VIRTUAL MATCHMAKING & NETWORKING OPTIONS
The AFCEA NOVA Small Business Enterprise IT Days (Virtual Event) has integrated multiple opportunities into this year’s virtual event to collaborate and connect with sponsors and fellow attendees as well as government agency representatives and key prime contractors.
You MUST be registered for the event to participate in all networking activities.
Sponsored Meeting Rooms
The sponsors of this event will have open time slots where you can meet with them "face-to-face" and have an open discussion. Attendees can join these open conversations throughout the conference. Check the Sponsor Profile for Meet Now times. As this year’s event is virtual, this meeting option is equivalent to walking up to a booth at an in-person conference, so there may be other conference attendees in the meeting room with you. You can come and go as you please.
Access to sponsored meeting rooms will be through our VIRTUAL EXPO, by clicking on a sponsor logo to visit their "Virtual Booth" and clicking the "Meet Now" button to join (check the sponsor’s schedule for when they’ll be hosting a meeting time).
There will be dedicated time slots during the virtual conference for open networking. Open networking will consist of rooms of 10-15 attendees and you can come and go as you please. View the event Agenda for networking break time slots.
Networking events will use the Zoom Meetings platform.
Open to all attendees wishing to virtually meet one-on-one with government agency representatives or large prime contractors. Matchmaking meetings will be pre-scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Each matchmaking session will be 12 minutes long, so be sure to make the most of it! Check back periodically as new matchmaking sessions become available.
Sign up to participate in matchmaking on STEP 3 of the registration page. If you are already registered for Small Business IT Days, click here to modify your registration. If you are only planning on attending matchmaking, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a link to register.
Matchmaking will use the Zoom Meetings platform.
Participating Companies and Agencies:
Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)
Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)
Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC)
PEO Digital, Navy Commercial Cloud Services *
PEO Digital, Program Executive Office for Digital & Enterprise Services *
PEO Digital, Enterprise IT Strategic Sourcing *
PEO Digital, Naval Enterprise Networks *
PEO MLB, Sea Warrior Program *
PEO MLB, Logistics Integrated Information Systems—Marine Corps *
PEO MLB, Navy Enterprise Business Solutions *
PEO MLB, Enterprise Systems and Services *
U.S. Department of the Army, CHESS
U.S. Department of the Army, OSBP
U.S. Department of the Air Force, OSBP
U.S. Department of the Navy, OSBP
Virginia Procurement Technical Assistance Center (Virginia PTAC)
*The U.S. Department Matchmaking signups are now open to meet with representatives from the Navy Program Executive Office for Digital & Enterprise Services (PEO Digital) and Navy Program Executive Office for Manpower, Logistics & Business Solutions (PEO MLB) on Oct. 29. To schedule a matchmaking appointment, review the Navy PEOs’ topics of interest (see the information sheet) and follow the instructions to submit an appointment request by 5 p.m. Friday, October 23. Slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Sign up to participate in matchmaking on STEP 3 of the registration page. If you are already registered for Small Business IT Days, click here to modify your registration.
If you would like to meet privately with another attendee, navigate to the Registrant Directory and request a virtual meeting with other attendees. You can add up to 4 attendees per meeting. Once you submit the meeting request, it will be emailed to all request recipients and they can accept or decline the meeting. You can view your schedule on the My Schedule page.
A virtual meeting room will be automatically assigned when the meeting is created. You must log-in to the event website to join your meeting. Meeting links can not be shared (they will not work unless you have been invited to/accepted the meeting request). If you need to add attendees to a meeting that is already scheduled, please email email@example.com.