ITPalooza is South Florida’s Premier Technology Conference. Now in its 7th year, ITPalooza is the preeminent platform to drive business deals and forge valuable connections with local and regional tech professionals.
#1 Locally Produced Tech Event in the Region.
Whether you’re new to ITPalooza or you’ve been following us from the beginning (12/12/12) you’ll know that ITPalooza is all about our tech community. Every year we create a platform for our tech community to come together. We host speakers, vendors, user groups, VIPs and tech leaders from all over the region.
#2 Toys for Tots Contributor.
We’re also the 2nd largest contributor to the Marine Toys for Tots December Toy Drive. We achieve this by encouraging all ITPalooza attendees to bring a toy for our famous toy wall. We also offer FREE Toys For Tots Pledge Tickets (through October 31).
Here are some highlights for the past 6 editions of ITPalooza.
- 356 Speakers
- Over 400 local tech companies exhibited
- More than 7,000 companies represented
- $253,000 dollars in toys, fun, and cash raised for Toys for Tots and other local non-profit groups.
- More than 10,000 attendees
- Visit the ITPalooza History Page for more cool facts
This is BIG! We are offering a FREE VIP pass to one lucky respondent in each of the two survey categories. So no matter if you are completing the ‘Tech Professionals survey’ or the ‘Employer survey’, you are in with a chance of going to ITPalooza in style.
Each year around this time we prepare and publish the Annual South Florida/ITPalooza Job Survey. The survey is widely anticipated and reported on by many South Florida publications that follow our IT market closely.
The survey is split into two groups, I.T. Professionals, and Employers.
Are you an I.T. Professional, an Employer?
Below you’ll find links to each of the surveys. We ask you to take a minute and complete survey that best describes your role.
IT & Tech Professionals (Job Seekers)
Employers and Hiring Managers
Note: Your response will not be shared.
Win an ITPalooza VIP Pass Value $299 in the Annual ITPalooza Industry Job Survey – Tech Professionals and Employers
When they’re gone, they’re gone!
FREE Toys for Tots Tix end Midnight October 31
You are invited to join the largest gathering of the South Florida technology community for ITPalooza 2018. You’ll connect with peers and industry experts, attend technology education sessions presented by regional and national subject matter experts all while experiencing the best IT and Technology available in our region.
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Ft. Lauderdale-Broward County Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Phone: (954) 765-5900
Parking for 3000 cars available at the Convention Center
Doors open at 8:00 AM
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Download the Official ITP18 Sponsorship Prospectus.
If you need a convenient PDF document to forward to a colleague or friend, download the official ITP18 sponsorship opportunities price list.
Jim McKelvey might be best known for co-founding Square, the mobile payment system, but his entrepreneurial spirit goes beyond inventing new technology. A 1987 graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, McKelvey is also a master glass artist and author, having written the world’s most widely read text on the subject, The Art of Fire.
McKelvey co-founded Square in 2009 with Jack Dorsey, the co-founder of Twitter, to enable small businesses to run their storefronts on a mobile device. Square has since grown to more than 2500 employees and a $25 billion valuation. In 2014, the company expanded its scope into the food-delivery market by acquiring Caviar; those moves landed McKelvey on Inc. Magazine’s “15 Entrepreneurs to Watch.”
During the keynote, Jim will discuss founding successful companies in an array of industries. Each of his businesses is founded upon a simple idea. Referencing personal experiences and local challenges, McKelvey offers a fresh, Silicon Valley-approach to problem-solving.
McKelvey’s other endeavors include LaunchCode, a non-profit creating a pathway for people seeking careers in technology, Third Degree Glass Factory, one of the nation’s main centers for glassblowing arts, and Mira Digital Publishing, an early digital technology startup, where Jack Dorsey interned before launching his own tech career and founding Twitter.
In addition to teaching at his alma mater, McKelvey authored three textbooks. In 2017, McKelvey was appointed as an Independent Director of the St. Louis Federal Reserve.
ITPalooza is all about content and connecting you, the tech professional, with the information you need to make informed decisions about technology and trends. Each week, we’ll be introducing you to the topics panels and subject-matter experts who will be delivering that content.
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Click or Tap for Tickets and Sponsorship
SherlockTalent is sponsoring a limited number of $0 + Toy All-Day passes for our subscribers.
Months of hard work and planning come to fruition this Thursday as we kick-off the 6th annual ITPalooza.
Doors open at 8 AM and we have a packed All-Day agenda at the magnificent Ft. Lauderdale – Broward County Convention Center.
Click or Tap the auto-fill link below and the price of an All-day Toys for Tots Pledge ticket will be reduce to $0 + Toy!
See you on Thursday!