Kristina Halvorson

The National Association of Government Webmasters (NAGW) welcomes noted content strategy expert Kristina Halvorson as one of this year’s keynote speakers at NAGW’s 2011 National Conference. This year’s conference is being held at the historic Hilton Netherland Plaza in Cincinnati, Ohio September 14–16. This four star art deco hotel located in the heart of downtown Cincinnati will be host to the country’s only conference created specifically for local and state government webmasters.

Halvorson is founder and CEO of Brain Traffic, a world-renowned content strategy consultancy, and author of Content Strategy For The Web. She is widely recognized as the industry’s leading advocate for content strategy. “Considering that government websites are so content driven, it made sense for us to seek out a speaker on the topic.” said Ron Pringle, NAGW’s president. “And who better to have speak on content strategy than the person who wrote the book on it?”

Halvorson, who has been described as enthusiastic, articulate and funny, will be presenting her keynote on the second day of the conference, Thursday, September 15.

“Anyone who has had the honor of hearing Kristina speak, or who follows her on Twitter, knows that she’s passionate about content. She’s also very funny and down-to-earth, which makes her a perfect fit for our conference. We’re honored to have her as one of our keynotes this year.” added Pringle.

Halvorson joins Delphia Consulting’s Joe Rotella as two of three of keynote speakers scheduled for this year’s National Conference. The third and final keynote speaker will be announced the week of April 11. NAGW will be also be announcing some special guest speakers over the next two weeks leading up to the opening of registration on April 18.

Previous conference keynote speakers have included CSS expert Eric Meyer, Opera Software’s Molly Holzschlag, Phil Mui of Google, user interface expect Jarod Spool and other government and internet luminaries.

2011 marks the 9th year of NAGW’s premier conference for local, state and federal government webmasters. “NAGW was started as a non-profit to specifically address the needs of local government webmasters. Each year we’ve gotten bigger and better and we think the 2011 conference will be our best yet.” said Pringle.

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