Small Business Resource Fair

Vendor Participation

Like the rest of the world, the past 12 months have been exceptionally rough for our University and the small businesses that support us. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our lives and businesses, forcing us to find creative new ways to connect and sustain in a virtual environment. Nonetheless, UCLA Staff Assembly and Campus Purchasing are committed to supporting small businesses through these difficult times.

This year, UCLA’s annual Small Business Resource Fair will be held as a virtual event, allowing for higher attendance and closer engagement with UCLA faculty, staff and students. Participating small businesses will have an opportunity to reach over 400 departments that purchase more than $250 million in goods and services each year. The virtual event will be held on Run the World platform, which provides you with the one-on-one engagement with UCLA attendees during the interactive breakout event.  View a video tour of Run the World platform.

2021 Virtual Small Business Fair

sponsored by UCLA Staff Assembly and UCLA Campus Purchasing

Tuesday, March 2, 2021
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Vendor Participation Options: We will have several options to choose from, ranging from Free to VIP. Options will include advertising on our website, the opportunity to host your own virtual booth to reach the broader UCLA campus community, and more. Be on the lookout for more information soon.

Suppliers are responsible for compliance with UCLA Insurance Requirements, Code of Ethics, UC’s Fair Work / Fair Wage Program and Article 5, the UC Sustainability Policy.

UCLA’s Small Business Resource Fair is coordinated by UCLA Staff Assembly, an organization dedicated to promoting the interests and welfare of all staff members. Staff Assembly offers scholarships for career enhancement and professional growth, enrichment programs, and resource opportunities to UCLA staff members.

We look forward to exploring mutually beneficial business opportunities with you on Tuesday, March 2nd.


If you have questions about the Small Business Resource Fair, please contact Lorrie Klimoski at

Note: This is a fundraising event. All funds go toward UCLA staff scholarships.

Registration information coming soon!