WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Communicators and technologists from across the federal government will convene on Monday, December 9, 2013 to exchange best practices in leadership development, new technologies, and digital communications. The free event, "Federal Digital Communications Event: The Power of the Message," is hosted by GovDelivery, the leading provider of public sector digital communications solutions, and the Federal Consulting Group (FCG), an activity within the U.S. Department of the Interior. The annual conference will be held at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C. and bring together hundreds of government employees and contractors to learn and discuss communication strategies and tactics agencies can employ to truly drive mission results.
Best-selling author and former Procter & Gamble executive, Paul Smith, will present the keynote speech. He will leverage decades of experience as a corporate leader and trainer in leadership and storytelling techniques to help attendees be more effective, efficient and engaging in their communications to ultimately drive stakeholder action and meet mission goals.
"Government agencies are transforming communications into a mission-critical activities by leveraging technology to dramatically increase an organization's reach and better engage key audiences," said Scott Burns, CEO and co-Founder of GovDelivery. "This event is designed to highlight digital communications success stories in the federal government and be a platform for government employees to discuss ways to effectively leverage all forms of digital media to engage more citizens, function more efficiently, and ultimately drive mission success."
Confirmed speakers include:
- Paul Smith, author of Lead with a Story: A Guide to Crafting Business Narratives That Captivate, Convince, and Inspire
- Cameron Brenchley, Director of Digital Strategy, U.S. Department of Education
- Stephen Morris, Online Media Coordinator, U.S. Small Business Administration
- Keith Trippie, Executive Director for the Enterprise Systems Development Office, Office of the CIO, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
- Scott Burns, CEO and co-founder, GovDelivery
- Bob Ainsbury, Chief Operating Officer, GovDelivery
- Bobbie Browning, Senior VP, Enterprise Strategy, GovDelivery
Sponsors for this event include Carahsoft and GovLoop, the premier knowledge network for government employees. To register for this year's event, visit http://bit.ly/DC-Comms-Event-PR. Attendees can also register onsite the day of the conference. The event can also be followed on Twitter with the hashtag #GovD13.
Date: Monday, December 9, 2013
Time: 8:45 am – 11:45 am (registration and breakfast begin at 8:00 am)
Cost: Complimentary for government employees and contractors – breakfast included
GovDelivery, the leading provider of public sector cloud-based communication solutions, provides a massively scalable communications ecosystem that transforms the way public sector organisations, of all sizes, attract, inform, and engage stakeholders. More than 1,000 government entities, including more than half of major U.S. federal agencies, as well as state, county, and city governments in the U.S., and local authorities and central government agencies in the United Kingdom, use GovDelivery solutions to optimize their effectiveness, efficiency, and engagement in communications with the public. GovDelivery is an ICG (Nasdaq:ICGE) company. For more information, visit www.govdelivery.com.
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