Why Attend

ACQUIRE will provide a dedicated meeting ground for government, military and contractor professionals looking to deliver on agency missions. The event covers all aspects of a program’s lifecycle—from setting policy and defining requirements to implementing and managing programs to end user experience. Need more reasons to attend?

1. Once a year there is a big government show worth going to—in 2016, that show is ACQUIRE.

More than just an acquisition show, ACQUIRE’s content program covers all stages of the program lifecycle, from policy and requirements all the way to the end user experience. Friends don’t let friends miss shows that count, get registered and spread the word!

2. Put on some comfortable shoes and get ready to explore ACQUIRE!

The packed EXPO hall will showcase the latest technologies, products and applications from 200+ leading suppliers. You can also catch multiple government agencies on the show floor and in the classroom.

3. Your time at ACQUIRE will be well spent.

Build your own custom schedule and earn CPEs for every session you attend—making it easier for you to justify time away from your desk! ACQUIRE's 2-day conference features 7 educational tracks—ranging from IT to Professional Services—and is designed to ensure that government employees and their partners in industry have the skills they need to deliver programs that are both effective and efficient.

4. D.C. is full of big names and some of the best will be at ACQUIRE.

You’ll see Gabby Giffords & Mark Kelly on the keynote stage and you’ll have the chance to hear from some of your favorite business and technology authors (at FCW Bookshelf LIVE!) who will dig into management, leadership and broader implications of emerging tech. Seriously, what a great show.

5. We know you’re all savvy consumers, so it's time to meet some federally-focused exhibitors

Produced by Federal Soup, the Happy Fed Pavilion is dedicated to the federal employee and their work-life balance. Exhibitors will include financial planners, health insurance companies, credit unions, travel organizers and more. And don’t miss the inspirational speakers that will be in a special theater on the show floor covering topics ranging from resume writing to staying healthy and fulfilled.