POSSCON will take place in the heart of Columbia’s entertainment district, the Vista. We are excited to be hosted by these fine venues.

Tuesday, April 14th

Music Farm

musicfarmMusic Farm Columbia is a new music venue located in the Vista in downtown Columbia, SC. In just a few short months of being open, The Music Farm has played hosts to acts such as Brett Eldredge, Chevelle, O.A.R., Yonder Mountain String Band & Bone Thugs N Harmony

For more information, visit their website: http://www.musicfarm.com/

Tin Roof

In 2002 Jason and Elizabeth Sheer started the Tin Roof near Nashville’s famed Music Row. Their goal was to give musicians a place to play & a place to hang when they weren’t on stage. The tasty food, fun, eclectic environment, community of Regulars and friendly Crew helped quickly establish Tin Roof as the place to be for musicians and
non-musicians alike.

Since then we have expanded to multiple cities taking the Music City vibe on the road, and have given musicians more places to play and hang. Over the years, our stages have hosted the famous, the should have been famous, and everyone in between.

For more information, visit their website: http://www.thetinroof.com/Home/Columbia

Hilton Columbia Center Hotel

Elegant in atmosphere and striking in detail, the Hilton® Columbia Center offers the finest setting for all types of meetings and events in Columbia, South Carolina. Our meeting facilities are fully equipped to host any event, including a stunning Ballroom, professional Meeting Rooms, and Executive Boardrooms, complete with banquet and meeting amenities, audiovisual equipment and event planning services, the perfect space for your event, including conferences, business meetings, conventions, as well as social gatherings, such as cocktail receptions, gala dinners, banquets, and weddings

For more information, visit their website: http://www.hiltoncolumbia.com/index.html

The Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center


The Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center is located in downtown Columbia, making it South Carolina’s only downtown convention center. The CMCC recently celebrated its 10 year anniversary and has hosted nearly 2 million visitors during that time. The 1101 Lincoln Street location sits in the heart of “The Vista” and is a convenient walking distance from the Music Farm, where It-oLogy’s POSSCON event is being held in 2015. The break out session will be located in the Hall of Fame Room which is on the main level of the CMCC. Enter through the Lincoln Street door, make a pit-stop at the café and continue straight past the escalators to find the meeting space!

For more information, visit their website: http://www.columbiaconventioncenter.com/

Liberty Tap Room

Located in Columbia’s beautiful Congaree Vista district, Liberty Tap Room is an upscale casual dining restaurant serving traditional American cuisine with a twist in a fun, modern atmosphere. Take a seat on the patio and enjoy the sights and sounds of downtown Columbia.

With 72 beers on tap, including our own line of microbrews, we have a brew to satisfy even the pickiest of beer snobs. We also offer the best Happy Hour specials in town from 4-7 daily.

Liberty Tap Room specializes in all-American food made from the freshest ingredients. Be sure to try one of our Certified Angus Beef® burgers, juicy steaks, or fresh-baked pizzas.

For more information, visit their website: http://www.libertytaproom.com/locations/downtown-columbia-sc/

Wednesday, April 15th


14517360411_7f0bb31f45_oWhen executives at BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina realized they need a larger pool of qualified candidates to fill positions in their growing IT department, they reached out the University of South Carolina. Instead of developing a partnership that would solve the problem only for BlueCross BlueShield, they sought a solution to address the problem across the Southeast.

USC and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina partnered with IBM in December 2008 to form the Consortium for Enterprise Systems Management. The Consortium was formed in part to encourage young people to learn the skills needed to manage enterprise systems, large-scale computers that process high volume transactions. Since its inception, numerous other corporate and educational supporters have gotten involved and the mission has expanded to include all aspects of computer science, engineering and technology.

In January 2011, the Consortium rebranded itself with the friendlier, more appealing IT-oLogy. Today, IT-oLogy is a national non-profit collaboration of companies, academic institutions and other organizations dedicated to growing the IT talent pipeline, fostering economic development and advancing the IT profession by being the power behind IT-oLogy.

For more information, visit their website: http://it-ology.org/