Conference Information At-A-Glance

Below you will find a quick guide on all of your conference FAQs to help you easily navigate through the event.


Registration & Check-In

Location: Tennessee Lobby

  • Hours:

    • February 11, 2019: 8:00am – 5:30pm

    • February 12, 2019: 8:00am – 5:00pm

    • February 13, 2019: 8:00am – 12:30pm

  • Please note that all attendees, speakers and exhibitors will need their conference badge to enter all sessions, the exhibit hall and participate in matchmaking. There are no “exhibit hall only” ticket options, however one-day full conference passes are available for purchase onsite only.

Exhibit Hall

Location: Ryman Hall B1-2

  • Hours:

    • February 11, 2019: 1:00pm – 5:00pm

    • February 12, 2019: 8:00am – 5:00pm

    • February 13, 2019: 8:00am – 5:00pm

American Express Contract Connections (Matchmaking)

Location: Ryman Hall B1-2. 

  • Please review the Matchmaking page to become familiar with our procedures prior to arrival.

  • If you need assistance please contact Melissa Szasz at or visit the Matchmaking Info Desk at the Conference.

  • We recommend you bring a copy of your matchmaking meetings to the Conference, however, schedules can also be printed at the Matchmaking Info Desk.

Wi-Fi Connection

Sponsored by Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC

  • Wifi Network: N8ASmallBiz19

  • Wifi Password: COHENSEGLIAS

COGO! – Sponsored by Yakshna Solutions

  • Download the Conference Mobile Application in the App Store: COGO!

    • Tap the “Get The App” button

    • The app will automatically download from your app store

    • Under Current & Upcoming you’ll find the 2019 Small Business Conference

Mobile Application

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Social Media

The National 8(a) Association asks attendees to dress in business attire to business casual for the event.

The event space is laid out on multiple floors, so we also encourage comfortable, but professional, footwear.

Dress Code

If you have any additional questions please email or for inquiries on-site, please visit our information desk in the Tennessee Lobby next to the attendee/speaker registration