7:00 AM07:00

ChallengeHER San Diego (Oceanside), CA

  • Quantum Learning Network (QLN) Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The ChallengeHER event will cover following topics:

  • Panel of Federal Buyers
  • Federal Contracting Overview
  • How to Market to the Government
  • Capability Briefings
  • Accessing Capital
  • Mentor Protégé Program
  • Mentor Roundtables
  • Matchmaking with Federal/Local Agencies and Large Primes

Registration is free and all types of small businesses can attend.

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to Oct 12

National HUBZone Conference

  • Westfields Marriott Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The National HUBZone Conference, the annual meeting of the HUBZone Council, brings together hundreds of small business contractors and dozens of federal agency and prime contractor representatives for two days filled with education and networking opportunities. 

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to Aug 2


The 2018 NHOA Business Summit Conference will be held on July 31, August 1 & 2, 2018 at the Prince Waikiki Hotel in Waikiki on the island of O’ahu. 

The conference will focus on legislative, legal and business issues relevant to small businesses in the federal contracting industry.   Conference attendees will gain valuable knowledge, insight and practical tips for working with the federal government.  In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to network with other businesses, contracting officers and other government representatives, as well as to the opportunity to form and develop relationships with potential teaming partners.  

If you are considering getting into federal contracting or if you are an established federal contractor, this is an event you don't want to miss!  

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8:30 AM08:30

ChallengeHER - Arlington

  • George Mason University Founders Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

ChallengeHER events cover following topics (for more details visit Topics Covered at ChallengeHER):

  • Successfully Navigating Federal Contracting: Getting Started the Right Way!
  • The Importance of Sources Sought to your Marketing Plan
  • Funding Your Contract (panel)
  • Subcontracting to Prime Vendors (panel)
  • Techniques for Writing Winning Proposals
  • Teaming/Joint Ventures and the SBA All-Small Mentor Protege Program
  • Women Owned Small Business: Leveraging Certifications
  • DCAA Overview and Resources Available to You
  • Understanding Federal Buyers (panel)
  • Match Making (selected cities)
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7:00 AM07:00

Summit For Success

The American Express Summit for Success in Washington, DC is a free one-day event designed to help grow your business.


  • Attend interactive learning and development workshops for all experience levels.
  • Connect with fellow business owners, decision makers, large prime contractors and government resources.
  • Opt-in to matchmaking and mentoring opportunities with industry experts.


Business owners and leaders, professionals in finance, procurement and business development at companies looking to grow and expand


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