Palmer Events Center   •   512-404-4500    •   900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin TX 78704


Texas DIR Connect Technology Expo is postponed - new date TBA

The Expo had originally been scheduled for April 1, 2020, then postponed until October 19, 2020, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM at the Palmer Event Center in Austin, Texas.

DIR Connect brings Department of Information Resources (DIR) contracted technology vendors together with IT and purchasing staff from state agencies, local and county government, hospitals, emergency response entities, K-12 and higher education to raise awareness about our Cooperative Contracts (Co-op) program and Shared Technology Services (STS) program. 

The DIR Co-op Contracts is a streamlined cooperative purchasing program for state and local government, public education, and other public entities within and outside the state of Texas. The STS program enables organizations access to managed IT as a shared service, allowing Customers to focus resources on supporting thier mission and business functions rather than directly managing IT services.  The event includes a wide range of educational breakout sessions as well as time to network in the exhibit hall.

Who can exhibit?

Only vendors (HUB certified and non-HUB certified) who hold a DIR contract may exhibit at DIR Connect.

Vendors may not attend without a booth unless they are a certified HUB vendor.  Certified HUB vendors who are non-exhibitors may only attend the HUB Roundtable.

Why exhibit?

  • Build new relationships and strengthen existing relationships, increase your customer base, develop your business and showcase your technology solutions
  • Interact with 500 purchasing, IT, and other key decision-makers across the state of Texas
  • Get to know your customers – interact with a captivated audience as the expo is only open to eligible public entities able to purchase through the DIR Contracts programs