With evermore government IT events popping up in and around the beltway, the 10th annual GovMark Council Offsite focused on hosting successful Federal programs – Your Own Circus. This year, year, we hosted the Offsite at the beautiful Salamander Resort in Middleburg, Virginia.
The GovMark Council kicked off the event with Gartner's lead analyst, Katell Thielemann, for a discussion on industry trends, challenges, and opportunities. Attendees then heard from Rich Beutel, senior advisor to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, on event ethics – what you can and can't do. True to the essence of GovMark, attendees engaged in a discussion with their industry colleagues on event best practices – nothing beats the wisdom of the crowd.
Attendees enjoyed networking with their industry peers throughout the panel sessions, a performance by a circus fire breather, dining under the big top, and swapping stories around a campfire.
View photos of the event.