Agenda

as of July 7, 2023; subject to change

Monday, July 10

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Registration Open

Tuesday, July 11

7:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration Open
7:00 am – 8:00 am Continental Breakfast & Networking
8:00 am – 9:00 am Opening & Welcome Ceremonies

Presentation of Colors: U.S. Coast Guard, Sector New Orleans

Keynote Address: Wendell Pierce, Actor, Author, Activist, Small Business Owner
9:00 am – 10:00 am General Session: The EPIC Pitch Competition in the Big Easy Gator Swamp: Pitch (Part I)
10:00 am – 11:15 am Fiscal Year 2022 Annual Small Business Awards Ceremony
11:15 am – 12:15 pm General Session: OSDBU Directors' Panel with the U.S. Small Business Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, General Services Administration, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
12:15 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch & Networking in the Exhibit Hall
Sponsored by: Government Scientific Source
12:15 pm – 5:00 pm Exhibit Hall Open
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Breakout Sessions
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Networking Reception in Exhibit Hall
Sponsored by: HOLMANS USA

Wednesday, July 12

7:00 am – 4:00 pm Registration Open
7:00 am – 8:00 am Continental Breakfast & Networking
8:00 am – 8:15 am Morning Welcome: Ron Pierce, Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, DOE

Welcome Remarks: Shalanda Baker, Director, Office of Economic Impact and Diversity and Secretarial Advisor on Equity, DOE
8:15 am – 9:00 am General Session: Small Business Owners' Panel
9:00 am – 9:15 am Keynote Address: The Honorable Jennifer M. Granholm, Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy
9:15 am – 10:00 am General Session: The EPIC Pitch Competition in the Big Easy Gator Swamp: Announcement of Awards (Part II)
10:00 am – 10:15 am Networking Break
Sponsored by: Fluor
10:15 am – 11:15 am Breakout Sessions
11:15 am – 11:30 am Networking Break
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Breakout Sessions
12:30 pm – 1:45 pm Lunch & Networking in the Exhibit Hall
Sponsored by: KeyLogic
12:30 pm – 4:30 pm Exhibit Hall Open
1:45 pm – 3:00 pm General Session: Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Infrastructure Roundtable Discussion/Town Hall /Networking Session
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm Matchmaking Sessions
4:30 pm Adjourn

Sponsorships do not constitute or imply endorsement by the Department of Energy or the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization of the sponsor’s products and services.