USITCC Regional Competition 2023
About the conference
The Department of Information Technology and Cybersecurity in the College of Business is proud to host the U.S. Information Technology Collegiate Conference (USITCC) regional student competition on October 26-28, 2023 in Springfield, Missouri! The event is open to students majoring in business or computer science concentrating in computer information systems (CIS), management information systems (MIS), computer programming and design, information technology, information systems and other related majors. In past years, regional events have attracted around 100 students, faculty and exhibitors.
USITCC is quickly becoming the nation’s top IT collegiate competition, networking and career building event. In one single weekend, student attendees can prove their technology skills amongst their peers in a variety of IT competitions, network with industry professionals and connect with IT employers looking to fill internships and/or full-time positions.
Competitions will take place in Glass Hall, home to Missouri State University's College of Business. Students will compete in the following categories:
- Application Development
- Business Analytics
- Network Design
- Office Solutions
- PC Troubleshooting
- System Analysis and Design
Schedule of events
Thursday, October 26, 2023
- Security: 7-10 p.m.
- Systems Analysis and Design: 7-10 p.m.
Friday, October 27, 2023
- Application Development: 8-11 a.m.
- Network Design: 8-11 a.m.
- Office Solutions: 12-3 p.m.
- Business Analytics: 12-3 p.m.
- Database 4-7 p.m.
- PC Troubleshooting: 4-7 p.m.
Saturday, October 28, 2023
- Security Final Round: 8-10 a.m.
- Sponsors, Exhibitors and Recruitments: 8 - 10 a.m.
- Awards Ceremony and Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Schedule of events is subject to minor changes. Other activities scheduled: Lunch/Dinner, Student Mixer, Faculty/Advisor/Sponsor Mixer, Career Recruitments, etc.
- Early bird rate (before September 30, 2023): $35/person
- After September 30, 2023, $45/person
- Onsite Registration: $60/person
Event address & contact information
Missouri State University College of Business
851 S John Q Hammons Pkwy, Springfield, MO 65897
Phone: (417) 836-4131
Kentwood Hall, 701 E. St. Louis St., Springfield, MO 65806 is a renovated historic six-story building. Kentwood offers private rooms, two-person, super doubles, and three-person rooms.
Each room is carpeted and offers an ensuite bathroom and adjustable-height loft-style beds. All rooms will have ethernet ports and Wi-Fi. Each room has a mid-sized refrigerator with separate freezer and microwave. All rooms are smoke and tobacco free. Basic linens will include sheets, pillow, a light blanket, and towels.
The rate is $30 per bed per night. Bed availability is first-come, first-serve.
To make a reservation, please contact ITCompetition@missouristate.edu
A shuttle (Bear Line - Blue Route) will be provided at no cost from Kentwood Hall to MSU’s Glass Hall (competition location). Shuttles to and from the Springfield Airport will NOT be provived.
Competitors and guests may fly into the Springfield-Branson National Airport. Airlines include American, Allegiant, Delta and United. The airport is located eight miles from the Missouri State University campus. Shuttles to and from the Springfield Airport will NOT be provived.
The Plaster Student Union on the Missouri State University campus offers a variety of well-known restaurants including:
- Panda Express
- Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers
Downtown Springfield is also home to many restaurants, cafes and coffee shops.
- Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World
- Dickerson Park Zoo
- Missouri Sports Hall of Fame
- Springfield Art Museum
- Springfield Conservation Nature Center
- Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium
Sponsor and exhibitor registration
A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available, including sponsorship of technology-specific events centered on the signature skillset you are looking to recruit/hire or technology/resources you would like to showcase to faculty members.
Generative AI Policy
We (USITCC Regional Conference Committee) recognize the impressive growth, application, and overall utility of AI in shortening the time to completion of projects both professionally and academically. The use of Generative has increased dramatically in recent years. Students, employees, and organizations are leveraging ChatGPT, Bard, DALL-E, Midjourney, and DeepMind to supplement their own skillsets and produce greater volumes of work.
With that said, we and our cooperative organizations jointly decided to ban the use of Generative AI from the 2023 Regional USITCC competition. The competitions at USITCC are primarily focused on and tailored to the knowledge bases and skillsets of undergraduate students from 2 & 4-year schools. The purpose of these competitions is to gauge, test, and present appropriate challenges for this level of student understanding and the competitions also allow students to detect their own deficiencies and strengths. Students will need to possess a solid understanding of the fields they are competing in on their own merits to truly discover where their strengths and weaknesses lie, such that they may better develop themselves for the professional world in which they are seeking careers.
Therefore, usage of Generative AI to assist in the answering, production, and development of student submissions is prohibited from the competition overall. Violation of this ban may result in the forfeiture of the competitor in that competition. We reserve the right to examine competition related network traffic data during this event. Certain web domain access may be blocked as well.
Thank you to all our sponsors for 2023!
USITCC Regional 2022 Sponsors