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2018 Stay Ready 4th Quarter Readiness Small Business Conference

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Clark Atlanta University

223 James P Brawley Drive

Cole Center

Atlanta, GA 30311

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NETWORK. LEARN. SOCIALIZE. STAY CONNECTED.

Join Clark Atlanta University (CAU), the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and National Contract Management Association (NCMA) Atlanta Chapter for two action-filled days of learning, networking, engaging leaders in federal contracting, exhibitions, and much more.

Exclusive VIP Registration $149 Includes:

  • Top Golf Networking Reception
  • Fireside Chat Priority Seating and Reception
  • Exclusive VIP (only) Business Matchmaking
  • Exclusive VIP (only) Luncheon
  • Conference Executive Swag Bag

General Admission Includes:

  • Conference Workshops Only


Tuesday, April 24, 2018
TOP GOLF RECEPTION AND REGISTRATION


Registration and reception kicks off for the 4th Quarter Readiness Small Business Conference at Topgolf Atlanta Midtown, 1600 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318. This is a VIP registrant event only.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
FIRESIDE CHAT RECEPTION


Facilitator: Desmond Brown (OPM)
Panelist:
Kimberly Patrick | SPE | Environmental Protection Agency
Janet Scott | OSDBU Director| Department of Education
LaTanya Channel | District Director | SBA Tennessee District Office
Larry Scott |Director of the Mayor’s Office of Contract Compliance | Atlanta City Government
Darryl Hairston | Associate Administrator (Ret) | Small Business Administration

Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to network, strengthen relationships, and hear best practices from federal small business leaders. Connect with insiders and decision makers for an intimate and candid conversation with Federal OSDBU Directors on how small business can gain a competitive advantage by staying informed and being adaptive to the perpetually changing federal contracting landscape. Learn to strategically position your business to win 4th Quarter contracts.


Thursday, April 26, 2018
EXCLUSIVE VIP MATCHINGMAKING
10:30-1:45PM
1:30-4:15PM


This event features an exclusive VIP business matchmaking event on April 26, 2018. Matchmaking allows small businesses the opportunity to have face-to-face meetings with prime contractors and federal and local government agencies as well as corporate businesses to learn about specific contracting and subcontracting opportunities.


CONFIRMED AGENCIES:


KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Dennis P. Kimbro, PH.D.
Lecturer and Researcher in the field of Management, Entrepreneurship and Human Potential

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS:


APRIL 25, 2018

ALL REGISTRANTS MAY ATTEND BREAKOUT COURSES

COURSE SCHEDULE: Stay Ready Day 1



7:30 am
Registration & Badge Pick-up




9:10:15 am
Opening Plenary




10:30-11:45 am


OPM Hot Contracting Opportunities
Speaker: Juan Arratia/OPM


How to Conduct Business with CDC
Speaker:
Gwendolyn Miles


How to Conduct Business with the Department of Education
Speaker:
Janet Scott




1:30-2:45 pm


Winning Proposals
Speaker: Shene Commodore


Understanding the Evaluation Process
Speaker: Lucy Tascone/OPM


How to Conduct Business with U.S. EPA
Speaker:
Kimberly Patrick




3:00-4:15 pm


Conducting Business with HUD
Speaker(s):
• Craig Karnes
• Sharon Washington


Introduction to GSA Ebuy
Speaker: Dhana Moore


Keeping it 8(a) Real
Speaker(s):
• Darryl Hairston
• Catherine Downey
• Roger A. House



APRIL 26, 2018

COURSE SCHEDULE: Stay Ready Day 2:


9-10:15 am
Plenary Session




10:30-11:45 am


Contract Funding
Speaker: Archie Jones


I Got My Certification—How Do I Use It!
Speaker:
Chaz Dudley


What Can SBA Do For Me?: “
What to Expect (and NOT expect) From Your Local SBA Office (BOS)”
Speaker: Latanya Channel



1:30-2:45 pm


What’s Women-Owned Got to Do With It
Speaker: Tammie Bailey-Fults


FPDS NG and Bid Match: Your Government Research Source
Speakers:
Art Brown
Paul Gupta


I Won a Contract . . .Now What?
Speaker: Danny James


How the NASA SEWP Government Wide Acquisition
Vehicle Can Help You Win Federal Business
Speaker: Kenneth Brown/NASA




3:00-4:15 pm


The Other Side of the Coin
Facilitator:
Speaker(s):
• Chaz Dudley (Small);
• Debbie King (Small)
• Craig Karnes (Gov't)
• Teri Routh-Murphy (Gov't)
• Desmond Brown (Gov't)


Access To Capital
Speaker(s):
• Cyril Jones
• Derrick Williams
• Cory Stewart


Introduction to NITAC CIO SP3
Speaker: Keith Johnson/NIH



The organizer reserves the right to make changes to the event program and/or workshops. If necessary, changes may be made to its content, method and organization before or during the event.


This is not a co-sponsored activity between Clark Atlanta University, the National Contract Management Association Atlanta Chapter and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). OPM’s participation in this event is as a strategic partner only and does not constitute an express or implied endorsement of any co-sponsor’s, donor's, grantee's, contractor's or participant's opinion's, products or services.

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HOTELS:

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center
Address: 100 CNN Center NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
Address: 267 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
Embassy Suites by Hilton Atlanta at Centennial Olympic Park
Address: 267 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Downtown

Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Downtown
Address: 275 Baker Street, Atlanta, GA 30313

Atlanta Marriott Marquis
Address: 265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303







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Clark Atlanta University

223 James P Brawley Drive

Cole Center

Atlanta, GA 30311

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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