DIR Technology Forum 2018

Attendee registration will beging July/August

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Location & Hours

Start Time:
Oct 09 2018
8:00 AM
End Time:
Oct 09 2018
5:00 PM

DIR Technology Forum 2018

Tuesday, October 9th |  8:00 am – 4:30 pm | Austin, Texas

DIR thanks TASSCC for sponsoring this event.

Agenda| Attendee Registration and Logistics| Exhibitors | Information for Vendor Participation


Coming Summer 2018. If you would like to volunteer as a speaker or submit an idea, please see the Call for Presentations link at the end of the page.

Attendee Registration and Logistics


This free event is open to any Texas government/public sector staff interested in information technology issues.  (Pre-registration is required.)

Location & Parking

Commons Learning Center within J.J. Pickle Research Campus
10100 Burnet Road, Austin, TX 78758
Southwest corner of Burnet Road and Braker Lane

DIR will email confirmed registrants a parking pass before the event. 


Attendee Registration will open Summer 2018
This event is free; however, pre-registration is required. PLEASE return to the form and notify DIR if your plans change.

Note: Depending on the registration response, it may be necessary to limit the number of attendees from each organization so that the maximum number of entities can participate


Complimentary morning and afternoon refreshments and a luncheon will be served.

Continuing Education

The event will provide 6.0 contact hours of general continuing education credit (6.0 CPEs for Texas IRMs).

Additional Information and Assistance

If you have questions, please e-mail Joy Hall Bryant.
For special accommodation needs or other assistance, please notify DIR at least one week in advance to allow time for an appropriate solution.

Exhibitor Recognition

DIR thanks the generous companies that support this important educational event. Stop by the booths to learn more about the solutions they offer.

Information for Vendors Interested in Participating

DIR invites interested vendors to participate in the 2018 Technology Forum by exhibiting and/or providing a speaker. This free one-day conference is open to Texas government personnel and is targeted to IT leaders.  TASSCC serves as a sponsor.

Exhibitor/Call for Presentations Flyer

Opportunity to Exhibit 

Participating as an exhibitor offers a unique marketing opportunity and a chance to learn more about state government needs while interacting with key decision-makers. We expect 200+ attendees from a wide variety of Texas state agencies and universities. Exhibitors should be vendors with DIR contracts and offering solutions relevant to the topics proposed for this conference.

Register as an Exhibitor

Call for Presentations (Open June 1 - June 25)

Subject matter experts are invited to submit presentation abstracts for consideration. Sessions range from 20-50 minutes with most being a standard 50 minutes, but shorter “spotlight” topics will also be considered. As always, topics must be purely educational with no marketing or self-promotion.

Submit a speaker idea.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, the following areas. 

AI and Machine Learning
App Dev
Business Intelligence
Collaboration and Engagement
Digital Services
Disaster Recovery
Internet of Things
IT Workforce​
Knowledge Management
Legacy Modernization
Tech Forecast/Visionary