Conference Schedule

 

 

Time Session Name Speakers Location
7 - 8 am
BREAKFAST
included with morning sessions
  Aventine DEF
8 am - noon An Introduction to Node.JS Dave Gallerizzo Aventine A
8 am - noon A Talk About Less Talk and More Action James Tormey Aventine C
8 am - noon Hands-on Exercise Using Canva, Hootsuite and Sproutsocial for Social Media Management Susan Wolak Palatine AB
8 am - noon Certified Government Digital Services Professional (CGDSP) Certification Class Dr. Alan Shark Delphi AB
noon  - 1 pm
LUNCH
included with afternoon sessions
  Aventine DEF
1 - 5 pm Break it to make it stronger: Web Application Penetration Testing Basics A.J. Van Beest Aventine A
1 - 5 pm Lean Writing and Assets Management Robin Mathews-Lingen Aventine B
1 - 5 pm From Zero to Cloud on Amazon Web Services Dave Watts Aventine C
1 - 5 pm Who is Responsible for Accessibility? Fully Understanding WCAG 2.0 Dawn Watkins Palatine AB
1 - 5 pm Certified Government Digital Services Professional (CGDSP) Certification Class Dr. Alan Shark Delphi AB
7 - 9 pm
WELCOME RECEPTION 
sponsored by AudioEye
  Asteria Terrace

 

Time Session Name Speakers Location
8 - 9 am
BREAKFAST
  Aventine DEF
9 - 10:30 am OPENING KEYNOTE: Creating Emotionally Engaging Places Peter Kageyama Aventine DEF
10:30 - 11 am
BREAK
  Aventine G
11 am - noon Google Analytics for Beginners Susan Mardele Aventine A
11 am - noon Troll Hunting 101 Rachel Reynolds Aventine B
11 am - noon Webmasters: The Modern-Day Town Criers Michael Melham Aventine C
11 am - noon Open Data Successes and Failures Ron Pringle Palatine AB
noon - 1 pm
LUNCH
  Aventine DEF
1 - 2 pm Making 3rd Party Platforms Accessible

Dan Sullivan

Aventine A
1 - 2 pm DIY UX Testing Chuck Johnston  Aventine C
1 - 2 pm Who Will Tend Your Garden  Rebecca Williams
Carol Spencer
Palatine AB
2:15 - 3:15 pm Enhance Citizen Experience Through Your Website Gordon Duff Aventine B
2:15 - 3:15 pm Testing for Accessibility Dawn Watkins Aventine C
2:15 - 3:15 pm Social Media Stories: How to Communicate Government Information in the Land of Emojis Jessica Militech Palatine AB
3:15 - 3:45 pm
BREAK
  Aventine G
3:45 - 4:45 pm Look who's TAWKing - using Tawk, an embedded web chat client, for citizen engagement

Gregg Turnbull

Aventine A
3:45 - 4:45 pm Being Agile When You are the Only One Paulette Neal-Allen Aventine B
3:45 - 4:45 pm Using Canva, Hootsuite and Sproutsocial for Social Media Management Susan Wolak Aventine C
3:45 - 4:45 pm Section 508 Refresh: Understanding the New Requirements Jonathan Avila Palatine AB
6:15 pm
N3
Vendor sponsored networking events
  Hotel Lobby

 

Time Session Name Speakers Location
8 - 9 am
BREAKFAST
  Aventine DEF
9 - 10:30 am THURSDAY KEYNOTE: The Journey of 500 Journeys Dana Chisnell Aventine DEF
10:30 - 11 am
BREAK
  Aventine G
11 am - noon Website Redesign Done Right (The First Time) Josh Ditthardt Aventine A
11 am - noon Social Media: It's Time to Level Up!

Brett White

Aventine  B
11 am - noon Accessible Government with Amazon Alexa Steve Drucker Aventine C
11 am - noon Government Words Don’t Make You Sound Smart Augusta Branham Palatine AB
noon - 1 pm
LUNCH
Vendor Giveaways
  Aventine DEF
1 - 2 pm Employee Notifications - from the cloud and lightning fast Gregg Turnbull Aventine A
1 - 2 pm Design Before Code: Thinking About Accessibility from the Ground Up Caitlin Geier Aventine B
1 - 2 pm It Just Got Real: Terrible Tales and Life Lessons from the Govie Security Trenches A.J. Van Beest
Carolyn Shannon
Aventine C
1 - 2 pm Developing a Social Media Plan: Why, How and What to Include Bryan Bullock Palatine AB
2:15 - 3:15 pm Two Website Migrations and a Redesign: What We Learned Susan Wolak
Cathy Weaver
Aventine A
2:15 - 3:15 pm Digital Services Websites Improve Government for Everyone Cynthia Francis
Jack Madans
Aventine B
2:15 - 3:15 pm Building Scalable RESTFul services Luis Majano Aventine C
   

 

 
3:15 - 3:45
BREAK
  Aventine G
4 - 5 pm MEMBER MEETING Members only giveaways   Aventine A
6:30 pm
PINNACLE AWARDS BANQUET
sponsored by SiteImprove
 

Aventine DEF

 

Time Session Name Speakers Location
8 - 9 am
BREAKFAST
  Aventine DEF
9 - 10:30 am CLOSING KEYNOTE: What Hath Digital Technology Wrought? A Look at Government in 2025. Marc Pfeiffer
Aventine DEF
10:30 - 11 am Closing comments and giveaways  
Aventine DEF

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