SWaMfest is the premier networking and educational event for SWaM-certified businesses. SWaMfest is hosted by the Virginia Association of State College and University Purchasing Professionals (VASCUPP) and has been held annually since 2001. The event is held in the fall and spans two days. Each VASCUPP member institution, various state agencies, business development and affinity organizations, and businesses of all sizes participate in SWaMfest.

The first day of SWaMfest typically begins with industry-specific educational "academies" where attendees can hear from key decision makers representing a cross-section of higher education institutions, industry-leading companies, and key SWaM-certified businesses
The Vendor Affair is held on the evening of day one. The Vendor Affair differentiates itself from traditional vendor fairs by adding a touch of flair and class. A charming venue and live entertainment create a relaxing environment where event participants and attendees network amid a variety of fine food and beverages.
A variety of educational programming geared towards personal and business growth are held on the second day of SWaMfest. A mix of key personnel from VASCUPP member institutions, relevant state agencies, and subject matter experts host a mix of workshops, panel discussions, and presentations aimed sharing information valuable to SWaM-certified businesses and beyond.

Upcoming SWaMfest 2024 Event

Richmond, Virginia

Stay tuned for dates, more information, and event registration.