8:00 am – 8:30 am Conference Registration and Networking Breakfast


8:30 am – 9:00 am Welcome and Opening Remarks
Moderator: Gene Patterson, Consolidated Nuclear Security, Y-12
Mayor Scott Burton, City of Clinton
Tim Isbel, Anderson County Commission Chair
Charles E. Shoopman, Jr., Assistant Vice President, University of Tennessee


9:00 am – 11:45 am Networking with Exhibitors


11:00 am – 11:45 am Conference Breakout Sessions – Part I
The Acquisition Life Cycle – Tina Richards, SAIC
How to get on a GSA Schedule – Paul Middlebrooks, UT PTAC


Noon – 1:15 pm Lunch (lunch available on site)

Small Business Administration Award Presentation
LaTanya Channel, SBA District Director


Panel Discussion: “Best practices to growing your business in the government arena”
Moderator: Jonathan Williams, Accord Federal Services
Panelists: Harry Boston, Boston Government Services, LLC, Dan Hurst, StrataG, Misty Mayes, Management Solutions, LLC, Michele Sanders, McLinc


1:15 pm – 2:00 pm Conference Breakout Sessions – Part II
Contract negotiations – Landon Hill, ORNL
How to get on a GSA Schedule – Paul Middlebrooks, UT PTAC


2:00 pm Adjourn and closing comments