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    Less than 2 weeks to NAGW Virtual Conference - Today, another Candid Conversation on Virtual Conference Shenanigans

    TODAY - Sept 11th, we have another

    NAGW Candid Conversation (Conference Edition)...

    in roughly 1 Hour.

    We will be giving some sneak peeks of what's in store

    at NAGW Virtual Conference 2020

    (Zoom Details Below)

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    But First.. A photo of a Partrich:

    On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a partridge in a Pear Tree!

    Yes, this is an actual picture of a Partrich, from the famous song involving 12 days.

    I can not recall ever seeing an actual Partrich so wanted to share it with you here.

    More importanly 12 Days! That is all that stands between us, NAGW Fam, and the first ever 


    If you have not yet signed up, please head over to 

     (nagw.org/conference)

    checkAn outstanding lineup

    checkfantastic keynote

    checkchance to see NAGW friends across US
    (while still wearing your cozy pants)

    (Sneak Peek Today - see below)

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    NAGW Candid Conversation... (on Zoom)

     11AM Pacific (West Side!), 12PM Mountain, 1PM Central, 2PM Eastern (East Side!)



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    NAGW Book Club: What We Are Reading in September

    September Book Announcement

    Fundamentals of Data Visualization: A Primer on Making Informative and Compelling Figures

    Fundamentals of Data Visualization: A Primer on Making Informative and Compelling Figures
    by Claus O Wilke


    Many of us create graphics for our websites, social media or dashboards. This book teaches some of the basics to creating effective data visualizations.


    How to Participate

    1. Join us in our Good Reads group.
    2. Borrow or purchase the book(s) from your favorite library or bookseller.
    3. Read the book(s) by the end of the month.
    4. Go on our Good Reads group and post in the forum to share what you learned.

     

    The Rules

    We have a few straightforward rules:

    • You do not have to be a member of NAGW to join the book club.

    • You do need to work for a government agency. We will ask you to specify your government agency in the challenge question when you join.

    • You can use whatever email address you like to join.

     

    Got an Idea for a Book?

    Drop us a line at [email protected] and let us know about it. We look forward to continuing our learning journey together!

     

    NAGW Family - we need you! Well, 7 minutes of your time (max) for a very important 2 question survey.

    First we hope each of you are doing well, even with the 2020 soundtrack to deliver hit after hit.

    We do indeed have a few questions to ask in a quick

    NAGW Member Survey (est. 7 min / 2 questions)

    Yes, yet another survey.. but this one is mega important (and short).

    So please, put the rest of the world away for a few minutes..

    [ Take the survey ]

    Thank You

    Also...

    TODAY - Aug 28th, we have another

    NAGW Candid Conversation... (on Zoom)

     11AM Pacific (West Side!), 12PM Mountain, 1PM Central, 2PM Eastern (East Side!)

    NAGW Online conference is now 30 days out.
    We will mostly be breathing into a paper bag as we talk conference and just say hello to all who want to stop by.
    Funner than a barrel of monkeys.

    (See Zoom Details Below)



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    Seeking your awesome input - Zoom meetup TODAY (8/14) - a NAGW Candid (Conference) Conversation

    TODAY - Aug 14th 

     AT 11AM Pacific (West Side!), 12PM Mountain, 1PM Central, 2PM Eastern (Est Side!)

    Today's NAGW Candid Conversation, to ask you:
    What has worked well on online conferences you have attended?
    What as crashed an burned?
    Any more feedback is greatly appreciated.

    We will also just catch up with the NAGW community and would love to see and hear from you.

    (See Zoom Details Below)

    Candid Conference Conversation

     



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    Did you forget to enter the Pinnacle Awards?

    Time is running out to enter the Pinnacle Awards!

    The Pinnacle Awards are open to members and non-members. If you are not a NAGW member and would like to take advantage of the member's registration rate, join NAGW today

    Entry Fee:

    • Members: $0 <-- free for members!
    • Non-Members:  $100


    Submission Deadline: August 14, 2020

    Apply today!

    New Award for 2020!

    Custom Website – This category was added to the Pinnacle Award for Excellence in Government Web Design. The new Custom Website category recognizes websites that are created in-house using custom created content management systems or use open source projects such as WordPress, Drupal, etc. Awards submitted in this category may also be submitted to the corresponding city/county population category.

    All Pinnacle Award Categories

    Pinnacle Award for Excellence in Government Web Design recognizes the best City/County, Federal, State, NGO, Microsite and Custom website. 

    • City/County Small Population Group (up to 50,000 residents)
    • City/County Medium Low Population Group (between 50,001 and 100,000 residents)
    • City/County Medium High Population Group (between 100,001 and 150,000 residents)
    • City/Count High Population Group (150,001 residents and greater)
    • Custom Website
    • State/Federal
    • NGO (non-governmental organization)
    • Microsite/Special Site Feature


    Steven Michael Moore Pinnacle Award
     is presented to a nominee for excellence in the government web profession.

    Judges

    Award selection will be conducted differently this year given the limitations caused by the COVID19 pandemic. The 2020 winners will solely be selected by NAGW members. 

    Feedback

    Finalists will receive a complimentary Quality Assurance Check from our sponsor, Siteimprove.

    Entries must be active at the time of entry to be eligible.

    Apply today!

     

    Join us TODAY (7/31) for another NAGW Candid Conversation - 1PM Central Time

    Time for another NAGW Candid Conversations, this time with a SPECIAL GUEST.

    Communicating in times of crisis banner

    TODAY - July 31st 

     AT 11AM Pacific (West Side!), 12PM Mountain, 1PM Central, 2PM Eastern (Est Side!)

    (See Zoom Details Below)

    In today's Zoom gathering we will be joined by special guest Jennifer Chapman, Digital Communications Manager for the City of Johns Creek, Georgia, and South Region Director for NAGW.


    Our loose topic will be communicating with the public in times of crisis -- you may not have asked fo it but 2020 has provided 

     



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    2020 Pinnacle Awards Deadline Extended Until August 14!

    2020 Pinnacle Awards

    The Pinnacle Awards are open to members and non-members. If you are not a NAGW member and would like to take advantage of the member's registration rate, join NAGW today

    Entry Fee:

    • Members: $0 <-- free for members!
    • Non-Members:  $100


    Submission Deadline: August 14, 2020

    Apply today!

    New Award for 2020!

    Custom Website – This category was added to the Pinnacle Award for Excellence in Government Web Design. The new Custom Website category recognizes websites that are created in-house using custom created content management systems or use open source projects such as WordPress, Drupal, etc. Awards submitted in this category may also be submitted to the corresponding city/county population category.

    All Pinnacle Award Categories

    Pinnacle Award for Excellence in Government Web Design recognizes the best City/County, Federal, State, NGO, Microsite and Custom website. 

    • City/County Small Population Group (up to 50,000 residents)
    • City/County Medium Low Population Group (between 50,001 and 100,000 residents)
    • City/County Medium High Population Group (between 100,001 and 150,000 residents)
    • City/Count High Population Group (150,001 residents and greater)
    • Custom Website
    • State/Federal
    • NGO (non-governmental organization)
    • Microsite/Special Site Feature


    Steven Michael Moore Pinnacle Award
     is presented to a nominee for excellence in the government web profession.

    Judges

    Award selection will be conducted differently this year given the limitations caused by the COVID19 pandemic. The 2020 winners will solely be selected by NAGW members. 

    Feedback

    Finalists will receive a complimentary Quality Assurance Check from our sponsor, Siteimprove.

    Entries must be active at the time of entry to be eligible.

    Apply today!

     

    Join us for a NAGW Candid Conversation - This Friday at 1pm Central (7/17)

    Hello NAGW,
     The next NAGW Candid Conversation is this Friday, 1PM Central on ZOOM (See detsils below).

    This week we will be chatting about online conferences - specifically an Very Awesome Online Conference scheduled for Set 23rd & 24th. 

    Candid Conversation 07-17


    All this Friday at 1pm Central Time:



    Gregg Turnbull is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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    Join Zoom Meeting
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    2020 Pinnacle Awards call for nominations is now open!

    2020 Pinnacle Awards call for nominations is now open - but closing soon!

     

    The Pinnacle Awards are open to members and non-members. If you are not a NAGW member and would like to take advantage of the member's registration rate, join NAGW today

    Entry Fee:

    • Members: $0 <-- free for members!
    • Non-Members:  $100


    Submission Deadline: July 20, 2020 (5 days away)

    Apply today!

    call for submissions - 2020

    New Award for 2020!

    Custom Website – This category was added to the Pinnacle Award for Excellence in Government Web Design. The new Custom Website category recognizes websites that are created in-house using custom created content management systems or use open source projects such as WordPress, Drupal, etc. Awards submitted in this category may also be submitted to the corresponding city/county population category.

    All Pinnacle Award Categories

    Pinnacle Award for Excellence in Government Web Design recognizes the best City/County, Federal, State, NGO, Microsite and Custom website. 

    • City/County Small Population Group (up to 50,000 residents)
    • City/County Medium Low Population Group (between 50,001 and 100,000 residents)
    • City/County Medium High Population Group (between 100,001 and 150,000 residents)
    • City/Count High Population Group (150,001 residents and greater)
    • Custom Website
    • State/Federal
    • NGO (non-governmental organization)
    • Microsite/Special Site Feature


    Steven Michael Moore Pinnacle Award
     is presented to a nominee for excellence in the government web profession.

    Judges

    Award selection will be conducted differently this year given the limitations caused by the COVID19 pandemic. The 2020 winners will solely be selected by NAGW members. 

    Feedback

    Finalists will receive a complimentary Quality Assurance Check from our sponsor, Siteimprove.

    Entries must be active at the time of entry to be eligible.

    Apply today!

     

    Join us for a NAGW Candid Conversation - the procrastinators edition - (in 20 minutes) at 1pm Central (6/19))

    Hello Team,
     Time for another NAGW Candid Conversation, our afternoon Zoom gathering every other Friday .

     --- As noted this is the procrastinators edition since we are so very late in reminding you to join.

    procrastinate

    All this Friday at 1pm Central Time:



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    The 2020 NAGW Conference is going VIRTUAL! Call for Speakers

    2020 Call for Speakers

    Be a Speaker at #NAGW2020


    As you know, the 2020 NAGW National Conference is going virtual! Join us to share your expertise, knowledge, and ideas on new technologies and trends during the Virtual Conference Sept. 23-24. 

    The focus of the conference is to bring together (virtually!) 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.

    Please submit your proposals by Friday, June 26, 2020. If you’ve already submitted a proposal – thank you! We will review the previous submissions along with new submissions.

    Answer the Call - Submit a Speaking Proposal



    When and Where

    Virtual Conference: Sept. 23-24, 2020


    Topics NAGW is Looking for in 2020

    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 (Ex: AI, Chatbots, Blockchain, etc.)
    • Website Project Management & Redesign
    • GIS
    • Cybersecurity
    • Peer Lessons Learned

     

    Presentation Length

    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.

    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:

     

    Join us for a NAGW Candid Conversation - This Friday at 1pm Central (6/5)

    Hello Team,
     Round Three of NAGW Candid Conversations, our afternoon Zoom gathering is this Friday .

    This week we will be chatting about bringing your public meetings online - via Zoom, Youtube, Favcebook Live, etc. 

    Would love to hear both the thrills of victory and the agonys of defeat when bringing your organizations leadership meetings online. 




    All this Friday at 1pm Central Time:



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    Topic: NAGW Candid Conversations
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    Is Your .Gov Website in Quarantine?

    How do you re-define "success" during this crisis, prioritize your work efficiently and be mindful of data that informs budget decisions.

    Join us Tuesday, June 09, 2020 - 1:00 p.m. Central Time (Online / Register Here)

    Event Announcement - 06-09-2020

    Speakers:

    • Tony Verga, Senior Training Specialist, Siteimprove
    • Jessica Gershman, Director of Data and Analytics, Forum One
    • Gregg Turnbull, Director at Large, NAGW and Web Services Team Lead for Larimer County, CO

     

    Register for this event

     

    Join us for a NAGW Candid Conversation - This Friday at 1pm Central (5/20)

    Hello Team,
    Hope you are ready for round two of NAGW Candid Conversations, our Friday afternoon Zoom gathering.

    This week we will be (loosely) chatting about adding chat to a website - some benefits, tips and gotchas,
    We will also discuss Chatbots, see if folks are using them, tried them.. fear them.

    Chat and Chat Bots

    All this Friday at 1pm Central Time:



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    Welcome New Board Members and Officer Elections

    The NAGW Board of Directors held elections for officers during a special board meeting on Friday, November 1. The officers for the 2019 - 2020 term are:

    • President: Jason Huber (Midwest Region Director)
    • Treasurer: Frankie Rios (West Region Director)
    • Secretary: Debbie Deacy (Lakes Region Director)


    During the special meeting, Trish Hughes (Mountain Region Director), Trevor Johnson (East Region Director) and Matthew Vanderhorst (At Large Director) officially began their terms.

    The board nominated, Leslie Labrecque, as the Immediate Past President for a term not to exceed one year per the NAGW by-laws.

    Thanks to Paulette Neal-Allen, Barbara Belli and Leslie Labrecque for their service to the board over the years!

    Please join us in congratulating our new board members and officers!