DIR Connect Technology Expo 2018

Plan to attend the Texas professional purchasing educational event of the biennium, DIR Connect, presented by the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR).

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Location & Hours

Start Time:
Apr 04 2018
8:00 AM
End Time:
Apr 04 2018
5:00 PM
Palmer Events Center 900 Barton Springs Rd Austin, TX 78704 Phone: 972-712-0035 Email: erin@xcelevents.us

Biennial conference hosted by the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR)

Attendee Registration Now Open

Information Technology and purchasing professionals from across government and public sectors are invited to attend the biennial DIR Connect Technology Expo!  

Register today, and plan to join your colleagues at the Palmer Events Center in Austin, Texas, on Wednesday, April 4, 2018.

Take advantage of IT Contracting Specialists and attend breakout sessions to learn about the technology products, services and solutions available through the Texas Department of Information Resources.  

Don't miss this great opportunity to network with other agency IT representatives and purchasing professionals.

This educational conference is open to all government and public employees, at NO COST to the agency, although pre-registration is required.


The expo provides an opportunity for 150+ contracted IT vendors to connect with hundreds of government and public sector attendees.  This event is open to all government and public employees. 

This IT Expo features a dynamic keynote presentation, including multiple concurrent breakout sessions, as well as the IT Negotiations training required by the 85th Texas Legislature. Continental breakfast, breaks and lunch will be provided, and attendees will have ample time to visit the popular DIR Connect Technology exhibit hall. 

To get all the details and plan your day, view the AGENDA.


DIR will award continuing education credit and provide certificates of attendance.


DIR has contracted with a meeting planner to coordinate the specifics for DIR Connect Technology Expo. For more information, please visit the website and search for DIR Connect 2018 or contact Tanya Skaarup directly at Tanya.Skaarup@DIR.texas.gov or by calling 512.463.8833.

We look forward to seeing you in early April -- at DIR Connect Technology Expo 2018!


DIR Connect brings Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) contracted technology vendors together with IT and purchasing staff from state agencies, local and county government, K-12 and higher education to raise awareness about our Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Cooperative Contracts program.