Dear Georgia GMIS Members:

On behalf of the Georgia GMIS Board of Directors, we are announcing the official reschedule dates for the 2020 Spring Conference in Athens, GA.  Working with the Carl Vinson Institute of Government and the Graduate Hotel we have rescheduled this conference to June 14 – 18, 2020. 

Carl Vinson will transfer all current registrations to the new conference dates.  Individuals who have already registered should receive an Enrollment Confirmation reflecting the new dates.  The Graduate Hotel room reservations for the May dates will be cancelled and you will need to make new reservations.  Updated hotel block information is forthcoming.

We would like to thank the Carl Vinson Institute of Government and the Graduate Hotel for working with the GA GMIS Board on making these arrangements.  We would like to thank our sponsors for being able to adjust to the conference date changes.  And we would like to thank the membership for their patience and understanding.

We will continue to monitor and follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control, and the leadership of the State and Federal Government.  Please monitor the GMIS website for updated information.  

Thank you,

Larry J Hobbs Jr., CGCIOTM, LGCIO
Chapter President
Georgia GMIS

A Note from our President:

We invite you to attend the Georgia GMIS Conference “Cyber Wars” Spring Conference in Athens!

Our LGCIO (Local Government Chief Information Officer) leadership curriculum will be Leading in a Political Environment on Monday and Incident Response and Preparedness on Tuesday. Wednesday we will be offering Agile for Leadership. Geek Trak will run parallel to the LGCIO and this course will be covering Defensive Network Environment.

Our popular session, the Good, Bad and Ugly has been renamed to The Rundown Session. It’s still the same format, just a new name. This will be held on Monday afternoon and you are invited to listen in!

As always, our sponsors have been very important part of our conferences. We appreciate your continued support and the friendships that we have built. We depend on the knowledge and support of our sponsors for whom we would not be as successful as we are. We will have networking opportunities with your peers, IT leaders and solution providers.

We look forward to seeing you in Athens and May the 4th be with you!

Larry Hobbs
President, GA GMIS


The event location is The Graduate Athens, located at 295 Dougherty St, Athens, GA 30601. There are a limited number of tables available. In order to participate, the registration form and fee must be received by May 15, 2020. We do take credit cards through Pay Pal only. Please contact Karen Knight at knightk@douglasvillega.gov or 678-449-3088 if additional information is needed. NOTE: Do not register through the UGA/CVIOG link on the website. It is for the participants only. Sponsorship registration is by this brochure. There is no online registration.


Sponsor setup will be held on Monday, June 15.

  • Geek Trak and Entertainment Sponsors your setup will begin at 11:00 am
  • Exhibitors: your setup will begin at 1:45 pm

Tear Down for all Sponsors will be on Wednesday, June 17 after 12:00 pm

IMPORTANT: Sponsors please note that our sponsor exhibit area will be in the Foundry Ballroom and will be tabletop only. It will be a bit snug. Your display table will be 6-feet long and you will have 2 chairs. All display materials and handouts should fit on top of this 6-foot table. You may have the roll-up screens that fit behind your table. Sponsors who bring free standing, floor displays, or large tabletop display will be asked to dismantle them. There will be no exceptions to this request.



Hotel Reservations

The Graduate Athens Reservations on-line at GA-GMIS 2020 Spring Conference Exhibitor Reservation Link or call 706-549-7020 and mention “Georgia Management Information Sciences (GMIS)” to get the special rate of $103 per night (plus taxes) and $5.00 parking. NOTE – A block of rooms will be held at the hotel until May 10, or until all rooms have been reserved.


Shipping, receiving or storage of any items for the conference must be arranged directly with the hotel. It is very important to include your guest name on the boxes or they will be returned. Please see the attached information for shipping details.


Electrical is provided for free and will be available at your booth. You might want to bring an extension cord if more than one outlet is needed.


Please email a high-resolution copy of your logo to Karen Knight so that we may use it on our website and signage at the conference.

Extra Attendees

Please note that sponsor attendees are limited to the number on your sponsorship level. If you have additional attendees, they must purchase extra passes at a cost of $300 per person. THEY MUST BE PURCHASED BEFORE THE CONFERENCE DEADLINE OF MAY 15. AFTER THIS DATE, THE COST IS $350. ALL ATTENDEES MUST HAVE AN OFFICAL GA GMIS NAME BADGE FOR ACCESS TO ALL AREAS.

GA GMIS 2020 Spring Conference

Geek Trak – Sold Out  $5,000.00

  • Title sponsor of Geek Trak
  • Premium Booth in Exhibit Hall
  • 4 Attendees from your company
  • Sponsor meals for four
  • Tuesday night Banquet Tickets for four
  • Attendance List before and after the conference
  • Recognition at Conference

Entertainment – Sold Out  $5,000.00

  • Title sponsor of Entertainment
  • Premium Booth in Exhibit Hall
  • 4 Attendees from your company
  • Sponsor meals for four
  • Tuesday night Banquet Tickets for four
  • Attendance List before and after the conference
  • Recognition at Conference

Networking Suite – Sold Out  $4,000.00

  • Monday Night Available
  • Signage in Networking Suite
  • Same Benefits as an Exhibitor

Exhibitor  – $2,500.00

  • Name and Logo on GA-GMIS website
  • One 6-foot table, skirting, and 2 chairs
  • Two Attendees from your company
  • Sponsor meals for Two
  • Tuesday night Banquet Tickets for Two
  • Attendance List after the conference

Social Sponsor – $1,500.00

  • Tuesday Night before Dinner
  • Signage in Social Area
  • 1 available (must be registered as an Exhibitor or higher)
  • First Come, First Served



By no later than May 15, 2020, mail your registration form and check (payable to GA-GMIS) to:

Karen Knight, GA-GMIS
P. O. Box 219
Douglasville, GA 30133-0219

Email: knightk@douglasvillega.gov
Tel: (678) 449-3088
Fax: (678) 449-3089

If sending by overnight mail, please use the following:

Karen Knight, GA GMIS
6695 Church Street
Douglasville, GA 30134