September 26, 2008 By News Report
Photo: Government Technology's Chad Vander Veen
The initial schedule of industry speakers for the upcoming Web site Management Conference on March 4-6, 2009, has been announced by Manhattan, KS-based CivicPlus. Featuring three days of in-depth briefings and discussions on emerging e-government trends and best practices, the 2009 WMC is geared towards executives, IT professionals, department managers and information officers from all walks of local government.
Along with Chad Vander Veen, associate editor for Government Technology magazine, the 2009 WMC will feature speakers from industry-leading experts including the:
"It's exciting to know that the value of information and quality of speakers continues to increase with every year," said Ward Morgan CEO of CivicPlus. "We are confident that city, county and state government professionals -- regardless of how they manage their web sites -- will find the WMC's workshops, breakout sessions and keynote presentations highly relevant and very useful in everyday practice."
The 2009 WMC will provide comprehensive briefings and discussions on:
"As additional benefit to our attendees, we'll be conducting research on their experiences with Web-based constituent interfaces-all of which will be analyzed, placed into context and tabulated in a multi-client study that will be provided free of charge to WMC participants," added Morgan
In its third year, the 2009 Web site Management Conference will take place at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 4-6, 2009.
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