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The 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 businesses, minority businesses, current 8(a) companies, and graduated 8(a) companies as well as 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.

The Conference will take place February 11-13, 2019 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

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The Conference agenda will feature pre-intensives, breakout tracks, matchmaking, and more.


Limited group rates are still available at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center.

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Speaker Bios

Coming Soon!

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Confirmed Buyers

Information on Matchmaking including confirmed agencies, primes, and buyers who will be attending the conference.

Coming Soon!


Showcase your business by exhibiting. This year's exhibit hall features dedicated hours and 100+ exhibitor booths.

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Sponsoring presents the opportunity to highlight your brand and services while also showcasing support to small businesses.


The event is being held in conjunction/co-located with the 2019 National 8(a) Association Small Business Conference on February 11, 2019

There is no additional cost to attend; however separate registration is required


We have partnered with United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, and Delta Airlines to provide our attendees discounts on your flights to and from Nashville!

Conference sponsors

No refund requests will be accepted after January 11, 2019. Refund requests made regarding sales, promos or discount codes following purchase will not be honored.