National 8(a) Association
2018 Small Business Conference

January 30 - February 1, 2018
Nashville, Tennessee

The 2018 National 8(a) Small Business Conference is the premier supplier diversity networking event for small businesses. The Conference offers educational sessions and resources for small, minority, current 8(a), and graduated 8(a) businesses including supplier diversity matchmaking with federal agencies, large business primes, and commercial companies and multiple networking opportunities to meet federal agencies, buyers, and prospective teaming partners.

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Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Convention Center, Nashville, TN

2800 Opryland Drive
Nashville, Tennessee 37214
Phone: (615) 889-1000

Group rates have been set aside for the event. Click on the link below or contact the hotel at 877-491-7397 and reference group code "NAB".


This year's agenda includes pre-intensive sessions, plenaries, educational and Federal breakout sessions, two days of matchmaking, dedicated exhibit hall hours, and multiple networking opportunities.

Exhibit Registration

This year's event anticipates over 150 exhibitors with a formal exhibit hall. Exhibit registration includes two individual registration as well as booth space. Members receive a discount on exhibit space.


Call for Sponsors

Sponsoring offers significant opportunities for distinct marketing and competitive advantages, as well as showcasing support for small businesses and minorities.


Confirmed Agencies & Primes

This year's event anticipates over 150 buyers looking for 8(a), WOSB, VOSB, SDVOB, HUBZONE, small, and minority businesses. Updated regularly as confirmations are received.


Book Your Flight (DELTA)

National 8(a) Association has teamed up with Delta Airlines for your special discounts to and from Nashville, TN. Click the link below and use the meeting code:  NMQX5. 

Conference sponsors

Conference Refund Policy: All refund requests must be sent less than 120 days after purchase. If refund is requested, a full refund minus the processing fees will be processed back on the credit card used for purchase.