When VIP Tickets are available for purchase, you will find them here:

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 new, unwrapped toys valued at $35.
  • Eventbrite ticket – print your Eventbrite ticket and present it at check in.
  • Business cards – there are many great networking opportunities.



The Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center parking is conveniently connected to the Northport Parking Garage with covered, air-conditioned skywalks. Northport Parking Garage is well-illuminated and security patrolled.

$3 0-1 hour
$6 Up to 5 hours
($1 per hour thereafter up to daily maximum)
$15 Daily maximum
$19 Daily maximum for oversized vehicles
Fees are per entry, based on each 24-hour period

Park near the South Skywalk on the 2nd Fl.

Proceed up the escalator to the 3rd Fl. check-in/registration area.


1950 Eisenhower Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
TEL: (954) 765-5900

Now in its 6th year, ITPalooza 2017 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
  • CIO Only Track
  • Marine Toys for Tots toy drive featuring the Mega Toy Wall
  • Vendor Exhibit incorporating Hiring Fair
  • VIP Lounge
  • Awards Ceremony
  • ITPalooza After Dark – nighttime networking a with cash bar.

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 CIO Council of South Florida 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:

  • To build brand awareness with a diverse key group of local and regional IT Professionals.
  • If you would like to present your company’s employment opportunities, the Hiring Fair (Gold Sponsorship) is the perfect opportunity.
  • 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.

The first ITPalooza was held 12/12/12.

Visit the ITPalooza History page for a trip down memory lane!


Our target demographic is IT / Marketing Professionals in South Florida. Our attendee registration target is 2000. Please click here for a list of recent past participating companies and job titles.

The Greater Fort Lauderdale-Broward County Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Phone: (954) 765-5900
Parking for 3000 cars available at the Convention Center

GPS Coordinates:
26.0984705, -80.1228035


  • This year, ITP is proud to announce the participation of renowned Keynote speakers for morning and lunchtime keynote addresses – 9 am and 1 pm!
  • Morning track sessions begin at 10 am and 11 am. Afternoon track sessions begin at 2 pm, 3 pm, and 4 pm. 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.

Presenters: Each track room is equipped with audio video connectivity for your laptop. Video connectivity is by RGB connector only. MAC Users will need an RGB converter.


Allow exhibitors to digitally collect contact information and generate leads all in the palm of their hands

The best part is that anyone in your team can install the app on their mobile device and log in with the account credentials. This means everyone at your booth can scan leads and staff changes are no issue at all. All the leads are collected into your account regardless of which staff member scanned them.

Download from the App store or Google Play store
In-App purchase required.



Click here to view and download the info sheet

You should bring:
  • Toys Welcome! New, unwrapped toy for the Toy Wall! (not obligatory)
  • Table drape (all tables come with a standard black drape)
  • Standard Size Retractable banner (approx. 30″ x 80″)
  • Printed Collateral
  • Your Business Cards
  • Give-aways
  • Fishbowl to collect Business Cards

For this year, we have setup a select committee to manage and organize the VIP experience.

Visit the VIP Experience page;

  • All-day VIP lounge
  • All-day refreshments
  • Integrated lunch with CIO Track
  • Guided Vendor tour

When VIP tickets are available you can find them here:

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

Below are the requirement for print ads for the ITPalooza program. For questions, please contact the ITPalooza Media Dept – [email protected]

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.

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