Small Business Events

Upcoming AFCEA Small Business Events

AFCEA International hosts a variety of events designed specifically for our Small Business members. Matchmaking with government primes, networking receptions and symposia are just a few examples of our events that take place at AFCEA Headquarters or in conjunction with other AFCEA International events.

AFCEA Small Business Innovation Summit
07/26/2018 - 07/26/2018
Sheraton Tysons Hotel, Vienna, VA

Small businesses are a gold mine of innovation. Their agility enables them to turn ideas into solutions quickly, change direction at the speed of requirement evolution and tackle unique problems. This conference will highlight innovative processes, products and solutions and encourage a dialogue about how to break down barriers to collaboration.

OASIS On-Ramps: Teaming and Prepping -- Sold Out!
07/31/2018 - 07/31/2018
Woo Lae Oak, Vienna, VA

The General Services Administration's One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services, or OASIS, contract vehicle has become a multi-billion-dollar juggernaut with hundreds of task orders for a broad range of professional services awarded by dozens of federal buyers. GSA is about to open up the contract to new prime contractors through an open season on-ramp. GSA may introduce a teaming option that didn't exist in the RFP five years ago. This event will discuss the timeline for the on-ramps and what you need to know about teaming to start prepping to bid.

Webinar: The Changing Face of Federal Acquisition
08/15/2018 - 08/15/2018
Web

Other Transaction Authority (OTA) is a hot topic. What you know about one agency's use of OTAs doesn't translate to another. Join us at 1 p.m. EDT to learn how the Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) uses OTAs. Guy Timberlake, The American Small Business Coalition, moderates as Benjamin McMartin, Esq. CPCM, chief, Acquisition Management Office, TARDEC, provides an opportunities overview. Free for AFCEA members.

2018 Sarnoff Award Reception and Dinner
09/20/2018 - 09/20/2018
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, DC

Reception and dinner honoring Adm. Michael S. Rogers, USN, as the 2017 David Sarnoff Award winner, AFCEA's highest honor.

AFCEA Innovation Shark Tank (S2 E1)
10/17/2018 - 10/17/2018
TV Worldwide Studios, Chantilly, VA

The Innovation Shark Tank is the opportunity for small businesses creating exceptional solutions to pitch their ideas in an exciting format. Judges will provide practical feedback and multifaceted insights then select three winners who will compete to determine who will take home a Shark Tank trophy.

AFCEA Innovation Shark Tank (S2 E2)
10/25/2018 - 10/25/2018
TV Worldwide Studios, Chantilly, VA

The Innovation Shark Tank is the opportunity for small businesses creating exceptional solutions to pitch their ideas in an exciting format. Judges will provide practical feedback and multifaceted insights then select three winners who will compete to determine who will take home a Shark Tank trophy.

AFCEA Innovation Shark Tank (S2 E3)
11/19/2018 - 11/19/2018
TV Worldwide Studios, Chantilly, VA

The Innovation Shark Tank is the opportunity for small businesses creating exceptional solutions to pitch their ideas in an exciting format. Judges will provide practical feedback and multifaceted insights then select three winners who will compete to determine who will take home a Shark Tank trophy.

Offset East
12/05/2018 - 12/06/2018
Doubletree by Hilton Washington DC - Crystal City, 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 22202, VA

The Offset-East Symposium promotes constructive engagement among the DOD, defense industrial base, venture capital organizations and national security communities to accelerate the discovery of new technologies. It will connect Baltimore, Washington DC and Northern Virginia as a powerful and networked group of leaders to truly accelerate access to innovation.


Additional AFCEA Events Interesting to Small Business

Middle Georgia Chapter Monthly Luncheon
07/25/2018 - 07/25/2018
Heritage Club Ball Room, Robins AFB, GA
https://www.afcea.org/calendar/eventdet.jsp?event_id=46381

Military: Uniform of the dayCivilian: Business CasualPrice: $12.00 cash or $12.33 w/ Credit or Debit card on site; includes assorted subs (with chips, house salad, tea and water).If you sign up for the Sub Lunch, be sure to attend or the Chapter will be responsible for the cost.RSVP by 23 July 2018. To RSVP, copy the link below to your browser:https://einvitations.afit.edu/inv/rsvp.cfm?i=408582&k=06614A0C7355

AFCEA Tampa--Free Small Business Workshop--TINA Training with Maynard Cooper Gale
08/02/2018 - 08/02/2018
Pane Rustica, Tampa, 3225 S. MacDill Ave Tampa, FL 33629, FL
http://afceatampa.org

Hosted by the AFCEA Small Business Committee, this training will take place on Thursday, 2 August from 9:00AM - 10:30AM (Doors will open for registration, breakfast & networking at 8:30AM). Join us for TINA (Truth in Negotiations Act) training with Maynard Cooper Gale.Some details on this topic: - Statute requiring contractors to certify their cost that backs up to proposed cost.- When bidding on a contract requiring TINA certification, the supporting data should be current, accurate and compete at time of proposal AND award.- Government reserves the right to take back dollars if this is not accurateRegistration will close on 31 JULY.

Annual STEM Classic Golf Tournament
09/06/2018 - 09/06/2018
Sewells Point Golf Course - 660 Ruthven Rd. Norfolk, VA 23505, VA
https://hamptonroadsnew.afceachapters.org/AnnualGolf

AFCEA is a world-wide association of business men and women working together with members of the Armed Forces to visualize the future technological needs of the next-generation warfighter, to respond to those needs through research and development, and to encourage college-bound young men and women to pursue studies in Science, Information Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) curricula. To that end, AFCEA Hampton Roads holds an annual Golf Tournament to raise money to fund scholarships for local students and grants for teachers focused on STEM.The local Hampton Roads Chapter of AFCEA has raised over a quarter million dollars over the past 28 years from our Annual Charity Golf Classic. The money has helped hundreds of students and teachers in the local area and we thank you for your contributions. We could not have done it without you!

Technology Over Bagels with Oracle
09/11/2018 - 09/11/2018
Praxis Engineering, Annapolis Junction, MD
https://www.afcea.org/calendar/eventdet.jsp?event_id=44473

About Technology Over Bagels:
TOB is a free monthly technical presentation that takes place on the second Tuesday of every month (excluding July and August). Bagels and coffee are available starting at 7:30, and the presentation runs from 8:00-9:00. Typical audience size is 40+. Speakers and attendees range from highly niche technical on-site engineers, consultants, company owners, and business development. TOB is run by Central Maryland's Young AFCEANs, and AFCEA membership is NOT necessary in order to attend.

Thanks to our 2018 TOB Corporate Sponsor:
Next Century

AFCEA NOVA's 17th Annual Naval IT Day
10/01/2018 - 10/01/2018
Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City, Arlington, VA
https://www.afcea.org/calendar/eventdet.jsp?event_id=46031

Naval IT leaders value the opportunity to speak at this IT Day because the venue is local to DC headquarters and the event draws a significant number of attendees, including high-level leadership from industry, academia, and AFCEA, as well as their peers in US national security organizations. Leaders often use this IT Day to break new announcements, such as new programs, new policy, and new organizational changes. In one content-packed day, business developers, business leaders, executive managers, and technical leaders have the opportunity to gain outstanding insight into the vision and future directions of the Naval Forces. Through interaction at the IT Day and from relationships formed there, attendees will have opportunities to provide feedback and ideas to these Naval IT leaders about new capabilities new ways to reduce costs. Of special note is the small business program which facilitates small business in making direct connections with potential teaming partners at a small-business-to-large-business networking event during the day. The cost is $295 for industry members; $325 for non-industry members. Walk-in rates are $50 more. Active government is complimentary.

Technology Over Bagels with Next Century
10/09/2018 - 10/09/2018
Praxis Engineering, Annapolis Junction, MD
https://www.afcea.org/calendar/eventdet.jsp?event_id=45993

About Technology Over Bagels:
TOB is a free monthly technical presentation that takes place on the second Tuesday of every month (excluding July and August). Bagels and coffee are available starting at 7:30, and the presentation runs from 8:00-9:00. Typical audience size is 40+. Speakers and attendees range from highly niche technical on-site engineers, consultants, company owners, and business development. TOB is run by Central Maryland's Young AFCEANs, and AFCEA membership is NOT necessary in order to attend.

Thanks to our 2018 TOB Corporate Sponsor:
Next Century

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