The Alabama Business Technology Conference (ABTC) is a strategic training and trade show event that spotlights topics ranging from data analytics and protection to cyber security to new generation servers, storage, and software solutions. For 2.5 days in April 2020, we’re bringing together Alabama’s top IT experts. With a robust schedule of workshops, plenaries, exhibits, and networking, we’re positioning our State’s leading companies for even greater success.

In the process, we’re also growing the next generation of IT expertise. In fact, a portion of all exhibit and registration fees goes toward the Alabama Technology Foundation’s mission to develop, empower, and retain top IT talent for Alabama, so the Alabama Business Technology Conference is a win-win-win!

Anyone responsible for IT administration and security needs to be at the ABTC helping to shape the business technology future of Alabama. Interested in exhibiting at the ABTC?

Attend the Alabama Business Technology Conference

General attendee registration for the Alabama Business Technology Conference will open soon. Currently Registration for Student Day (Exhibit Hall passes) are available.


Registration for the Alabama Business Technology Conference is open all developers, users, engineers, managers, and administrators who want to learn about the newest and smartest IT and security practices and products. The ABTC focuses on ways to position the Alabama’s leading companies for even greater success.

  • Earn continuing education credits for a vast majority of training sessions
  • Explore the ABTC Trade Show
  • Network and collaborate with 500+ peers and stakeholders

Special Advance Offer!

Attendees who register for the ABTC conference before March 17, 2020 will receive a $50 credit per night (max 3 nights/$150) when you provide proof of stay at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel and Conference Center*.

*Must email hotel confirmation to aphillips@mc-2.com no later than March 16, 2020. Discount will be credited back to the credit card you registered with for the conference the week of April 20, 2020. Cannot be combined with Exhibitor discount.

 

Early Bird Registration (through February 17, 2020): $399
Registration (after February 17, 2020): $499
Students: Register Under the ATF Student Day Tab

Register to Attend the ABTC

ATF Student Day - Exhibit Hall Only Passes:
If you are a student going to an Alabama College or University and getting an Engineering or IT Degree - your passes are free as long as you are a registered student member of the Alabama Technology Foundation (ATF). The ATF is focused on creating the largest student database of Engineers and Information Technology majors to meet Alabama’s growing need for these future professionals.

All of our sponsor exhibitors will have access to this database for Internship and job placement offerings. This is the day for you to shine. Visit each booth and find out what type of business our sponsors provide. One of them may be your future employer. Be creative and create your own student business card that provides your name, the college/university you are attending with an email and phone number. Dress to impress. Give our exhibitors a reason to look you up on the Alabama Technology Foundation database.

If you are not a registered student member of the Alabama Technology Foundation you can find more information or become a member today . If you are a registered student with the Alabama Technology Foundation, log onto your account profile and register for your Student Pass today.

Registration ends on April 3, 2020. Student ID will be required at the conference upon badge pick up.

Register to Attend the Alabama Business Technology Conference

Call for Papers - Submit Your Presentation Ideas

Submissions are now being accepted for presenters at ABTC. Now is your opportunity to take part in this inaugural annual event by becoming a presenter or panel speaker at ABTC breakout sessions. Areas of focus are:

  • Workforce, Governance, Risk & Compliance
  • Innovation
  • Security
  • Technology

If your organization would like to have its voice heard, fill out the Call for Papers Online Form for consideration in ABTC 2020. Deadline to submit is February 29th!

Alabama Business Technology Conference - Call for Papers - Submit Your Presentation Ideas

Hotel, Directions, and Parking


Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center welcomes the 2020 Alabama Business Technology Conference (ABTC) to Alabama’s capital city! As the host hotel for this prestigious event, the Renaissance is located downtown in the heart of Montgomery’s entertainment district. This 4-Diamond Hotel is surrounded by restaurants, bars, museums, and the Alabama Riverwalk. Deluxe guestrooms offer the latest technological enhancements in addition to a full service restaurant, lounge, European Spa, and rooftop pool.

Event Summary:
Tuesday, April 21 – Friday, April 24, 2020
Discounted group rate of $209/night

Make Your Hotel Reservations

Guests can also make reservations by phone by contacting our Central Reservations department at 1-888-236-2427. Please note that the last day to make reservations at the discounted group rate will be Thursday, March 19, 2020.

Directions
Getting to the Renaissance Montgomery and the ABTC:
From I-65 take exit 172 to downtown on Clay St. or Herron St., both merge and become Bibb Street. Entrance to the hotel parking deck is on Bibb St., behind the hotel.

Parking
Looking for secure, convenient and cost-efficient parking in the City of Montgomery? The Renaissance offers a parking facility with 600 spaces that is easily accessible and is connected to Convention Center.
Valet Parking: From Bibb St. Turn North onto Molton St. go one block to Tallapoosa Street turn right and proceed to the hotel entrance.

Parking Rates

Hourly (self-park)$8.00
Daily (self-park)$18.00
Valet (daily only)$23.00
EV Charging Stations (2)Complimentary

The Future As Shared by the Experts Forging It - ABTC Speakers

The plenary line-up boasts IT thought leaders exploring emerging threats and trends of vital interest to all professionals. Just look at how the list of speakers is shaping up! Experts from both the public and private sectors, business and academia, consulting firms and complex, integrated corporate tech operations, will all be speaking on the critical role IT plays in the future of business technology and the state. Clearly the IT explosion is changing everything. You’ll learn HOW things are changing and what the future holds through some of the top minds in the industry – all appearing on the ABTC plenary stage.
Steven Reed

Steven Reed

Mayor of Montgomery

Conference Opening Guest Speaker

David Cox

Vice President of Technology

Southern Company

Mike Rowell

Chief Information Officer

ALFA

Ryan Loy

Chief Information Officer

EBSCO

Dr. Neil Lamb

Vice President of Education

Hudson Alpha

Amy Eberly

Amy Eberly

Human Resources Director

Coca-Cola United

Thomas Brazil

Chief Digital & Innovation Officer

Integrated Computer Solutions (ICS), Inc.

Robert Lightfoot

Vice President, Strategy & Business Development

Lockheed Martin Space

An Action Packed IT Agenda

At the ABTC, you can fill every minute of your two and a half days with opportunity. The training content is both broad and deep with something for every IT specialty. Four different tracks cover Innovation, Security, Technical, and Workforce, Governance, Risk and Compliance. The nine sessions within each track give you the chance to learn about new ideas, products, and best practices while earning CEUs and/or PDUs. Likewise, the trade show is open throughout the conference. Add in dynamic plenary sessions and networking lunches and you have an IT conference packed with options to help you and your business succeed.

More scheduling details and an app to hold your schedule will be available soon so please check back for more information.

Exhibit at the Alabama Business Technology Conference

A Rare Opportunity to Boost Awareness

As an exhibitor or event sponsor, getting in on the ground floor of a new event presents some unique opportunities. You can secure a prime corner before anyone else, establish your brand as a leader, and earn the early support of the developers, administrators, project managers and engineers who are actively pursuing new information and partnerships.

What are the other benefits of participating in this IT event?

  • The ABTC trade show can help HR as well as Marketing and Sales - because every exhibitor has access to the student database of resumes, certifications, and letters of recommendation for the IT and engineering students who belong to the Alabama Technology Foundation. That gives your company an inside look at emerging talent and an advance opportunity to hire the best.
  • Just by participating, you’re helping educate future IT leaders and furthering workforce development - the profits from this event go to the Foundation’s educational work and scholarships. So do something good for your company, for students, and for the industry. Be a founding exhibitor at the Alabama Business Technology Conference.

Exhibitor Sponsorship Prices and Benefits


10 x 10 (Accredited Alabama College/University)

$750 until Feb. 17 ($900 after Feb. 17)
Benefits Include:

  • 10×10 Exhibit Booth
  • Two (2) Exhibit Booth Passes
  • Unlimited ATF Student Member passes for Friday, April 24th; ATF Student Member MUST REGISTER on the Alabama Technology Foundation site in advance to obtain their free pass.


10 x 10 (Silver Level Exhibitor Sponsorship)

$2650
Benefits Include:

  • 10×10 Exhibit Booth
  • Access to the Alabama Technology Foundation Student Database
  • Two (2) Exhibit Booth Passes


10 x 20 (Gold Level Exhibitor Sponsorship)

$5300

  • 10×20 Exhibit Booth
  • Access to the Alabama Technology Foundation Student Database
  • Four (4) Exhibit Booth Passes
  • Flyer distribution (sponsor supplies the flyers)


20 x 20 (Platinum Level Exhibitor Sponsorship)

$10,600
Benefits Include:

  • 20×20 Exhibit Booth
  • Access to the Alabama Technology Foundation Student Database
  • Six (6) Exhibit Booth Passes
  • Two (2) Full Conference Passes
  • Opportunity to host an afterhours event or booth hosted event (sponsor pays for food/beverage)
  • Flyer distribution (sponsor supplies the flyers)
  • Up to three (3) 1 minute videos played during General Session (sponsor to supply the videos)
  • Designated seating for two (2) at keynote luncheon(s)


20 x 30 (Diamond Level Exhibitor Sponsorship)

$15,900
Benefits Include:

  • 30×20 Exhibit Booth
  • Access to the Alabama Technology Foundation Student Database
  • Eight (8) Exhibit Booth Passes
  • Four (4) Full Conference Passes
  • Four (4) Parking Passes each day April 22-24
  • Opportunity to introduce Wednesday’s or Thursday’s luncheon Keynote Speaker
  • Opportunity to host an afterhours event or booth hosted event (sponsor pays for food/beverage)
  • Flyer distribution (sponsor supplies the flyers)
  • Up to four (4) 1 minute videos played during General Session (sponsor to supply the videos)
  • Designated seating for four (4) at keynote luncheon(s)



Special Advance Offer!

Exhibitors who purchase booth space before March 17, 2020 will receive a $200 credit per night (max 3 nights/$600) when you provide proof of stay at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel and Conference Center*.

*Must email hotel confirmation to aphillips@mc-2.com no later than March 16, 2020. Discount will be credited back to the credit card you purchased booth with for the conference the week of April 20, 2020. One discount per company. Cannot be combined with Attendee discount.

 

Beyond an exhibit space, there are other ways to make your presence felt at this inaugural event. For budgets large and small there are numerous branding opportunities throughout the conference.

ABTC Sponsorship Opportunities


EXHIBIT HALL HOURS

Wednesday April 22
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday April 23
9:45 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday April 24
9:45 AM - 12:00 PM

MOVE-IN-MOVE OUT HOURS

Tuesday April 21
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Install)
Friday April 24
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Dismantle)

ABTC Exhibit Hall Floor Plan

Sign up to Exhibit at the ABTC

Contact Us

For general information about the ABTC send inquiries to info@abtconference.com.

Exhibit Sales & Sponsorship Contact Information

Diane Manuel
dmanuel@mc-2.com
678.398.2624

Exhibit Services Contact Information

Anne Phillips (Show Services Manager)
aphillips@mc-2.com
678-398-2650