2012 NAGW Annual Conference in Kansas City
The National Association of Government Webmasters (NAGW) is pleased to announce that Kansas City, MO will be the location for the 2012 National Conference. “Next year will mark the 10 year anniversary of our conference, so we decided it would be fitting to bring it back to where it started in 2003.” said Ron Pringle, NAGW’s current board president.
The InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza, located on the edge of the vibrant Country Club Plaza area, will be the site of the conference, which begins Wednesday, September 12 and runs through Friday, September 14, with pre-conference sessions on Tuesday, September 11.
NAGW’s National Conference, the only conference specifically for local and state government webmasters, had its beginnings in Kansas City when, in 2003, a local group, Kansas City Metro Area Government Webmasters (KCMAGWeb), decided to sponsor a national conference for their peers.
That first government webmasters conference drew more than 200 attendees from 29 states and led to a second conference the following year in the Kansas City area, followed by a third in the Denver area in 2005. At the Denver conference, NAGW was formed and charged with managing and running future conferences. NAGW was incorporated in 2006 and has been holding a National Conference ever since.
“The conference, and NAGW, has come a long way since 2006” said Pringle. “We’ve grown the National Conference into the premiere gathering of local government webmasters from across the country. We’ve steadily increased our ability to pull in top industry leaders for our keynotes, and 2012 will be no exception!”
Pringle added “With the tough economic times we’ve all been
facing the last few years, the National Conference has become an important
venue for getting up to speed on new technologies, techniques and methods.
The web is becoming an ever greater resource for the communities we serve
and we owe it to them to ensure we’re all doing the best job we can.
NAGW and its National Conference help us do that.”
Information taken from NAGW web site.
For more information, visit the www.nagw.org 2012 Conference web page.
About the Conference
These conferences were started by MAGWeb, which hosted the first one in 2003. This national event attracted more than 200 attendees from 29 states and was such a success that the conference planning team decided to hold a second one in 2004. After two years of overwhelming support, MAGWeb turned the conference over to a new hosting city, Denver, in 2005.
Some of the same people who planned the Kansas City and Denver conferences
formed the National Association of Government Webmasters (NAGW).
NAGW officially came into being at the 2005 Denver gathering and now oversees
the annual conferences.