Be a Speaker at #NAGW2018

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 2018 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 EXTENDED: Friday, February 9

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When and Where

Preconference: Sept 11, 2018
Conference: Sept 12-14, 2018

Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown
600 Commonwealth Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15222


Topics NAGW is Looking for in 2018

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 11, 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 75 minutes (60 minute presentation / 15 minute Q&A).


What You Get In Return

NAGW provides a discount off of the registration cost as compensation for speaking. ​Conference registration is required if your conference session is selected. 

  • Selected general session speakers will receive up to a 50% discount on general conference registration fees.*
  • Selected preconference 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 preconference 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 general 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

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.

Conference Registration

Early Bird Registration

Early bird registration rates are available through
July 13, 2018.

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Hotel Location

Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown
600 Commonwealth Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 391-4600

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Conference Summary

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