DIR Conferences

Overview of DIR Conferences

DIR hosts several conferences each year and various program areas also organize specific briefings and webinars. The following provides an overview of DIR planned conferences.  All are held in Austin.

Conferences Hosted By DIR

​Event
​Target Timeframe
​Description
​Next Date/Info
​DIR Technology Forum
Annually/October​
  • ​Technology trends and issues.
  • 200-250 attendees.
  • Target audience is state government IT with a small amount of participation from other levels of public sector.
  • Small exhibit area.
​October 17, 2017

DIRTECH website
​E-Records Conference
​Annually/November
  • ​Electronic records management.
  • 250-300 attendees from state and local government.
  • Small exhibit area.
November 17, 2017

E-Rec Website
​Information Security Forum
​Annually/March
  • ​Cybersecurity trends and technology.
  • 400+ attendees.
  • Any eligible DIR customer may attend.
  • Large trade-show type exhibit area of DIR contract vendors.
​May 23-24, 2018

ISF Website

​DIR Connect
​Even Years/May
  • ​State IT procurement and DIR contracts/solutions.
  • 500+ attendees.
  • Any eligible DIR customer may attend.
  • Large trade-show type exhibit area of DIR contract vendors.
​Spring 2018 TBA
​Texas Government Data Forum
​Even Years/June
  • Data-related topics and issues.
  • 200-250 attendees.
  • Target audience is state government IT with a small amount of participation from other levels of public sector.
  • Small exhibit area.
​June 2018 TBA


General Notes

  • Actual month held may vary depending on facilities availability and other factors.
  • Criteria for attendee audience and vendor participation are specific to each event
  • The phrase "State government" includes institutions of higher education.
  • See DIR Calendar for a list of events

Attendees

Attendee eligibility at these events is limited to government/public sector only.  Announcements are sent on multiple channels. Eligible attendees may wish to subscribe to related DIR discussion lists to receive notices.  All events are posted on DIRTECH (IT topics); procurement personnel may prefer ITSOURCING for DIRCONNECT

Vendor Participation

Most conferences will issue a Call for Presentations (CFP) and offer exhibit and/or sponsorship opportunities. Each event has its own criteria. See links listed for each event in conference section for more information.

Conferences Sponsored by DIR

DIR also serves as an educational sponsor of many TASSCC events. Visit the TASSCC website for details.

​Event
Target Timeframe​
Location​
​State of the State
Annually, December​
Austin​
​Technology Education Conference
Annually, Spring​Austin​
​TASSCC Annual Conference
​Annually, Early August
Location Varies​