GovDelivery Hosts March 19th Event in Austin, Texas to Help Public Sector Organizations Achieve Mission Results

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SAINT PAUL, Minn., March 5, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GovDelivery, leading provider of cloud-based public sector communication solutions, announced today that Austin, Texas is the next stop on its national 2014 Digital Communications Tour: The Power of Reach, designed to help government agencies across the country transform digital communications and drive greater mission impact. On Wednesday, March 19, 2014, GovDelivery and its public sector clients will gather in Austin to share best practices for reaching large online audiences and improving government communications in a timely, cost-effective manner.

Open to all government employees and contractors, the complimentary event 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. 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 projects.

At this event, communication experts will provide best practices around driving outreach and engagement. President of GovLoop, the leading knowledge network for government, Steve Ressler, will deliver the keynote and GovDelivery CEO, Scott Burns will be speaking on the power of reach. Public sector communicators, including speakers from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Texas State Securities Board, and Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, 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:

  • Carly Montez, Senior Marketing Specialist, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
  • Robert Elder, Communications Coordinator, Texas State Securities Board
  • Brian Wellborn, Writer/Editor, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
  • Steve Ressler, Founder and President, GovLoop
  • Scott Burns, Founder and CEO, GovDelivery
  • Jennifer Kaplan, Product Marketing Manager, GovDelivery
  • Sara VonBargen, Client Success Consultant Manager, GovDelivery

Event details:

Date: Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Location: Hilton, Austin, 500 East 4th Street, Austin, TX

Time: 8:00 am CDT – 12:00 pm CDT

Cost: Complimentary for government employees and contractors

Continuing education: 2.5 credits


Following the Austin event, GovDelivery will host free events in Raleigh, NC, Washington, D.C., and St. Paul, MN. To learn more about these events and to register, please visit

Attendees of a 2014 Digital Communications Tour stop are eligible for 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.

About GovDelivery

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

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Source: GovDelivery