35th Annual
Government IT Symposium
Get Engaged. Get Inspired. Be Informed.
December 6th - 8th, 2016
Saint Paul RiverCentre
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Government IT Symposium

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 2016 Government IT Symposium HERE.

Keynote Speakers

William Eggers, Executive Director, Deloitte Center for Government Insights
Book Cover: Delivering on Digital: The Innovators and Technologies that are Transforming GovernmentDelivering on Digital: The Innovators and Technologies that are Transforming Government

Mark Lanterman, Chief Technology Officer, Computer Forensic Services
Easiest Catch: Don't Be another Fish in the Dark 'Net


Featured Lunch Speakers

Tim Paydos, Director, World Wide Government Big Data Team, IBM
Harnessing The Value of Cognitive Analytics To Transform Government

Nancy Lyons, Owner and CEO, Clockwork
Good News and Bad News at the Same Velocity

Dan Piontek, Threat Prevention Regional Manager, Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
The State of Ransomware

Bob Vuong, VP of Consulting and Professional Services, Day 1 Solutions
Minnesota IT Services Central In The Cloud And What It Means To Your Agency

IT Symposium REGISTRation


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

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Only (No Lunch)

1 Day

Pre +
1 Day

2 Day

3 Day

Early (Today - 11/4)






Regular (11/5 - 11/25)






Late (11/26 - Onsite)






Hotel Information

A block of rooms is available to Symposium attendees at the Holiday Inn St. Paul Downtown. Follow this link, or call 651-225-1515 and use the discount code "IT Symposium". The discounted rate for the room is $140, plus 13.625% tax for a single/double occupancy for Dec 6-8, 2016. Rooms must be reserved by November 7, 2016, in order to take advantage of this special rate.

2016 Sponsors


Government IT Career Expo

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.


Free event for job seekers!



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

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

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.



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


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


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