Government Summit

Access the Summit

If you purchased a ticket for DrupalCon, the password was included in the email, "DrupalCon North America: Nonprofit and Government Summits" sent on Monday, 26 April. 

If you don't have a ticket, but would like to attend, there's still time! Register for the summit now for only $125USD. 



Are you a federal, state, or local government employee? A private sector employee supporting government? If so, then this summit is for you! 

Meet Drupalers from all different skill levels, beginner through expert, in a variety of roles--site builders, developers, themers, project managers, support specialists, etc. If you are running up against a challenge or obstacle getting something approved or completing a task, there’s a good chance others are too, and can offer advice or act as a sounding board to discuss potential solutions! Let’s meet up and share our collective expertise! We will kick-off with a panel discussion, made up of your colleagues from all levels of government and then we will dive-in to a variety of topics by way of a mix of lightning talks, round table discussions/BoFs, and a case study or two!

We want to hear from you! Please take a few minutes and help support the Summit leads by providing feedback on what you would like to see included in the Summit program. 


Who should attend?

Anyone who is working for or with the government, whether federal, state or local. We want to see you there!

What will you get by attending? 

By attending Gov Summit, you will learn how other agencies and governments are handling issues, as well as making new connections across governments. 



11:00 EDT - 11:10 EDT

Welcome Remarks and Icebreaker Activities 

11:15 EDT - 11:45 EDT



D7 & D8 End of Life—What does it mean, what are my options?
Jeremy Andrews, Tag1 Consulting, Inc.
Michael Meyers, Tag1 Consulting, Inc.


11:25 EDT - 11:45 EDT Case Study
Are you and your sites ready for COVID-22?
Michael Schmid,

11:50 EDT - 12:30 EDT

Migration Panel 
Panelists from education, government, and industry share their experiences in migrating sites to Drupal 8/9.
Mike Hessling, EPA 
Mike Madison, Acquia
Atiq Warriach, DOE
Alison McCauley, Cornell

12:10 EDT - 12:30 EDT

Phase2 Case Study - A Modern & Inclusive Digital Platform
Ben Coit, Phase2

12:30 EDT - 12:45 EDT

Networking Break

12:45 EDT - 13:25 EDT

Jacob Rockowitz, The Big Blue House

Moderated BoF - State and Local Government 
Liz Vines, North Carolina Department of Information Technology

13:30 EDT - 14:10 EDT

COVID-19 and civic tech: What the data revealed and how to evolve
Harish Rao, Interpersonal Frequency (I.F.)

Moderated BoF: Migration

Mike Madison, Acquia

13:50 EDT - 14:10 EDT

Pantheon Case Study 
Achieve Agile Transformation While Upgrading to Drupal 9

Join Pantheon and Promet to learn how Martin County is replacing the jet engines without losing altitude by upgrading their CMS to Drupal 9.

14:15 EDT - 14:55 EDT

Moderated BoF - Accessibility
Mike Gifford, OpenConcept 

Moderated BoF - RFP
Susan Fagan, EPA

14:55 EDT - 15:00 EDT

Summit Wrap-up 

*Subject to change 




When & Where

Thursday, 29 April, 2021 - 15:00 to 19:00
Hopin Main Stage

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