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.
"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!"
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
Gain multi-layered access to the Midwest's largest audience of government IT professionals as a 2016 Conference Sponsor!
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% of attendees are in leadership, management or professional positions and are looking for new solutions to meet their needs.
Attendees Visit Booths
Almost 90% 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% 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.
"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
Check out the variety of different sponsorships available.
Sponsorships and exhibit space available on a first-come, first served based. Limited sponsorships available.
Interested in engaging, informing or inspiring IT professionals and other Government Staff?
Now accepting Vendor Neutral* Proposals. Proposal should be:
Timely-address a current or emerging concern
Relevant -Significant for the audience
Broad Appeal - Be of interest to a large number of attendees
Engaging - Interactive or engaging for participants
Accessible - Inclusive for all audiences
Vendor Neutral - doesn't promote a vendor's particular platform, system, product line, technology or methodology