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OSDBU Calendar of Events

                                                          JANUARY  2012                                                                                    

Date                  Event/Website                                            

12-15                    USASBE 2012
                             (New Orleans, LA)                     

January                Franchise Expo South (FES)
 20-22                   (Miami Beach, FL)                     

January 25           2012 FDA Office of Acq. and Grants Services Small Bus.Vendor Fair
                             (Silver Springs, MD)   

January                3rd Ann. NASBC/USWCC Natl. Small Bus.Contracting Summit - SE
25-26                    (Orlando, FL)

February              National 8(a) Association Winter Conference
7-8                        (Buena Vista, FL)
February 16         Cloud/Gov 2012
                              (Washington, DC)

February              2012 SB and Entrepreneur Leadership Conference
19-22                    (Galveston, TX)
February              10th Annual Wyoming Gro-Biz Procurement Conference

  22-23                  (Laramie, WY)

February 23         Washington, DC Federal Procurement Initiatives 2012
                              (Washington, DC)
27- March 1         RES2012
                             (Las Vegas, NV)           
                           *DOI Bureau(s) plan to participate

                                                         MARCH  2012                                                        

March                  The 2nd Annual National Alabama State University HBCU Conference
  5-7                      (Montgomery, AL)   

March 6               SBA's Revised Rules and the Jobs Act Update, 1yr Later Breakfast Seminar
                             (Washington, DC)

March 6               The 12th Annual Alliance Mid-Atlantic "Matchmaking" Conference
                             (Atlantic City, NJ)                        

March 9               Department of the Interior HUBZone Boot Camp
                             (Washington, DC)

March 9               LaGuardia PTAC - Brooklyn Small Business & Procurement Expo
                             (Brooklyn, NY)

March                  SATELLITE 2012
 12-15                   (Washington, DC)
March 13             SBA's Revised Rules and the Jobs Act Update, 1yr Later Breakfast Seminar
                             (McLean, VA)

March 15             2012 Alliance NW Conference and Trade Show
                             (Puyallup, WA)                           

                            *DOI Bureau(s) plan to participate

March 19            Opportunities 2012
                             (Asheville, NC)                         

March                 PTAC Spring Training Conference
 19-22                  (Seattle, WA)                             

March                 Ohio SBDC Annual Ohio Business Matchmaker
20-21                   (Dayton, OH)
March 21             SBA's Revised Rules and the Jobs Act Update, 1yr Later Breakfast Seminar
                             (Bethesda, MD)

March 21            NBPCI Executive Breakfast
                            (Tysons Corner, VA)
*DOI OSDBU plans to participate

March 21            SBA Mentor Protege' Forum
                            (Los Angeles, CA)

March                 WBENC Summit & Salute 2012
21-22                   (Baltimore, MD)   

March 22            WAVE Women Veteran Small Business Seminar
                             (Arlington, VA)

March 23            Southern Florida Annual Business Expo
                            (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)

March                 Next Level: Women In Business Conference
23-24                   (Norfolk, VA)

March 26            RETECH Small Business Conference
                            (Washington, DC)

                            *DOI Bureau(s) plans to participate

March 27            WOSB National Council Spring Conference
                            (Washington, DC)                     

March                 8th Annual Natl SB Federal Contracting Week
 27-29                  (Washington, DC)


March                 SBA Mentor Protege Forum
 27-29                  (San Antonio, TX)
                            *DOI Bureau(s) plans to participate

March 30             Veterans In Business Conference
                             (Fairfax, VA)


March 30             Department of the Interior IT Boot Camp
                             (Washington, DC)
*DOI OSDBU hosted Event

                                                           APRIL  2012                                                          

April 2                 Department of State WOSB Training
                            (Washington, DC)

                            *DOI OSDBU plans to participate

April                   6th Annual Environmental Justice Conference
  3-5                    (Crystal City, VA)

April                    FOSE 2012
  3-5                     (Washington, DC)

April 5                11th Ann. City of Baltimore Procurement Fair
                            (Baltimore, MD)

April 5                SBA Mentor Protege' Forum
                           (Chicago, IL)

April 11              2012 Natl Contractor's HUBZone Symposium
                           (Chicago, IL)

                           *DOI OSDBU plans to participate

April 11               SBA Mentor Protege' Forum
                            (Denver, CO)

                           *DOI Bureau(s) plans to participate

April                   Government Procurement Connections 2012
11-12                  (Houston, TX)                          
                           *DOI Bureau(s) plans to participate

April 12              Alliance South Conference
                           (Atlanta, GA)                            
                           *DOI Bureau(s) plans to participate

April 19              9th Ann. Procurement Opp. Conference 2012
                           (El Paso, TX)

April 13              Northern Virginia Technology Council Event
                           (Herndon, VA)

April 18               9th Annual Procurement and Contracting Symposium
                           (El Paso, TX)


April 19             22nd Annual OSDBU Procurement Conference
                          (Washington, DC)                    
                          *DOI OSDBU plans to participate

April                  Office of University Partnerships 2012 Natl. Conf.
23-26                 (New Orleans, LA)

April 24            Arkansas Procurement Opportunities Conference 2012
                         (North Little Rock, AR)           
                         *DOI Bureau(s) plans to participate

April 25            American Express OPEN VIP
                         (Dallas, TX)

April 25            2012 SADBOC Government Procurement Fair
                         (Brooklyn Center, MN)

April 26           Center for Minority Business Dvlpmt  2012 Procurement Conf.
                        (Upper Marlboro, MD)

April                12th Annual National Business Conference
25-27               (Mashantucket, CT)   
                        *DOI OSDBU plans to participate

April                Women President Organization (WPO) 15th Annual Conference
25-27               (Atlanta, GA)                                                  

April 30            Cong. Melvin L.Watt Government Contracting Matchmaking Conf.

                                                          MAY  2012                                                             

May 7              2012 ACT-IAC Small Business Conference
                        (Washington, DC)

                        *DOI OSDBU plans to participate

May 9            American Express OPEN VIP
                       (Miami, FL) 

May 10           SBA Mentor Protege' Forum
                       (Boston, MA)

May                20th Ann. "Keeping the Promise" Conference
14-15              (Los Angeles, CA)

May 15          California Disabled Veterans Alliance Business Matchmaking
                       (Los Angeles, CA)                  
                       *DOI Bureau(s) plans to participate

May 15           Department of the Interior Regional Outreach Event  
                        (Phoenix, AZ) - POSTPONED
*DOI OSDBU hosted Event

May 16           SBA South Carolina District Office Procurement Event
                        (Columbia, SC)
                        *DOI Bureau(s) plans to participate

May 21           The Latino Coalition Small Business Summit
                        (Washington, DC)
                        *DOI OSDBU plans to participate

May                U.S Chamber of Commerce Small Business Summit
21-23              (Washington, DC)                 
                        *DOI OSDBU plans to participate

May 23          SBA Mentor Protege' Forum
                       (Newark, NJ)

May 30          Government Procurement Expo (GPE)
                      (Johnstown, PA)                   
                     *DOI Bureau(s) plans to participate

                                                         JUNE  2012                                                                

June              CelebrAsian 2012 Business Opportunity Conference
4-6                (Bethesda, MD)                   
                     *DOI OSDBU plans to participate

June 6           The Siouxland Tri-State Conf.
                      (Sioux City, IA)

June 7           SBA Mentor Protege' Forum
                      (Seattle, WA)

June 8           10th Annual Queens Small Business Procurement Expo
                      (Long Island, NY)
                      *DOI Bureau(s) plans to participate

June              2012 Hispanic Business and Consumer Expo
8-10              (Orlando, FL)
                      *DOI OSDBU plans to participate

June              2012 Veteran Entrepreneur Training Symposium
11-14            (Reno, NV)                       

June 14         American Express OPEN VIP
                      (Dallas, TX)

June 14         The Sovereignty Symposium
                      (Oklahoma City, OK)

June 14         Business Matchmaking 2012
                      (Philadelphia, PA)

June              GSA Opening Doors
                      (Honolulu, HI)

June              WBENC 2012 National Conference & Business Fair
19-21             (Orlando, FL)                    

June              Natl 8(a) Assoc. 2012 Summer Conf.
20-21             (Anchorage, AK)

June 21         SBA Mentor Protege' Forum
                      (Kansas City, MO)

June 26         Alliance Texas Conference
                      (Arlington, TX)                  

June              Natl Veteran SB Conf. & Expo
26-29            (Detroit, MI)

                     *DOI OSDBU plans to participate

June 28         Minority Supplier Development Council Small Business Conf.
                      (Washington, DC)
June               11th Annual PowerNetworking Conference
28-30            (Dallas, TX)
                     *DOI OSDBU plans to participate
                                                          JULY  2012                                                             

July              Bureau of Reclamation Regional Small Business Outreach
11-12            (Denver, CO)

July 12         DOI Pacific West Region Small Business Outreach
                    (Portland, OR)
*DOI OSDBU hosted event

July              9th Annual Natl Convention of SDVOSBs
18-20           (Las Vegas, NV)                                                                              
                    *DOI Bureau(s) plans to participate

July              US Black Chamber of Commerce School of Management
18-21            (Washington, DC)
                     *DOI OSDBU plans to participate

July               National Black Chamber of Commerce 19th Annual Convention
21-23            (Miami, FL)
                     *DOI OSDBU plans to participate  
July 24          SBA Mentor Protege' Forum
                      (Sacramento, CA)

July              2012 National Urban League Conference
25-29           (New Orleans, LA)              

July 26         EPA Small Business Counseling                    
                     (Washington, DC)
Contact for additional information

July 26         Department of Transportation OSDBU IT Event
                     (Washington, DC)

July 26         GSA Green Solution Conference
                     (Chicago, IL)
                     Contact for additional information

Aug 1           USWCC Summer Conference
                     (Washington, DC)

Aug 2           2012 Make the Connection! Hispanic Business Expo
                     (Chicago, IL)

Aug 16        New Jersey PTAC Small Business Event
                    (Union, NJ)

                                                          AUGUST  2012                                                       

August 2     2012 Hispanic Business Expo
                    (Chicago, IL)
                   *DOI Bureau(s) plans to participate

August 7     SBA Mentor Protege' Forum
                    (Cleveland, OH)

August 16    New Jersey PTAC host DOI
                    (Union, NJ)

                   *DOI OSDBU plans to participate

                                                          SEPTEMBER  2012                                               

September       National HUBZone Conference
     5-7              (Washington, DC)
                       *DOI OSDBU plans to participate

September       GSA Opening Doors
    6-7                (Henderson, NV)

September 11    2012 Albany Matchmaker & Expo
                           (Albany, NY)

September 13  REDC PTAC Small Business Event
                         (Valhalla, NY)

                        *DOI OSDBU plans to participate

September      Congressional Black Caucus
   19-22            (Washington, DC)

September      (MEDWeek) Minority Enterprise Development Week Conference
  24-27             (Washington, DC)

                        *DOI OSDBU plans to participate

September       HBCU Week
    25-26           (Washington, DC)
                        *DOI OSDBU plans to participate

                                                          OCTOBER  2012                                                    

October         NAWBO's Women's Business Conference 2012
  4-5               (Louisville, KY)             

                                                          NOVEMBER  2012                                                

November      PTAC Conference
  5-7                Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
                       (Washington, DC)   

November      PanAfrican Entrepreneurs Conference
   15-18           Houston, TX


                                                          DECEMBER  2012                                                

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