Dec 12-14, 2023 • St. Paul RiverCentre


A hub is the effective center or point of connection that brings people, ideas, and activity together.


The GOVIT Hub is your center to connect with the upper Midwest’s government IT community!


Back again for the 2023 GOVIT Symposium, GOVIT Hub will be the center of activity. A large, open, and multi-use space, GOVIT Hub will be energized with a variety of experiential activities for attendees and vendors.

You will find:

  • Fireside chats
  • Our hands-on Experience Lab
  • The Golden GOVIT Showcase
  • Book signings
  • Two designated lounge areas to recharge your batteries (literally and figuratively)

The 2023 GOVIT Hub will be on the first floor of the Saint Paul RiverCentre!

Learn more about each of the Hub opportunities below.

Map of the Hub
After the Symposium, GOVIT Hub 365 will continue to be an online digital space where you can continue to stay engaged, discover new resources, stay on the edge of the latest technology, and continue learning alongside your peers.

Via the GOVIT Hub 365 digital platform, we will continue to offer learning and connections through:

  • Live and recorded webinars
  • Podcasts and video interviews
  • News and updates
  • Blogs and reports
  • Information on upcoming events and opportunities



Hands-on interactive stations showcasing how people with disabilities use technology to read and understand information. There will be stations on vision, hearing, cognition, and motor control.


An opportunity to meet each day’s keynote speaker, as well as purchase and receive a signed copy of their book.


Twenty-minute informal, informational conversations with government technology leaders designed to share the real-world experiences of using new technologies or innovations to improve business functions and services to citizens.


A casual setting to meet and learn more about this year’s Golden GOVIT Award nominees.


Two designated areas to recharge your batteries (literally and figuratively). These spaces will include charging stations and seating areas for working, conversations, or just relaxing.

About Fusion Learning Partners

From learning opportunities and events to organizational development and collaborative initiatives, Fusion exists to strengthen and transform the communities where we work, live, and thrive.

Because Innovation Begins with Learning.

2023 Steering Committee

  • Alex Hepp, City of Hopkins
  • Chad Kummerow, Microsoft
  • Dave Andrews, Minnesota State Services for the Blind - DEED
  • Jay Wyant, Minnesota IT Services
  • Jim Hall, Hallmentum
  • Matt Bailey, IBM
  • Lisa Meredith, Minnesota Counties Computer Cooperative
  • Melissa Reeder, League of Minnesota Cities
  • Joel Pingel, Google
  • Sarah Mixdorf, Google
  • Sue Wallace, Quantico Source
  • Nash Pherson, Microsoft
  • Jennifer Marik, Amazon Web Services- WWPS
  • Amy Middendorf, Morrison County
  • Adam Larson, Washington County
  • Jaime Wascalus, City of St. Paul
  • Amy Kretsch-Ward, Fortinet
  • Lee Jones, Salesforce
  • John Gamades, Orangeball Creative