NAGW 2019 Call for Speakers

    Be a Speaker at #NAGW2019

    The NAGW National Conference provides the perfect opportunity to share your expertise with a wide range of web professionals in local, state and federal government. NAGW is seeking presenters willing to share their knowledge and ideas on new technologies and trends at the NAGW National Conference. The focus of the conference is to bring together government employees from all levels of government who share similar goals and issues. The conference is open to anyone looking to enhance their skills and acquire knowledge on the latest trends in the web and government digital technologies. We welcome speakers from the public and private sector. If you have questions contact us

    DEADLINE: Monday, March 18, 2019

    Submit Your Speaking Proposal >> 

    When and Where

    Preconference: Sept 17, 2019
    Conference: Sept 18-20, 2019

    Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel
    150 West 500 South
    Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
    (801) 401-2000

    Topics NAGW is Looking for in 2019

    Our attendee evaluations and other industry data inform the topics we are looking for each year. While your proposed session can fall outside these core topics, priority will be given to those that fall within the following areas:

    • Content Strategy (including Plain Language)
    • Dashboards, Metrics & Open Data
    • Social Media Policy, Strategy & Tools
    • User Experience & Accessibility
    • Innovative Tools & Technology
    • Website Project Management & Redesign


    Presentation Length

    Preconference (hands-on) workshops, held on Sept 17, will be four (4) hours long with morning and afternoon sessions available. There will be a scheduled break in the morning and in the afternoon.

    General conference sessions are 60 minutes (50 minute presentation / 10 minute Q&A).


    What You Get In Return

    NAGW provides a complimentary registration to the conference as compensation for speaking. ​Conference registration is required if your conference session is selected. Do not register until you are sent the discount code to use. 

    Speakers are responsible for their own travel expenses and the conference’s discounted hotel rate is available for speakers. Join your colleagues from around the nation and participate in the only national conference for government web professionals by government web professionals.


    Speaker Resources

    Each of us has learned something useful in our adventures, and if we all share our own personal nugget of knowledge, we can all grow and improve together. There are a lot of great resources out there on how to prepare a proposal. Here are a few to check out:

    Code of Conduct

    NAGW requires that speakers to agree to a Conference Code of Conduct that explains acceptable and unacceptable behavior at our conference, including and especially when presenting. The short version is "don’t be a jerk". We want everyone at our conference to feel welcome and comfortable. As a speaker, you play an important role in helping to create that safe environment for everybody. We appreciate your assistance.