Make the Most of Your 2023 SBC With Government Perspective Sessions

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The 2023 Federal Small Business Conference, being held in San Antonio, Texas, November 1-3, 2023, is just around the corner! Take advantage of this opportunity to power your priorities and connect with government agencies, teaming partners, large and small businesses, and experts from across the federal A/E/C marketplace.

Along with extensive pre-conference webinar sessions and workshops, a sold-out Exhibit Hall, business opportunity sessions presented by over a dozen federal agencies, and one-on-one appointments between small businesses and large businesses and government agencies, SBC will feature an impressive track of Government Perspectives educational sessions. These sessions, providing 1 PDH each, will cover important and timely subjects direct from the federal point of view. Check out the lineup below and make plans to add these high-powered sessions to your schedule in San Antonio!

The Relevance in Partnering

Wednesday, November 1, 1:30 – 2:30 PM CDT

Partnering across the enterprise, both internally and externally, builds relationships, improves communication and collaboration, and improves trust/understanding and team integration. Defined partnering can eliminate power struggles, conflict, and execution impasse with an ultimate outcome of a final project that delights the end-user and a team that desires to work together again. Come learn how to set partnering goals that go beyond the contract.

Session Speakers:

Jeanne LeBron –  Pete Perez  –

Lloyd Caldwell  – Stephen Alm –  Les Willigar

Doing Business with Federal Agencies

Wednesday, November 1, 3:00 – 4:00 PM CDT

Learn more about timely special interest items related to small business and federal procurement programs, as well as legislative and regulatory updates from a panel of senior government leaders.

Session Speakers:

Jackie Robinson-Burnette – Sharon Ridley – 

Darlene Bullock – Shannon Jackson –

 Denise Benjamin-Sirmons

Doing Business with the DOD

Wednesday, November 1, 4:30 – 5:30 PM CDT

Learn more about the DOD and timely special interest items related to small business and federal procurement programs, as well as legislative and regulatory updates from a panel of senior government leaders.

Session Speakers:

Jackie Robinson-BurnetteElizabeth Walker – 

Bianca Henderson – Greg Santiago

Improve Your SF330: USACE Selection Process Overview

Thursday, November 2, 3:30 – 4:30 PM CDT

Have you ever wondered what is really required to successfully negotiate an A/E contract? This panel discussion will explore both government and industry perspectives on the winning strategies to successfully price and negotiate federal A/E IDIQ contracts.

Session Speakers:

Jeff DuguidDebra CastensAllison KennyGary LacroixCarolyn Mallory

Small Business Critical to Net Zero Goals

Thursday, November 2, 11:00 – 12:00 PM CDT

The current administration has set aggressive goals for the federal government to pursue in regards to reducing the carbon footprint and bringing emissions closer to net zero. These goals apply to more than just equipment, processes, and vehicles – they also apply to future facility design, construction, and operation. Making measurable progress towards achieving these goals is going to be an all-hands effort, including the entire defense industrial base.

Session Speakers:

Sal NodjomianMichael McAndrew

Davis-Bacon Act: Are You Up To Date?

Thursday, November 2, 2:00 – 3:00 PM CDT

Are you concerned about potential debarment or being compliant with the myriad of labor laws, including the Davis-Bacon Act, McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract, Contract Works Hours, and Safety Standards Act? This session will provide a side-by-side overview of current and new requirements under various labor laws, keeping you informed and debarment-proof.

Session Speakers:

Jamie MabileVanessa Shaw-Jennings

Integrated Design and Construction Process

Friday, November 3, 9:00 – 10:00 AM CDT

The Integrated Design and Construction process promotes teamwork between the government, designer (A/E), and construction contractor. Hear from USACE acquisition team members about some of the lessons learned, key takeaways for contractors, and how to best prepare for proposals for solicitations using this delivery method.

Session Speakers:

John Korka – Denver Heath – Daria Vanliew – Jose Lopez Brian Hutchison

Construction Safety: Overview of the Updated EM 385-1-1 – 1 PDH

Friday, November 3, 10:30 – 11:30 AM CDT

Contractors play an instrumental role in the success of USACE projects. However, as a small business, it can be confusing to integrate with the safety and health requirements posed by USACE contracts. This session navigates the various safety and health requirements to help ensure that your company succeeds with implementing these specifications.

Session Speakers:

Angie MartinezMark Atkins

Education on the Go with the Micro Session Theater

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Debuting at the 2023 JETC, the Micro Session Theater will be at SBC as well! Designed to provide bite-sized information sessions of 20 minutes each, the presentations cover a range of topics including informational discussions, small business topics and professional development. No need to sign up, just grab a coffee and head on over to the Micro Session Theater in the Exhibit Hall.

Sessions are throughout the day Wednesday, Nov., 1 – Friday, Nov., 3.

Register now for the 2023 Federal Small Business Conference, in San Antonio, Texas, November 1-3, 2023. and make your plans to connect with a community of leading experts, decision-makers, solution providers, business partners, and federal contracting officers.

Are you looking to:

“SBC is very much worth it. Lots of relationships to make, partnering, teaming, good strategies to form going forward that can benefit you for the rest another calendar year. This is a great conference. If you are a small business, I highly recommend you attend.”

Wallace Smith, Garver USA
  • Connect with teaming partners
  • Compete in federal acquisition
  • Or engage in above-board networking between private companies and federal program managers and procurement/contracting officers?

Then join us for SBC 2023: Powering Your Priorities! Whether you are a small business looking to hear from and meet with government contracting officers about projects to compete for; a large business looking to meet with small businesses as potential subcontractors; or a government agency conducting market research of industry capacity to help set acquisition strategy, SBC is the ONLY venue where it’s all possible.

Registration prices increase after August 15, 2023, so register today. Registration information, housing information, and FAQs can all be found on the SBC website.