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America's SBDC 44th Annual Conference

We are delighted once again to bring our members of the SBDC network, our partners, and our supporters back together at the beautiful Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

Each year, America’s SBDC has an annual conference where attendees gather from SBDCs worldwide to obtain professional development to help them grow as an adviser and help grow the thousands of small businesses they work with every year.

Opens February 20th

Workgroup
1 +
Attendees
Seminar
1 +
Workshops
CSR
~ 1
Sponsors & Exhibitors
Presentation
1
Inspiring Keynote Presentations

America's SBDC 44th Annual Conference

We are delighted once again to bring our members of the SBDC network, our partners, and our supporters back together at the beautiful Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

Each year, America’s SBDC has an annual conference where attendees gather from SBDCs worldwide to obtain professional development to help them grow as an adviser and help grow the thousands of small businesses they work with every year.

Opens February 20th

Workgroup
1 +
Attendees
Seminar
1 +
Workshops
CSR
~ 1
Sponsors & Exhibitors
Presentation
1
Inspiring Keynote Presentations

2023 General Session Speakers

Get engaged and inspired at this year's event
with some of the industry's most sought-after names.

Charles "Tee" Rowe

America's SBDC President & CEO

Chris Barton

Founder of Shazam

Isabel Casillas Guzman

Small Business Administration, Invited to speak.

Call For Papers is Open for Workshop Presenters

We invite you to make a workshop presenter submission for this year’s conference.

With the varied skill levels of our attendees, we invite you to think about submitting different presentations at multiple skill levels.

The call for papers is open January 2 - February 17, 2023

Event Schedule

Join us on September 5-8th, 2023.
The tentative schedule below is subject to change.

Board of Directors Meeting

8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

America’s SBDC Board Meeting

America’s SBDC Annual Conference offers SBDC professionals worldwide professional development to help them excel as advisors and trainers to the thousands of small businesses they work with yearly.

7:30 am – 8:30 am

America’s SBDC State Director’s Breakfast
(State Directors Only)

7:30 am – 4:00 pm

Info Desk Open

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Pre-Conference Workshops

8:30 am – 12:00 pm

America’s SBDC State Directors Meeting

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

State Director Lunch
(State Directors Only)

12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Attendee Registration

2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

National Advisory Board Meeting

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

STAR Reception at Grand Ole’ Opry
(Invitation Only)
Exhibit hall build-out

7:00 am – 4:00 pm

Attendee Registration

7:30 am – 4:00 pm

Info Desk Open

8:30 am – 9:45 am

Workshops

10:00 am – 11:30 am

Opening General Session

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Lunch

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Workshops

5:15 pm – 5:30 pm

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Opening Happy Hour in Exhibit Hall

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Exhibit Hall Open

7:00 am – 4:00 pm

Attendee Registration

7:00 am – 8:00 am

Coffee & Breakfast Bites in Exhibit Hall

7:00 am – 9:30 am

Exhibit Hall Open

7:30 am – 4:00m

Info Desk Open

8:30 am – 9:45 am

Workshops

10:00 am – 11:30 am

General Session

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Lunch

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Exhibit Hall Open

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Workshops

3:15 pm – 4:45 pm

Executive Show Hours
(By Invitation Only)

5:15 pm – 6:15 pm

Happy Hour in Exhibit Hall, 40 Under 40 Awards

7:00 am – 12:00 pm

Information Desk

7:00 am – 12:00 pm

Attendee Registration

7:00 am – 8:00 am

Coffee & Breakfast Bites in Exhibit Hall

7:00 am – 10:00 am

Exhibit Hall Open

8:15 am – 9:30 am

Associate State Director Meeting

8:30 am – 11:15 am

Workshops

11:15 am – 1:15 pm

Lunch on Your Own

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Closing Honky Tonk Happy Hour

Conference Pricing

Book your room, register for the conference or learn how your company can support and attend this year's event

Hotel Room

$213+

Join us at the Gaylord Opryland Resort.
The room block closes July 31, 2023.
Block made available after registration is completed.

Attendee Registration

$1,125

Over 100 workshops, 2 lunches, 3 receptions, wifi and app.

Opens February 20th

Sponsors/Exhibitors

Prices start at

$6,000

Exhibit booth, signage, events, and  more.

More Need-to-Know Info

Seminar

Workshops

Coming May 2023

Key Events

Don't miss these key events that promise to elevate your conference experience.

5

Sept

STAR Reception

Invite-only event for 2023 State Star winners and conference sponsors at the famous Grand Ole’ Opryland.

7

Sept

40 Under 40 Awards

Everyone join us on the tradeshow floor celebrating 2023 40 Under 40 winners.

8

Sept

Honky Tonk Closing Reception

Join us for local Nashville music, drinks, and snacks to close out this incredible event.

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