Keynote for 2018 Conference Announced

The National Association of Government Web Professionals (NAGW) is pleased to announce the lineup of keynote speakers for the organization’s 2018 National Conference to be held Sept 12 - 14 at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Conference registration will open on April 2.

“This year we have an inspiring lineup of keynote speakers who are certain to deliver interesting, engaging and highly-informative presentations,” said NAGW President, Leslie Labrecque. “We anticipate these keynote speakers and the their areas of expertise will appeal to a wide audience.”

Erica Raleigh

Erika Raleigh

Erica Raleigh is the Executive Director of Data Driven Detroit, a social enterprise whose mission is to provide accessible, high-quality information and analysis to drive informed decision-making. After a decade of experience working in Detroit’s community development ecosystem, Erica still believes strongly in the power of data to ensure the efficacy of programs that improve quality of life.  She has her Masters in Urban Planning from Wayne State University and is a published author in the Journal of Urban Affairs.

""@D3detroit

 

Jorge Arango

Erika Raleigh

Jorge Arango is an information architect and strategic designer based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. In his consulting practice, Jorge partners with product, design, and innovation leaders to create digital places that make people smarter. He has designed information environments for all types of organizations, ranging from developing world non-profits to Fortune 500 corporations. Jorge is a frequent speaker at global UX conferences. He is author of "Living in Information: Responsible Design for Digital Places" (Two Waves Books, 2018) and co-author of "Information Architecture for the Web and Beyond" (O'Reilly Media, 2015). He has also served the global UX community as president and director of the Information Architecture Institute, and as thematic director of the first World IA Day. Besides his consulting practice, Jorge is also an adjunct professor in the Interaction Design program at the California College of the Arts (CCA).

Ahava Leibtag

Erika Raleigh

Ahava Leibtag is passionate about content and prides herself on tackling the toughest content projects—from healthcare to higher education to hip-hop (seriously). She has more than 15 years of experience in writing, messaging, and marketing, and is a well-recognized content expert. Her first book, The Digital Crown: Winning at Content on the Web was published by Morgan Kaufmann in November 2013.

 

Ahava is the president and owner of Aha Media Group, LLC, a content strategy and content marketing consultancy founded in October 2005. Prior to beginning Aha Media, she was a communications strategist for a government agency. Ahava has also worked for two major advertising agencies and a commercial production company, and she served as the metro beat reporter for The Jerusalem Post.

 

Ahava received her M.A. from Georgetown University and her B.A. from Stern College. She lives in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan region.

 

Your Vote Counts! Cast your vote in the NAGW Board of Directors Election by August 10

It is time for NAGW members to vote in the NAGW Board of Directors election. NAGW members who hold full memberships can vote in the election. All members vote for an at-large candidate. Members in even-numbered regions vote for a candidate in their region. The three regions and one at-large position up for election are:

  • Lakes Region (2)
  • East Region (4)
  • West Region (6)
  • At-Large 1

Cast Your Vote (login required; click on candidate's name for more information)
NAGW Region Map

Associate members are not eligible to vote per the NAGW Bylaws.

Results will be announced after the election and elected board members will be introduced at the 2018 NAGW National Conference in Pittsburgh, PA.


#NAGW2018 Early Bird Registration

Registration for the 2018 NAGW National Conference in Pittsburgh, PA is now open! Be sure to register before July 13 to take advantage of Early Bird Pricing. We made the early bird registration window generous this year and we will not be extending it

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Become A Member

If you are not already a member of NAGW you should consider joining. We have added new membership options as well as expanded the types of agencies that can join NAGW. Join today to take advantage of member pricing and save $200 on the conference.
 

Conference Pricing

Early Bird (Ends July 13) - no extensions!

  • Members: $625
  • Non-Members: $825

Regular (July 14–August 17)

  • Members: $725
  • Non-Members: $925

Late (after August 17)

  • Members: $995
  • Non-Members: $1,195

Preconference sessions

  • Members: $100 for one session, $150 for two sessions
  • Non-Members: $150 for one session, $300 for two sessions

NAGW conferences bring excellent value to all web professionals – from coders to communicators. A broad range of industry speakers, as well as fellow web professionals, keep you up-to-date on the latest trends and technologies in the government web sphere.

Conference attendees will experience a wide-range of speaker sessions and hands-on workshops, #NAGW2018 offers a value that’s hard to match. Join us in Pittsburgh, meet with your peers and enjoy a great conference experience!

Additional Information


Make Your Plans to Attend #NAGW2018

Who Should Attend? 

The NAGW National Conference focuses on the professional development of government web professionals from all levels of government. Our diverse topics cater to both technical and non-technical audiences including webmasters, programmers, PIOs, designers, managers and CIOs. 

Outstanding Value 

The conference fee includes: 

  • Three keynote presentations 
  • 28 session topic choices 
  • Networking with peers and presenters 
  • Online conference materials 
  • Select post-conference session videos 
  • Majority of meals: 
    • Opening Reception Tues evening 
    • Breakfast Wed / Thurs / Fri 
    • Lunch Wed / Thurs 
    • Snacks Wed / Thurs 
    • Pinnacle Awards Dinner / Thurs 
  • NAGW Nightime Networking (n3
  • Direct contact with sponsors 

View the 2018 Executive Summary >>