Unable to attend the 2018 NACo Annual Conference & Exposition July 13-16? Watch live online. Several featured sessions will be livestreamed on NACo's Facebook page and NACo.org. Click on the sessions below to learn more.
Best Practices on Funding and Financing Affordable Housing
Sunday, July 15 | 11:30 a.m. EDT
A part of the Affordable Housing Forum, which brings together counties and stakeholders to discuss cutting-edge solutions and available resources to address the worsening shortage of affordable housing in counties of all sizes, this panel featured counties and stakeholders discussing best practices on funding and financing affordable housing.
Managing IT Compliance, Policy and Eliminating Fraud
Thursday, July 12 | 12:05 p.m. EDT
An effective technology compliance program has many safeguards that help protect your county’s data and technology infrastructure while meeting industry and federal government regulations. This panel, part of the County CIO and Technology Leadership Forum, will examine the key components of IT compliance - managing mobile devices, software and hardware, data protection, personnel and human resources - and offer recommendations for county leaders to ensure their counties comply with an everchanging regulatory environment.
Smarter Counties Summit Fireside Chat & Technology Driving Innovation to Serve the Underserved
Thursday, July 12 | 1:30 p.m. EDT
During the Smarter Counties Summit, Dr. Alan R. Shark, Executive Director, PTI and former President of the American Mobile Telecommunication Association, sits down with David Tucker, FirstNet Solutions Consultant Manager, AT&T, Inc., for a fireside chat.
Following firside chat, county leaders will explore the role that technology and innovation is playing to serve the underserved in our nation's counties.
Addressing Substance Use Disorder in your County – Prevention and Education
Thursday, July 12 | 4:30 p.m. EDT
The opioid epidemic has stressed the need for focused attention on prevention and education about substance use disorders and impacts on individuals, families and communities. Counties across the country are on the front lines of providing public health, treatment and recovery services responding not only to the current opioid epidemic, but also addressing broader substances. A part of the Smarter Counties Summit, this session will explore how counties are leaders in increasing public awareness and embracing data and technology to transform communities.
Roundtable Discussion: Improving Health Outcomes By Integrating Housing and Healthcare
Friday, July 13 | 1 p.m. EDT
Housing plays a critical role in the health and well-being of county residents. For individuals and families with complex care needs and who are experiencing housing instability or homelessness, integrating and aligning housing and healthcare services is critical to their success. This interactive session identifies and explores concrete strategies — including partnerships and policy reforms — for how counties and managed healthcare organizations can work together to improve lives and reduce costs.
Supporting Disaster Preparedness through Emerging Technologies and Integrated Communications Systems
Saturday, July 14 | 1 p.m. EDT
Learn how county leaders are making bold investments in emerging technologies and communications platforms to bolster their governmental, physical, environmental and social resilience - especially during times of crisis. NACo’s First Vice President Supervisor Greg Cox will discuss San Diego County’s success in quickly connecting residents with critical services following catastrophic fires, and NACo will unveil a new “one-stop” toolkit developed in partnership with IBTS to support disaster resilience at the county level.