Small Business Events

Upcoming AFCEA Events With a Small Business Focus

AFCEA International hosts a variety of events with content 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 as stand-alone virtual events, or at AFCEA Headquarters, or in conjunction with other AFCEA International events.

MILCOM
11/29/2021 - 12/02/2021
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, San Diego, CA

For more than 35 years the MILCOM conference has served as the pre-eminent forum for sharing research related to the unique challenges of military communications. The contributions from and collaborations across academia, industry, and government have been a hallmark of the conferences since its inception. IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) and AFCEA International (AFCEA) are proud to jointly sponsor this conference and remain strongly committed to the event due to the increasing criticality of communications and networking to future military operations.

SIGNAL WEBINAR Sponsored by REDCOM: Zero Trust Architectures for the Tactical Edge
11/30/2021 1:00 PM ET
Web

Discuss the state of Zero Trust Architecture (ZTA) today along with some of the challenges in bringing this technology to the edge and learn REDCOM's answer to this problem - a seamless, lightweight, easy-to-deploy authentication solution built from the bottom-up to meet the needs of users in the tactical domain.

SIGNAL WEBINAR Sponsored by Spirent: Complement Your Mission-Critical Cybersecurity Strategy with Proactive Assessments and Automation
12/02/2021 11:00 AM ET
Web

Learn how a proactive cyber threat assessment and sound cybersecurity strategy help assess if your security investments work as intended, now and tomorrow.

SIGNAL WEBINAR Sponsored by PESA: Beyond Stovepipes: Video Distribution for Today's Missions
12/02/2021 1:00 PM ET
Web

Don't get left behind as VDS evolves. Learn how current systems leave you exposed while obstructing your access to improved multi-domain workflows and enhanced situational awareness,pinpoint where your current VDS solution is weak or at risk, and discover best practices for securing your VDS from dangers.

SIGNAL WEBINAR Sponsored by Viasat: Partnering Industry Cyber Services with Government Threat Intelligence
12/07/2021 1:00 PM ET
Web

Learn how to operationalize exclusive high value classified intelligence to detect and provide actionable early warning against sophisticated cyber-attacks and nation state sponsored attacks in unclassified networks using threat intelligence provided through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Enhanced Cybersecurity Services (ECS) Program.

SIGNAL WEBINAR Sponsored by Collaboard: Innovation Lab for Defense and Industry Partners
12/08/2021 11:00 AM ET
Web

To drive innovation, teams must-have digital tools to support hybrid collaboration and creative processes. IBM Defense Garage will show how they innovate with its government and defense customers in a post-pandemic scenario.

SIGNAL WEBINAR Sponsored by Zscaler: Cloud-native vs. Cloud-resident Secure Access Service Edge (SASE)
12/09/2021 1:00 PM ET
Web

Uncover the key differences between cloud-native and cloud-resident solutions, as well as the benefits of leveraging a cloud-native solution.

AFCEA Small Business Webinar: Federal Contractor Compliance with COVID 19 Protocols: Crucial Concepts and Considerations
12/13/2021 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET
online, Web

The new COVID 19 Safety Protocols and related Task Force Guidance are among the most impactful government contracting developments of the year. In this webinar, experienced government contracts attorney Maria Panichelli will walk you through compliance requirements, including who and what contracts are covered, and what contractors need to comply in regard to vaccine mandates, masking/physical distancing, the designation of a COVID-19 coordinator, and subcontractor flow-down.

SIGNAL WEBINAR Sponsored by SpiderOak: Cybersecurity and the New Space Race
12/16/2021 1:00 PM ET
Web

Learn about cybersecurity risks and challenges to the new space economy, the potential threats, implications of failure, new and emerging defensive capabilities and how we must modify our security posture to ensure we do not import the cyber vulnerabilities of earth-based systems into space-based systems.

Cyber Education, Research, and Training Symposium (CERTS) 2022
01/25/2022 - 01/27/2022
Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center, Augusta, GA

AFCEA International will host the Cyber Education, Research, and Training Symposium (CERTS) in Augusta, Georgia, home of Fort Gordon and the Army's Cyber Center of Excellence. CERTS brings government, education, research, and industry leaders together to focus on advancing cyber workforce development, retention, and support.

WEST Conference and Exhibition
02/16/2022 - 02/18/2022
San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA

Explore the latest platforms, technologies and networking capabilities that support the Sea Services' operations at WEST, the premier Sea Services event on the West Coast. Leaders from government, military, industry and academia will convene to discuss how technologies will impact Sea Service operations. Co-sponsored by AFCEA International and the U.S. Naval Institute, both non-profit, non-lobbying membership associations. Registration is free for military and government personnel.

AFCEA Spring Intelligence Symposium
03/23/2022 - 03/24/2022 0800-1700
NGA, Springfield , VA

Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, this two-day flagship intelligence event is a forum for IC professionals and an ideal venue for learning and networking. What ideas, investments, and priorities are needed to maintain equilibrium within the IC while addressing the multiple threats and threat axes captured in the 2021 Intelligence Community Threat Assessment? The Symposium will investigate these answers and more, as global pandemic disruption, climate change, an increasing number of empowered non-state actors, and rapidly evolving technology add layers of complexity to the landscape.

TechNet Indo-Pacific
04/11/2022 - 04/13/2022
Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu, HI

TechNet Indo-Pacific is co-sponsored by AFCEA International and AFCEA Hawaii. It is the largest event in the Pacific Rim focusing on regional defense issues. Keynote speakers, panel moderators and panelists will discuss defense policies and challenges in the Indo- Pacific region and their relevance to both industry and government. Industry exhibitors will demonstrate products and solutions to meet the services' requirements and needs.

TechNet Cyber
04/26/2022 - 04/28/2022
Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD

No longer an arena where adversaries launch a single distributed denial of service attack, lob a virus or infiltrate a network, the cyber domain is now a state of persistent barrages and simultaneous campaigns. Attacks against high-value targets are accompanied by continuous assaults on political, economic and security interests. TechNet Cyber is a forum for military, industry and academia to discuss and plan how to achieve persistent engagement, presence and innovation. It is the opportunity to devise a new strategy to build resilience and defend networks.

TechNet Augusta
08/15/2022 - 08/18/2022
Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center, Augusta, GA

TechNet Augusta provides a forum for key military professionals from the U.S. Defense Department, armed services and U.S. Coast Guard to discuss issues and share ideas.


Additional AFCEA Events Interesting to Small Business

AFCEA CMD WIA - WIIG Roundtable Discussion Series Sponsored by Parsons
12/02/2021 - 12/02/2021
Parsons, 133 National Business Parkway, Suite #250 Annapolis Junction, MD 20701, Annapolis Junction, MD
https://afceacentralmd.swoogo.com/WIA-roundtable-Dec21

This event is part of the Women in AFCEA (WIA) Women in Intelligence Group (WIIG) program, which offers a quarterly social schedule, typically held on a Thursday every other month, where WIA - WIIG hosts a happy hour focused on meaningful networking, valued organic discussion, and direct forum to discuss upcoming community offerings and ideas for new initiatives to support and empower our base of women. This event is for chapter members, prospective chapter members, and those interested in getting more involved with our organizational program. To join as a member and/or sponsor our next social, please contact wiavp@centralmd.afceachapters.org.

2021 Joint Holiday Social
12/07/2021 - 12/07/2021
BarrieHaus Beer Co., 1403 E 5th Ave, 33605, Tampa, FL
https://afceatampa.org/index.php?option=com_eventbooking&view=event&id=316&catid=5&Itemid=325

Our holiday event is back, and in a new, indoor/outdoor location Barriehaus.This event is free to attend for Members of AFCEA Central Florida Chapter, the Global SOF Foundation, the Florida Defense Contractors Association, NDIA-Tampa Bay, the National Veteran Small Business Coalition, and Women in Defense - Greater Tampa Bay Chapter.We'll have some local cuisine, beer, and wine available, in addition to some festive activities.Join us for networking and some holiday cheer

AFCEA CMD Technology over Bagels
12/14/2021 - 12/14/2021
Praxis, Annapolis Junction, MD
https://www.afcea.org/calendar/eventdet.jsp?event_id=60011

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 Emerging Leaders, and AFCEA membership is NOT necessary in order to attend.

AFCEA CMD Technology over Bagels
01/11/2022 - 01/11/2022
Praxis, Annapolis Junction, MD
https://www.afcea.org/calendar/eventdet.jsp?event_id=60012

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 Emerging Leaders, and AFCEA membership is NOT necessary in order to attend.

Micro-Mentoring Series
01/11/2022 - 01/11/2022
Web
https://www.afcea.org/calendar/eventdet.jsp?event_id=60191

This Micro-Mentoring Series will run January - May 2022. The AFCEA NOVA Education and Membership committees created this program to help develop the next generation of government business development and capture professionals. The program will review the government business development and capture profession to help students decide on a career and succeed in business development and contracting. We are going to leverage the AFCEA NOVA access to industry leaders both in the Government and in the Contracting sector to offer webinars followed by limited access to our presenters for scheduled individual micro-mentoring sessions.

AFCEA CMD Technology over Bagels
02/08/2022 - 02/08/2022
Praxis, Annapolis Junction, MD
https://www.afcea.org/calendar/eventdet.jsp?event_id=60013

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 Emerging Leaders, and AFCEA membership is NOT necessary in order to attend.

Small Business Breakfast
02/23/2022 - 02/23/2022
Web
https://www.afcea.org/calendar/eventdet.jsp?event_id=60197

Virtual Networking 8:30 - 9:15 a.m.; Webinar/Speaker 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

AFCEA CMD Technology over Bagels
03/08/2022 - 03/08/2022
Praxis, Annapolis Junction, MD
https://www.afcea.org/calendar/eventdet.jsp?event_id=60014

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 Emerging Leaders, and AFCEA membership is NOT necessary in order to attend.

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