Interested in Speaking at NAGW 2017?

NAGW is seeking presenters who are willing to share their knowledge and ideas on new technologies and trends at the 2017 NAGW National Conference. The focus of the conference is to bring together government web professionals 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 to submit: Friday, Feb 24.


When and Where

Preconference: September 19, 2017
Conference: September 20-22, 2017

Hyatt Regency La Jolla
3777 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA 92122

Presentation Length

  • Preconference workshops are four (4) hours long with morning and afternoon slots available. 
  • Regular conference sessions are 75 minutes (60 minute presentation / 15 minute Q&A)


Topics NAGW is Looking for in 2017

Our attendee evaluations and other industry data have us focusing on a few core topics. While your proposed session can fall outside these core topics, priority will be given to those that fall within the following areas:

  • Content Strategy
  • Innovative Tools & Technology
  • Open Data & Open Government
  • Plain Language
  • Social Media
  • User Experience & Accessibility
  • Website Project Management



The majority of our speakers register to attend our conference, and we provide a discount on the registration cost as compensation for speaking. A few speakers only come to present at their session and do not stay for other sessions, in which case a registration fee is not required. We do invite speakers to register, as many have found the conference valuable!

  • Selected regular session speakers will receive up to a 50% discount on general conference registration fees.*
  • Selected pre-conference workshop speakers will receive up to a 100% discount on general conference registration fees.*

*Speaker discounts cannot be combined. If you are selected for both a regular session and a pre-conference workshop, a discount of up to 100% off general conference registration will be applied. Discounts are given at the sole discretion of the NAGW Board of Directors and may be revoked at any time.

*For panel sessions, the discount will be divided between the speakers. Example: For a regular session panel with two speakers, each speaker would receive a 25% discount.

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

Not sure if you should submit a proposal? You should! 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.

Submit Proposal

The National Association of Government Web Professionals (NAGW) is now accepting speaking proposals for the 2017 NAGW National Conference September 20-22, 2017 in San Diego, California.

To submit a proposal, please fill out the form and submit no later than February 24. Submit speaking proposal >>


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Sponsorship Packet

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