2023 NACo Annual Conference & Exposition


2023 NACo Annual Conference & Exposition

Participants from counties of all sizes come together to shape NACo’s federal policy agenda, share proven practices and strengthen knowledge networks to help improve residents’ lives and the efficiency of county government.
Fri. July 21
4:30 pm

Exhibit Hall Opening and Welcome Reception

Fri. July 21 | 4:30 pm to 6:30 pmLevel 1 | Exhibit Hall 3 & $

Explore the Exhibit Hall and meet our vendors!



NACo and our hosts in Travis County and Austin have worked with dozens of local restaurants to provide a “Show Your Badge” discount program on the opening evening of the conference, Friday, July 21.

By clicking here, you can access the list of locations offering special deals available to NACo members who show their conference badge. Advance reservations are recommended for many – book your dinner reservation today!
Also by showing your conference badge, attendees will receive discounted admission to the LBJ Presidential Library from July 20–25.

Sat. July 22
6:30 am

NACo E-Bike Ride, Sponsored by BikeTexas

Sat. July 22 | 6:30 am to 8:00 amLevel 1 | Trinity Street Exit

Join NACo and BikeTexas for a morning e-bike ride around downtown Austin! This outing is limited to 40 participants. Reserve your spot by registering through this link. Walk-ups are welcome the morning of the ride, space permitting.

9:00 am

NACo's County Talks Series

Sat. July 22 | 9:00 am to 1:00 pmLevel 1 | Exhibit Hall 3 & 4

9:00 AM – 9:20 AM  

Title: Phone to Fork: Cultivating Healthy Communities with Tech-Enabled Nutrition Interventions 

Speaker: Jeremy Cooley, Founder & CEO of Tangelo 

Hon. Vickie Adamson, Commissioner, Wake County, North Carolina 


9:30 AM – 9:50 AM 

Title: What the Private Sector Gets Right (and Wrong) About Messaging and What Counties Can Learn From It 

Speaker: Alex Kouts, CEO, Indigov 


10:00 AM – 10:20 AM 

Title: Finding Hidden Revenue and Using Technology to Collect It 

Speaker: Peter J. Slover, Partner/Director of Analytics and Discovery, Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP 


11:00 AM – 11:20 AM  

Title: County Talk with Deloitte and Travis County 

Speaker: Deloitte, Travis County 


11:30 AM – 11:50 AM  

Title: Ranked Choice Voting: Lessons Learned from Across the Country 

Speakers: Josh Daniels, FairVote 

Rachel Hutchinson, FairVote


12:00 PM – 12:30 PM  

Title: Second Chance Programs and How They Benefit the Community  

Speaker: Darrell Burns, Senior Manager, Workforce Initiatives, CVS Health, Gina Mattaliano, Senior Manager, Workforce Initiatives, CVS Health 


12:40 PM – 1:00 PM 

Title: Addressing Current Threats and Future Threats from AI 

Speaker: Vince Crisler, Chief Strategy Officer, Celerium, Brian Galloway, Solutions Architecture (SA) Security Leader for US Education, State & Local    Government at Amazon Web Services 

1:30 pm

Pack with Purpose: NACo and Travis County Service Project Supporting Students

Sat. July 22 | 1:30 pm to 3:00 pmLevel 1 | Exhibit Hall 3 & 4

Join us for our Annual Conference service project, supported by NACo NextGen and our hosts, Travis County. This project will assemble 500 backpacks for K-12 school children in the Austin Independent School District, equipping students in need with vital supplies for the 2023-2024 school year. Through this project, you will aid the educational journey of young individuals, setting them on a path for academic success.

3:15 pm
4:30 pm

NACo 2nd Vice President Candidates Forum

Sat. July 22 | 4:30 pm to 5:00 pmLevel 1 | Exhibit Hall 5
Sun. July 23
9:00 am

NACo's County Talks Series

Sun. July 23 | 9:00 am to 11:00 amLevel 1 | Exhibit Hall 3 & 4

9:00 AM – 9:20  AM 

Title: Prosperity for All: Creating a Stable, Secure, and Successful Future  

Speaker: Shaun Flanagan, Director of Impact and Partnerships, Legatum Institute Limited 


9:30 AM – 9:50 AM 

Title: Unpacking the Numbers: Interpreting Regional Economic Indicators 

Speaker: Stas Rzeznik, RIMS II Branch, Regional Product Division, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis 


10:00 AM – 10:20 AM 

Title: How to Minimize Your Media Exposure During a Cyber Security Incident 

Speaker: Darren May, Retired CISO of Tarrant County, TX

Nicole Weissman, Director of Strategic Communications, NACo 


10:30 AM – 10:50 AM 

Title: Federal Elections Infrastructure: The Road Ahead 

Speaker: Stuart Baum, Center for Tech and Civic Life 

12:00 pm

The Achievement Awards Luncheon & General Session will feature best-in-category winners of NACo’s Achievement Awards program and keynote speakers. This luncheon is open to all conference attendees.

Mon. July 24
9:30 am

NACo Annual Business Meeting

Mon. July 24 | 9:30 am to 11:45 amLevel 1 | Exhibit Hall 5

Join the Annual Business Meeting of the National Association of Counties where county members will consider policy resolutions, elect a slate of officers for the 2023-2024 term, and conduct other business as necessary.

6:00 pm

NACo All-Conference Closing Reception

Mon. July 24 | 6:00 pm to 9:30 pmAustin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater

Join us in celebrating a successful conference at Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater, the iconic music landmark that hosts approximately 100 concerts a year and serves as the home for taping the acclaimed Austin PBS television series Austin City Limits, the longest-running music series in American history. You will not want to miss this opportunity to connect with your peers and conclude your conference experience on a high note. 

Transportation will not be provided for this event. Those with mobility issues may check in at the registration desk Monday between 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm for an Uber voucher.

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