Attendees should ensure they bring the following items on the day of the event.

  • If you selected a ‘Marine Toys for Tots Drive Ticket’, please remember to bring 2 new, unwrapped toys valued at $15 each.
  • Eventbrite ticket – print your Eventbrite ticket and present it at check in.
  • Business cards – there are many great networking opportunities.


Category: Attendees

No. All ITPalooza attendee must check-in at the main registration. The 2016 Hiring Fair is on the west end (left) of the main Exhibitor Floor!

Category: Attendees

VIP Tickets are available for purchase here:



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Signature Grand
6900 W State Rd 84
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33317

TEL: 945-424-4000
Web: http://thesignaturegrand.com/

GPS Coordinates:
26.094392, -80.237060

Category: General

Our target demographic is IT / Marketing Professionals in South Florida. Our attendee registration target is 2000.

Category: General

Now in its 5th year,  the first ITPalooza was held 12/12/12.

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ITPalooza is a general IT-centric event with a broad-based appeal.

C-Level executives – Attend the CIO only track organized and managed jointly by the iCoast CIO Council and the ITPalooza management team.

Developers – Attend hands-on sessions presented by leading local experts.

Designers – Visit the vendor exhibit and attend product centric sessions.

Sales and Marketing Execs – Network and share with South Florida’s top IT talent.

Attendees – Join ITPalooza for great networking, a day of learning and sharing plus ITPalooza after dark party in the court yard.

Sponsors – Join ITPalooza if you would like to build brand awareness with a diverse key group of IT Professionals. If you would like to present you companies employment opportunities in the Hiring Fair. If you would like the opportunity to meet hundreds of technologists hungry to learn about your product or service.

Tech Groups – Join ITPalooza to promote your tech group and recruit new members.

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Now in its 5th year, ITPalooza 2016 is set to be the best yet. During the coming months, the ITPalooza team will be working hard to bring you an event that is unique in the region and perhaps in the world. That’s because ITPalooza is a key event that brings together the entire South Florida IT community from CIOs through Tech User Groups to top local, national and international presenters and guests.

ITPalooza is an annual gathering of South Florida’s nonprofit Technology User Groups and features:

  • All-day format – 9am to 6pm
  • An impressive schedule of speakers
  • Marine Toys for Tots toy drive featuring the Mega Toy Wall
  • Vendor Exhibit
  • Hiring Fair
  • VIP Lounge
  • Awards Ceremony
  • ITPalooza After Dark – nighttime networking with cash bar.
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Each track room is equipped with audio video connectivity for your laptop. Video is by RGB connector only. MAC users will need an RGB converter.

Category: Speakers
  • This year, ITP is proud to announce the participation of renowned Keynote speakers for morning and afternoon keynote addresses – 9am and 5pm!
  • Morning track sessions begin at 10am and 11am. Afternoon track sessions begin at 1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm. Each session is 50 minutes long.
  • Speakers are asked to conclude their presentations 10 minutes before the hour so that the following presenter has time to setup their session.
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The Signature Grand
6900 State Road 84, Davie FL  33317
HOLD FOR (your company name)
ITPALOOZA, December 8, 2016

Category: Sponsors

Calculate shipping time for items to be delivered no more than 2 days prior to the event. Items will not be accepted before December 6th!

Category: Sponsors

YES! You may ship table-top marketing collateral, retractable banners, monitors, etc. Please note, all sponsorship levels include “table space” and NOT a booth. Be conscious of space constraints.

Category: Sponsors

Schedule for December 8th

  • 7AM Open
  • Registrations and exhibition and hiring fair opens at 8am and close at 6:30pm
  • Morning keynote at 9am
  • Mornings talks from 10am to noon
  • Lunch, exhibitor treasure hunt, win-a-Tesla, networking  – noon to 1:30 pm
  • Afternoon talks from 1:30 to 3:30
  • 3:30 – 4pm – break – exhibitor treasure hunt, win-a-Tesla, networking
  • Afternoon talks – 4pm to 5pm
  • Afternoon keynote, awards, prizes and hackathon winner announcement
  • 6:30pm  – 8:30pm General reception
  • VIP reception 6:30pm  – 8:30pm
  • 6:30pm exhibitions close / tear-down
  • 6:30pm vendor bag check opens
  • 8:30 Close


Category: Sponsors

Below are the requirement for print ads for the ITPalooza program. For questions, please contact the ITPalooza Media Dept – steve@e2mktg.com.

Ad sizes

Full Page Ad
Ad specs HxW:
trim size: 8.5 x 5.5”
bleed size: 8.75 x 5.75
live area: 8.25 x 5.25”

Half Page Ad
Ad specs HxW:
trim size: 4.25 x 5.5”
bleed size: 4.5 x 5.75”
live area: 4 x 5.25”

Camera-ready files

  • Ads must be submitted as PDF/X-1a files.
  • Files must be prepared in a layout program such as InDesign. Type must remain vector and the fonts must be outlined or embedded.
  • PDF files created by Adobe Photoshop or Word are not considered camera-ready.
  • Color ads should be CMYK only. Pantone or spot colors are never used (even if you’re only using “one color”).
  • Minimum photo resolution is 170 dpi.
  • Color ads with an ink density higher than 220% will be automatically converted to the appropriate ink density.

Ads must be delivered at size – ads that are submitted with dimensions different than listed above will be modified or stretched to fit the space that was reserved. ITPalooza Media Dept. will not “float” ads submitted smaller than the space that was reserved.

Half page ads must have borders – or artwork that clearly defines the outer edge of the ad. A hairline rule will be added around any ad submitted with white space on any side.

The ITPalooza program is printed on 100# cover stock and 100# text stock, saddle stitched and trimmed to 8.5H x 5.5W.  ITPalooza Media reserves the right to place ad material according to content. The cover is printer 4:4 color while inside cover and pages may be printer gray scale.

Category: Sponsors

The core of ITPalooza promotion is through the ITPalooza website and via local publications.

Promotional activities include:

  • Cross promotion at South Florida Tech events
  • ITPalooza newsletters to all past participants, speakers, sponsors. 7000+
  • Press releases in South Florida Biz Journal and Miami Herald
  • Various newsletter promotions with a combined audience of over 30,000 per week
  • Social media
  • Eventbrite
Category: Sponsors

ITPalooza is a broad-based IT focused event that attracts a wide range of attendees:

  • C-Level executive
  • Senior level IT managers
  • Sales and Marketing managers
  • Developers
  • Designers
  • Database managers
  • Programmers
  • Project managers
  • UI/UX Designers
  • System administrators
  • Software testers
  • Mobil app developers
  • Cybersecurity managers
  • Compliance offices
  • Web masters
  • Infrastructure mangers
  • Network engineers

Some of the industries represented at ITPalooza are:

  • Travel and Tourism
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Tele-comms/Data-comms
  • Transportation
  • Financial Services
  • Retail
  • Hospitality
  • Construction
  • Aviation
Category: Sponsors

This answer applies to Tech Groups.

The meetup rooms are offered on a first-come-first-served basis to tech groups who wish to hold a year-end meet-up.

Space is very limited, and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Please select this option only if you are sure you need it.

Space is allocated in the following order:

  • Signature sponsors
  • Tech Groups
Category: Sponsors

Register as a Tech Group if:

  • You are a self-organized groups of people centered around a product, technology or activity. e.g. VMware user group, South Florida Linux User group, Code for Ft. Lauderdale.
  • You are incorporated in the state of Florida as a not for profit 501(c)3. and your activities are centered around a technology related product or activity.
Category: Sponsors

ITPalooza’16 Announces All-Day VIP Lounge – Tickets now available.


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