CITE 2023 Conference Guide

November 28 – 30, 2023
SAFE Credit Union Sacramento Convention Center
1401 K St. Sacramento, CA 95814

CITE logo on top of photo of the Sacramento skyline.

Everything You Need to Know

For IT professionals in the educational sector, the annual CITE conference is not an event you want to miss! If you’re invested in using technology to enhance your school district, this is the trade show for you.

California IT in Education (CITE) brings together CTOs, systems administrators, classroom teachers, county superintendents, and more to dive into the world of edtech. Join in a series of presentations to further your professional development, with topics geared towards understanding how interconnected technologies can bring transformative change to your institution.

Beyond the breakout sessions, CITE 2023’s Expo Hall features hundreds of cutting-edge exhibitors, offering the chance to learn more about the myriad of solutions that can optimize your schools’ processes. This is where you’ll find Incident IQ and learn about our solutions for Help Desk Ticketing, Asset Management, Facilities Management, Events Management, and HR Service Delivery. Look for Incident IQ in the Expo Hall at booth 125 to learn more about the workflow management platform that’s transforming K-12 support in districts across the country.

Incident IQ expo booth & exhibitor information

The Incident IQ team will be on the CITE Conference Expo Hall floor at Booth #125 every day during the conference. Stop by to see how the K-12 support tools from Incident IQ have helped thousands of districts across the country.

Visit us to chat or learn more about Incident IQ’s award-winning IT help ticketing, asset management, facilities maintenance, and new iiQ Events and HR Service Delivery solutions.


Book time with the Incident IQ team.

The Incident IQ Customer Success team is thrilled to host a series of events to help you make the most of your time in Sacramento. Follow the link and fill out the form if you’re interested in the following:

One-on-One Sessions – Need advice on a specific workflow or with brainstorming a solution? Book 30 minutes of one-on-one time to get personalized answers to your questions.

Personalized Demo Sessions – Still wondering how Incident IQ can really solve your district’s needs? Set up a personalized demo for a walkthrough showing exactly how Incident IQ can help.

Incident IQ team in their tradeshow booth.


Grab a club and join us for our mini golf event.

Take a swig and a swing with us over at Tipsy Putt, during our CITE Happy Hour event. We’ll be joined by LocknCharge and Trafera for the event, so put on your putting shoes and meet us on the green on Tuesday, November 28th from 7:30 – 10:00 PM.



“Incident IQ brings people together. Technicians can see all the tickets at their sites, and we can track communication better than going back-and-forth through email like it was before. As far as accessing data, tracking, and visibility — it’s been huge.”

Support Specialist

Incident IQ's coffee cart


Come share a fresh brew with iiQ.

Stop by the booth, meet our Community team, and enjoy a cup of coffee on us.

BOOTH #125
Wednesday, Nov 29
8:30am – 12:30pm

Conference Schedule

CITE 2023 is shaping up to offer a ton of great new ideas, opportunities, and networking events for IT professionals in education. Here’s a brief overview of the conference schedule:

Monday, November 27 – Early badge pickup and evening Welcome Reception

Tuesday, November 28 – Breakout sessions, lunch, General Session, Opening Keynote Alex Sheen, and Expo Hall Opening Reception

Wednesday, November 29 – Breakout sessions, boxed lunch, Expo Hall, General Session, Raffle

Thursday, November 30 – Breakout sessions, plated lunch, Keynote Speaker LeVar Burton

Theater Schedule

Wednesday, November 298:30AM - 12:30PMCoffee with CommunityWear your iiQ t-shirt and get a free handcrafted coffee!9:00AMIntroducing the Incident IQ Platform10:30AMThe Road to Operational EfficiencyLearn how Washington Unified School District is working to impact operational efficiency using Incident IQ's built-for-K-12 workflow management platform.Featuring: Brian Briggs – Director of Technology, Washington USDRob Winborne – Account Executive, Incident IQ12:30AMSustaining Hiring Decisions Using AnalyticsLearn how analytics helps Davis Joint Unified hire additional full time employees for their Tech Department.Featuring: SCOTT THOMSEN – Director of Instructional Technology, Davis Joint USDRob Winborne – Account Executive, Incident IQ

Pricing & Registration

You’ll secure the best price for conference registration by registering early, as pricing goes up the closer the event gets. CITE 2023’s conference website lists various registration rates, by rate category as follows:

Registration fees for CITE 2023.

Travelers Guide to CITE Conference 2023

Getting To and Around Sacramento

  • Airport: Sacramento International Aiport (SMF) is just 10.6 miles (about 14 minutes by car) from SAFE Credit Union Convention Center. There are several nonstop flights to SMF to choose from for convenient air travel.
  • Amtrak: Amtrak services the Sacramento area with its Sacramento Valley Station, just 1.2 miles (~5 minutes by car) from the SAFE Credit Union Convention Center.
  • Driving: Driving around Sacramento is easy due to the city’s grid-like road layouts. The city’s Parking App, designed for all devices, allows users to view a map and easily find parking options by type (i.e., garage, lot, EV charger accessibility), time limit, and more. You can even reserve parking in advance.
  • Ride-Share: Uber and Lyft are popular ride-share services in Sacramento, and vehicles can quickly be reserved as needed throughout the city.

Where to Stay: Hotels Near CITE 2023

Hyatt Regency Sacramento

  • 1209 L St., Sacramento, CA 95814
  • Room rate $215, Parking $25
  • Distance from CITE 2023: 0.3 miles, ~6 min. walk
  • Use CITE 2023’s Hyatt Regency Sacramento booking link to book a discounted group rate.


Sheraton Grand Sacramento

  • 1230 J ST., Sacramento, CA 95814
  • Room rate $205, Valet $37
  • Distance from CITE 2023: 0.1 miles, ~2 min. walk
  • Use CITE 2023’s Sheraton Grand Sacramento booking link to book a discounted group rate.


Residence Inn at Capitol Park

  • 1121 15th Street Sacramento, CA 95814
  • Room rate $249, Parking $25
  • Distance from CITE 2023: 0.2 miles, ~4 min. walk
  • Use CITE 2023’s Residence Inn at Capitol Park booking link to book a discounted group rate.


Hyatt Centric Downtown

  • 1122 7th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
  • Room rate $219, Parking $40
  • Distance from CITE 2023: 0.7 miles, ~4 min. drive/~14 min. walk
  • Use CITE 2023’s Hyatt Centric Downtown booking link to book a discounted group rate.


Kimpton: Sawyer Hotel, an IHG hotel

  • 500 J Street Sacramento, CA 95814
  • Room rate $249, Parking $28
  • Distance from CITE 2023: 0.6 miles, ~2 min. drive/ ~12 min. walk
  • Use CITE 2023’s Kimpton: Sawyer Hotel booking link to book a discounted group rate.

Where to Eat: Restaurants Near CITE 2023

Mikuni Sushi (4.6 stars)

Local Japanese chain that serves sushi, small plates & hot entrees in a stylish space.

  • Pricing: $$
  • 1530 J St STE 150, Sacramento, CA 95814
  • Distance from CITE 2023: 0.2 miles, ~4 min. walk


Dawson’s Steakhouse (4.5 stars)

Located inside the Hyatt Regency Sacramento, offering updated steakhouse classics and craft cocktails. Reservations recommended.

  • Pricing: $$
  • 1209 L St, Sacramento, CA 95814 (inside the Hyatt Regency Sacramento)
  • Distance from CITE 2023: 0.3 miles, ~6 min. walk


Ella Dining Room & Bar (4.6 stars)

New American & French cuisine in an elegant, contemporary space. Reservations recommended.

  • Pricing: $$$$
  • 1131 K St, Sacramento, CA 95814
  • Distance from CITE 2023: 0.2 miles, ~5 min. walk


Mayahuel Mexican Cuisine (4.4 stars)

Known for elevated Mexican cuisine, an expansive tequila menu, and stylish decor.

  • Pricing: $$
  • 1200 K St, Sacramento, CA 95814
  • Distance from CITE 2023: 0.2 miles, ~4 min. walk

Things to Do Near CITE 2023

If you’re extending your travels and have time to tour the city, Sacramento offers plenty to see and do. Check out the following top attractions in and around the area:

  • State Capitol Building: A living museum highlighting California’s rich history, surrounded by a beautiful 40-acre park.
  • Old Sacramento Waterfront: Experience the history of the Gold Rush era, noting the cobbled streets, unique boutiques, and delightful eateries.
  • California State Railroad Museum: Discover how railroads impacted California’s growth.
  • Crocker Art Museum: A sanctuary for art lovers, this museum features a diverse range from contemporary works to European masterpieces.
  • American River Parkway: Enjoy scenic trails and beautiful views of the American River.
  • Long Beach: While a bit of a journey from Sacramento, this coastal city is so well-loved for its beaches, boardwalks, and atmosphere that it’s worth the trip!