program Briefings, the Joint Engineer Training Conference & Expo, and the Small Business Conference for Federal Engineering, Construction & Environmental Programs—as well as numerous topic-specific workshops and symposiums.

These events offer an diverse look at timely issues facing the A/E/C industry, upcoming contracting and acquisition forecasts, cutting-edge professional development sessions, awards presentations, networking opportunities, engaging keynote speakers, and much more. Highlights of each of SAME's national events are noted below along with web links. View presentations from past SAME national conferences and workshops.

Facilities Management Workshop

Held every year in San Antonio with the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), the Facilities Management Workshop combines technical sessions, programs and events for leaders in the facility management field, including focuses on energy, asset management, technology and executive leadership. The Facilities Management Workshop continues to build on the strategic partnership between SAME and IFMA, which more than 10 years have brought facility management professionals in the public and private sectors together to ensure a more sustainable, resourceful and adaptable built environment for the future. Visit the workshop website for more information.

DOD & Federal Agency Program Briefings

Held each March in the Washington, D.C. area, the SAME DOD & Federal Agency Program Briefings provides SAME members a chance to hear about the projected upcoming fiscal year engineering, construction and environmental programs from contracting representatives, flag and general officers, and senior executive service leaders from the engineering components of the military services and select federal agencies. This “can’t-miss” event is part of SAME Capital Week (along with the Golden Eagle Awards Dinner and Fellows Investiture) and an invaluable business development and networking opportunity for SAME members and Sustaining Member companies that provide services and support to the federal government and the U.S. military. View the event website for more information.

Transition Workshop & Job Fair

Held within the first quarter of each year in the Washington, D.C. area, the Transition Workshop & Job Fair offers men and women who are transitioning out of the uniformed services as well as SAME members looking for a new career opportunity the chance to hear from others who have successfully made the move from a uniform to a business suit, receive resume building and job interview training, and meet with companies, agencies and organizations that are hiring. Visit the workshop website for more information.

Joint Engineer Training Conference

Held each May, the SAME Joint Engineer Training Conference & Expo is the premier education and training conference for engineers and related professionals working in the A/E/C industry and focused on developing solutions that benefit national security, including uniformed sevicemembers, federal, state and municipal civilians, and private sector industry firms. JETC is held at each year at different locations throughout the country and co-hosted by the local SAME Post. JETC also includes several events connected to SAME’s national operations, including the Board of Direction meeting, Society Ball & Awards Gala, and the annual Post Awards Breakfast. Visit the conference website for more information.

2020 – Washington, DC
2021 – Portland, OR
2022 – Aurora, CO
2023 – San Antonio, TX

Post Leaders Workshop

Held each year, the Post Leaders Workshop brings together leaders of SAME Posts from across the globe to share best practices, discuss areas of need, and listen to experts on getting volunteers engaged. This event is open to two Post Leader members from each Post.  Attendance is required for a Post to earn Distinguished Post status.

August 4-6, 2019 - Bonita Springs, FL
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2020 – Aug 9-11, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
2021 – Aug 8-10, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Small Business Conference

Held each fall, the SAME Small Business Conference is the premier event for federal agencies and businesses operating in the A/E/C marketplace to come together to share information, discuss business needs and mission requirements, connect with potential partners and help support the nation’s small businesses and the government’s small business contracting goals. This annual conference includes senior leadership from several federal agencies, including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Air Force Civil Engineer Center and Department of Veterans Affairs as well as General Services Administration, Department of Energy, Department of Commerce, U.S. Public Health Service and Small Business Administration.

November 20-22, 2019 - Dallas, TX
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2020 – November 4-6, Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas, Dallas, Texas
2021 – November 14-19, Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia
2022 – November 1-3, Music City Center, Nashville, Tennessee
2023 – TBD
2024 – November 19-21, Morial Convention Center New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana