WELCOME TO THE MIDWEST’S PREMIER IT EVENT

DECEMBER 8-10, 2020
SAINT PAUL RIVERCENTRE

Thank You To Our 2020 Pinnacle Sponsor!

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!”

IT SYMPOSIUM REGISTRATION

2020 Registration Coming Soon!

If you are a MNIT employee, please adhere to your department’s instructions for registering as an approved MNIT attendee.

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

JOIN US AS A 2020 SPONSOR

COVID-19 and the Government IT Symposium

The Government IT Symposium is proceeding with safety as a top priority. Our planning committee closely follows the CDC guidelines, local and state public health authorities and US State Department/Federal Government rules related to the COVID-19 virus.  We recognize the situation is fluid and changing daily. Please review our statement here regarding COVID-19 and the 2020 Government IT Symposium.

Check out the variety of different sponsorships available!

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

Contact Christopher Kohn at ckohn@mngts.org today.

Gain multi-layered access to the Midwest’s largest audience of government IT professionals as a 2020 Symposium 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.

“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

Thank you 2020 Sponsors!

Pinnacle Sponsor

Diamond Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

About GTS Educational Events

If you are a nonprofit or public sector group looking to create a conference, workshop or educational event with impact, look to GTS. We believe educational events are successful when participants learn and grow and then return to their organizations and communities to make them stronger. We look forward to continuing our work with the broad spectrum of organizations striving to make a difference for the people and communities they serve.

2019 Steering Committee

Alex Hepp, City of Hopkins
Bill Bleckwehl, Cisco
Dave Andrews, DEED
Jay Wyant, Minnesota IT Services
Jim Hall, Ramsey County
Matt Bailey, IBM
Melissa Reeder, League of Minnesota Cities
Nathan Beran, City of New Ulm
Sue Wallace, IT Futures Foundation
Lisa Meredith, Minnesota Counties Computer Cooperative
Justin Kaufman, Minnesota IT Services
Renee Heinbuch, Washington County/MNCITLA
Jerine Rosato, Ramsey County
David Berthiaume, Minnesota IT Services
Cory Tramm, Sourcewell Tech

2019 Content Committee

Tomas Alvarez, Federal Reserve
Tom Ammons, MN.IT – Central
Dave Andrews, MN State Services for the Blind
Susan Bousquet, MN.IT – DOT
Robert Granvin, Metro State
Alex Hepp, City of Hopkins
Shawntan Howell, Ramsey County
Jenny Johnson, Metropolitan Council
Millicent Kasal, MN.IT – Central
Ping Li, MN.IT – MMB
Chibuzor Nnaji, MN.IT – DHS
Mehrdad Shabestari, MN.IT – Central