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Third Annual Oklahoma Web and Communications Conference Slated for Oct. 7 - 8

The Information Professionals for Oklahoma showcase the latest techniques and practical solutions for web developers, managers and communicators.


OKLAHOMA CITY – Sept. 19, 2012 – Public sector web and communications professionals will convene Oct. 7-8 in Oklahoma City’s Metro Technology Center for the Information Professionals for Oklahoma (IPro) 2013 Fall Conference. The conference will feature a keynote address by State of Oklahoma Chief Information Officer Alex Pettit and a Disaster Recovery Panel from those who were in the ditches during the May tornados this year.

“This is the third year for this event, and we are very excited about what is in store for our participants. The primary focus of the conference is on practical solutions presented by those who are designing, developing, or managing web presence, web services, and web communications in their organization,” said Andy Behrens, IPro president. “Our goal is to create a place for any web and communications professional looking to enhance their skills, to convene, discuss, and learn.”

The two-day, statewide conference grew out of a need to provide an Oklahoma conference created specifically for local and state government web developers, web managers, public information officers, communication specialists, IT program managers and individuals interested in the latest web development techniques.

Behrens said IPro seeks to meet the unique needs of public sector web managers by increasing their knowledge of web development, usability and accessibility.

Conference sessions are tailored to public sector communications and web professionals from state agencies, city government and services, higher education institutions, corporations, and developers interested in skill building.

Conference speakers will provide ideas, designs, and information agencies can begin implementing immediately following the conference. The conference is also an opportunity to meet and network with people in the industry.

For more information and registration details about the IPro Fall Conference 2013, visit the conference website at http://www.ok.gov/oswg.

About Information Professionals for Oklahoma (IPro)
IPro is a community of public sector professionals engaged in the design, production and maintenance of web-based services for Oklahoma's state and local government agencies, and higher education institutions.  The IPro conference focuses on practical solutions presented by those who are designing, developing, or managing web presence/web services/communications in their organization. The conference is open to any web professional looking to enhance their skills.

About OK.gov
OK.gov is the official website of the state of Oklahoma and a collaborative effort between the Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES) and Oklahoma Interactive, LLC to help Oklahoma government entities Web-enable their information services. OMES is responsible for OK.gov. Oklahoma Interactive operates, maintains, and markets OK.gov and is part of eGovernment firm NIC’s (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies.

About NIC
NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of official government portals, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company's innovative eGovernment services help reduce costs and increase efficiencies for government agencies, citizens, and businesses across the country. NIC provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.

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