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The National 8(a) Small Business Conference is the premier supplier diversity event for small businesses.

The Conference offers educational sessions, matchmaking, networking and resources for all small businesses including: minority, aspiring, current and graduate 8(a); HUBZone; SDVOB; VOSB; SDB, WOSB, DBE, and teaming partnerships. The event attracts hundreds of federal agencies, large business primes, and corporate companies to provide multiple opportunities in one location to grow your business in the federal contracting arena.

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 features
pre-intensives, breakout tracks, matchmaking, and more

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The Conference features premier subject matter experts from government,
industry, legal, and more

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

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Answers to FAQ’s and more to help you prepare for the conference


The Conference features an exhibit hall of 100+ exhibitor booths


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


The Conference is held at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Convention Center. Book your lodging today


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.