DIR Connect Technology Expo 2020

DIR is hosting the 2020 DIR Connect Technology Expo in Austin, Texas at the Palmer Events Center on April 1, 2020.  

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Location & Hours

Start Time:
Apr 01 2020
8:00 AM
End Time:
Apr 01 2020
5:00 PM
Palmer Events Center 900 Barton Springs Rd Austin, TX 78704 Phone: 972-712-0035 Email: erin@xcelevents.us


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.

Exhibitor Registration

Exhibit at this unique event, held only once every two years, where the Texas Department of Information Resources DIR Connect brings DIR contracted technology vendors together with IT and purchasing staff from state agencies, local and county government, hospitals, emergency response entities, K-12 and higher education to raise awareness about our Cooperative Contracts (Co-op) program and Shared Technology Services (STS) program.

DIR Connect includes a wide range of educational breakout sessions as well as dedicated networking time in the Expo hall.  


  • Build new relationships and strengthen existing relationships, increase your customer base, develop your business and showcase your technology solutions
  • Interact with purchasing, IT, and other key decision-makers across the state of Texas
  • Get to know your customers – interact with a captivated audience as the expo is only open to eligible public entities able to purchase through the DIR Contracts programs

Don't miss this opportunity to interact directly with new and existing customers while showcasing your technology solutions!

Register early to reserve your booth space as availability is limited!

To register and for more detailed information including Exhibit booth sizes, pricing and HUB Roundtable registration, please visit the DIR Connect 2020 website:  https://xcelevents.swoogo.com/2020DIRConnectExhibitor

All registrations MUST be completed online.  If you have any questions about DIR Connect 2020, please contact me at erin@xcelevents.us or 972-712-0035.


Plan to attend the Texas professional purchasing educational event of the biennium, DIR Connect, presented by the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR). Information Technology and purchasing professionals from across government and public sectors are invited to attend. 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. Register today, and plan to join your colleagues at the Palmer Events Center in Austin, Texas, on April 1, 2020.

Attendee Registration


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DIR will award CPA continuing education credit and provide certificates of attendance. More information to follow.


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 2020 or contact Tracy Romero directly at tracy.romero@dir.texas.gov or by calling 512.475.4560.

We look forward to seeing you at DIR Connect Technology Expo 2020!

Attendee Registration