Top 10 Reasons to Attend GSMCON

The inaugural 2015 Government Social Media Conference & Expo (GSMCON) will take place on April 29 – May 1, 2015, in Reno, Nevada. The event will feature dozens of informative sessions and keynotes, as well as a vendor expo introducing social products and services geared toward state and local agencies.

If your work involves  social media for a government entity, here are just a few of the many reasons you should register now:

  1. Reno. If you haven’t been to Reno, Nevada in the past few years, prepare to be impressed! Reno was recently named one of Google’s 2014 eCities, and the city is making a name for itself as a new hub for tech and green startups.
  2. Great Hotel Rate. The conference venue is located at the four-diamond Atlantis Resort, and the GSMCON room block is a steal at only $69 per night.
  3. Facebook Keynote. We’re bringing in the big players. Attendees will learn from the best of the best as Facebook’s government outreach manager Katie Harbath is part of the GSMCON Keynote lineup.
  4. Expert Speaker Lineup. Other fantastic conference speakers include Lindsay Crudele, Community and Social Strategist for the City of Boston; Mary Jo Flynn, Emergency Management Assistant Director for the Anaheim Fire & Rescue Department; and Rosetta Carrington Lue, City of Philadelphia Chief Customer Service Officer and 311 Executive Director.
  5. Meet People Behind Social Tools & Platforms. Attendees will have the ability to meet and interact with representatives from several popular social media tools and platforms.
  6. Networking Opportunities. As they say, who you know is just as important as what you know. Meet and greet with other social media professionals in government. Our agenda provides for several networking breaks and opportunities to collaborate with others.
  7. Affordable Registration Fee. Ever attend a social media conference? Then you know that registration fees can run well over a thousand dollars. GSMCON offers the same great training opportunities, but at a cost more affordable for government agencies.
  8. Skill Enhancement. Listen, learn, and enhance your social media knowledge base through dozens of informative training sessions.
  9. Government Focus. GSMCON sessions don’t focus on small business – they are all geared for government entities (with particular focus on city, county and state agencies). Working as a social media manager is much different when your goal is to reach the public as opposed to selling products and services.
  10. First-Ever Event. GSMCON is the only national social media event for U.S cities, counties and states. This has never been done before, and the amount of excitement and momentum surrounding the conference is amazing! We hope you will be a part of it!

Online registration is available now for GSMCON. The event venue has a limited capacity, so attendees are encouraged to register as soon as possible.