Sponsorship

GA GMIS 2019 FALL CONFERENCE

View the Fall 2019 Sponsor Agenda

Sponsor Registration

Registration and Sponsor Information: Registration Deadline is October 11, 2019. Please contact Karen Knight at (678) 449-3088 or knightk@douglasvillega.gov for additional information.

A Note from our President:

The Georgia GMIS Board of Directors invites you to attend the 2019 Fall Conference, “Mapping Technology”. As Technology Professionals we are tasked with laying out the road map to meet our organization’s goals. Whether it is the latest software to improve business processes, hardware capable of supporting the demanding infrastructure needs, or defensive strategies to protect assets from Cyber threats. Like early explorers discovering new lands, we look ahead and navigate the safest path forward.

This event starts on Monday, October 21 – Thursday, October 24, 2019, at the beautiful DeSoto by Sotherly, in the Historic District of Savannah, Georgia. Our guest speaker will be Pat Bodin, author of the book, “Get in the Boat, A Journey to Relevance”. The second cohort of the CGCIO (Certified Government Chief Information Officer) program will be graduating at this conference. The LGCIO (Local Government Chief Information Officer) program leadership curriculum will go over Interpersonal Communications and Relationships.

We appreciate the continued support of our vendors and sponsors. Our membership is more effective with the products, services, and knowledge that you provide. You keep GMIS membership moving our agencies towards the future.
We look forward to seeing you in Savannah!

Larry J. Hobbs, Jr.
President, GA GMIS

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

The event location is The Desoto Savannah, located at 15 East Liberty Street, Savannah. There are a limited number of tables available. In order to participate, the registration form and fee must be received by October 11, 2019. 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.

SPACE AND PARTICIPATION IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 35 PAID SPONSORS.

Sponsor setup will be held on Monday, October 21.

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

Tear Down for all Sponsors will be on Wednesday, October 23 after 12:00 pm

IMPORTANT: Sponsors please note that our sponsor exhibit area will be in the Madison Ballroom and will be tabletop only. 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 will be asked to dismantle them. There will be no exceptions to this request.

GOOD, BAD, AND UGLY SESSION

For those that participated in our Spring Conference in Athens, the Good, Bad and Ugly session was held on Monday afternoon. This was popular with everyone, so we are doing it again. It willbegin around 4:30 and go until 5:30 or so. This will be followed by the Sponsor Reception and the opening of the exhibit hall.

HOTEL, LOGISTICS, LOGOS AND EXTRA ATTENDEES

Hotel Reservations

To reserve a hotel room at the Savannah DeSoto, call 912-232-9000 and mention the Georgia Management Information Sciences conference (Group Code: GMI) to get the special rate or go online to reserve your room. Lodging rates are $164 (plus $1.00 local occupancy fee and $5.00 hotel/motel fee) per night. Parking at the Savannah DeSoto is valet only at $15.00 per night. A block of rooms will be held at the hotel until September 24, 2019, or until all rooms have been reserved, whichever comes first.

Shipping

Shipping, receiving or storage of any items for the conference must be arranged directly with the hotel. Please see the attached information for shipping details. You may also contact Ann Mashburn at 912-231-1633 or amashburn@desotohilton.com for more information.

Electricity and Internet Access

Electrical and Internet service requests must be received by the Desoto prior to the event as it is not provided by GA GMIS. Please see the attached order form for more information. You may also contact Ann Mashburn at 912-231-1633 or amashburn@desotohilton.com for more information.

Logos

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 October 11. AFTER THIS DATE, THE COST IS $350. ALL ATTENDEES MUST HAVE AN OFFICAL GA GMIS NAME BADGE FOR ACCESS TO ALL AREAS.

GA GMIS
2019 Fall 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
  • 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

PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU HAVE MORE THAN THE ALLOWED NUMBER OF SPONSOR ATTENDEES FROM YOUR ORGANIZATION, YOU MUST PAY THE ADDITIONAL SPONSOR ATTENDEE FEE OF $300.00 PER PERSON.

By no later than October 11, 2019, 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

For more information contact: Karen Knight (678) 449-3088
Web Site: www.gagmis.org

CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY: See Registration Form

For more information, please download the Sponsor Registration Form