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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!"


Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker Dr. Dale Henry

Endnote Speaker Michael Gold, PhD


2018 Agenda

Tuesday, December 4, 2023



8:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Half and Full Day Pre-Conference Sessions

Wednesday, December 5, 2023



8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Opening & Keynote Speaker: Dr. Dale Henry

9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Break with Exhibitors and Sponsors

9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

60 minute Breakout Sessions

10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Break with Exhibitors and Sponsors

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

60 minute Breakout Sessions

12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.


12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

60 minute Breakout Sessions

1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Break with Exhibitors and Sponsors

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

90 minute Breakout Sessions – New this year: Interactive Sessions

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

State of Government IT Forum & Golden GOVIT Awards Ceremony

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Reception with Exhibitors and Sponsors

Thursday, December 6, 2023



8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

60 minute sessions

9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Break with Exhibitors and Sponsors

9:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

90 minute breakout sessions – New this year: Interactive Sessions

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Break with Exhibitors and Sponsors

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Pecha Kucha Session

12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Grab your Box Lunch and head to one of the four Featured Lunch Sessions!

1:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Break with Exhibitors and Sponsors

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Closing Endnote: Michael Gold & The Jazz Impact



Registration Opens: Monday, September 24, 2023
Registration Early Bird Closes: Friday, November 2, 2023 at 11:59 PM CST
Registration Closes: Monday, November 26, 2023 at 11:59 PM CST

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2018 Symposium Pricing


1 Day (Wednesday Only)

2 Day (Wednesday & Thursday)

3 Day (Pre-Con, Wed. & Thurs)

Early (Through Nov 2)





Regular (Nov 3 - 26)





Late (After Nov 26)





Hotel Information

Reserve your room at the Holiday Inn St. Paul Downtown at a discounted rate of $145 +tax (single or double occupancy) during December 3-6, 2018. Rooms at this rate are based on availability and must be reserved by November 5, 2018. Attendees can book at the discounted rate by calling the hotel directly (651-225-1515) and mentioning "IT Symposium", or by booking online here.



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

2018 Sponsors

Diamond Sponsor

Gold Sponsors


Gain multi-layered access to the Midwest's largest audience of government IT professionals as a 2018 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.

"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.