Upcoming Events

August 13, 2017

2017 International Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics (OMN2017)

Santa Fe,NM
Date: August 13 - 17, 2017

The conference will be hosted by NIST and co-sponsored by NIST CNST, Sandia and Argonne National Labs. OMN is an annual conference that draws in leading researchers, from industry and academia, who harness the interaction of light, or photons, with produced structures at micro and nanoscale and engineer these interactions through structure geometry and mechanical motion. This leads to diverse applications in technology fields such as imaging, communication, sensing, and instrumentation, as well

August 14, 2017

Beyond Phase II Mentor Protege Training Week

Date: August 14 - 17, 2017

The Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) is pleased to announce the 2017 Department of Defense (DOD) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) / Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Beyond Phase II (BPII) and Mentor Protégé Training Week (MPTW) "Future Innovation in the DOD Marketplace." This collaborative event is designed to strengthen DOD’s commitment to the Small Business community by equipping the Defense Industrial Base and Government representatives with

August 15, 2017

Florida Minority Enterprise Development Conference

Location: Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park 950 Lake Carillon Drive
St Petersburg,FL 33716
Date: August 15 - 18, 2017

SPONSORED BY THE MINORITY ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION OF TAMPA BAY,INC. The mission of MED Corp is to insure the coordination and continued success of MED Conference activities in the state of Florida. The event includes a business matchmaker and trade show and seminars on topics such as establishing relationships with buyers, how to do business with government and the private sector and other valuable sustaining business topics. Learn more>>>

August 16, 2017

27th Annual Mayo Clinic Hematology/Oncology Reviews 2017

Location: Ritz Carlton Amelia Island 4750 Amelia Island Parkway
Amelia Island,F 32034
Date: August 16 - 19, 2017

The 27th Annual Mayo Clinic Hematology/Oncology Reviews 2017 is a course dedicated to the clinical application of new research developments over the preceding year in the fields of oncology and hematology including new therapy options and management of various types of cancer such as gastroesophageal cancer, pancreaticobiliary cancers, colorectal cancer, soft tissue and bone sarcomas and prostate cancer. The 27th Annual Mayo Clinic Hematology/Oncology Reviews 2017 brings together


Location: Lee Civic Center 11831 Bayshore Road
North Ft Myers,FL 33917
Date: August 16 - 17, 2017

Citrus Expo℠ began in 1992 and has grown to become the world’s premier seminar and trade show program for citrus growers and industry professionals. Its primary goal is to provide unequalled education and industry fellowship opportunities annually for growers, industry leaders, decision-makers and vendors. Learn more>>>

Elite Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Business Network (SDVOB) National Conference

Location: Disney's Coronado Springs Resort 1000 West Buena Vista Drive
Orlando,F 32830
Date: August 16 - 18, 2017

The Elite Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Business Network is a Nationwide 501(c)(19) Veterans Organization with the mission of assisting Service-Disabled Veterans to start and grow their businesses. The goal of this conference is to further that cause and provide SDVOB opportunities to meet and partner with Government Agencies and Prime Vendors who understand the value of utilizing SDVOB partners. Learn more>>>

August 17, 2017

2017 SMART Community Exchange Summit

Location: Hyatt Place Orlando Airport 5435 Forbes Place
Orlando,FL 32812
Date: August 17, 2017

LEARN HOW TO EXPAND YOUR BUSINESS TO A GLOBAL MARKET and HOW TO FUND YOUR EXPANSION OUR SPEAKERS Our expert speakers represent US Trade and Development Agency, City of Orlando Office of Sustainability, Cyber Resilience Expert, SBA Lender and Investor, Economic Development of Orange County Florida, Central Florida International Trade Office, World Trade Center Orlando, Chamber of Eco Commerce and Co Founders of SMART Community Exchange. Learn more>>>

Building Florida's Future

Location: Port Tampa Bay 815 Channelside Drive
Tampa,FL 33602
Date: August 17 - 18, 2017

Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) and Port Tampa Bay will kick off this two-day event with a Welcome Reception on the evening of Wednesday, August 17th, followed by an all-day general session meeting on August 18th. This event will bring together corporate executives, state and national industry experts, community leaders and legislators to discuss those issues that are most important to Florida’s continued growth and prosperity in the transportation, infrastructure and economic


Location: Full Sail University
Winter Park,
Date: August 17 - 20, 2017

Join the Southeast's Largest Gathering of Creators in Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Video Games, and Digital Entertainment Creativity meets Technology Open to professionals and consumers alike, OrlandoiX sits at the intersection of creativity and technology, bringing together creators, investors, influential brands, and tech enthusiasts for four days of industry leading keynotes, speaker presentations, interactive exhibits, gameplay, and networking. Learn more>>>

UDDOT Webinar: Architecture Reference for Cooperative and Intelligent Transportation

Date: August 17, 2017 Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The USDOT's Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Professional Capacity Building Program will host a free Talking Technology and Transportation webinar on the integration of the National ITS Architecture, version 7.1 with the Connected Vehicle Reference Implementation Architecture into one reference architecture. Background The Architecture Reference for Cooperative and Intelligent Transportation (ARC-IT) provides a common framework for planning, defining, and integrating ITS. It is a mature

Webinar: Opportunities in The Dominican Republic for U.S. Companies

Date: August 17, 2017 Time: 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

The Caribbean Region as a whole represents a market of about 43 million people who collectively imported over $20.9 billion of U.S. goods in 2016. As a result, the region is the 3rd largest export market for U.S. manufactured goods in Latin America behind only Mexico and Brazil. Learn how your company can expand in this growing region by joining us for this six-part web series. The "Opportunities in the Caribbean Region" Webinar Series will provide valuable insights to new and experienced

August 18, 2017

SBA Florida Veteran Business Conference

Location: Airport Hilton - West Palm Beach
Date: August 18, 2017

The SBA District office will be participating in the Florida Veterans Business Conference sponsored by the National Disabled Veteran Business Council. Our office will be presenting on the following topics: • Overview of SBA programs and services • Introduction to Federal Contracting (also called Federal Contracting 101) • How to Identify Target Agencies and How to Market your Business to Federal Contracting Entities Learn more>>>

Leadership Business Council Speaker: Ray Titus, President of United Franchise Group

Location: Airport Hilton - West Palm Beach 150 Australian Avenue
West Palm Beach,FL 33406
Date: August 18, 2017 Time: 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Ray Titus is the CEO of United Franchise Group and its affiliated companies. Mr. Titus is a life-long entrepreneur who began his career with his father, franchising legend Roy Titus, and went on to develop a group of successful brands and franchise development services. The company has over 1,400 franchisees in more than 80 countries with the brands: franchise industry giant Signarama, the world’s largest sign franchise; Fully Promoted, a branded products & marketing services

August 22, 2017

Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) Conference

Location: Lowes Portofino Bay Hotel 5601 Universal Boulevard
Orlando,FL 32819
Date: August 22 - 24, 2017

At this year’s Conference, we will welcome members from all parts of Florida to participate in a variety of hot topic panels, as well as hear from guest speakers including business executives, legislative leaders and political experts. This two-day meeting will cover an array of the business community’s most important issues. Additionally, the Annual Champions for Business Awards Presentation & Reception is held during the Annual Conference. A highly anticipated event, AIF

August 23, 2017

DOE Advanced Manufacturing Office Workshop: Clean Water Processing Technology R&D

Date: August 23 - 24, 2017

The Advanced Manufacturing Office at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is hosting a second workshop on Clean Water Processing Technology Research and Development to gain insights on the early-stage research and development needs in this critical area. This workshop will focus on industrial, agricultural and human needs, challenges, and future paths to solve and satisfy this nation’s issues with water manufacture, use and production. This workshop will be held on August 23-24, 2017, at