Agenda for ChallengeHER Silver Spring, MD

Friday, July 21, 2017
(check back frequently for updates on speakers and Match Making)

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AGENDA – Silver Spring (MCCC / DOD)
7:00 – 8:00 REGISTRATION / BREAKFAST / NETWORKING
8:00 – 8:15  OPENING WELCOME
National Partner Welcome
DOD Welcome
Elected Officials
8:15 – 9:00 Armchair Discussion – The State of Women in Federal Contracting (working title)
9:00 – 9:45 Leveraging WOSB Certifications in Federal Contracting
9:45 – 10:00 Break
10:00 – 11:00 Challenges that Face Small Businesses (panel discussion with WOSBs)
11:00 – 11:45 Understanding DoD’s Acquisition Process
11:45 – 12:00 Break
12:00 – 3:00 MATCH MAKING
(Finger Foods Offered During Match Making)
Mentor Roundtables:
o The Importance of Sources Sought
o Understanding GWAC and IDIQ
o Techniques for Writing Winning Proposals
o Successfully Navigating Federal Contracting – Beginners table
o Procurement Center Representatives – How They Can Assist Your Federal Contracting Business
o Helping DoD Chose You

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