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The IJIS Institute’s National Symposium is focused on advancing public sector technology innovation and empowering information sharing to promote safer and healthier communities.

The 2019 National Symposium was held on January 23-24, 2019, in Tysons Corner, Virginia. It was a great success, with numerous educational sessions and networking opportunities.

Coming soon! Watch for more information on this page about the 2020 National Symposium.

The IJIS Institute's National Symposium highlights national priority initiatives benefiting all levels of government and brings together industry solution providers, government leaders, and representatives from nonprofit and academic organizations to network and collaborate in a neutral, non-sales environment. The National Symposium offers the unique opportunity to hear first-hand from state and local government officials and Federal government leaders. 

Keynotes for the 2019 National Symposium event included:

  • Carlos Rivero, Chief Data Officer, Commonwealth of Virginia 
  • Jeff Jonas, Futurist and Acclaimed Data Scientist
  •  Doug Robinson, Executive Director  of NASCIO

Session topics at the 2019 National Symposium included:

  • The Future of the CIO
  • IoT Security for Public Safety –
    Is it Time for Standards?
  • Cyber Security: Maximizing Benefits
    from Open Standards
  • Modernizing Crime Statistics and the  
    Widespread Impact on the IT Industry
  • Data Sharing to Combat Exploitation 
    and Human Trafficking
  • 2021: Nationwide Rollout of
    Incident Based Reporting
  • Corrections Technology:
    Challenges for the Future
  • Using AI for Criminal History
    Records Research
  • Using Privacy By Design for Cyber
    Defense and to Encourage the
    Adoption of New Technology
  • Public-Sector Blockchain Use Cases:
    An Assessment Framework

The 2019 National Symposium also included a special Facial Recognition Technology Summit at the end of the second day of the event. The Summit covered:

  • The Evolution and Future of Facial Recognition Technology
  • Policy, Privacy, and Technology Implications in Facial Recognition Technology

National Symposium Sponsors

Thank you to our 2019 National Symposium Sponsors who helped the IJIS Institute with our mission to drive public sector technology innovation and empower information sharing to promote safer and healthier communities!

 Registration/Mobile App
 and Networking Break

 Media, Lanyard,
 and Supporting

Email us at and plan to boost your company's recognition and support the IJIS Institute with your sponsorship for the 2020 National Symposium

Media/Press Attendance

The objective of the IJIS Institute events are to provide collaborative forums where government and industry executives may engage in a frank and candid exchange on issues of topical importance to the justice, public safety, and homeland security IT community. Reporters and attendees are asked to not attribute any statement to any individual speaker or participants in any recordings, documentation, or social media for dissemination beyond the session without the associated speaker's permission. If the participant does not consent, we ask all reporters and attendees to honor a non-attribution policy to preserve the events as open forums for meaningful exchanges between government and industry. Media outlets are granted one complimentary conference registration per publication genre. Please contact contact us to inquire about attending as a press representative.

Refund Policy for IJIS Events
  • Cancellations must be sent in writing to

  • Cancellations received 30 days or more before the opening of an event, will be issued a refund less a $50 cancellation fee.

  • Cancellations received less than 30 days before the opening of an event, are not entitled to a refund.