2019 Privia Virtual User Conference


Thank you for making last year’s Privia Virtual User Conference such a success. We are overwhelmed by the community response and feedback, which includes our highest registration count to date and top marks on speakers, variety, and format.

Proposals are a team sport, uniting a broad community of people and activities. So we gathered experts and thought-leaders from across the capture and proposal industry to bring you the latest best practices – all aimed at helping you win through collaboration, efficiency and quality. Experience tells us that while each individual specialist may represent a critical field of expertise necessary to develop a winning proposal, it takes their collaboration to win consistently.

As teleworking continues to trend up, despite organizational efforts to curb, top industry analysts view Content Collaboration Platforms (CCPs) like Privia, as the key to effective remote team collaboration.

At Privia we are dedicated to providing the best CCP possible that is tailored specifically to the needs of the Capture and Proposal Professional. After all, no matter how compelling your capture strategy, if the team can’t collaborate on writing and reviewing to it, the result will fall short of the compliance and quality today’s evaluators crave for the award.

Ready to Build your Business Case?

Educate, inform, and inspire was the theme of the event, and the afternoon’s Agenda included something for everyone on the team, from executives responsible for funding pursuits and business developers who nurture prospect relationships to directors who define the tool-sets, proposal managers who manage the process, and experts who fuel the content.

I invite you to take advantage of the comprehensive post-Conference information below, including Session Videos and Session Presentations as well as Session Notes on attendee questions and speaker answers

Stay tuned for information on this year's Virtual User Conference. Until then, Keep Calm and Proposal on!

Agenda Materials

Jay McConville Web-1

Session: Welcome

Speaker: Jay McConville, Privia President and CEO

Description: Users and guests, speakers and colleagues, welcome! Kick-off the event with industry insights and a preview of what the afternoon holds in store.

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Jacqueline Gombach

Keynote: Getting to the Win: From Capture Strategy to Persuasive Proposal

Speaker: Jacqueline Gombach, Founder and CEO, Captuva

Description: Proven strategies for translating your capture strategy into a compelling story that conveys value to the client.


Jay McConville Web-1

Session: On-the-Go Web Commenting

Speaker: Jay McConville, Privia President and CEO

Description: Get ready for Privia to rock your proposal world with online, real-time, simultaneous Web Commenting - that works with smart phones and tablets.



Session: Managing Proposal Stress

Speaker: Mairi Morrision, Proposal Consultant, Strategic Proposals Limited

Description: Proposal work is stressful. Hear the latest research and learn insights into managing proposal stress for better well-being. (APMP Professional)



Session: Proposal Reporting

Speaker: Richard Whiteoak, Technical Support Manager, Privia

Description: There's a real-time proposal status inside Privia that will set you free from emails, phone calls, and bottlenecks. Get started with Privia Reporting.


Session: Ask the Expert

Speaker: Richard Whiteoak, Technical Support Manager, Privia

Description: Have questions about Privia's omni-channel for capture, content and proposal management? Privia's Client Support Team will field questions.

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Session: Process Automation

Speaker: NiKole Maxwell, Director, Professional Services, Privia

Description: Proposals; there never seems to be enough time. Learn how to reclaim valuable time with Privia's award-winning Automated Workflow.


Ashley 7-1

Session: Storyboarding for Quality

Speaker: Ashley Kayes, Senior Proposal Consultant, AOC Key Solutions

Description: Your proposal should tell a story. Re-discover how the art of storyboarding keeps your team on message. (APMP Practitioner.)



Session: What’s New in Deltek GovWin

Speaker: Carey Webster, Sr. Director of Research, Deltek

Description: Learn about the latest enhancements, what’s to come in the year ahead and how to leverage these to accelerate your government business.


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Session: Legally and Ethically Shape Upcoming Federal Procurements

Speaker: Shirley Collier, President, Scale2Market, LLC

Description: Learn what the FAR allows and encourages on pre-solicitation communications with the Host of the Growth Masters Federal podcast.



Session: Monitor and Manage your Proposal Content

Speaker: David Valdez, COO and CFO, Privia

Description: At it's core, Privia is an enterprise content management system. Learn how to organize, manage, and search your Privia Content Library.


Dave 3-1

Session: Best Practices: Improving Proposal Skimmability

Speaker: David Seibert,Trainer, Consultant, Author, The Seibert Group

Description: Almost nobody reads a proposal cover to cover, but almost everybody skims it. Learn five techniques to make your proposals easy to skim.


Dick 2-1

Session: How Good is Your Word Proposal Template?

Speaker: Dick Eassom, Chief Word Officer, Wordman Speaks

Description: Same old proposal template? Learn how to build a Word template for consistent look and enhanced branding. (CF APMP Fellow)


Jay McConville Web-1

Session: Closing Ceremony

Speaker: Jay McConville, Privia President and CEO

Description: Thank you for joining us! End the afternoon with insights on the future and prizes - and meet your fellow attendees for Happy Hour!

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