National Fall SBIR/STTR Conference

Sheraton Burlington Hotel & Conference Center
Burlington, VT

October 28-31, 2002

Conference Program


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The Program

Monday, October 28th is set aside for a special, optional Pre-Conference Workshop that will help you understand the basics of Proposal Preparation. This workshop is valuable for anyone working with government proposal writing and especially targeted at those interested in the SBIR/STTR Program. The day wraps up, and the Conference starts, with a Welcome Reception Monday night.

Tuesday, October 29th begins the formal conference program with the "SBIR/STTR Basics". One general overview of the program will be given, followed by a Program Update - what's new, what to look for, what options are available. All participating Federal Agencies will be provided significant time slots to allow them to focus on commercialization and their unique agency aspects. They will address some of the key factors you need to know to get products/services to market. The Networking Areas will open on this day, allowing you to visit with agency, organization and corporate representatives. After the formal sessions, a Networking Reception is planned along with some special Awards for outstanding, innovative Small Businesses.

Wednesday, October 30th programming is focused around "National Issues and Partnerships". What are agencies looking for? Concurrent Sessions will be offered on Homeland Security/Bio-Defense, Information Technology, Agriculture/Aquaculture/Forestry, Environmental, Biotech/Bioengineering and Photonics. General Sessions on Working with Academia and Working with Big Business round out the day.

Thursday, October 31st is all about how "Support Leads to Success: Don't Go It Alone!" Key sessions on Business Plan Development and Commercialization Strategies will be offered in addition to Financing Opportunities, Commercialization in Rural Areas, Intellectual Properties and Leveraging Your Customer Base.

The Networking Areas will be open during conference hours all three days, closing at 12Noon on Thursday.

To be successful, you need to see where you're going and this program has been designed to help you mark your "map" and help you on the path!



Pre-Conference, Monday, October 28, 7:30am4:30pm

Proposal Preparation Workshop, Phase IPresented by Jim & Gail Greenwood, Greenwood Consulting, Inc., under sponsorship of Sandia National Laboratories.

A hands-on, full day workshop to walk you through, in detail, the process of writing a strong proposal. This popular workshop will go over the basics of developing a competitive Phase I SBIR or STTR proposal. A group critique of an actual proposal will give you insights into the whole process. An overview of basic government accounting concepts is included.

Materials Fee: $75 Advance registration is required and closes for this workshop on October 7th or when capacity has been reached. This is a very popular workshop so register early! Fee includes continental breakfast, lunch and materials. Please note, due to the extensive materials provided with this workshop, we will NOT be able to accommodate on-site requests for this workshop.


Updated 10/07/02