Monday, September 27   |   Opening General Session

Keynote: Heather McGhee, Author and Activist

The Sum of Us



ISM Fellowships Now Open

ISM is accepting applications for fellowships during the application window of Monday, June 2 through Wednesday, July 14.  ISM offers state and local government employees assistance in the form of one or more fellowships to attend the Annual ISM Conference. Fellowships will only be awarded for in-person attendance at the conference. 

Priority to award fellowships for conference attendance will be given to cabinet-level Chief Executive Officers (CEO), Chief Information Officers (CIO), Chief Technology Officers (CTO) and their respective deputies, and Program Directors closely involved with technology projects of states,  local agencies and or municipalities who pay their annual association dues.


These fellowships are meant to help people who want to attend the conference but otherwise would not be able to due to budget restrictions within the employment agency. Before applying, check to see if your agency can or will pay expenses, in part or fully, and, if they will, only apply for the assistance required for your attendance. By doing this, we can use our limited funds for those who would not attend without any travel assistance. The deadline to apply is July 14, 2021.