A full day event featuring keynote speakers, panel discussions and educational breakout sessions. The conference includes a continental breakfast, lunch, a networking social hour and Expo featuring sponsors/nonprofit partners.

March 21, 2019 | 8:00am - 6:00pm

George Mason University’s Arlington Campus | Founders Hall, 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA, 22201



08:00am - Registration check-in and Continental Breakfast
08:45am - Welcome: Tara Palacios, AED & Mariann Zylstra, SCORE
09:00am - Opening Keynote Melinda Emerson, the SmallBizLady
09:30am - A Panel of Successful Women Entrepreneurs Provide Tips to Success & Pitfalls to Avoid
11:00am - EDUCATE!  Breakout Session #1
12:00pm - Lunch is Served!  - Luncheon Keynote - Nicole Cober - BE The CEO of Your Soul – Strategies for Getting the Life You Want
01:30pm - EDUCATE!  Breakout Session #2
02:30pm - EDUCATE!  Breakout Session #3
03:30pm - PROMOTE YOUR BRAND!  A Panel of Experts Discuss How to Speak, Write and Use Media to Raise Awareness
04:45pm - Closing Keynote: Begin With the End in Mind: Do You Need an Exit Plan?Jen Pilcher, Founder of MilitaryOneClick
05:10pm - ENGAGE! Hosted Networking Reception

Subject matter experts will EDUCATE you in 5 breakout sessions (you will be able to select 3 sessions to attend):
    •    Raising Capital
    •    Federal Contracting
    •    Marketing Tips & Tools
    •    Know Your Numbers and Seeking Credit
    •    Learn How to Pitch Your Product

*subject to change

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Questions about Sponsorship? Email mariann.zylstra@scorevolunteer.org