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

Call for Papers

Call for Papers
America’s SBDC Professional Development and Education Conference Committee seeks proposals for 1.5 hour, 3-hour (half day), and 6-hour (full day) programs for the 2016 America's SBDC Annual Conference.

Submissions are due no later than January 31, 2016
View the Call for Papers Guidelines
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The America’s SBDC Conference is the national SBDC Network’s
professional development conference, attracting 1,500 small business development professionals from around the country.

Don't miss the dynamic general sessions, receptions, networking opportunities,
expansive trade show, and more than 140 workshops.

Registration opens May 1, 2016

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

2016 Conference Prospectus (coming soon!)

Hotel & Area Info

Conference Hotel: Hyatt Regency, Orlando
Rate: $197++
Room Block Opens May 1, 2016

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
- Download the Conference App



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