Over 80 Apply to Speak at GSMCON2016!

We were surprised and humbled to receive so many responses to our Call for Speakers for the 2016 Government Social Media Conference & Expo, scheduled for April 6-8, 2016 in Reno, Nevada.

Our Speaker Committee reviewed entries from an overwhelming number of 83 applicants who submitted 65 sessions. With only 23 open slots to work with, committee members had an enormous task in front of them.

We are announcing several sessions, with more to be named later this week:

  • Penning the Perfect Policy [Heather Shirm] Palm Beach County Public Affairs
  • Legal Aspects of Government Social Media [Julie Tappendorf] Ancel Glink
  • Social Media Event Coverage [Kristin Kline, Colin Steiner] CalPERS
  • Canva: Creating Beautiful Graphics Without a Designer [Brittany Ritzi Foust] City of Cordona
  • Content Creation for Disasters [Mary Jo Flynn, Jeff Trujillo] Sacramento County OES
  • Creating a Social Media Program for Law Enforcement [Kristin Ranchero, Natalia Bowser] Montana Highway Patrol
  • User Experience & Social Media [Bethany McDaniel] Georgia Technology Authority
  • Video Platforms for Community Outreach [Erin Cochran, Maureen DeNieva] Marin County Health & Human Services
  • Managing Multiple Social Media Accounts [Will Hampton, Austin Ellington] City of Roundrock, TX
  • Managing Social Media Campaigns [Timothy Martin] City of Roanoke, VA
  • Social Strategy for Law Enforcement w/o Full-Time PIO [Royjindar Singh, Anthony Bejaran] Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department
  • Social Media Exercises for Managing Emergencies [Megan Vandenheuvel] National Weather Service Great Falls
  • Develop Brand Advocates in Your Community via Facebook [Jennifer Snyder] Town of Queen Creek, AZ
  • Listen, Engage & Make a Negative a Positive [Brooke Hooker, Alex Carr] Division of Transportation Lake County, IL
  • Managing Elected Officials’ Profiles [Karen Tapahe, Whitney Booth] Provo Municipal Council

Regular registration rates are in effect through Monday, March 14.