April 26, 2017

Annual Meeting Information

Civil Rights Division Small Business Development Program



2018 TDOT DBE Small Business Annual Meeting



August 27 – 28, 2018 

Embassy Suites by HILTON

1200 Conference Center Boulevard, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 37129

Phone: 1-615-890-4464


Registration is Open!

Make Plans Now To Attend!


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 The Premier Conference for Small Businesses in the Transportation Construction Industry

The DBE Small Business Annual Meeting, presented by the Tennessee Department of Transportation Civil Rights Division, brings together the transportation construction industry’s best experts to help attendees build their people, systems and processes and to be able to compete on a level playing field. Small Businesses are the economic engine of Tennessee. The 2018 TDOT DBE Small Business Annual Meeting is a platform whereby small business owners and key managers can enhance and develop their company’s strengths to meet the challenges of new opportunities in Tennessee. The theme of this year’s meeting is Embracing Change: Workforce-Technology-Digital Media.

This event is open to all businesses; small or large, architect-engineering firms, subcontractors, prime/general contractors, small businesses, minority and women-owned businesses, construction industry suppliers/vendors, local, state and federal procurement specialists, small business advocates and state DOT Supportive Services Providers – are all welcome.


Tentative Agenda 

 Embracing Change: Workforce-Technology-Digital Media



 Monday, August 27, 2018   


 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM     Continental Breakfast & Registration

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM     Welcome Remarks and Opening Ice Breaker

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM     Opening Keynote: Embracing Change: The Age of Automation

9:30 AM – 9:40 AM     Morning Networking Break

9:40 AM – 10:45 AM   Concurrent Sessions

                                                  A.  Workforce: Embracing a Diverse, Multi-Generational Workplace

                                                  B.  Digital Media:  Branding and Content Development

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM    Networking Break

10:50 AM – 11:55 PM    Concurrent Sessions

                                                    A.  Workforce: Embracing a Diverse, Multi-Generational Workplace

                                                    B. Digital Media:  Branding and Content Development

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM    Lunch for all Attendees

                                                   Greetings from  TDOT  and FHWA

1:05 PM – 2:05 PM      Power of Teaming & Joint Venturing: Embracing Work Collaboratively

2:05 PM – 3:05 PM      General Session: Discussion on Federal Procurement Opportunities 

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM     Exhibitor Showcase – Marketplace Hall Networking – Business Card Exchange 


Tuesday, August 28, 2018

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM      Continental Breakfast & Registration

8:00 AM – 9:15 AM      General Session: Legal Issues in Construction

9:15 AM – 10:20 AM     Roundtable Discussion: Embracing Change in Leadership and Culture

10:20 AM – 10:30 AM  Morning Networking Break

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM  HOT TOPIC:  Cyber Security is the Next Big I-of-T

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM   General Session: What’s New at TDOT?

12:05 PM – 1:30 PM     Civil Rights Division Luncheon &  CRO Awards

1:30 PM    DBE Small Business Annual Meeting Closes





2018 TDOT DBE Small Business Annual Meeting
Planning Committee
TDOT Supportive Services (The Tyler Group)