APTAC Releases Call for Presentations for 2018 Fall Conference

Conference Theme: “Guide Their Journey: Improving Client Service”

The Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC) will hold its 2018 Fall Training Conference from November 11 – 14, 2017 in Washington, DC. The Training Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave NW.

Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) Counselors work with businesses on an array of topics in relation to government contracting and subcontracting. From the simple to the complex, our members need to be prepared to guide their clients through the long and winding road, anticipating the speed bumps and red tape along the way. Our Training Conferences are a time to increase our skills.

APTAC’s Fall 2018 learning event seeks to explore the latest trends in public acquisition, and deliver the insights that PTAC counselors need to best advise their clients for success in the Government contracting arena. PTAC Counselors who attend will receive credit towards their professional certification.

Presentation Topics: APTAC is now accepting presentation proposals from engaging and experienced experts to address our conference theme in topical areas such as the following:

  • Representations and Certifications
  • Financial Controls
  • Contract Types
  • Contract Compliance Issues
  • Government Contract Formats
  • Understanding Federal Solicitations
  • The SBIR/STTR Program
  • Market Research Tools and Best Practices
  • The Business Impact of the New Administration: How are Procurement Opportunities Shifting?
  • Changes in Government Contracting Regulations: What’s new and what’s gone?

Audience: The members of APTAC – representatives of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers – are an elite, national corps of individuals who provide training, counseling and technical assistance to businesses interested in selling products/services to the public sector. APTAC members work with businesses to identify opportunities, provide training on a broad array of topics related to Government procurement, as well as providing technical assistance related to Government programs and acquisition. The goal of this conference is to provide APTAC members with practical tools, techniques and resources that can be directly used to guide businesses in understanding how to meet the Government sector’s current standards and thereby become more successful in the Government marketplace. Attendance at the Training Conference is estimated at 300-350 persons, representing PTACs hosted by colleges and universities, economic development organizations, non-profits, and units of state and local government from across the country.

Please see our full Call for Presentations for details on submitting a session proposal!


 For help with Government Contracting: contact your nearest Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC). Funded through Cooperative Agreements between the U.S. Department of Defense and state and local governments/institutions, PTACs provide free and low-cost assistance in virtually all areas of government contracting.