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10th Annual Joint SAME Northern Virginia & Washington DC Post Small Business and Government Conference
Building A/E/C Industry Knowledge and Developing Client Relationships for a Successful Tomorrow


Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2017 (9:00 am - 8:00 pm)
          Thurs, 23 Feb 2017 (8:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Location: Army Navy Country Club | 1700 Army Navy Drive | Arlington, VA 22202

Don’t miss this two-day educational and networking conference co-hosted by Northern Virginia and Washington DC SAME Posts. Earn PDH credits while gaining industry insight and developing client and partner relationships.Hear from representatives from the Department of Veterans Affairs, USACE Baltimore District, DOE, DC Pepco/Exelon, and more! Click here to view our agenda, speakers, and matchmaking participants.

The conference features:

Informative Educational Opportunities:
Technical Workshops (PDH credits)

  • Mentor Protégé Programs
  • Strategic Proposal Development
  • Secrets to the Subcontractor Selection Process

Special Presentations:

  • Market Trends and Outlook for the Federal AEC Construction Market
  • Cybersecurity - Develop Protection Plans for your Business & Clients
  • Resiliency - Infrastructure Programs

Dedicated Networking Opportunities:

  • Icebreaker & Networking Evening Event
  • Business Matchmaking Session: Small businesses F2F meetings to grow alliances with government agencies and prime contractors
  • Sponsors & Exhibit Hall: One-on-One networking with 50+ A/E/C companies and Government agencies

Thank you to our sponsors and exhibitors!

Conference Schedule (subject to change)

WEDNESDAY, Feb 22, 2017 – DAY ONE

9:00 am

2:30 pm

Exhibitor and Sponsor Set-up

11:30 am


Open Registration, Check-in, Matchmaking Appointment Scheduling

1:00 pm


2:30 pm

Bootcamp Session (Ballroom)

Cyber Securing DoD Control Systems to Protect Buildings and Companies -and- Acquisition Reform and Procurement Challenges for the A/E/C industry

Speakers: Daryl Haegley, OCP, CCO, Program Manager, Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense; Wanda Lenkewich, CxA, LEED AP, President of Chinook Systems Inc.; LCDR Josie Long, U.S. Goast Guard Office of Port & Facility Compliance



2:45 pm

4:15 pm

Technical Workshop (Arlington Room)


Secrets to the Subcontractor Selection Process
Speaker: Susan Merrigan, FSMPS, CPSM, Senior Marketing Manager, SOM


Technical Workshop (Williamsburg Room)


Driving Success through Mentor-Protégé Relationships
Speaker: Shawn Ralston, Small Business Liaison Officer, National Governments, AECOM


3:00 pm

7:15 pm

Exhibit/Sponsor Hall Open

5:00 pm

7:00 pm

Welcome Reception (Ballroom)

Join us for networking, cocktails/appetizers, and a welcome from our hosts:

  • Michael Blount, FSAME – SAME National President, Vice President Navy Programs, AECOM
  • Pete Mueller, FSAME – SAME Northern VA Post President, Director, Planning and Project Management, Architect of the Capitol
  • Susan Merrigan – SAME Washington, DC Post President, Senior Marketing Manager, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

7:15 pm

8:30 pm

Restaurant Roundups


7:30 am


Sponsor/Exhibitor Halls Open for Networking

7:30 am

8:30 am

Open Registration, Check-in, Matchmaking Appointment Scheduling


8:30 am



10:30 am

Key Note Breakfast: Market Trends and Outlook for the Federal AEC Construction Market
Speaker: Carey Webster, Deltek Director, Federal Information Services, Deltek

Regional Resiliency Infrastructure Programs (Tentative)

10:30 am

10:45 am


10:45 am

12:00 pm

Technical Workshop (Williamsburg Room)

Strategic Proposal Development

Speaker: Jeffrey Shen, Vice President, Red Team Consulting


12:00 pm

2:00 pm




Lunch Networking and Federal Panel Discussion (Ballroom)

Panelists: Dennis Milsten, Department of Veterans Affairs; Anthony Hutcherson, Architect of the Capitol; USACE Baltimore District; U.S. Agency for International Development; and Washington Headquarters Services


2:00 pm

2:15 pm


2:15 pm

3:45 pm

One on One Business Matchmaking (Ballroom)

Small business firms: Schedule face-to-face appointments with USACE Baltimore District, U.S. Coast Guard, USAID, WHS, DOE, VA, DARPA, AOC, USACE Institute for Water Resources, USACE Middle East District (MED) Winchester, DC PEPCO/Exelon, AMEC Foster Wheeler, Booz Allen Hamilton, CDM Smith, Chenga Security, Clark Construction, EA Engineering, Science & Technology, Grunley Construction, Jacobs, Leo A Daly, LMI, Parsons, PRIME AE, SCS Engineering, and SOM.

For more information on business matchmaking sessions:
John Crossen, Markon Solutions, 540-272-3661
Tawania Williams, TMAC Communications, 301-661-4018

For general conference inquiries, contact:
NoVA Post:Jeannine Nelson, TCT Cost Consultants, LLC, 202-802-8517
DC Post:Susan Merrigan, SOM, 202-367-2554

Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities – SOLD OUT!

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorships include exhibit space (8x8 table top and two chairs), two attendee registrations, company logo on website, event signage, social media, and program handouts.


  • Small Business Sponsor: $500
  • Large Business Sponsor: $1,000


  • Ice Breaker Sponsor (2 available): $1,200
  • Breakfast Sponsor (2 available): $800
  • Lunch Sponsor (3 available): $800
  • Business Matchmaking Sponsor (6 available): $800
  • *Also includes a three-minute firm introduction during conference.

Sponsorship questions? Contact Julie Smiley, Woods Peacock Engineering Consultants, 703-658-4400.

Exhibit space includes 8x8 table top, one attendee registration, two chairs, and listing in program handouts.

  • Small Business: $300
  • Large Business: $450

Exhibiting questions? Contact Justin Jacobs, Gordon, 703-814-8148.

Attendee-Only Registration
Includes two-day conference, ice-breaker/networking, and lunch.

  • Gov’t/Military: $50
  • Young Member: $99
  • Sustaining/Individual Member (also courtesy rate for SMPS, CMAA, DBIA members): $175
  • Non-member: $225