TechRepublic will be hosting its third annual “TechRepublic Live” event this fall and now is the time to sign up if you’d like to join one of the best conversations in IT. The event is open to all TechRepublic members (membership is free), and will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn Northeast (below) on Sept. 28-30, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky. There is no fee to attend the conference. The only catch: The event will be limited to the first 100 TechRepublic members who register.

UPDATE 8/30/11: We’ve re-opened the registry to help fill the last few remaining seats. Reserve your spot today!

The event will run for a full day on both Wednesday, September 28 and Thursday, September 29, and for a half day on Friday, September 30. In the morning sessions, we will be tackling some of the biggest issues that are bearing down on IT departments, IT leaders, and IT administrators in 2011, including:

  • Supporting employee-owned devices
  • Dealing with security and privacy issues
  • Cloud computing and SaaS
  • Open source adoption
  • The social media challenge
  • The outsourcing effect

Each afternoon, attendees will also have the opportunity to shape their own sessions during the “Unconference” portion of the event. Attendees can propose potential topics, and the topics that draw the most interest from attendees are the ones that will turn into break-out moderated discussions. We like to think of these as live discussion threads.

Once again, the event will be hosted in Louisville, where TechRepublic launched as a startup in 1999 and where the TechRepublic editorial department still has its headquarters today. This year’s event will be bigger and better than the previous two years. Again, there are only 100 seats available, and it’s first come, first served. Since seating is limited, we encourage you to reserve your spot as soon as possible by submitting your information on the TechRepublic Live 2011 Registration.

Also, be sure to make your reservations at the Hilton. They are honoring a discounted group rate for rooms. When you call to make your reservation — (502) 423-0018 — be sure to mention the TechRepublic event in order to get the room discount.

See you in Louisville in September.