Fall 2019 Conference

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will host the IT Professionals Forum on November 6th and 7th, 2019 at the I Hotel and Conference Center, 1900 S. 1st Street, Champaign IL 61820.

The Fall IT Pro Forum will be a two-day event.

  • (Main) Wednesday, November 6: Our primary IT Pro Forum event.
    This will be a full day of sessions at the I Hotel and Conference Center, with vendors, posters, and food provided.
  • (Optional workshops) Thursday, November 7: Your choice of multi-hour workshops.

This fall's theme, "Shaping the Future," looks at the ways technology develops a path forward, connects our infrastructure and architecture, provides opportunities for us to learn, grow and collaborate, and shares emerging trends and promising opportunities. The event is organized through the following tracks:

  • Developing the Path Forward: Programming and development build the path from where we are to where we want to be. Tell us about your projects, your tools and techniques, your best practices, and your problems to solve
  • Infrastructure and Architecture: Every creator needs space to work. Sometimes it's on campus; sometimes it's halfway around the globe. Tell us about campus resources, cloud computing, everything-as-a-service, and the networks and teams that connect them all.
  • Education, Inspiration, Collaboration: We work at one of the top-ranked educational institutions in the world. Tell us about our opportunities to learn, to grow, and to collaborate: education and training, team-building, student and faculty connections, and personal development.
  • On the Horizon: It's not here yet, but we can see it coming. Tell us about leadership's visions, future trends, and up-and-coming opportunities.
  • Expect the Unexpected: Don't see a track description that suits your idea? Put it here!


We want to invite all IT Professionals to submit a proposal for a presentation, workshop, and/or poster session. Partner with friends and colleagues at #ITPF2019 and #ITShapingTheFuture.
The call for proposal information must be completed and submitted electronically through the online form to have your topic considered for the conference.

The deadline for submission is 11:59 p.m. CST on Friday, September 20, 2019.

Diamond Sponsor

A special thank you to Technology Services,
premier sponsor of the IT Professionals Forum Conference
for over 20 years!