SAME Conferences & Workshops

Each year SAME hosts several premier national events as well as numerous topic-specific workshops and symposiums.These events offer a diverse look at timely issues facing the A/E/C industry, upcoming contracting and acquisition forecasts, cutting-edge professional development sessions,networking opportunities 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

The Facility Management Association (IFMA), the Facilities Management Workshop combines technical sessions, programs and events for the facility management field, including focuses on energy, asset management, technology and executive leadership.Visit the workshop website for more information.


Capital Week& Federal Agency Program Briefings

Capital Week & 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 an invaluable business development and networking opportunity only for SAME members and Sustaining Member companies. View the event website for more information.


Transition Workshop & Job Fair

Transition Workshop & Job Fair offers members 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

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 also includes several events: Board of Direction meeting, Society Ball & Awards Gala, and the annual Post Awards Lunch. Visit the conference website for more information.

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


Post Leaders Workshop

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.  Learn more about this workshop.

2020 – Aug 9-11, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
2021 – Aug 8-10, Ft. Lauderdale, FL


Small Business Conference

The 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
Visit the conference website for more information.

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