SAINT PAUL, Minn., Feb. 5, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GovDelivery, leading provider of cloud-based public sector communication solutions, announced today its upcoming national 2014 Digital Communications Tour: The Power of Reach to help government agencies across the country to transform digital communications and drive greater mission impact. Open to all government employees and contractors, these complimentary events will review concrete steps agencies can take to engage more stakeholders to take action – online or offline – and truly drive mission value for their organizations.
At each event, attendees will hear from public sector experts, providing insightful perspectives and strategies on government communications, as well as from peers in government discussing their successful tactics and projects. The series, focused on the critical need for public sector entities to reach a large online audience, launches in Oakland, California on Wednesday, February 19, 2014. At this event, communications experts will provide tips and best practices around driving outreach and engagement, and the President of GovLoop, the leading knowledge network for government, Steve Ressler will deliver the keynote. Public sector communicators, including Kristen Holland, Deputy Spokesperson, Digital Communications at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and Beth Gabor, Manager of Public Affairs for Yolo County, will deliver real-world case studies, sharing their knowledge and advice for leveraging digital technology to connect with more people and get them to act.
"Effective citizen engagement is playing an increasingly important role in achieving mission results for public sector organizations," said Scott Burns, CEO at GovDelivery. "While presenting a better solution for engaging citizens, the digital era also brings the challenges of a constantly growing and changing landscape of communication channels and tools. We're proud to once again bring best practices right to the doorsteps of those tasked with navigating this evolving world. Both industry experts and peers will be available to discuss some of the most valuable digital communication strategies and tactics needed to help government communicators address these challenges and remain focused on engaging more citizens, functioning more efficiently, and ultimately driving mission success."
Confirmed speakers include:
- Kristen Holland, Deputy Spokesperson, Digital Communications, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA)
- Beth Gabor, Manager of Public Affairs, Yolo County
- Steve Ressler, Founder and President, GovLoop
Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Location: Oakland Marriott City Center, 1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA
Time: 1:00 pm PST – 6:00 pm PST
Cost: Complimentary for government employees and contractors
Continuing education: 2.5 credits
Following the Oakland event, GovDelivery will host free events in Austin, TX, Raleigh, NC, Washington, D.C., and St. Paul, MN. To learn more about these events and to register, please visit http://bit.ly/GD2014Tour-pr.
Attendees of a 2014 Digital Communications Tour stop are eligible for 2.5 CPE (continuing professional education) credits. To apply to receive these credits, registrants must note their interest in the registration form, attend the full event and fill out the post-event survey. For more information on the learning objectives, prerequisites, and other policies for receiving CPE credits, visit the event's registration page. A certificate of completion is issued to those who applied for CPE credits following attendance of the event and completion of the post-event survey.
GovDelivery enables public sector organizations to connect with more people and get those people to take action. More than 1,000 organizations, from the smallest local parks to the largest national agencies, trust GovDelivery's secure, scalable platform to deliver highly impactful communications. In total, GovDelivery connects its clients with more than 60 million people. GovDelivery's enterprise-class, cloud-based technology allows organizations to meet mission and program goals, resulting in safer communities, happier commuters, healthier families, and better government. GovDelivery is an ICG (Nasdaq:ICGE) company. For more information, visit www.govdelivery.com.
CONTACT: Mary Yang Communications Manager 202-407-7426 Mary.Yang@govdelivery.com