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

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Congratulations to all the 2016 America's SBDC State Stars! We look forward to celebrating America's SBDCs top performers on Monday, September 19th. Meet the 2016 Stars!

Opening & Closing Receptions:
Don't miss the Opening Reception on the tradeshow floor on Tuesday, Sept. 20th at 5:30 pm, and the Closing Reception on Thursday, Sept. 22nd at 5:30 pm. Read more.

Lunches: Join us for a buffet lunch on the tradeshow floor on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Read more.

Regency Express: Grab hot and cold breakfast items starting at 7 am or stop by later for coffee and a snack. PLUS there will be giveaways! Read more.

Charging Stations & Selfie Towers: Don't miss the VISA and FranNet charging towers in the tradeshow, and be sure to check out the Verisign selfie & info tower. Read more.

The Demo Theater: Be sure to check out the NEW Demo Theater, located in the Exhibit Hall. Read more.

Visit Orlando Night: Wednesday, Sept. 21 is Visit Orlando night. Read more.

Don't miss the dynamic general sessions, receptions, networking opportunities, trade show, and 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

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With seven of the world’s top 20 theme parks, 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.

Visit Orlando

What's Happening

We couldn't have our Annual Conference without the sponsors and exhibitors who support us.
Check out their blogs, sponsor offers and exhibit booths. Thank you for your support!

Intuit | Microsoft | Celtic Bank | BizBuySell | American Express | Facebook | Google | Goldman Sachs | US Census EMD | GrowthWheel | VISA Inc. | US Census FTD/BIS | FranNet | Constant Contact | OnDeck | Spellman & Associates | FranklinCovey | | Infogroup | Global Classroom | M-PALM | PlanningShop | Outreach Systems | Fiscal Advantage | SBDCNet | International Society of Business Appraisers | CareerOneStop | Center Dynamics | Deziner Software | GIS Planning/ SizeUp | IBISWorld | Nav | Successful Projects | Profit Mastery | Palo Alto Software (LivePlan) | Versign | Square | Breakout Capital | The Credit Junction | Xero | Bizignite | FDIC | Kabbage | NerdWallet | NIST MEP | SHOP Marketplace

Thank You
Stay Connected
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 2016 Conference APP!
- Search your APP store for “America's SBDC Annual Conference” or on your mobile device click here.
- To view the Conference APP on your Computer, Blackberry, or Windows Phone click here.
- There won't be a printed Conference program. Please be sure to download the APP on your phone or device.



State Stars

2015 Info

header-sponsorsBizBuySellConstantContactFacebook BlueprintFranNetNIST - MEPLivePlanRapid AdvanceSquareU.S. Census Bureau - Economic Management DivisionU.S. Census Bureau - Foreign Trade & BISxero


CareerOneStopCenter Dynamicsdeziner-software-interceptFDICfederal-reserveFranklinCoveyGlobal ClassroomIBISWorldInfogroup

ISBAKabbageM-PALMNAVNerdWalletondeckOutreachSystemsPlanningShopProfit MasterySBDCGlobal

SBDCNetHealthcare.govSizeUpEric Spellmann & AssociatesSuccessful ProjectsThe Business BackerThe Credit