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Acquisition Excellence 2020

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 7:30AM-5PM EDT
Venue Address: 
Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H Street NW
Washington , DC 20001
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 7:30AM-5PM EDT
2020-03-31 07:30:00 2020-03-31 17:00:00 America/New_York Acquisition Excellence 2020 See more details at: Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H Street NW, Washington, DC
Venue Address: 
Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H Street NW
Washington , DC 20001
Training Fees:

IAC Member Registration Fee: $395
IAC Member Group Registration Fee - 3 or more: $375
IAC Onsite Registration Fee: $450
Non-member Registration Fee: $550
Government Registration Fee: $150
Government Group Registration Fee - 3 or more: $125

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Event Details


The most expansive explosion of innovative activity in federal acquisition in a quarter of a century is continuing to gain power as it spreads across the government, bottom to top, and side to side. This year the Acquisition Excellence (AE) Conference is focused on Acquisition Innovation in Action.  The surge is being driven to greater height and broader scope by: 

•    mission driven urgency
•    aggressive goals for shorter lead times
•    shorter delivery schedules 
•    greater agility and flexibility in procurement processes
•    a desire to modernize Information Technology at the speed of change byto usinge streamlined, expanded authorities
•    engaging new suppliers with new technology and business models
•    building new workforce skills to buy digital technologies
•    working with “bots” and Artificial Intelligence to speed work and shift the workforce to higher value activities
•    protecting the integrity of supply chains
•    managing rather than avoiding risk

The impact of successful acquisition innovation is truly remarkable, and the opportunities continue to multiply. AE will focus on innovations that can improve how we are improving communication with industry to build valuable government market intelligence every step of the acquisition process. The success of that those innovations will build organizations dedicated to brokering new kinds of relationships between government and industry so we can bring the right solutions to meet the government’s requirements.

AE will present examples from the Institute for Innovation project on successful acquisition innovation case studies for adoption, work of the acquisition innovation advocates and procurement innovation labs, implementation of legislative initiatives designed to improve acquisition, and initiatives of workforce insurgents determined to deliver on mission needs. AE will be a cornucopia of the best offerings from this harvest of innovative activity.  We hope it will serve up dishes that you will try for yourself. Register today!


7:00 AM - 8:00 AM                                                Registration Opens
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM Opening Keynote Presentation
9:15 AM- 9:45 AM Exhibit Hall Open
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM Workshop Session 1
  Securing Supply Chains
  Innovation Is the Mission: Leveraging Private Investment in Public Procurement
Buying Ideas vs. Systems, Buying Future Technology Today
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM Workshop Session 2
  Innovating Requirements Development 
  The Periodic Table of Acquisition Innovations
  Changing Mindsets/Changing Culture
  Lightning Round
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM Lunch and Keynote Presentation
1:45 PM - 2:30 PM Exhibit Hall Open
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM Workshop Session 3
  Artificial Intelligence Applications in Procurement
  Innovation Outside the FAR: Anatomy of a Prototype Other Transaction Authority Award
  450 contracts, $140M, 12 days: The Why and How of Air Force Pitch Days
  Lightning Round
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Closing Panel: “The Future of Contracting”

Moderator: Dave Wennergren, CEO, ACT-IAC

Steve Maier, President, Management Concepts (invited)
David Berteau, President, Professional Services Council (invited)
Kraig Conrad, CEO, National Contract Management Association (invited)