2021 NAGW National Conference

    NAGW Virtual 2021

    We have a full calendar of mini-conferences, free to NAGW members, to help keep you informed and engaged. We’ll be hosting four virtual events – with keynote speakers and breakout sessions scheduled throughout the next 12 months. 

    2021 – 2022 Virtual Conference Event Schedule

    May 19, 2021: Digital Government
    Online forms, citizen engagement, technology & tools, and how we did that.

    keynote speaker Terry Jones

    Special guest and keynote Terry Jones, founder of Travelocity and founding Chairman of Kayak.com talks about digital transformation, disruption and innovation and his messages are spot on. 

    An author and venture capitalist, he founded five startups, with Kayak and Travelocity becoming billion-dollar IPOs. Jones’ success has established him as a thought leader on innovation and disruption. He’s been helping companies use the tools and techniques he has developed to succeed in our fast-changing world.

    His programs on innovation, leadership and customer relationships are always thought-provoking and entertaining. There will be plenty in this keynote session to take back to your own organization.

    Future Conference Dates and Topics
    August 18, 2021: Data & Dashboards
    An effective way to display all of this data and messaging we're collecting and distributing.

    October 2021: Best of the Web with the return of virtual Pinnacles!
    Pinnacle Awards & NAGW Members Meeting

    February 2022: Members’ Choice
    Keynote suggestions and subjects selected by you! 

    Be a Speaker at #NAGW2021 Virtual Events

    The NAGW Virtual 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 Virtual Event on May 19, 2021.

    The focus of the conference is to bring together government employees from all levels of government who share similar goals and issues. The event 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 sectors. If you have questions contact us.

    DEADLINE: Thursday, April 8, 2021

    Submit your speaking proposal:


    Recognizing how busy you are and the time constraints you face, this program is designed to be 9 months in length; a mix of virtual class discussions and self-paced online coursework; and delivery of a Capstone paper – 10 to 15 pages in length – describing a program or practice that you have implemented, or an organization or web/digital services issue that you have had to resolve. The next 9-month class begins April 22, 2021 - Visit PTI.org to sign up today!


    Upcoming Webinars:

    Clutter Happens
    Presenter: Dolores "D" Madrid
    Date and Time: Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 12 p.m. CDT
    Clutter happens wherever we work. How do we keep organized, find the information that we need and get rid of the information that has piled up over time? D Madrid will help you with tips to move from chaos to content organization by sharing some basic tips that will keep your electronic working environment clutter-free.

    16 to 1: How Morris County, NJ Created its New Website and Lived to Tell the Tale
    Presenter: Jamie Klenetsky Fay
    Date and Time: Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 12 p.m. CDT
    Morris County, NJ had a large network of websites – 16, to be precise – that made the user experience unwieldy, and maintenance unmanageable. This is how Morris County broke through departmental silos, financial restrictions, and a fear of change to create its new, single, services-oriented website.

    Every second Thursday of the month - Next gathering April 8 (Look for an invite in your inbox)

    NAGW Happy Hour
    Every fourth Thursday of the month - Next gathering April 22 (Look for an invite in your inbox)

    NAGW Book Club
    Yes, we have a Good Reads book club. Interested in learning more about the internet and web technology? Members can get together to read and discuss books about accessibility, content management and strategy, government transparency, open data, open-source tools and technology, usability, user experience and responsive design, just to name a few.

    Next book:
    Good Services: Decoding the Mystery of What Makes a Good Service
    By: Lou Downe

    Service design is a rapidly growing area of interest in design and business management. There are a lot of books on how to get started, but this is the first book that describes what a ‘good’ service is and how to design one. This book lays out the essential principles for building services that work well for users. Demystifying what we mean by a ‘good’ and ‘bad’ service and describing the common elements within all services that mean they either work for users or don’t.

    A practical book for practitioners and non-practitioners alike interested in better service delivery, this book is the definitive new guide to designing services that work for users.

    Join us on Good Reads NAGW Book Club. More info here: https://nagw.org/nagw_book_club

    Besides the fantastic online gathers mentioned above, we also offer many other perks to NAGW Members.

    NAGW Resource Library
    Need to write an RFP for a website redesign but don’t know where to start?
    Or perhaps you’ve been asked to put together a style guide for your organization?
    Don’t have a social media or links policy yet but need to create one?

    Check out the NAGW resource library to see how others have tackled these and other online requirements. Members have complete access to the library.

    NAGW Google Group / Listserv
    Maybe you don’t see the answer to your question in the resource library – no worries! Put it out on the NAGW listserv. Most questions posted receive multiple responses within the same day making the listserv an invaluable member resource.

    Every Friday the listserv provides some great goodies to members. Long-time member and former NAGW board president Leslie Labrecque sends out her Weekly Web Goodies post with plenty of great reads for our members.

    Job postings – yes, FREE! to members.
    Is your department currently advertising employment opportunities? You can easily spread the word further afield by posting the job ad on the NAGW job board. This service is – you guessed it – FREE! to members. 
    Submit your ad text here: https://nagw.org/form.php?form_id=16&c=1

    NAGW  201- 2022  Sponsors

    NAGW Sponsor Siteimprove         NAGW Sponsor Granicus Logo        NAGW Sponsor Municode

    Conference History

    2020 will be the 18th NAGW Annual Conference, including the two original conferences held by a Kansas City group called the Metro Area Government Webmasters (MAGWeb). Learn more about the Conference History.