VETS 2020

Veteran Entrepreneur Training Symposium (VETS)

May 26 - 29, 2020 in San Antonio, TX, is a Business Development Conference created by Veterans for Veterans.

Welcome to the VETS2014 Press/Media Kit materials page. This page features all official press-ready materials for your magazine, newspaper or newsletter.

Please click the category below to view and download specific files.

Event Materials

Speaker Bios

Keynote speakers to be announced Spring 2014


VETS2013 VETS Connect One on One-Business Sessions VETS2013 Exhibit Hall 
VETS2013 Keynote Luncheon Tony Jimenez VETS2013 Workshop

Thank you for your interest in joining us for the 2016 Veteran Entrepreneur Training Symposium (VETS) at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott  in Norfolk, Virginia. The following policies and guidelines have been prepared for news media covering the Symposium.

Event Title: 2016 Veteran Entrepreneur Training Symposium (VETS)
Date: June 20-23, 2016
Location: Norfolk Waterside Marriott, 235 E Main Street, Norfolk, Virginia 23510 (map)

Event Hours:
Monday, June 20, 2016 (5:00 pm - 8:00 pm: NVSBC Reception)
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 (7:45 am - 7:00 pm)
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 (8:00 am - 5:00 pm)
Thursday, June 23, 2016 (8:00 am - Noon)

VETS2016 provides a national forum for Veteran businesses to:

  • Network with industry leaders, movers, and peers to make meaningful connections through face-to-face interactions.
  • Learn in a peer-designed forum about Veteran business updates, best practices, and new initiatives.
  • Gain a competitive advantage receiving up-to date and relevant news first hand in a fast changing market.
  • Join a community of business professionals aiming to advance Veteran businesses.

Media Registration

Complimentary media registrations for the 2016 Entrepreneur Training Symposium (VETS) are available for working credentialed editorial press, broadcast media, and active freelancers who are covering the VETS conference for their respective news outlets.

All media registration requests should be submitted to will be subject to review and approval by VETS Conference staff.

Note: A pressroom will not be available to media during the conference. Additionally, Internet will be not available and all media should plan accordingly.

Session Admissions

Approved media are expected to wear the conference media badge at all times while on site. All educational sessions, including general sessions, are open to the media. Entry into each session and the expo floor requires a badge. In addition, media may attend the Tuesday night Evening reception.

Conference sessions may not be photographed, videotaped or audiotaped. To request these photos, please provide Conference Management with your email address to receive photographs.

Request for Interview

To request an interview with any speakers or the National Veteran Small Business Coalition (NVSBC) board members, the event host, please email . All requests will be passed to the respective speaker for approval.

VETS Press Contact

If you have any questions, please contact Earl Morgan with the Conference Management Team.

Earl A. Morgan
Conference Manager, VETS2016
Phone: (571) 297-4024

VETS is focused on one thing—the success of your Veteran-owned Small Business.

 Created by Veterans for Veterans, VETS connects you with Federal agencies, prime contractors, and other business owners, who can help you find work in the Federal marketplace.


The Goal:
Provide the knowledge and relationships needed for Veterans business owners to service the Federal government.

The Process:

VETS brings together Federal agencies, prime contractors, and Veteran business owners to discuss how to take full advantage of the Federally mandated contracting opportunities set aside specifically for Veteran-owned small businesses.

Ask a real question, get a candid answer. VETS provides you the information and strategies you need to maximize your efforts and avoid pitfalls when dealing with the Federal government.

The Result:

Knowledge and contacts you can utilize immediately.

Attendee Registration Rates

Registration for the VETS2016 gives you access to the plenaries, breakouts, exhibit hall, One-on-One sessions, and any food and beverage functions. 

 Registration TypeNVSBC MemberNon-Member
Early Registration:
Until 4/15/2016
$299 $549
Regular Registration:
4/16/2016 to 6/19/2016
$349 $599
Onsite Registration:
6/20/2016 to 6/23/2016
$425 $675

Interested in becoming a National Veteran Small Business Coalition (NVSBC) Member?  Please visit the NVSBC membership webpage for more information.

Register Today!


Terms & Conditions of Registration*

  1. Registration Process
    • Conference attendees are strongly encouraged to pre-register for the event.
    • Onsite registrations and conference materials are subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed.
    • Registrations are confirmed when registrations and payments are received and processed.
    • Registrants will receive a registration confirmation email upon completion of the registration process.
    • The Conference Team is not responsible for spam filters that block registration confirmation emails. Please make sure that your spam filter does not block email from  and .
  2. Registration Fee
    • Your VETS registration may cover several meal functions. If your travel is subject to the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR), you are required by law (Section 301-11.18 of the Federal Travel Regulations) to deduct from your daily meals and incidental expense (M&IE) per diem. Please refer to the GSA M&IE Rate Table for further information and guidance on how to deduct provided meals from your M&IE allowance.
    • Other organizations may have different rules that apply for their employees; please check with your organization for more assistance.
    • For the current listing of Federal Per Diem Rates, please refer to the GSA Per Diem Rates website.
  3. Payment Policy
    • Credit Cards (American Express, Visa and MasterCard) are the preferred form of payment.
    • The credit card will be charged immediately upon registration.
    • Payment for all registrations must be made in full prior to the conference.
    • Your credit card statement will reflect a charge from Veteran Symposium for your conference registration fee.
    • Check payments must be received at the show management office no later than 10 business days after registering to honor the current registration rate.
    • Check payments must be received by June 20, 2016. If check payment for registration is not received by June 20, 2016, the registrant is required to pay onsite using a check or credit card for admission to the event. Please note: the onsite registration rate will be charged.
  4. Cancellation, Refund, and No-show Policy
    • Once registered, registrants are accountable for the entire conference fee.
    • Registration fees may be refunded minus a $100 administration fee by May 16, 2016.
    • Conference registration fees will not be refunded under any circumstances after the May 16, 2016 deadline.
    • Authorized substitutions will be accepted, free of charge, with prior approval by the Conference Team.
  5. Conference Program and Badges
    • The Conference Program is subject to change.
    • Any changes to the conference program will be posted to the conference website in a timely fashion.
    • Replacement of lost or stolen badges will be charged a non-refundable fee equal to ½ the value of the registration rate.
  6. Conference Participation
    • Conference attendance/participation is limited to registered attendees who received an email confirmation and have a confirmation number for their registration.
  7. Personal Information
    • Participant contact information will be part of a database only accessible to the Conference Team.
    • Participant contact information will be published in a list of conference attendees. During your online registration process, you received the option to opt-out of the public list. If you decide to opt-out after completing your registration, you must submit your request in writing to by July 1, 2016.
    • Participant contact information will be used to circulate announcements of future VETS events.
    • None of the agencies/companies associated with the Conference coordination accept responsibility for damage to or loss of an attendee's personal property.
  8. Photographs and Videotaping
    • Taking photographs or using video equipment other than for personal use at the VETS is prohibited and violators will be removed from the premises. Only the official photographer will be authorized to take photographs.
    • The organizers reserve the right to use any videos recorded at the VETS for public viewing on the conference website.
    • The organizers reserve the right to use any photos taken at the VETS for use in conference materials, appearing either in printed documents or in related websites.
  9. Hotel Reservation
    • All hotel reservations need to be made directly with the hotel via their online reservation system or by calling the reservations office.
    • Make room reservations at the conference-negotiated rate of $89/night plus applicable fees and taxes at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott, Norfolk, Virginia. Please mention "VETS2016" when making the reservation or follow the link provided on the travel section of the event website.
    • Please familiarize yourself with the policies at your selected hotel at the time of reservation. The Conference Team cannot be held responsible for room cancellation policies, check-in/check-out times, additional fees, etc.
    • Some suite upgrades may be available at a higher rate on a first-come, first-served basis and are not guaranteed until check-in.
    • For any hotel registration questions, please contact the hotels directly.

*For a complete list of Terms & Conditions, please review this section carefully during the online registration.


VETS 2019 is focused on one thing—the success of your Veteran-owned Small Business. Will you be a part of the conversation?