The detailed agenda for our 2018 event has not been established yet. We will update this page as we continue to develop the program. Our call for speakers closed Nov. 3, 2017.


GSMCONBelow are the breakout sessions that are currently confirmed. We will update this page as additional sessions are confirmed. Soon, we will be adding speaker bios, pictures and session descriptions to this website. A detailed agenda assigning sessions to time slots and breakout rooms is typically announced in January.


Google Maps Hands-On

Eli King, University of Washington & Alisha King, WA-Tech    


Explaining Complex Ideas with Social Media

Michael Pina, U.S. Department of Transportation


Timesaving Tools & Tricks for Social Media
Nick Smith, City of Gaithersburg, MD


Tips for Smartphone Video: Live & Produced
Kerry Shearer, Kerry Shearer “The Livestream Expert”


Surviving Live Stream Catastrophes

Timothy Akimoff, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife


Avoiding Burnout with Social Media and Your Job

Maria Hogg & Brad Tanner, Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services, MD


Set Up a Virtual Operations Support Team (VOST) to Help in Crises

Mary Jo Flynn-Nevins, Sacramento County OES, CA & Cheryl Bledsoe, Virtual Emergency Management Association


Guide to Personal Branding

Francie Palmer, City of Rancho Cucamonga, CA


Coordinating Hundreds of Profiles: A State Perspective

Andrew Belanger, State of Michigan


Managing the Big Day on Social Media

Kyle Veazy, City of Memphis, TN


How to Tell Your Own Story with Social Media

Dionne Waugh, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, CO &

Katie Nelson, Mountain View PD, CA


Hackers, and Russians, and Voters? Oh My!

Alton Dillard, Denver Elections Division, CO


Steps for Developing a Social Media Plan

Bryan Bullock, City of Boulder Communication, CO


Analytics & Success Measurement for Social Media

Renie Dugwyler, Colorado Attorney General’s Office of Community Engagement


Vlogging Lessons Learned & Reaching Millennials

Brittni Denise Evans & Rihana Shah, City of Mesa, AZ


How Many Social Profiles & When to Say Goodbye

Warren Kagarise, King County, WA




Please note that the details of this schedule may change and the draft is provided for planning purposes only.


Monday, April 23, 2018
1 pm – 9 pm: Registration
2 pm – 5 pm: Pre-conference Workshop
7 – 9 pm: Welcome Reception


Tuesday, April 24, 2018
7 am – 5 pm: Registration
8 am – 5 pm: Keynotes, Breakouts, breakfast & lunch


Wednesday, April 25, 2018
7 am – 5 pm: Registration
8 am – 5 pm: Keynotes, Breakouts, breakfast & lunch


Thursday, April 26, 2018
7 am – 11:45 am: Registration
8 am – 12:30 pm: Half-day program ends by 12:30 pm


We have selected GSMCON sessions and we are in the process of adding them to the website. Please check back soon!