Special Districts Summit - Midwest

Sep 18, 2019
Chicago, IL


Faster, smarter, and safer is the theme as special districts across the nation are focused on innovation, data analytics, staffing, customer service, process improvement, technology upgrades and other areas that will help them improve efficiency, effectiveness and service delivery while enhancing physical and cyber security. Designed exclusively for special districts, this Summit is all about making your organization future-ready.

With content designed for both the business and technology sides of the house, the Summit will focus on how special districts can seize the opportunities that 21st Century management and new technologies create to transform the way they operate.

This complimentary day of professional development will provide you with toolsactionable plans and a professional network to help ensure your organization is future ready.


Topics will include:

  • 21st Century District Leadership
  • Workforce Recruitment and Retention
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data and Analytics
  • Infrastructure Modernization
  • Technology Trends to Watch


Who's Coming

Register today and join the growing list of participating regional colleagues from districts including:

Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning Chicago Park District
Elk Grove Park District Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
Mundelein Park & Recreation District Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission
Rock River Water Reclamation District  

... And many more!


What They Are Saying

"The Special Districts program has provided the unique opportunity for me to collaborate with a diverse set of government professionals – all faced with the challenge of solving their community's needs – by leveraging technological resources."
      Clay Campbell, Administrative Supervisor, Downers Grove Sanitary District

“The Special Districts program provides a great opportunity for technology leaders from special districts to collaborate on the issues many of us face. We can find the support we need, and I think what happens is that we come out smarter after every one of our meetings than we were coming in."
      Dan Rainey, Chief Information Officer, Detroit Water and Sewer


 Professional Development

For those attendees who maintain a professional certification, certificates of attendance will be available at the registration desk.

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Crowne Plaza Chicago West Loop

25 South Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60661

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Registration Information / Contact Us

Event Date: September 18, 2019

Open to Public Sector only.

Registration - Free

Contact Information

For registration and general assistance contact:

Alan Whipple
Government Technology
Phone: (916) 932-1418 
E-mail: awhipple@govtech.com


Chicago, IL


Crowne Plaza Chicago West Loop

25 South Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60661

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Event Parking

Government Technology is hosting self-parking at The Crowne Plaza hotel. Please bring your parking ticket to the registration table where a sticker validation will be provided.


Area Hotels

Government Technology does not have a room block established for this event; however, the following hotels are located near the host hotel and may be considered for overnight accommodations:

Hampton Inn Chicago Downtown West Loop
116 N Jefferson St.
Chicago, IL. 60661
(312) 648-0000

Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown West Loop
118 N Jefferson St.
Chicago, IL. 60661
(312) 930-000

Ace Hotel Chicago
311 N Morgan St.
Chicago, IL. 60607
(312) 764-1919