Government IT Symposium

WELCOME TO THE MIDWEST'S PREMIER IT EVENT

Sponsored By: Microsoft

The Government IT Symposium provides 3 days of rich learning, networking, and engaging opportunities for over 1,000 IT leaders and professionals in government agencies and civic organizations. This year's symposium will focus on IT integration, innovation, and intelligence for the public good. This year's content will include information and special features designed to support the efforts of "Gov 2.0" - an exciting movement that is connecting citizens and government through the use of technology and data to foster a more open, collaborative, and efficient public sector.

2015 Session Evaluation Links

 

OVERALL SYMPOSIUM EVALUATION

 
Thomas Baden, Chief Information Officer, State of Minnesota

Technology gives people an opportunity to engage with government in new and exciting ways. That is why it is important for IT professionals to build 21st century tools to connect citizens with the services that they need. The Government IT Symposium will be an exciting opportunity for the Midwest IT community to reflect on the milestones that we have achieved and to connect with others dedicated to charting the future of how government delivers these services. I encourage you to attend and look forward to seeing you at the 2015 Symposium.

- Thomas Baden, Chief Information Officer, State of Minnesota

Top 10 Reasons to Attend the 2015 Government IT Symposium

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Excellent value for the level of education. As a Symposium attendee, you will have access to 16 hours of educational and keynote sessions, 8 hours of innovation center and vendor access, and up to 7 hours of colleague networking - all for a fraction of the cost of similar industry conferences.

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Engage in forward-thinking conversations and content. This year's Symposium will focus on IT integration, innovation, and intelligence for the public good. Learn how you can be engaged in "Gov 2.0" - an exciting movement that is connecting citizens and government through the use of technology and data to foster a more open, collaborative, and efficient public sector.

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Immediate return on investment. Take back to work the latest insights and how-to knowledge, plus have access to shareable conference session documentation available on the web.

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Leverage others' experience. From the new Innovation Center, to in-depth, interactive workshop sessions, to multiple networking opportunities - the IT Symposium provides numerous ways to learn from others' experience.

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Content aligned to your job role. Whatever your role, the IT Symposium has 10 subject-specific tracks focused content and takeaways tailored to your role and priorities.

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Efficient vendor access. Access a broad range of top private sector business partners through a dedicated exhibit hall staffed with knowledgeable experts, hands-on vendor demos, and 14 vendor solution workshop sessions.

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Tap into cross-sector expertise in one place at one time. Get the latest research, models and insights from a number of content experts from the public, civic and private sectors.

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Everyone in your organization can benefit. With discounted group registration rates and access to web-based information, the Symposium will deliver value long after the event.

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Be inspired by and be ready for innovation. The 2015 Symposium will feature demonstrations and discussions of cutting edge products and initiatives that can support our collective goal of improving services and outcomes.

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Unplug and get inspired. Getting out of the office lets you focus on tough problems and possible solutions in the most efficient way possible: fully immersed in an expertise-rich, innovative-driven, how-to environment.

 
 

Over 3 dynamic days you will:

GET INSPIRED

See Industry Leaders Present on Innovative IT

2015 Keynote Addresses by Prominent Experts

Scott Burns

GovDelivery

Dr. Simone Ahuja

Blood Orange

GET ENGAGED

Join our community of over 1,000 IT professionals who serve the public interest by creating innovative solutions to unique problems.

The Government IT Symposium is THE place to come together and share stories, exchange ideas and make valuable connections to help you meet the needs to the communities you are working for.

State of the Art Exhibit Hall

Showcasing over 80 industry leading sponsors and vendors
displaying current and future technologies and services to the public and civic sectors.

New Innovation Center

The Innovation Center within the IT Symposium provides interactive, hands-on demos of the latest tools and technology in IT. It is also the debut of a conceptual Innovation Test Lab. Come and explore:

  • State agency and local government projects and service demos
  • Vendor technology exhibitions, devices and prototypes
  • Hands on accessibility and mobile technology
  • Citizen engagement, design thinking and open government
  • Talk with leaders in government innovation
  • Check out Work Spaces of Tomorrow

BE INFORMED

 
 

Featuring over 100 Conference Sessions

Sessions led by Technical and Functional Subject Matter Experts
Topics address critical issues for IT staff, managers and leaders
60 minute, 75 minute and 90 minute sessions
Engaging mini lectures, large and small group discussions,
individual and group exercises, demonstrations, hands-on computer work, etc.

 
 

 

GTS Educational Events would like to thank our top tier sponsors

 
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SPONSORS / EXHIBITS

Welcome to the Midwest's premier IT event for the public and civic sectors!
The IT Symposium provides 3 days of rich learning, networking and engagement for over 1,000 IT leaders and professionals in government agencies and civic organizations as they address the challenges associated with connecting IT integration, innovation and intelligence for the public good.

This year's conference is going in bold new directions with content and features designed to support the efforts of "Gov 2.0" - an exciting movement that is connecting citizens and government through the use of technology and data to foster a more open, collaborative, and efficient public sector.

To make this movement successful, the public and civic sectors are relying more heavily on IT vendors to help them improve their services and operations. For the first time this year, sponsors will be invited to a special presentation provided by government leaders. You will learn valuable information on how the government works to secure contracts with IT vendors. You don't want to miss this unique learning and networking opportunity!

By participating as a sponsor, your company will not only receive a comprehensive list of benefits that will increase your visibility and sales opportunities, you will also be seen as a partner in the effort of helping to improve government and society.

Your company is invited to be part of the solution, but hurry - these coveted sponsorship opportunities are priced to sell and won't last long!

Click here for a full sponsor/exhibitor prospectus. Additional information is listed on the registration page.

BECOME A SPONSOR/EXHIBITOR NOW

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Platinum Sponsors
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Gold Sponsors
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Symposium Registration

Registration is now open! Early bird registration through November 6 - don't miss these rates - REGISTER NOW.

PreConference
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1 Day

Pre +
1 Day

2 Day
Package

3 Day
Package

Early (- 11/6)

$150.00

$250.00

$375.00

$400.00

$525.00

Regular (11/7-11/27)

$175.00

$300.00

$425.00

$450.00

$575.00

Late (11/28-Onsite)

$200.00

$300.00

$450.00

$500.00

$675.00

Student

$75.00

$125.00

$200.00

$250.00

$300.00

Group Discounts: If 10 or more people register together as a group, you will receive a discount of 10% off for all people in the group on Pre-Conference Only, 1-Day, 1-Day AND Pre-Conference, 2-Day, or 3-Day Symposium registrations. Group discounts end on November 27.

Registering as a group or need advanced approval?
Use our worksheet to gather internal registration information before completing the online registration process!