FAIRFAX, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council's (ACT-IAC) Institute for Innovation today announced its call for nominations for “Igniting Innovation 2015 Showcase and Awards.” The program’s objective is to recognize innovations throughout government with a focus on technology. The submission deadline is November 6th, 2014. Last year’s inaugural event attracted more than 700 attendees and 80 nominations.
“This Institute for Innovation program was extremely successful last year in bringing recognition to the teams of government and industry IT professionals who bring innovative thinking into the products, services, systems and solutions that they develop,” said Andy Robinson, Chair of the Institute for Innovation and senior vice-president at ICF International. “We encourage innovations developed by government, industry, or in collaboration. From the Top 30 innovations to the final selection, there will be unprecedented exposure for participants, both from live attendees and media.”
In addition to accepting a wide variety of nominations, the “Igniting Innovation 2015 Showcase and Awards” program stands out among other industry awards in several key ways:
- Combines an IT innovation solution showcase with an award program delivering a collaborative educational forum for all participants
- Uses a unique judging process that integrates public social media voting and the live Showcase
- Offers broad media exposure, including invitations to speak at future ACT-IAC events open to government and industry
- Charges no fees for nominations, attendance, or exhibition
The Showcase and recognition program is open to all and is scheduled for February 5th, 2015 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. As submissions from around the country are expected, nominees should ensure they are able to attend the Showcase that day.
For event registration or to submit an innovation nomination and for more information on the selection process, go to http://www.actiac.org/ignitinginnovation2015. Follow the event on Twitter: #IgniteInnovation.
About ACT-IAC – Advancing Government Through Collaboration, Education, and Action
ACT-IAC is the premier public-private partnership in the government IT community and an example of how government and industry work together. ACT-IAC is a nonprofit educational organization created to advance government through collaboration and education. The organization provides an objective, vendor and technology-neutral and ethical forum where government and industry are working together to develop innovative strategies, effective and efficient solutions and best practices. Headquartered in the Greater Washington, D.C. area, ACT-IAC also has chapters in Pacific region (based in San Diego) and the Rocky Mountain region (based in Denver).