36th Annual
Government IT Symposium
Get Engaged. Get Inspired. Be Informed.
December 5th - 7th, 2017
Saint Paul RiverCentre
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WELCOME TO THE MIDWEST'S PREMIER IT EVENT

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The Government IT Symposium brings together over 1,000 IT leaders and professionals from across the spectrum of government agencies and systems, along with their private and civic sector partners, for three days of engagement, inspiration and information.

As the country's longest running government IT event, and the region's biggest, this is THE place to join your colleagues and focus on using IT innovations, integration and intelligence to support the public good.

Government IT Symposium

"This is THE single best government technology symposium in the region."

"Overall, I feel that the symposium was excellent! The sessions contained a wealth of valuable information, and the keynote speakers were superb. My experience was first-rate!"

"I find the conference a valuable experience every year that I attend."

"Loved the hands-on exhibits and finding out what innovative stuff is happening in state and local government!"

Discover the Top 10 Reasons To Attend the 2017 Government IT Symposium HERE.

Call for 2017 Government IT Symposium Session Proposals Open

GTS Educational Events invites you to submit to the 36th Government IT Symposium Request for Proposals now through Friday, July 7, 2017. We are currently seeking 60 or 90 minute vendor neutral* breakout sessions or 7 hour pre-conference sessions for the 2017 conference program in these subject area tracks:

  1. Career Voyage (personal and professional development)
  2. Geek School (training on specific technology or processes)
  3. Got GaaS? (Government-as-a-Service)
  4. The Future is Now (innovation, new technology, future workforce)
  5. Keep it Safe (security, risk management, policy)

For more information, including a detailed list of the tracks and topic areas please review the 2017 RFP Brochure. All proposals are due no later than 12 PM CST, Friday, July 7, 2017.

SUBMIT A PROPOSAL NOW

WHAT QUESTIONS ARE ON THE CALL FOR PROPOSAL FORM?

Click here to access the questions before you start the online proposal form.

HOW ARE PROPOSALS SELECTED?

A committee with representatives from government agencies will meet to review, rate and prioritize ALL proposals to determine which ones will be selected for the 2017 Government IT Symposium.

WHEN ARE PROPOSALS SELECTED?

Final selections will be made by the beginning of August. Everyone who submitted a proposal will be contacted in August to let them know if their proposal was selected.

DON'T HAVE A SESSION, BUT AN IDEA FOR A SPEAKER?

GTS Educational Events is always looking for additional speakers to reach out to! Any suggestions can be sent to Alice Johnson, Senior Event Manager at ajohnson@mngts.org.

*If you are a vendor, a limited number of special sessions are available with some sponsorships. Please visit mngts.org/itsym/#sponsors to view the 2017 Sponsor/Exhibitor Prospectus, or contact Terri Swanson at tswanson@mngts.org.

BE A SPONSOR

Gain multi-layered access to the Midwest's largest audience of government IT professionals as a 2016 Conference Sponsor!

Sponsor and Exhibitor registration is open for the 2017 Government IT Symposium! Register here.

Why Sponsor/Exhibit:

Attendees Need Your Products and Services
Public and civic sectors invest billions of dollars every year on information and communication technologies and are relying more and more on private sector partners to provide these technologies.

Attendees are Decision Makers
More than 60 percent of attendees are in leadership, management or professional positions and are looking for new solutions to meet their needs.

Attendees Visit Booths
Almost 90 percent of 2015 attendees visited the exhibit area and 70 percent said that they found the exhibits engaging.

Your Competitors Will Be There
Last year, there were 90 exhibitors - up 14 percent from the year before. This year we expect to top 100!

Show your Support
Be identified among a core group of companies and organizations that are recognized as partners in the effort to help improve critical services for our communities.

Exclusive Sponsor - Government IT Symposium

"Cisco has been a sponsor of the MN Government IT Symposium for over 10 years. We have found this is to be the most effective event in Minnesota for reaching our public sector customers."

- Bill Bleckwehl, Cisco

"The conference is a great opportunity to get the private and public sector to work together."

- Ronan Rooney, IBM

"We can create a place where vendors and the government entities that use their products can meet together and talk about them outside the procurement process and hopefully bring new solutions to bare for problems that we face."

- James Kauth, MN.IT Services

Diamond Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Sponsor Prospectus

Check out the variety of different sponsorships available.

Sponsorships and exhibit space available on a first-come, first served based. Limited sponsorships available.

 

IT Symposium REGISTRation

REGISTRATION OPENING THIS FALL!

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2016 Symposium Pricing

PreConference
Only (No Lunch)


1 Day

Pre +
1 Day

2 Day
Package

3 Day
Package

Early

$150.00

$250.00

$375.00

$400.00

$525.00

Regular

$175.00

$300.00

$425.00

$450.00

$575.00

Late

$200.00

$300.00

$450.00

$500.00

$675.00

2017 registration rates coming soon.

Hotel Information

Check back soon for more information.

GET ENGAGED

The Government IT Symposium is about bringing people together - to connect with each other, find common ground and build a community of professionals engaged in making government and our communities better.

"I've seen a lot of great conversations happening, and a lot of amazing interactions. Because of its size, and because it grabs people from all around government, it's just a really valuable networking opportunity."

- Scott Burns, President & CEO, GovDelivery

GET INSPIRED

The Government IT Symposium will leave you feeling energized - being around like-minded people, hearing new ideas and seeing and experiencing new technologies will rejuvenate your focus, boost your morale and strengthen you commitment to your work.

"I would come back in a second. There's a lot of energy here, and there's so much excitement, it just charges you up for your job, and charges you up to get back to the office and try some new things."

- Kelly Clausen, Hennepin County

BE INFORMED

There is so much knowledge and experience to tap into at the Government IT Symposium. Whether it's something you've been struggling with, something you've been curious about or something you want to know more about, you will find your answers here. Come and learn from national industry-leading experts as well as your peers next door.

"If you don't come to these kinds of things and listen to what other people are saying, then the future is going to have a real strong resemblance to the past."

- Ronan Rooney, IBM