Call for presentations will close
March 1, 2019.
Early registration ends March 8, 2019.
Conference polo shirts will be available at the conference for $25.
Want to be a vendor or sponsor for
the IT Symposium?
Vendor Registeration deadline is
April 8, 2019.
This year's conference will be hosted at Montgomery Bell State Park. If you plan to attend and wish to stay at the park, you should make hotel/cabin accommodations immediately. Rooms have been blocked off for the Symposium attendees until Friday, March 29, 2019. Rates range from $80-$245/night plus tax for rooms in the inn, suites, and cabins.
Reserve your room two ways:
NOTE: When you reserve your room, they will charge the first night as a deposit.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 48 hours prior to arrival. Otherwise, you forfeit your deposit.
We have also reserved a small block of rooms at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dickson near the park. These rooms will be blocked off for Symposium attendees until Sunday, March 24, 2019. The rate here is $100/night plus tax for a guest room (either 2 Queens or 1 King).
If you would like to make reservations with the Hotel directly, call the hotel at 615-446-2781 and tell the Desk Clerk that they are booking for the Tennessee Tech THEITS. The Clerk will then ask them all the pertinent information.
If you would like to call the 1-800-HOLIDAY number (1-800-465-4329), then when they are connected to an Operator, they would tell them that they are booking for a Group and that the Group Code is TTC. Then the Operator will get all the pertinent information.
Make sure you mention the group code TTC or Tennessee Tech THEITS to get the discounted price when booking.
We have also reserved a small block of rooms at the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriot (615-560-1531).
These rooms will be blocked off for Symposium attendees until Monday, April 1, 2019. The rate here is $94/night plus tax for a basic guest room.
Make sure you mention the group code THEO to get the discounted price when booking.
Formerly known as The EDP (Electronic Data Processing) Symposium, the Tennessee Higher Education Information Technology Symposium (ITS) is an annual event open to higher-education professionals in Tennessee. It is an informal forum in which participants can present and gather information related to the technological needs of higher education institutions. Attendees include:
This year's theme and suggested topics:
"IT Transformation: Becoming a solution partner for our institutions"
To submit presentation proposals online, please see Call for Presentations. We welcome new ideas and topics for the symposium.
How is your campus IT connecting faculty, staff and students in the classroom? In offices? Across campus? To accomplish day to day tasks or introducing new solutions to help users be successful?
Share your experiences and insight about what you are doing and how your work fits in with your institution’s goals.
To register for a vendor display table at the Information Technology Symposium please complete the online registration. The vendor registration form and payment deadline is April 8, 2019.
Please read the information below to see how reserving vendor space is handled.
NOTE: If you have questions about participating as a vendor or vendor setup, please email us. If you need to update your current registration or attendee list, please email Allan Jones or call 931-372-6526.
This year’s symposium has 32 vendor spaces available. All sponsors will be recognized in the Conference program, announced from the podium and in the electronic announcements display. The vendor spaces are located in the following rooms. Specific table locations and what is currently available can be seen on the provided floor plan layout. We try to keep these up-to-date, but if a table is not available when purchasing tickets, it has been sold.
Please note that each vendor space will contain one 8’ table. There is insufficient space for stand-alone displays. We do recommend vendors use a 8' logo tablecloth.
Each vendor representative attending must register. Vendor attendee registrations are $80.00. This fee includes meal tickets.
Vendor Table Assignments: Once payment is received, each vendor will receive notification of the designated table location. Spaces will not be assigned, or considered final, until payment is received.
Additional Sponsorship Opportunities: To support vendor requests for additional special event sponsorship opportunities the following options are now available to all registered vendor sponsors on a first come first serve basis. Each sponsor of special event will be recognized from podium and included in special section of the program and on the electronic display.
Vendors are encouraged to provide Bingo prizes with logo or other items as appropriate. All vendors supporting the Bingo event will also be recognized. Vendors are also encouraged to sponsor card drawing give-a-ways that will be presented during the Banquet or at the Annual Business meeting.
Shipping Items Ahead: If you are shipping items ahead of time, please use the following address. We suggest putting THEITS 2019 and c/o your information in the address.
Vendors will be listed in the conference packet. Any vendors providing door prizes will also be recognized in the packet. Attendee lists will be available to vendors.
Vendor Set up will open Sunday, April 14 at 4:00pm.
Internet Access: Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi is available in all hotel rooms and the conference area, which is included in the conference reservation.
Equipment Security: It will be the responsibility of each vendor to protect his or her own equipment from loss or damage.
For more information about vendor registration and opportunities, please contact us.
For those paying by check, they will not be guaranteed a table until payment is received and they must contact us first prior to registering.
Once we receive the check, we will send a conference registration code