NACo's 83rd Annual Conference & Exposition

Conference

NACo's 83rd Annual Conference & Exposition

More than 3,000 county officials and partners participated in the 83rd NACo Annual Conference.  Find resources from the conference, including the American County Platform, videos and more.
Thu. July 12
8 am

County CIO and Technology Leadership Forum

Separate RSVP required

Thu. July 12 | 8:30 am to 12:00 pm
Governor's Ballroom A/E, Convention Center, Level 2
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The County CIO and Leadership Forum is designed to provide county CIOs, county administrators, and county leaders responsible for technology services with an opportunity to connect, to share leading practices, and to learn about the important challenges that impact county government IT services. The County CIO and Leadership Forum agenda focuses on secure election systems, IT fraud, foreign software and hardware and effective partnerships.  

Breakfast is provided. County CIO and Leadership Forum attendees are invited to stay for lunch and the Smarter Counties Summit: Technology Driving Innovation

* Please RSVP via the conference registration form. To check your RSVP response, email nacomeetings@naco.org.

12 pm

Luncheon: County CIO Forum and Smarter Counties Summit

Thu. July 12 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Governor's Ballroom A/E, Convention Center, Level 2
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Open to County CIO Forum & Smarter Counties attendees that have RSVP'd. To check your RSVP response, email nacomeetings@naco.org.

1 pm

Smarter Counties Summit: Technology Driving Innovation, Day 1

(Formerly Tech Town Hall) - RSVP required

Thu. July 12 | 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Governor's Ballroom A/E, Convention Center, Level 2
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“Innovation” and “technology.” Two words that may not typically come to mind when considering how counties are serving the underserved. However, when deployed together, innovation – whether it be developing new programs, retooling a system or process – and technology that connects the public with government or agencies with each other play an important part of any county’s efforts to reach out and to better serve vulnerable populations and the economically disadvantaged.

During the Smarter Counties Summit, county leaders will explore the role that technology and innovation is playing to serve the underserved in our nation’s counties.

Presented by NACo and the Public Technology Institute (PTI), Day 1 of the Summit will address:

  • Setting the Stage: Panel Discussion Led by NACo President Roy Brooks
  • Addressing Substance Use Disorder
  • Resilient Counties
  • The Last Mile: Connecting the Underserved

Opening Session Panelists:

Fri. July 13
9 am

Telecommunications and Technology Policy Steering Committee - Business Meeting

Fri. July 13 | 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Lincoln A, Convention Center, Presidential Mezzanine, Level M
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12 pm

Smarter Counties Summit: Technology Driving Innovation, Day 2

(Formerly Tech Town Hall) separate RSVP required

Fri. July 13 | 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Governor's Ballroom A/E, Convention Center, Level 2
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“Innovation” and “technology.” Two words that may not typically come to mind when considering how counties are serving the underserved. However, when deployed together, innovation – whether it be developing new programs, retooling a system or process – and technology that connects the public with government or agencies with each other play an important part of any county’s efforts to reach out and to better serve vulnerable populations and the economically disadvantaged.

During the Smarter Counties Summit, county leaders will explore the role that technology and innovation is playing to serve the underserved in our nation’s counties.

Presented by NACo and the Public Technology Institute (PTI), Day 2 of the Summit will address:

  • Technology and Innovation to Transform Health
  • Communicating with Vulnerable Populations
  • Sharing Information Across Justice and Human Services Systems to Provide Help for Those in Need

Summit Keynote: Cybersecurity and Elections Infrastructure: Accelerating Progress

County governments, state governments, and the federal government are all making tremendous investments in elections technology – both in terms of the machines we use to vote and in securing our voting infrastructure so that every vote counts. With these investments comes increased scrutiny from the press, the constituents we serve, and from ourselves as elected leaders. Understanding the ever-changing cyber threats – and the safeguards that are in place – are important as various election cycles draw near. 

This session will begin with a keynote speaker who will provide an overview of the elections technology landscape. Then, audience members will break up into smaller groups for a table top exercise: Each group will be given an issue or scenario to address. After a bit of what we hope will be spirited and thoughtful interaction, each table will report to the larger group on their scenario and the key points or take-aways from their group discussion. An expert panel will weigh in with feedback.

This presentation and exercise are non-technical! All attendees are encouraged to participate and share with one another.

Smarter Counties Summit Speakers:

Sat. July 14
10 am

IT Standing Committee Meeting

Sat. July 14 | 10:15 am to 11:45 am
Bayou C, Convention Center, Delta Mezzanine, Level M
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The Information Technology committee will meet to discuss strategic directions for NACo to take on a continuing basis. The meeting will involve the following presentations:

  • Security & Privacy Essentials for CIOs, County Leaders and Elected Officials
  • Creating a Cyber Security Conference Day for Pennsylvania Counties
  • Maricopa County Slashes Costs for Public Records Search and Litigation Hold
12 pm

Resilient Counties Luncheon: Supporting Disaster Preparedness through Emerging Technologies and Integrated Communications Systems

Sat. July 14 | 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Governor's Ballroom C/D, Convention Center, Level 2
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Join us to 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.

Sun. July 15
2 pm

Essential Practices in Technology Leadership For County Officials: Assessing Your County's Technology Performance

Separate registration & fee required

Sun. July 15 | 2:15 pm to 4:30 pm
Bayou C, Convention Center, Delta Mezzanine, Level M
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Presented with the Public Technology Institute

Join NACO and the Public Technology Institute for a deep-dive into technology leadership. This interactive workshop focuses on assessing your county's IT operations and presents a case study and lessons learned, giving you practical strategies to use when gauging your country's technology leadership.