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Thursday, May 19, 2022  •  Palmer Events Center, Austin TX

Information Technology and purchasing professionals from across government and public sectors are invited to attend the biennial DIR Connect Technology Expo!  

Register today, and plan to join your colleagues at the Palmer Events Center in Austin, Texas, on Thursday, May 19, 2022.

Take advantage of IT Contracting Specialists and attend breakout sessions to learn about the technology products, services and solutions available through the Texas Department of Information Resources.  

Don't miss this great opportunity to network with other agency IT representatives and purchasing professionals.


The expo provides an opportunity for 150+ contracted IT vendors to connect with hundreds of government and public sector attendees.  This event is open to all government and public employees. 

This IT Expo features a dynamic keynote presentation, including multiple concurrent breakout sessions, as well as the IT Negotiations training required by the 85th Texas Legislature. Continental breakfast, breaks and lunch will be provided, and attendees will have ample time to visit the popular DIR Connect Technology exhibit hall.


The following continuing education credit is available for this event:

  • Texas IRMs  - Information Resources Managers -- IRM credits are available for DIR Connect.
  • Comptroller's Office - there are 9 sessions on the agenda which are offered for 1 hour of credit through the Comptroller's office. Please click on the agenda and click on "more details" under each session to see which sessions offer this credit.
  • General/Other - Attendees may be able to apply DIR contact hours towards employer or professional education requirements. Many credentialing authorities accept DIR credit. Consult the rules of your employer, licensing board, or certifying body.


View the EXPO FLOOR PLAN.  Check back soon to see the Alphabetical Listing of all exhibitors.


There is NO COST to attend for Government and Public sector employees to attend;  however pre-registration is required.  
The number of advance registrations may require us to limit the number of attendees per agency to ensure all agencies can participate.


If you are not able to attend, you may substitute another person to attend in your place.  Name badges will be preprinted in advance, so please email with substitution information by May 13.


To cancel your registration, please email  We anticipate maximum attendance resulting in a sold out event. Early cancellations will allow us to make space available to additional attendees. 

Cancellations without substitution received AFTER Thursday, May 12 will result in a $25 cancellation fee billed to the attendee's organization.


Lunch will be provided Thursday.  We have selected two food trucks to cater DIR Connect that will also be providing vegetarian options. The food trucks are Bohemian BBQ and TBA.

On your registration, you are asked to select which menu you want to confirm.  This will guarantee that you get your preference, so if you have any dietary restrictions please ensure you review the available options (vegetarian, gluten free, etc.).


Stuffed Pulled Pork Sandwich

Sweet & Tangy Pulled Pork Sliders (2)

Smoked Chicken Plate with Mac & Cheese

Black Bean Chipotle Burger (Vegan)


Steak Taco (2)

Steak Rice Bowl

Korean Chicken Rice Bowl

Tofu Taco (2)


Palmer Events Center
900 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78704
A parking voucher will be provided to government attendees the week before the event.