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Georgia GMIS - Spring 2018 Conference 
April 29 - May 3, 2018
Jekyll Island, Ga

Registration is Now Open! 

We invite you to attend the Georgia GMIS Conference “80’s Nostalgia” Spring Conference on historic Jekyll Island!

This conference our LGCIO track, an educational endeavor with our strategic partner, the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government, will give you the opportunity to learn about Record Retention, Open Records and CJIS compliance as well as the Current Legislative and legal climate relevant to these.  We will follow this up with a session on the tools methods and technology to apply these standards in the environments unique to state and local governments.  We will also have a session on Data Visualization is the Face of IT – Lead Performance Management.  These interactive sessions will allow us to all get involved in the discussion and will include information relevant to your agencies. 

Georgia GMIS in collaboration with our Spring Premier Technical Training partner, TIG, is proud to once again offer the our acclaimed Geek Trak.  This course is designed for highly technical professional staff who support and enable our users and communities across Georgia. This conference, we are proud to offer CompTIA Security + class and certification. We are offering this industry standard program to any Georgia GMIS member. Registration for Geek Trak will be $600 w/ $100 discount for early bird registrations. The Geek Track registration includes everything the regular LGCIO course does with a different educational focus.  This course includes expert instruction, training labs, all course materials and the test offered VIA TestOut.  You and/or your staff can leave this conference with a certification!

Our featured instructor for the Geek track course is Sean Strickland.  Sean has over two decades as an IT Practitioner.  He is an instruction at Wiregrass Technical College where he teaches computer forensics, firewalls, VPNs, Information Security Theory and Policy, Microsoft Operating Systems, & Networking and more.  Sean is also owner and operator of SSIT where his main focus is HIPAA compliant security.  I have had a profession relationship with Sean for over 10 years and know him to be a knowledgeable and well respected IT professional.

We are excited to offer a special session for anyone hoping to achieve the LGCIO Certificate or just learn more.  Please bring all your notes etc. to work on/complete your LGCIO projects.  We will have a team of experts onsite to help/mentor you as needed to help you begin/complete your project.  If you have questions before then please reach out to Michael Hourihan .

Geek Trak will run parallel to the LGCIO.  With LGCIO and Geek Trak, Georgia GMIS is continuing to provide high quality training and education for today’s technologists and leaders serving Georgia’s state and local professionals, as well as other agencies, schools and communities. We will have networking opportunities with your peers, IT leaders and solution providers.

We look forward to seeing you on the Island and getting “Nostalgic about the 80’s”.  Registration is now available on UGA's Website ( 

Vendor Registration

Angela E. Davis Presentation

Amelia Winstead Presentation

Joe Nabhan Presentation

Aaron Kostyu
Georgia GMIS

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Westin on Jekyll Island
110 Ocean Way
Jekyll Island, GA 31527
(888) 627-8316 
Hotel Room Registration

When making your reservation, please mention that you are with Georgia Management Information Sciences (GMIS) Conference to the the special rate of $179.00 (plus taxes) per night. With a Resort Charge of $15.00.  Also, recall the hotel/motel tax levied by the State Legislature in July 2015 at $5.00 per room. 

Check-in: 4:00 PM Check out: 10:00 AM

A block of rooms will be held at the hotel until March 30, 2018 or until all rooms have been reserved, whichever comes first. After this date, the hotel will make reservations at the special rate based on the availability of rooms.

PARKING Vehicles entry onto Jekyll Island requires a valid parking pass which must be purchased at the entry gate or Guest Information Center upon arrival on the island.  This pass gives you access to all of Jekyll Island.  The Parking Fee is charged per vehicle per day.  Multi-day and annul passes are available.  Bicycles and pedestrians can enter at no charge.

Parking Pass Options:

  • Daily Pass $6 - Valid for 24 hours from time of purchase
  • Weekly Pass $28 - Valid for 7 consecutive days from time of purchase
  • Oversized Vehicles, 8 feet or taller
  • Daily Pass $10 

Please remember to bring your tax exempt forms!


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To all our sponsors who help make Georgia GMIS conferences successful - 

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