Building Partnerships: Moving Small Business Forward!
The National SBIR/STTR Conference

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque Hotel
Albuquerque, NM
March 11 - 14, 2003

Conference Program


Hotel, Transportation & Area Information

SBIR Conference Center Main Page

Networking Areas: 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 on-site.

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 MARK the Networking Area Interest Box on the Conference Registration Form and you will be contacted. In addition to the basic conference registration fee, a nominal $50 per One-on-One Table fee; $75 Table Top Exhibit or $100 per exhibit (10'x10') fee will be charged to cover direct costs. These fees are in addition to the conference registration fee. Only conference participants can exhibit. All space is provided on a first-come basis.

Remember, the key time for attendees to interact in the Networking Areas is during the Expanded Networking Breaks and social times scheduled during the conference. As an attendee, you are not expected to have someone at your table or booth at all times.

Networking is the KEY!

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

Tuesday, March 11th you are invited to start your conference experience at the SBIR Conference Welcome Reception starting at 5:00pm. Take some time and meet fellow attendees, speakers, SBIR Program representatives in a relaxed environment while enjoying hors d'oeuvres. No host bar.

A special Networking Reception is planned after the last sessions wrap up on Wednesday, at 6:00pm. Enjoy refreshments and take time to visit the various exhibitors, speakers and Agency Representatives in our "Signature" Networking Area. This room is your "Home Base" for the conference. Starting with the Networking Lunch on Wednesday, all breaks and continental breakfasts 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 available at this National SBIR Conference! Register now for this great opportunity!


General Registration Information & Fees


Registration will be accepted on-site starting Tuesday, March 11th at 1:00pm. 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.

Cancellation Policy:

Registrations are transferable when requested in writing. All cancellations or refund requests must be made in writing and faxed or mailed to the SBIR Conference Center. Cancellations received by February 20th will be refunded less a $35 processing fee. NO REFUNDS will be given for cancellations received after February 20th or for No Shows. This applies to workshop registrations in addition to the regular conference registrations.

Conference Hotel:

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque in Albuquerque, NM. The Hyatt Regency is located in downtown Albuquerque, adjacent to the Convention Center, at 330 Tijeras, N.W.

We have negotiated special conference rates for attendees at this National Conference. Hotel reservations can be made by calling the hotel direct. Cut-off date for hotel reservations at the conference rate is Monday, February 24, 2003. Reservations, changes or cancellation after this date must be made with the hotel direct. 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 Advanced Research Projects Agency, Defense Special Weapons Agency, National Imagery Mapping Agency, Navy, Office of the Secretary of Defense, and 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 21, 2003. 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!



Updated 2/28/03