The National Small Business Association is your voice inside the D.C. Beltway, and we need your help. In a town divided along party lines, the voice of small business still matters, but lawmakers MUST hear from you. Join NSBA and 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 2019 Washington Presentation.

Event Registration
8:30 a.m. – 1:30 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 Panel
9:30 – 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
11:45 – 1:15 p.m.

Join NSBA in honoring the 2019 Lew Shattuck Small Business Advocate of the Year Award, and hear from NSBA’s keynote speaker.


White House Briefing
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Attend a briefing at the White House on key small-business issues from senior administration officials.


Issue Briefing & Advocacy Training 
4:15 – 5:00 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.


5:30 – 6:30 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
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Meeting for SBTC members ONLY, held on Capitol Hill, 428A Russell Senate Office Building. Click here for details.



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


  • Date
    June 10-11, 2019
  • Registration Fees
    • Members:  $425
    • Non-members: $495
  • Where
    The Wink Hotel, Washington, D.C.  |  202-775-0800​

    • Note – you must contact the hotel DIRECTLY to reserve overnight accommodations.



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 10, 2019, in Washington, D.C.


The application process is now closed – stay tuned for details on the 2020 awards!


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.