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The IPMA maintains an E-mail list that is used to inform subscribers of upcoming IPMA activities, related events, and other news. This is a moderated list, i.e. only the IPMA Board members are able to send messages to the subscribers. To subscribe complete the form in the ”Join the IPMA Mailing List” section on the home page.
How to Get Involved & Contribute to the Community
If you would like to get involved in IPMA, the following opportunities are available:
Professional Development Events
Opportunities are available to help plan, organize, and conduct periodic professional development events. This includes selecting the topics to be covered, identifying potential presenters, and organizing the presentations.
Contact the committee leader for more information; see Professional Development at Board Committees.
A Forum Planning Committee works throughout the year to plan an annual two-day event in May featuring two keynote addresses, a series of seminars, and vendor displays. The Committee develops the theme for each event, establishes the tracks for the seminars and organizes the individual seminars. The Committee is assisted by a paid part-time event manager.
Contact the committee leader for more information; see Forum at Board Committees.
The Executive Seminar is an annual event in the fall bringing together approximately 100 government information technology executives and industry representatives for a three-day seminar to discuss topical issues. Planning for the location/facilities to be used occurs several years in advance. Program planning for each event begins early in the calendar year.
Contact the committee leader for more information; see Executive Seminar at Board Committees.
IPMA Board of Directors
The activities of the IPMA are guided by a 12-person Board of Directors. Directors serve three-year terms. Four directors are elected each year in November. The Board is a working group of volunteers who staff six major functions within IPMA, two directors per function. In addition to the four functions identified above, the Chair and Vice-Chair cover business planning and the Secretary-Treasurer maintains the organization's records and manage financial transactions.
Each year an ad hoc Election Committee seeks qualified candidates for open Board positions. If you are interested in serving on the Board, you are encouraged to express such interest at any time.
Contact any of the current IPMA Board members for more information; see Board.
Benefits of Corporate Membership
The Information Processing Management Association (IPMA) wishes to thank you and your company for showing an interest in becoming an IPMA Corporate Member. As an IPMA Corporate Member, your company will have the option of participating in several IPMA events during the Corporate Member year. 2019-2020 Corporate Membership begins July 1, 2019, and ends June 30, 2020.
During the 2019-2020 Corporate Membership year, IPMA Corporate Members delivered 30 presentations at IPMA Events, including:
Professional Development Events - Throughout Year
The purpose of the Professional Development Committee is to provide educational and networking programs and seminars for the IT community. The Committee also provides selected formal training events. The Committee works with Corporate Members and state agencies to provide these programs at a minimal cost to attendees. The registration fee for these events is included in your Corporate Membership fee.
Executive Seminar - September
The Executive Seminar's goal is to facilitate communications, networking and the exchange of information technology ideas among senior state government IT managers and Corporate Members. Approximately 65 State CIO's and IT managers will attend. This provides a great opportunity for Corporate Members to connect with the IT decision makers in state government. In advance of the Executive Seminar, Corporate Members have the opportunity to submit speaker proposals. At the event, Corporate Members have the opportunity to network with government IT managers and provide input into a contemporary state IT issues. Hotel and meeting expenses for one company representative are included in the Corporate Membership fee.
Forum - May
Forum is an annual information technology seminar and trade show sponsored by the IPMA. For thirty-plus years, Forum has proven to be an effective opportunity for vendors to demonstrate their solutions, for speakers to share their expertise and knowledge, and for state employees and others to attend free seminars and product demonstrations. It is important to note that Forum is one of the premier technology shows in the Pacific Northwest and the largest to focus solely on the public sector. Approximately 900 state, county, city and private sector employees will attend. Corporate Members have the option of being allocated high visibility display booths. Corporate Members will be given the opportunity to provide session speakers for Forum. Booth fees are included in the corporate membership fee.
Corporate Member Breakfasts and Lunches - September, February, and June
The IPMA Corporate Member Breakfasts and Lunches are an opportunity for Corporate Members and guests to hear from State IT Executives on current and future IT strategies and plans. It is also an opportunity for Corporate Members to ask questions of IT leaders on topics of their choosing.
The annual IPMA Corporate Membership fee for 2019-2020 is $4,300. The Corporate Membership fee must be paid by August 15, 2019, for participation at the Executive Seminar in September 2019.
Sign Up as a Corporate Member
2020 IPMA Forum Dates:
May 2020 - Forum Breakout Sessions (2 days)
May 2020 - Forum Vendor Booth Exhibits 7:30 am to 3:30 pm (1 day only; setup is open 3:00-6:00 pm on the day before the event)
Saint Martin's University Marcus Pavilion and Worthington Center
5300 Pacific Ave. SE
Lacey, Washington 98503-1297
Forum is an annual information technology seminar and trade show sponsored by the IPMA. For over thirty years, Forum has proven to be an effective opportunity for vendors to showcase their products, for speakers to share their expertise and knowledge, and for state employees and others to attend free seminars and product demonstrations. Forum is one of the premier technology shows in the Pacific Northwest and the largest to focus solely on the public sector. Approximately 800 state, county, city and private sector employees attended Forum last year.
Don’t miss out on having a presence at 2020 IPMA Forum in May!
Vendor Booth Fee and Other Information
The vendor booth fee for the 2020 Forum is $1,200. Each fee provides the use of one 10' X 10' booth from 3:00 pm Monday until 3:30 pm, Tuesday. This time period allows for setup and removal of exhibits. Each three-sided, drapery-walled booth will have an eight-foot back wall and three-foot sidewalls. Each vendor booth will include either one 3'x 6' linen skirted table or one bistro table with linen (your choice). It will also include 1,000 watts of electrical power and two chairs.
There is a limit of two booths per vendor.
All participating vendors will be given access to last year's Forum attendees mailing list. Vendors will also be given access to the Forum 2020 registered attendees list after it is completed in early June.
How To Signup as a 2020 Forum Vendor
NOTE: If the 2020 Forum Vendor Booths are SOLD OUT, contact the Forum Director to put your name on a waiting list in case there is a cancellation.
To signup, view the layout for the Forum Vendor Exhibit Booths and select your first, second and third choices from those that are still available. Then email your contact information and booth choices to the Forum Director. Also include your preference of tables, either 3 X 6 or bistro. There is a limited supply of bistro tables and they are available on a first come first serve basis. If no table preference is indicated in your request, then a 3 X 6 table will be provided. One table is included. Extra tables are $25 each.
Upon receipt of your request, the Forum Director will reserve your requested booth and will email you an invoice. The invoice will contain all pertinent billing information for your booth(s).
Please contact Forum Director for any additional information.
Please follow the appropriate link below to make an electronic payment to IPMA: