Prepare for Launch 2021

Tickets on Sale in July!

WHEN October 14, 2021 7:00 am
WHERE Western Maryland Rocky Gap Casino Resort


A Message from the Western Maryland IT Center of Excellence

2021: 5th Annual Conference

We are excited to share that Tech at the Gap will be back this year as an in-person event! Our planning committee is hard at work on creating a high-energy event that will be the kind of quality conference that past attendees have enjoyed. Of course, we will adhere to all CDC guidelines to ensure a safe day for everyone. More details will be coming soon!

Thank you.
Western Maryland IT Center of Excellence

Tech at the Gap is funded in part by the State of Maryland’s EARN Maryland Grant Program, administered by the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation. EARN Maryland focuses on industry-led partnerships to bridge Maryland's skills gap and drive growth.



2021 Speakers

Check back soon for a diverse list of all our dynamic speakers for 2021!

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Our 2021 Sponsors

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The Event Venue




Nestled in the mountains of Western Maryland, in the middle of the picturesque Rocky Gap State Park, Rocky Gap Casino Resort is a AAA 4-Diamond Award® and TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence-winning resort featuring a casino, hotel, spa, and conference center.

Minutes from Cumberland, the property is just over two hours from Pittsburgh, Baltimore and Washington, DC.
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Western Maryland IT Center of Excellence






Tech at the Gap is presented by The Western Maryland IT Center of Excellence, along with our generous event sponsors.

The Center links regional IT industry leaders with economic development leaders to encourage business retention, expansion, and the attraction of new business within the IT sector in Western Maryland. We offer job readiness and incumbent IT training to the local workforce.
Learn More about the IT Center →

Stay and Play




October is an ideal time to visit Western Maryland. In fact, people come from far distances every year just to enjoy the beauty of the changing seasons and spend some relaxing time in the mountains.

From outdoor recreation to art events to history and heritage, there is plenty to see and do. Hopefully you can spend a few extra days enjoying the area.
Spend Some Time With Us! →