FAQs

General Questions
What is ACQUIRE?

ACQUIRE is a brand new, two-day educational event and tradeshow for government acquisition and management professionals looking to deliver on their agencies’ missions. By facilitating the education, training and professional development of those involved in each stage of the acquisition lifecycle—strategy, acquisition and program management—ACQUIRE's mission is to help government agencies create, manage and run successful programs.

ACQUIRE will focus on three key OMB spending categories: Professional Services, Office Management and Information Technology. Not your average tradeshow, ACQUIRE will also feature the Happy Fed pavilion that is dedicated to helping federal employees achieve a balanced, fulfilled and happy work life. Happy Fed includes inspirational keynotes and helpful clinics that will challenge all of us to recalibrate our work practices.

Who attends ACQUIRE? What agencies will be represented?

Government professionals from all stages of the program lifecycle, including the strategists, decision makers and end users, will be in attendance at ACQUIRE 2016. You'll connect with CIOs and CTOs, Acquisitions Directors, IT Directors, Program Managers, Project Managers, Contracting Officers, Senior Purchasing Agents, Facilities Managers and Program Analysts—just to name a few.

Expected agencies include all U.S. government departments and agencies, as well as state and local IT teams from across the country.

Where is ACQUIRE being held?

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place NW
Washington, DC 20001

You can access the Convention Center via the L Street entrance between 7th & 9th Street or, if traveling by Metro, exit at the Convention Center stop and use the Convention Center entrance located at the corner of 7th & M Street.

What are the show dates and hours?

Wednesday, June 8

8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Thursday, June 9

8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Are there age restrictions?

Nobody under the age of 18 is allowed inside the exhibit hall or in the conference sessions at any time during set-up, the event or tear-down.

How do I register?

Registration for ACQUIRE 2016 is now open! Click on the "Register Today" button at the top to get started, or click here.