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September 4-5, 2019 | Greater Richmond Convention Center

If you influence or participate in government technology decisions or implementations at any level, you will find benefit in attending.

Keynote Speakers


Kelly Swanson

Kelly is an award-winning communication strategist, writer, storyteller, humorist and motivational speaker. She is the author of Who Hijacked My Fairy TaleThe Land of If OnlyThe Story Formula and The Gutsy Girls Pocket Guide to Public Speaking.

Thurl Bailey

Thurl is an Inspirational Speaker & Retired Professional Basketball Player. From the youth to the corporate world, he inspires others to win whatever the odds or disappointments. Master storyteller and accomplished speaker, he inspires companies and individuals to focus on what matters most; to persevere, build winning teams, encourage peak performance, develop leadership, and discover opportunity in change.


Morgan Wright

Morgan is an internationally recognized expert on cybersecurity strategy, cyberterrorism, identity theft and privacy. Morgan's landmark testimony before Congress on changed how the government collected personally identifiable information.

For more information visit our schedule page.

Why you should attend

We all take pride in the fact that Virginia and its cities and counties have won numerous digital government awards in recent years. As we progress forward, technology will continue to be at the heart of our ambitious plans for serving Virginians in new and better ways, and we are striving more than ever to embrace innovation and find new ways to get our goals accomplished. Let's use this year's COVITS as a platform to join forces, share ideas and be inspired. The timing couldn't be better. I look forward to seeing you there!"

Keyanna Conner - Secretary of Administration, Commonwealth of Virginia

What is COVITS

COVITS is the familiar name for the Commonwealth of Virginia Innovative Technology Symposium.

COVITS provides a practical glimpse into the future of government IT solutions. Attendees focus on strategic direction. The event features inspiring speakers, relevant breakout sessions and a marketplace of innovative tools. This event now is in its 21st year. It is a valued annual gathering of Virginia's government information technology (IT) leaders.

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