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

Join us for the next National Symposium on January 23-24, 2019, in Tysons Corner, Virginia.

The event will highlight national priority initiatives benefiting all levels of government and will bring 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 event include:

  • Congressman Peter King (Invited)
  • Doug Robinson, Executive Director
    of NASCIO
  • Jeff Jonas, Futurist and
    Acclaimed Data Scientist
  • Brian Griffith, Chief, IT Management
    Section, CJIS Division, FBI


Session topics at the symposium will include:

  • 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
  • Using Data to Combat Trafficking
  • 2021: Nationwide Rollout of
    Incident Based Reporting
  • Corrections Technology:
    Challenges for the Future
  • Courts Technology
  • Privacy By Design
  • Public-sector Blockchain Use Cases:
    An Assessment Framework


National Symposium registration includes a special Facial Recognition Technology Summit at the end of the second day of the event. The summit will cover:

  • The Evolution and Future of Facial Recognition Technology
  • Policy, Privacy, and Technology Implications in Facial Recognition Technology
  • The Way Forward: Bridging the Gaps between Privacy and Technology Benefits



Hotel Information

The 2019 National Symposium will be held at the Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner Center in the heart of Northern Virginia and just a 20-minute drive from both Dulles and Reagan National Airports.

The property is steps away from the Tysons Corner Metro Station on the Metro DC Silver line and conveniently connected to the Tysons Corner Center Mall, one of the country's premiere shopping and dining centers with more than 300 stores and restaurants.

The Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner Center has great amenities for guests, including an excellent restaurant and bar, a coffee bar, a 24-hour fitness center, and indoor pool, and free Wi-Fi in guestrooms. Reserve your room today for the special IJIS Institute discounted rate!


Sponsor Opportunities

Looking to become a National Symposium sponsor and get your company's name in front more today's industry and government technology leaders? Find more information about National Symposium sponsorship opportunities here and then purchase your sponsorship today in our online store. 

Plan to boost your company's recognition and support the IJIS Institute with your sponsorship! 


Help Us Support NCMEC with your Registration!

ncmec logoHelp support the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) when you register for the National Symposium. Select the registration option with a NCMEC donation during the registration/checkout process. All contributions will go directly to NCMEC.

Since 1984, NCMEC has served as the leading private, nonprofit organization helping to find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation, and prevent future victimization. As part of its work as the clearinghouse and resource center on issues relating to missing and exploited children, NCMEC operates a hotline, 1-800-THE-LOST® (1-800-843-5678), and has assisted in the recovery of more than 243,000 missing children. NCMEC also operates the CyberTipline®, a mechanism for reporting suspected child sexual exploitation, which has received more than 21.5 million reports since it was created in 1998. To learn more about NCMEC, visit www.missingkids.org or visit NCMEC on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.



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 pamela.thomas@ijis.org.

  • 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.