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!"
As executive director of Deloitte's Center for Government Insights, William is responsible for the firm's public sector thought leadership. He is an author, lecturer, consultant and adviser to governments.
Symposium attendees will receive a complimentary copy of Bill's latest book: Delivering on Digital: The Innovators and Technologies that are Transforming Government (Deloitte University Press, 2016).
Mark has more than 25 years of experience in computer forensic investigations. Prior to starting Computer Forensic Services, Mark was a sworn investigator for the United States Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force and acted as its senior computer forensic analyst. Mark is a sought-after speaker in the United States and abroad, presenting for several government offices in addition to private organizations representing a variety of different industries. In an effort to inform the attendees of current developments in the digital underground as well as provide realistic advice for cyber protection, Mark Lanterman will be discussing recent high-profile cyber-crime events, including Web site breaches impacting retailers, banks and government agencies. Mark will discuss particularly dangerous types of threats that might affect individuals such as the Dark Web, the Internet of Things, phishing and WiFi attacks.
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Only (No Lunch)
Early (Today - 11/4)
Regular (11/5 - 11/25)
Late (11/26 - Onsite)
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.
For job seekers & employers.
Government IT Career Expo: Cool Careers and Big Opportunities in Government, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Registration begins at 8 a.m.), Saint Paul RiverCentre
Learn about government job opportunities, see government IT workers in action at an open "tech jam", and attend a session that inspire you to reconsider your career path. Plus, explore the exhibit hall where you can view product demos, agency showcases, and meet vendor and local government partners.
Government IT Workforce Summit: Preparing for What (and Who) The Future Will Bring, 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Saint Paul RiverCentre A core challenge over the next decade will be to attract and retain a skilled workforce. Join us at the first-ever Government IT Workforce Summit to learn how to successfully recruit and retain a skilled workforce that engages, challenges, and appreciates all generations of workers. Panel discussions: Generation@Work:Building a Better Team and 2020: Preparing for What (and Who) the Future Will Bring.
Looking to connect with IT students and professionals who have an interest in working for your organization? Want to learn more about the issues and needs regarding recruiting and hiring IT professionals? Attend the Career Expo and stay for the Workforce Summit!
Please contact Alice Johnson at AJohnson@mngts.org to register as an exhibitor.
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 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
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