Get Involved

Make the most of NASCIO benefits

  • The NASCIO Community is a members-only collaboration platform with segmented discussion forums. Pose question to your peers across the nation and crowd source best practices, lessons learned and insight. Special opportunities for participation in NASCIO conferences, campaigns and ad hoc projects are also posted here.
  • Find contact information for your fellow NASCIO members in the member directory within the Community. Need to update your info? Drop us a note with the changes.
  • Two yearly members-only conferences
    • Midyear is held in the spring in the Washington D.C. area
    • Annual is held in the fall and rotates cities throughout the continental U.S.
  • Relationships, not products: at NASCIO conferences, there’s no booth to staff or exhibit floor to walk. You’ll find sessions led by those doing the work, interactive formats to highlight the expertise of all members and ample time to build relationships with those in the state IT community.
  • Corporate members have the opportunity to sponsor conferences

Visit the NASCIO Calendar for a list of upcoming virtual events

Monthly Forums

  • Insight, not homework: Forums (previously known as committees and working groups) allow members to learn, share and discuss specific issues important to the state IT community
  • Forums are open to all members (expect where noted) and registration is not required for participation
  • Current forums:
    • Cybersecurity
      Meets: 3rd Tuesday of the month at 2 pm ET
      Chairs: Mark Raymond, Connecticut & Greg Zickau, Idaho
      Staff Contact: Alex Whitaker
    • Enterprise Architecture & Governance
      Meets: 2nd Thursday of the month at 2pm ET
      Chairs: Jim Weaver, North Carolina & Michael Leahy, Maryland
      Staff Contact: Eric Sweden
    • National Innovation (state members only)
      Meets: 3rd Wednesday of the month at 12 pm ET
      Chair: Stephanie Dedmon, Tennessee
      Staff Contact: Amy Glasscock
    • Privacy & Data Protection
      Meets: last Wednesday of the month at 3pm ET
      Chairs: Ted Cotterill, Indiana & Jennifer Davis, Arkansas
      Staff ContactAmy Glasscock
    • Women in State IT
      Meets: Tuesdays at 3 pm ET on April 12, July 12, September 13 & December 13
      Staff Contacts: Emily Lane & Meredith Ward 

Webcasts

  • Insight on current issues, leading practices and innovations of interest to the state IT community
  • Watch your inbox for registration details or visit the NASCIO Calendar for upcoming dates (webcasts are always free, but may require registration)

Member-Specific Events

  • Corporate Member Exchange: bi-monthly meetings featuring insights from state CIOs and their teams
  • All States Call: Quarterly meetings with updates and discussions on pressing concerns for states

(more info on Forums)

  • The open Resource Center houses publications and webcast recordings for members and non-member alike
  • The NASCIO Community Library houses members-only items such as Forum recordings, state priorities and state-only compilations
  • Visit the Events Calendar (members only) to find all upcoming Forums and webcasts – gain and share insights with your colleagues
  • Watch your inbox and the NASCIO Community for opportunities to participate in special promotional and thought leadership initiates
  • Each member organization is profiled on the website. If you need to make an update, complete the profile change form.
  • All members are eligible to serve on the Awards Committees
    • This group serves as judges for the State IT Recognition Awards. A call for volunteers is issued in the spring, with judging occurring in June and July.
  • State and corporate members are eligible to serve on the Programs Committee
    • This group provides guidance for both Midyear and Annual programming, including session topics, speakers, Give Back partner and experiential components. It is limited to ~20 members and is appointed to ensure equal representation of member types and educational/networking needs. A call for interested members is issued each November. 

Get Started

  • Membership is granted at the organizational level, but there is no limit to how many individuals may receive benefits
  • NASCIO credentials are your golden ticket to members-only content; you can log in to the Member Portal or reset your password
  • If you don’t already have an account, but your organization is a member complete this form and we’ll get you set up 
    • Psst: All states and territories are members but there is a process (isn’t there always?)
      • If your position resides within the state CIO office, you will be granted access automatically
      • If your IT-related position is within the executive branch, but outside the state CIO office, the state CIO is required to approve you as a membership beneficiary before benefits are granted. After you submit your information, we’ll take care of the request and let you know once it’s complete.
      • Employees in the Judicial or Legislative branch are not eligible for membership access; you may, however, take advantage or our Resource Center