July 26, 2007

National Association of Government Webmasters
Annual Conference in Valley Forge

Readers of this site might be interested in this upcoming event: The National Association of Government Webmasters (http://www.nagw.org) will hold its fifth annual conference in September in Valley Forge. NAGW is an organization for webmasters of government entities at the county level and below.

About 250 people attended the conference in 2006. It is hoped that attendance this year will be closer to 300. The conference brochure is at http://www.nagw.org/mailing/mailing_2007_001.html.

Local web professionals who work with government clients or who would like to expand into that market might be interested in attending the conference sessions or in becoming a sponsor of the conference. There is a range of available sponsorships, and information is online at http://nagw.org/conference/2007/ under the Sponsors menu tab.

There is also a call for speakers at http://www.nagw.org/conference/2007/speakers.php, and there are still opportunities for presenters who would like to participate. Vendors who want to speak would be required to be sponsors. Even without being identified as a vendor, speaking at this conference would be a valuable public service by helping local governments develop more effective ways to use the internet to serve their constituents.

If anyone has questions, feel free to contact me. I am on the organizing committee of the conference as webmaster of a township in Chester County, PA.