The 38th Annual America’s SBDC Conference takes place September 4-7, 2018, in Washington, DC, at the beautiful Washington Marriott Marquis. Every year our conference attracts 1,300+ SBDC professionals from all over the nation. These advisors, trainers 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 each other and the tradeshow exhibitors, seeking the latest information on products and services that can ensure the success of their small business clients. The theme of this year’s conference is “Connect & Protect.”

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Ramon Ray

Master of Ceremonies
Ramon Ray

Website | Meet Ramon Ray

Keynote Speaker

Tuesday, Sept. 4

STAR Reception

Alexa Brandt, AMEX

Alexa Brandt

Director, Shop Small & Small Business Saturday, American Express
Meet Alexa Brandt

Shop Small

Keynote Speakers

Wednesday, Sept. 5

General Session

Matt Rissell

Matt Rissell

Intuit

Co-Founder, TSheets, Vice President, General Managment, Intuit
Meet Matt Rissell

John Sileo

John Sileo

The Hacker’s Blacklist: 7 Critical Cybersecurity Threats & Solutions
Website | Meet John Sileo

Sponsored by Intuit

Keynote Speakers

Thursday, Sept. 6

General Session

David Simon, Visa

David Simon

Visa

Senior Vice President, Global Head of Small Business & Medium Enterprises
Meet David Simon

Bruce Cundiff, Visa

Bruce Cundiff

Visa

Vice President, Visa Business & Economic Insights
Meet Bruce Cundiff

Linda McMahon

Linda McMahon

Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
Meet Linda McMahon

Attendees

Attendees

Register Now! (Attendee Registration – $795)
Conference Schedule Overview
Workshop Schedule
Conference App: Instructions for downloading | download web version

Supporters

Exhibitors & Sponsors

Opportunities Starting at $5,000
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Conference Prospectus
Trade Show Floor Plan
Conference Schedule Overview
Conference App: Instructions for downloading | download web version

2018 State Stars

Meet the 2018 State Stars!

The STAR Reception on Tuesday, Sept. 4th, is sponsored by American Express – Shop Small

Star Reception

A Big Thank You!

We’d like to thank the members of America’s SBDC Professional Development Committee for their continued support of the annual conference. They spend a great many hours reviewing and selecting the professional development content for the conference. Thank you!

Thank You

Conference Sponsors

Conference Sponsors

Conference Happenings