Jeffrey Zeldman to present opening keynote at NAGW’s 2011 national conference


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Jeffrey ZeldmanThe National Association of Government Webmasters (NAGW) is proud to announce that Jeffrey Zeldman will be the Opening Keynote Speaker 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.

Zeldman, dubbed the “King of Web Standards” by Business Week, is the founder and executive creative director of web design agency Happy Cog and author of Designing With Web Standards. Jeffrey also co-founded and directed The Web Standards Project (WaSP), a grassroots coalition which advocates standards to ensure simple, affordable access to web technologies for all.


Ron Pringle, NAGW’s president, said “We’re very pleased to have Jeffrey Zeldman as our opening keynote. Web standards have long been a cornerstone of NAGW’s National Conferences and online webinars. We have consistently tried to further our government attendees’ knowledge and adoption of standards, be they coding, usability or accessibility standards. Having one of the luminaries in the web standards field deliver the opening keynote at this year’s conference underscores our commitment to continuing that tradition.”

Zeldman is scheduled to present the opening keynote on Wednesday, September 14.

The addition of Zeldman puts an exclamation point on an already impressive list of speakers, including keynote speakers Joe Rotella and Kristina Halvorson; and special guest speaker Molly Holzschlag.

previous keynote speakers have included CSS expert Eric Meyer, Opera Software’s Molly Holzschlag, Phil Mui of Google, user interface expert Jared 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.

Online registration for NAGW’s 2011 National Conference opened on Monday, April 18 and can be accessed at www.nagw.org/national-conference/registration.

For more information on NAGW and NAGW’s 2011 National Conference, visit the association’s web site at www.nagw.org or contact us at conference@nagw.org.

NAGW welcomes Molly Holzschlag back as a special guest speaker at 2011 conference


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Molly HolzschlagThe National Association of Government Webmasters (NAGW) is excited to welcome Molly Holzschlag back as a special guest speaker 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.

Holzschlag, noted author, web maven and web evangelist, presented the keynote at last year’s conference. Ron Pringle, NAGW’s president, said “We’re very happy and honored to have Molly back for the second year in a row. NAGW prides itself on presenting forward-thinking material at our conferences, and Molly’s sessions on HTML5 and CSS3 will do just that.”


Holzschlag, who has been named one of the top 25 most influential women on the web, and is a passionate advocate for web standards, is scheduled to present a half-day pre-conference session on HTML5 on Tuesday, September 13; and a regular conference session on CSS3 Thursday, September 15.

“Molly is highly intelligent, very passionate about emerging web standards, and just plain fun to be around.” added Pringle. “She’s very down-to-earth and last year’s attendees loved getting the chance to talk to her and listen to her present.”

Holzschlag joins an already impressive list of speakers, including keynote speakers Joe Rotella and Kristina Halvorson. More speakers, including NAGW’s opening keynote speaker, will be announced the week of April 11, leading into the opening of registration on April 18.

In addition to Holzschlag, who was the closing keynote at NAGW’s 2010 National Conference, previous keynote speakers have included CSS expert Eric Meyer, Phil Mui of Google, user interface expert 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.

For more information on NAGW and NAGW’s 2011 National Conference, visit the association’s web site at www.nagw.org or contact us at conference@nagw.org.

Content strategy expert Kristina Halvorson to present keynote at NAGW’s 2011 national conference


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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.

For more information on NAGW and NAGW’s 2011 National Conference, visit the association’s web site at www.nagw.org or contact us at conference@nagw.org.

Joe Rotella to present closing keynote at 2011 national conference


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Joe Rotella will be this year's closing keynote speakerThe National Association of Government Webmasters (NAGW) is excited to announce the return of Joe Rotella 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.

Rotella, Chief Technical Officer for Delphia Consulting, and a noted expert on web user experience and design and social media, has spoken at previous NAGW conferences, including as a keynote speaker in 2009. “With his high energy and inspiring enthusiasm, Joe is a favorite among NAGW conference attendees and we’re happy to have him return as one of our keynote speakers” said Ron Pringle, NAGW's President.


NAGW will be announcing more keynote speakers as well as some special guest speakers over the next few 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 expert Jared 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 organization to specifically address the needs of local government webmasters. Our organization continues to grow and each year our conferences have gotten better; we think the 2011 conference will be our best yet.” said Pringle.

For more information on NAGW and NAGW’s 2011 National Conference, visit the association's web site at www.nagw.org or contact us at conference@nagw.org.