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The Network of IT Professionals developing Minds and Technology!

AITP provides a local, regional and national forum for obtaining information about the field of Information Technology, learning about educational and career opportunities, developing technology and business skills, and staying connected with other professionals who have similar interests.

AITP has over 7000 members in 140 professional chapters and 250 student chapters. Our commitment to education is supported through our educational foundation, special interest groups, and certification programs.

We understand the evolution and direction of the IT industry and the needs of its professionals. AITP is committed to ensuring that our members remain global experts in IT innovation.

AITP is a professional association comprised of career minded individuals who seek to expand their potential -- employers, employees, managers, programmers, and many others. We seek to provide avenues for all members to be teachers as well as students and to make contacts with other members in the IT field in an effort to become more marketable in the rapidly changing world of technology.

By investing your time in AITP you will:

  • Exchange experiences and knowledge with peers
  • Participate in seminars, workshops and conferences
  • Meet and interact with leaders in the industry
  • Keep current with emerging technologies
  • Develop a resource base of people you can call
  • Develop leadership and managerial skills
  • Provide a voice for the future


The Northwest Chapter of AITP is a not-for-profit professional association comprised of professionals in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota facing the issues of designing, developing and implementing Information Technology. The Norwest Chapter is affiliated with the national Association of Information Technology Professionals organization headquartered near Chicago, Illinois. ( ).
The Northwest Chapter is dedicated to promoting awareness of solutions to today's issues by facilitating the sharing IT knowledge and experience. It supports its members through the promotion of professionalism and education, and offers member support in the form of conferences expositions, publications, and idea exchange with peers at monthly meetings.

Monthly meetings are held on the first Wednesday morning of each month, September through May. See UPCOMING EVENTS for planned activities and specific dates.
The Northwest Chapter currently includes over 60 members and is led by a volunteer Board of Directors. If you would like to participate as a Board or Committee member, contact any Board member listed in the BOARD MEMBERS section below.

The Northwest Chapter in the Twin Cities maintains a strong local presence in the information technology community, even though its name has changed several times. The Chapter started in 1946 as the Association of Tabulating Supervisors (ATS). It was also know as Remington Association of Tabulating Supervisors, or RATS. In 1951 ATS/RATS became the National Machinists Accounting Association (NMAA) and changed its name to Data Processing Management Association (DPMA) in 1961 with national affiliation. In 1997, the organization changed to its current name, the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP), to better reflect its broad membership. Take a look at the AITP National Web site to learn more about the beginnings of AITP and its progression over the last four decades.

If you would like more information regarding the Northwest Chapter of AITP, please contact us at

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