A tentative schedule for the 2012 SAME Small Business Conference (SBC) is noted below for your planning purposes. Updates will be made as the program is further defined. We encourage you to check back periodically for the most up-to-date information.

Schedule as of Dec. 5, 2012:

Monday, December 10

8:00 a.m.-
3:00 p.m.

Exhibitor Setup 

8:00 a.m.-
7:00 p.m.

Conference Registration

2:00 p.m.
Small Business Council Lunch Meeting (Reservation Required)
2:30 p.m.–
3:30 p.m.

First Time Attendee Orientation Meeting

4:00 p.m.-
5:30 p.m.

SBA Regulatory Update

5:30 p.m.-
7:30 p.m.
Ice Breaker Reception for all attendees in Exhibit Hall
Tuesday, December 11
7:30 a.m.-
8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
7:30 a.m.-
7:00 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Open
8:30 a.m.-
9:45 a.m.
Opening Plenary Session
Invited speakers:
  • Robert D. Wolff, Ph.D., P.E, F.SAME, SAME Executive Director
  • Tracey Pinson, SES, Senior Executive, Office of Small Business Programs, Secretary of the Army
  • Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, USA, Commander, USACE
  • Kim D. Denver, SES, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army Procurement
9:45 a.m.-
10:15 a.m.
Beverage Break in Pre-function Area
10:15 a.m.-
11:00 a.m.
Plenary Session: USACE Small Business and Contracting Chiefs
William A Brown,  Page Southerland Page, LLP
  • Jackie Robinson-Burnette, Director, Small Business Office, HQ USACE
  • Stuart Hazlett, SES, Director, National Contracting Organization, HQ USACE

11:30 a.m.-
12:45 p.m.

Buffet Luncheon in Exhibit Hall
1:00 p.m.-
1:50 p.m.
USACE Mississippi Valley Division

USACE Centers

2:00 p.m.-
2:50 p.m.
USACE Southwest Division

SF330 Submittals 

2:50 p.m.-
3:30 p.m.
Break in Exhibit Hall
3:30 p.m.-
4:20 p.m.
USACE Great Lakes and Ohio Valley

Transatlantic Division

4:30 p.m.-
5:20 p.m.
USACE South Pacific Division

Responding to Design-Build RFPs

5:30 p.m.-
7:00 p.m.
Reception in Exhibit Hall
Wednesday, December 12
7:00 a.m.-
8:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
8:00 a.m.-
8:50 a.m.
USACE North Atlantic Division

World Class Risk Management System

Client/Customer Development

9:00 a.m.-
9:50 a.m.
USACE South Atlantic Division
Accounting Systems for DOD Contracts
Small Business Success Stories – Key Elements for Growth

9:45 a.m.-
10:30 a.m.
Break in Exhibit Hall
10:30 a.m.-
11:20 a.m.

USACE Northwest Division

Protecting Your Small Business Status
Federal Procurement Data Systems (FPDS) Tutorial
11:30 a.m.-
12:20 p.m.
USACE Pacific Ocean Division

Small Business Participation Evaluation Factors vs. Subcontracting
Native American Contractor (NAC) Tutorial
12:30 p.m.-
1:45 p.m.
Awards Luncheon
Presentation of Awards
SAME Awards:
Matt Wallace, Chair SAME Small Business Council and Anthony F. "Tony" Leketa, P.E., SES (Ret.), SAME President
USACE Awards:
Maj. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, USA, Deputy Commanding General, USACE and Jackie Robinson-Burnette, Director, Small Business Office, HQ USACE
12:30 p.m.-
1:45 p.m.
Buffet Lunch in Exhibit Hall
(For those not attending the Awards Luncheon)
2:01 p.m.-
6:00 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Tear-Down
2:00 p.m.-
2:50 p.m.
NAVFAC Small Business Opportunities

Speed Networking – USACE and Small Business (Onsite Reservation Required)
2:50 p.m.–
3:10 p.m.
Break in Foyer
3:10 p.m.–
4:00 p.m.

Air Force Small Business Opportunities
Speed Networking - USACE and Small Business (Onsite Reservation Required)
4:00 p.m. Conclusion of Small Business Conference

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