THE PLACE WHERE TECHNOLOGISTS COLLABORATE, NETWORK AND TRAIN FOR TOMORROW
SCGMIS exists for one reason... to provide our members with unique, first-rate information technology training, collaboration, and networking experiences. To aid in this effort, SCGMIS annually holds three full-day workshops as well as its flagship event, the Leadership Summit, held over the course of three days in Charleston, S.C.
Although the above sets us apart, we are also different in that we offer full membership to any municipal, county or state government agency within South Carolina! This includes school districts, police departments, commissions, authorities, and any other government run entity within the state.
As an added bonus, employees of our member agencies can attend each of the SCGMIS workshops without any charge.
Our annual membership fees range from $100 to $500, which includes membership into GMIS International as well. Membership fees are based on the annual IT budget for your agency. There is no other place where you can pay so little and get at least three full day workshops for FREE – and your entire staff is invited to attend! It's simple... if your agency joins SCGMIS, then your entire IT staff are also members!
VENDOR SUPPORT OPPORTUNITIES
SCGMIS also depends on vendor support to help ensure we are able to continue providing our members with the excellent programs and events they have come to expect.
Our vendor-partners are different than you may find with other professional organizations in that we truly considered these participating vendors to be partners. They attend our workshops (also at no cost) and are encouraged to network with our members. However, there is no selling or marketing of products or services at any of our events they are attending. We do allow one sponsor per workshop, and up to eight for our Leadership Summit, in which the event sponsor is permitted to talk about their products or services.
This formula has worked for SCGMIS over the years and has proven mutually beneficial for both the chapter and our vendor-partners. You will find that most have continued to renew their relationship with us year after year.
To register as a vendor partner, please go to the Vendor-Partner Registration Web page.
To see a list of current vendor partners for this fiscal year, please visit the Vendor Partners webpage.