These days, it seems Washington, D.C. is driven by partisan rancor, but your voice matters and can have a huge impact. Join small-business owners from across the country as we take to Capitol Hill and educate lawmakers and their staffs on what it is small business really needs.

Below is the tentative schedule for the 2018 Washington Presentation.

Event Registration
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Sign in and get your packet with a wealth of information about the coming days’ activities and background pieces on our top lobbying issues.

Procurement Roundtable
10:00 – 11:15 a.m.

Spend time with leading procurement experts in Washington, D.C. to help your business take the next step in federal procurement.

Awards Luncheon & Keynote Address
11:30 – 1:00 p.m.

Join NSBA in honoring the 2018 Lew Shattuck Small Business Advocate of the Year Award, and hear from NSBA’s keynote speaker.

Issue Briefing & Advocacy Training 
1:15 – 2:30 p.m.

Get the latest policy updates on key small-business issues and learn best practices for lobbying from expert D.C. lobbyists and NSBA leadership.

White House Briefing
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Attend a briefing at the White House and hear from senior White House Officials.

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.


Congressional Breakfast
7:30 – 9:30 AM
Hear from Congressional leaders at breakfast on Capitol Hill

Congressional Meetings
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Meetings with Members of Congress and their staffs

SBTC Membership Meeting*
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

The Small Business Technology Council will host its annual meeting for members in the Senate Small Business Committee Hearing Room, Russell  428A.

*This is for SBTC members ONLY



Join NSBA as we hear from policy experts and lawmakers in Washington, D.C. on key issues for small business. Held annually in the nation’s capital, you will attend a White House briefing, share breakfast with influential Members of Congress, and make important hill-visits to lobby your Senators and Representative on the issues that matter most to you.


The Washington Presentation gives your voice a place and an audience. #BeHeard



The Lewis A. Shattuck Small Business Advocate of the Year Award recognizes small-business owners who go above and beyond in advocating for the small-business community. Four finalists and the overall winner will be honored at NSBA’s upcoming Washington Presentation on June 11, 2018, in Washington, D.C.


NSBA Sponsors and Partners receive extensive benefits designed to complement your corporation’s strategic marketing objectives, as well as reach key market segments. In addition, sponsors and partners find that a relationship with NSBA offers a number of added benefits.

The Washington Presentation is an excellent opportunity to connect with the leaders of the small-business community in a personal and strategic atmosphere.