Membershipbenefits of becoming an AGVE member
The Thought Leader Forum is made up of representatives of partner and member entities from both the public and private sectors. These innovation leaders and key virtual engagement proponents meet at quarterly round-table discussions in D.C., hosted by AGVE.
The AGVE Thought Leader Forum will coordinate and facilitate meetings and venues for knowledge transfer and collaboration among AGVE Board Directors, Executive staff, Intergovernmental Technology Commission representatives (Gov entity Cooperative Partnerships), and Interdisciplinary Trade Commission representatives (industry entity Memberships). It will also coordinate and facilitate a speaker engagement network for our subject-matter experts to enhance communications outreach.
Benefits of representation within the Thought Leader Forum
- Network with other industry and government leadership to share information and ideas around virtual engagement practices and strategies.
- Discuss trends in government technology implementation and use cases for innovative and proven solutions.
- Learn about guidelines and methods that align compatibility of applications with government needs.
- Share insights into virtual engagement technology capabilities, solutions and strategies that benefit the public.
- Participate in leading the development of best practices and guidelines around the implementation and use of virtual engagement tech.
AGVE leverages the collective knowledge of a networked community of practitioners who specialize in virtual engagement technologies, event planning and management, AV production, cyber security, SaaS design and development, content curation, mobile strategies, Smart Data, GIS initiatives, and others to develop peer-reviewed practices and resolve barriers-to-use.
Benefits of representation within the Community of Practice
- Participate in the public/private sector dialogue to learn what challenges your vendors/customers face, and what the opportunities are to overcome them.
- Participate in the knowledge transfer regarding cyber-security and interoperability required for government use of virtual engagement technology.
- Participate in “tech foraging” in which government personnel evaluate emerging technologies for applicability to their virtual engagement requirements.
Areas of Focus
As use of virtual engagement technologies become more widely utilized by government entities, compatibility among software applications and integrated services will become a topic of ever-increasing importance. Collective knowledge on integration needs and standardization for government will inform and direct a simplified solution.
Equally important is the need for staff, contractors and partners to effectively plan, manage and facilitate virtual engagements using unilateral standards and practices that are viable across government agency lines. Educational materials will be sourced through the open collaboration of virtual engagement practitioners, culminating in the development of standards and evolving best practices that will produce a professional designation.
A simplified and streamlined process for identifying technological needs and best practices for virtual engagements is vital to effectively plan and execute these initiatives successfully. The Community of Practice will develop resources such as directories, comparison tools, and planning and analytic tools to fulfill these requirements.
Who Can Join
- Staff and contractors within federal, state, territorial and local governments who are practitioners of virtual engagement technology solutions, or responsible for planning conferences and events.
- Partners of government entities – such as non-profit and for-profit associations and organizations.
- Virtual technology service providers and consulting firms that service government entities.