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Released: June 20, 2014
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PUBLIC NOTICE

Federal Communications Commission

445 12th St., S.W.

News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

Internet: http://www.fcc.gov

Washington, D.C. 20554

TTY: 1-888-835-5322

Released: June 20, 2014

FCC TO HOST A

SUPPLIER DIVERSITY CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOP

FOR SMALL, MINORITY- AND WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The FCC‘s Office of Communications Business Opportunities (“OCBO”) will host a Supplier

Diversity Conference and Workshop focusing on private sector business opportunities for small,

minority and women-owned businesses. This important event will be held at FCC Headquarters,

445 12th Street, Washington, DC on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 from 10:30 am until 4:30 pm in

the Commission Meeting Room.

OCBO has invited representatives from private industry, specifically telecommunications and

technology firms from across the country to discuss their organizations’ contracting procedures

and provide insight on how small businesses should navigate the procurement process generally.

The panel discussion will take place from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. The panel will consist of

supplier executives and diversity officers from Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, Comcast, and Microsoft.

The panelists will talk about their companies’ contracting needs and how small businesses can

distinguish themselves in the race for lucrative opportunities. Thomas Reed, Director, OCBO,

and Ronald Johnson, President of Solutions4Change, and a member of the FCC’s Advisory

Committee on Diversity in the Digital Age, will moderate.

In the afternoon, from 1:30 to 4:30 pm, OCBO will coordinate one-on-one sessions between our

panelists and any small business owners who wish to participate. In these confidential meetings,

small business owners will get individualized advice on supplier strategies and information on

current contracting opportunities. If you would like to register for the afternoon meetings, please

submit a company profile to Karen Beverly, Assistant for Management, OCBO, by no later than

Monday, July 21, 2014 via email at Karen.Beverly@fcc.gov or hardcopy, 445 12th Street SW,

room 4-A635, Washington DC.

20554

All persons interested in attending this informative event in person are asked to register by

contacting OCBO at (202) 418-0990 or via e-mail at Karen.Beverly@fcc.gov.

Persons interested

in participating via the Internet may do so by logging on to www.fcc.gov/ocbo . This event will

be streamed live.

Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon

request.

The request should include a detailed description of the accommodation needed and

contact information.

Please provide as much advance notice as possible; last minute requests

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will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill.

Send an e-mail to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the

Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (TTY).

You can also follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/FCC and on Facebook at

http://facebook.com/FCC.

CONFIRMED PARTICIPANTS

COMCAST

MICROSOFT CORPORATION

SPRINT

THE IT ARCHITECT CORPORATION

VERIZON

INVITED PARTICIPANTS

APPLE, INC.

GOOGLE, INC.

ERICSON, INC.

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