The National SBIR Conference
Hyatt Regency Orange County Hotel Anaheim, CA
March 1114, 2002

Conference Program


Hotel, Transportation & Area Information

SBIR Conference Center Main Page

Exhibits & One on Ones

In addition to conference sessions and workshops, attendees will have the opportunity to visit agency exhibits and have one-on-one discussions with SBIR Program Managers, procurement specialists, organization and company representatives. The National SBIR/STTR Website & Resources booth will also be available.

A limited number of Exhibit spaces and One-on-One Tables are available for conference attendees. If you are interested in exhibiting or participating in the Networking Room, please complete the necessary information on the Conference Registration Form, and you will be contacted. In addition to the basic conference registration fee, a nominal $45 per One-on-One Table fee or a $95 per Exhibit (10'x10') fee, will be charged to cover direct costs.

Networking is the KEY!

Dedicated Networking Breaks are built right into the program to provide you with time to meet with agency, organization and company representatives.

Monday, March 11, the conference gets underway with a session entitled Effective Use of the SBIR Program scheduled from 4:15 to 5:30pm. This session is especially important for attendees who are relatively new to the SBIR/STTR Programs. Tips on how to get the most of out of the conference sessions and networking opportunities will be given. Then join us at the SBIR Conference Welcome Reception starting at 5:45pm. Take some time to meet fellow attendees, speakers, and SBIR Program representatives in a relaxed environment while enjoying hors d'oeuvres. No host bar.

We open the Conference Networking Room with a special Networking Reception after the last sessions wrap on Tuesday, around 5:30pm. Enjoy refreshments while getting your first chance to visit the various exhibitors, speakers and Agency Representatives in our "signature" Networking Room. This room becomes your "home base" for the rest of the conference. Wednesday and Thursday, the continental breakfasts and all breaks will take place in this room to allow you to maximize your contact time with the agencies and others offering assistance to small businesses.

Basically, you could spend countless time and money tracking down the information and contacts you can get at this National SBIR Conference! Mark your calendar now, and plan to attend!


General Registration Information & Fees


Registration will be accepted on-site starting Monday, March 11th at 1:00pm. The Registration Desk will be located in the Grand Ballroom Foyer at the Hyatt Regency Orange County Hotel. To facilitate your On-Site Registration, please print the On-Site Registration Form available here, complete it, and bring it with you to the On-Site Registration Desk at the conference.

Registration for the Monday, pre-conference Proposal Preparation Workshop is now closed. Registration for the post-conference workshops will be available on-site through Noon, Wednesday, March 13th.

Optional workshops/events are offered in conjunction with this conference. In order to cover direct costs associated with providing these additional workshops/events, additional fees will apply. Registration details, deadlines and fees are available after each summary.

Conference Hotel: Hyatt Regency Orange County. We have negotiated special conference rates for attendees at this National Conference. Hotel reservations can be made one of two ways: Calling the hotel directly, or via on-line (secure server) at the SBIR Website. Cut-off date for hotel reservations at the conference rate is Monday, February 18, 2002. Reservations, changes or cancellations after this date must be made directly with the hotel. See Conference Hotel section for details.

SBIR Program participating Federal agencies and departments include:

  • Department of Agriculture
  • Department of Commerce/NOAA/NIST
  • Department of Defense: Air Force, Army, Missile Defense Agency, Defense Adv. Research Projects Agency, Defense Special Weapons Agency, National Imagery Mapping Agency, Navy, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Special Operations Command
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Energy
  • Department of Health & Human Services: NIH, CDC, FDA, AHCPR, HCFA, ACF, AOA
  • Department of Transportation
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • National Aeronautics & Space Administration
  • National Science Foundation
  • Small Business Administration


Conference Program Detail

Posting date January 15, 2002. The program presented below is current as of the posting date. Changes and modifications may be made prior to the actual conference dates. Please check for updates!

Preliminary Agenda



Updated 01/17/02