The 36th Annual America's SBDC Conference
September 19-22, 2016 - Hyatt Regency, Orlando, Florida
Generational Change


Don't miss the dynamic general sessions, receptions, networking opportunities, expansive trade show, and more than 140 workshops at the national SBDC network's professional development conference, with 1,500 small business development professionals from around the country.

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Conference Fee
For SBDC Personnel: Early Bird Rate: $695 (if payment made or postmarked by 9/9/2016). Regular Rate: $795.
For Non-SBDC Personnel: Early Bird Rate: $795 (if payment made or postmarked by 9/9/2016). Regular Rate: $895.

Attendee Info

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Each year, our conference attracts around 1,500 SBDC professionals from all over the nation. These SBDC advisors and directors come together for professional development and networking. Their passion for small business can be seen in the 140+ workshops that overflow into the hallways, and in the exhibit hall where they eagerly mingle with others and more than 50 exhibitors. We hope you will join us in 2016.
- Donna Ettenson, VP Operations, America's SBDC

Hotel & Area Info

Conference Hotel: Hyatt Regency, Orlando
Rate: $197++
Room Block Opens May 15, 2016
Please note: You must register for the conference before you can reserve your hotel room. Once you are registered for the conference, you will receive an email with the hotel room reservation link. (Payment for conference registration does not have to be made before you reserve your hotel room.)

With seven of the world’s top 20 theme parks in one destination, not to mention nearly 100 other attractions, Orlando certainly knows how to entertain. After walking the tradeshow floor, a leisurely escape to a world of imagination and fantasy will leave attendees feeling refreshed and inspired.

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Contact Us and Stay Connected:
- Phone: (703) 764-9850
- Event Coordinator: Karen Shannon (
- Sponsor/Exhibitor Contact: Donna Ettenson (
- Registrar: Brett Thibodeau (
- Conference Hashtag: #2016SBDC
- Conference App - coming soon!



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