Connect and mingle with the most engaged IT community in the world!
Networking at IT Nation Connect 2023
One great benefit of IT Nation Connect is the chance to meet and learn from peers who have been in your shoes. The event includes extensive business and social gatherings for in-person attendees where you can have fun while making the most of event networking opportunities.
Calling all IT Nation Connect first-timers: We’re excited you’re here! Stop by to get tips and tricks for navigating the conference, making the most of your time, and getting to know the community.
Wednesday, November 8 | 4:00pm–4:45pm | Panzacola G-2
IT Nation Welcome Reception
Kick off the conference at our Welcome Reception! You can network with exhibitors while catching up with old friends and new. Dinner and drinks* are provided. Welcome to IT Nation Connect 2023!
Wednesday, November 8 | 6:00pm-9:00pm | Solutions Pavilion
*Non-alcoholic options available
IT Nation Gives: 5K Race Supporting K9s For Warriors
Join us for a 5K run in support of K9s for Warriors. Your generosity will go right to work to help pair a struggling Warrior with a shelter dog trained to help veterans with post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, or military sexual trauma.
Thursday, November 9 | 7:00am-8:00am | Rosen Shingle Creek Grounds
Cheers and beers! Join this casual crawl through the Solutions Pavilion and mingle with exhibitors and attendees while sampling an array of craft beers and seltzers.
Thursday, November 9 | 5:45pm–7:00pm | Solutions Pavilion
IT Nation Celebration at SeaWorld Orlando
IT Nation is taking over SeaWorld®! Enjoy dinner, drinks, and private access to epic rides, including the all-new Ice Breaker, which boasts the steepest vertical coaster drop in Florida. It will be a night of unforgettable excitement!
Thursday, November 9 | 7:30pm – 10:30pm | SeaWorld Orlando
At ConnectWise, we celebrate our hard work and the successes of our partners…with spectacular parties! Join us to close the conference with a sure-to-be epic celebration of food, fun, and community.
Friday, November 10 | 6:30pm–10:00pm | Gatlin Terrace
Get ready to party the night away at the MSP Community Block Party, hosted by the MSP Initiative. Explore the eclectic venues of Icon Park Orlando where they'll be food, all-inclusive drinks, games and karaoke. Don't miss the finale - a private concert exclusive for Block Partiers from three of your favorite 90's bands - Better Than Ezra, Tonic, and Sugar Ray! Buses will be provided from all conference hotels to the venue and back throughout the night.
Wednesday, November 8 | 9:00pm | Icon Park
Join us for a night of excitement and camaraderie at Right of Boom's Casino Night. Get ready to roll the dice, play your cards right, and find your tribe in a thrilling atmosphere. Whether you're a seasoned gambler or a beginner, this event promises to provide an unforgettable experience. So put on your best poker face, grab a drink, and get ready to have a blast with your fellow MSPs.
Wednesday, November 8 | 9:00pm-11:00pm | Gatlin A-1
Join like-minded peers who are in your shoes! Meetup groups include Veterans, Pride, Internal IT, Modes, and more! You can see all the Meetup groups in the IT Nation app if you've already registered for IT Nation Connect.
Women in IT Lunch
Exchange ideas, discuss challenges, and explore opportunities for growth & leadership at a lunch dedicated to Women in IT.
Thursday, November 9 | 11:20am-1:30pm | Suwanee 14-1
Bullets & Ballads
Join us for a thrilling evening of camaraderie and entertainment at Bullets & Ballads: A Community Event at IT Nation Connect! This in-person gathering promises an unforgettable experience filled with music, laughter, and networking opportunities. Get ready to connect with friends and peers, including IT professionals, tech enthusiasts, and community leaders.
Sign up for the Nerf gun war!
Request a song for the dueling piano players!
Grab a drink at the open bar!
Wednesday, November 8 | 9:00pm-11:00pm | Gatlin A-2-4
Are you looking for assistance from an IT Nation conference expert to help you identify which sessions and networking opportunities are the right fit for your goals in attending? The IT Nation GPS team will help you identify sessions that fit your role, mode, and goals to ensure you get the most out of your conference experience. Schedule an appointment window with us on Wednesday, Nov. 8th, and meet with a team of experts to help you get the most out of IT Nation Connect.
Watch live or stream the keynotes and select sessions via the Attendee Virtual Hub included with your All-Access Pass or Virtual Pass! We understand that not all attendees can make it to every session or even to Orlando, so we’re excited to make it easier than ever to watch from the comfort of wherever you are at the conference or your home.
Streaming daily during conference hours | Schedule coming soon
Welcome to the IT Nation Connect Quiet Room—a dedicated oasis tucked away from the frenetic conference energy and thoughtfully designed to cater to your accessibility needs, work requirements, and moments of tranquility.
Open throughout the conference | Gatlin Registration 2 Office
The Prayer Room is available 24/7 and arranged to provide a peaceful sanctuary for moments of reflection, meditation, and prayer for attendees.
Open throughout the conference
Don’t miss the culmination of the ConnectWise PitchIT accelerator program. The final three contestants will present their innovative solutions to a panel of judges on Wednesday. The first-place prize? $70,000 and exclusive resources from ConnectWise to help support innovation in our community.
Wednesday, November 8 | 3:00pm-4:00pm | Gatlin A 3-4