In a world where the industry standard is always changing and methods for these changes are conjointly working together, one can’t help but feel like they’re always falling behind the curve. Welcome to the world of Information Technology (IT), where changes typically come in 12 to 15 month increments and the last 10 years has been one of the greatest technology booms in the last…Continue
Added by Heather Young on February 12, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Federal Computer Week recently highlighted the growing use of the practice of instameets in government. Most recently, Instagram users were invited to submit photos…Continue
Mobile technologies are rapidly transforming nearly every aspect of our personal and professional lives. In fact, the proliferation of social media seems impossible without the widespread use of mobile devices. Meanwhile, companies are discovering cost efficiencies and flexibility of access – through tablets and smartphones – by moving their entire business operations to the cloud.
Government represents a particularly exciting sector of mobile…Continue
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Added by Lance A. Simon on September 4, 2013 at 9:19am — No Comments
Last week, GovLoop and ON24 hosted a virtual event on how government agencies can transition traditional in-person trainings and conferences to the virtual environment. This movement has the power to drastically cut costs, time, and emissions, while delivering an interactive and engaging experience to participants. The presentations were crammed with great tips on how to plan and execute successful events, such as virtual learning programs, conferences, and career fairs.
Added by Kim Truong on August 15, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments
The challenge facing agency leaders and human resources professionals is how to sustain a top-notch government workforce in a time when conferences are being canceled and training budgets are facing increased scrutiny. Moving in-person events and training to an online forum is one solution, but it's not always easy to do it well. That’s why GovLoop and ON24 hosted a webinar to discuss best practices and examples on how to execute a successful virtual event and…
Added by Lance A. Simon on August 8, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
Have you ever witnessed a colleague falling asleep at their computer? I have and that person had keyboard imprints on his face because he was disinterested and bored while trying to complete a mandatory online training for his job. While I certainly poked fun at him, I also sympathized with him. Dry, boring and monotonous virtual presentations and trainings make it difficult to stay fully awake. I remember that it took me extra coffee and chocolate to get through ACQ 101, a basic mandatory…Continue
Added by Kim Truong on August 5, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Nearly everything is offered virtually nowadays. Virtual trainings, courses, career fairs, conferences and even concerts are happening across the globe, redefining how people engage in learning, recreation and job-related activities. Virtual events are also gaining traction in the public sector due to a “perfect storm” of overlapping factors, such as extended travel restrictions, greater public scrutiny on in-person conferences and advancement of interactive communications…Continue
Added by Kim Truong on July 30, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Yesterday, GovLoop and WordPress hosted the event, Do More With What You Have: Experience WordPress in Government, highlighting the power of WordPress to modernize and optimize government websites. The event included numerous case studies of websites that use WordPress CMS services, which are robust, scalable and…Continue
Yesterday, GovLoop and WordPress hosted the event, Do More With What You Have: Experience WordPress in Government, highlighting the power of WordPress to modernize and optimize government websites. The event included numerous case studies of websites that use WordPress CMS services, which are robust, scalable and adaptable with numerous plug-ins and add-ons. At the event, government employees were connected with other successful WordPress users, developers and implementers to share best…Continue
Added by Kim Truong on June 21, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Last week, GovLoop and Esri hosted a GIS meet up, GovLoop & Esri MeetUp: Story Maps, the presentations featured Chris Liedel, President of Smithsonian Ventures and Lee Bock and Stephen Sylvia, who provided insights on how to leverage Story Maps templates.
1) Virtual engagements will become the norm - Immersive Virtual Environments (IVR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Digital Web-based Platforms (DWbP) will take off like a rocket this year.…Continue
Happy New Year everybody!
Hope you've had a lovely holiday and looking forward to the new 2013. We accomplished and overcome many things in 2012. We survived the end of the world, celebrated the Queen's Jubilee, hosted the London Olympics and (most…Continue
Added by Liz Azyan on January 8, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments
People, Profits, and So What? Virtual Events: State of the Sector
Added by Lance A. Simon on May 24, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
If you’ve coordinated an event, you know the typical challenges. What are the topics you’ll cover? How do you keep participants informed and involved before and after the event? How do you increase participation? How do you build momentum for an event that’s months away?
With restrained budgets and more pressure to justify attending an event, the criteria for a successful event is higher now than ever before. You not only need to meet registration numbers but you also need to boost…Continue
The nice thing about finally having a comprehensive event calendar in place is that now you can know in advance which conferences to follow each month. Here’s what’s coming up in March:
Added by Tim Bonnemann on February 29, 2012 at 3:22pm — No Comments
Mark Drapeau (Washington, DC) —
Startup DC in partnership with Startup America and Microsoft has announced Entreprelooza! is occuring on Tuesday, March 6th at what was previously a Borders bookstore on 18th and L St. NW in Washington, DC. It…Continue
Added by Mark D. Drapeau on February 29, 2012 at 7:49am — No Comments
Mark Drapeau (Redmond, WA) —
This week at Microsoft’s main campus in Redmond, WA (just outside Seattle), the company will host chief information officers and other IT professionals from the federal government, state and local governments, and the education and health communities. The event is called the U.S. Public Sector…Continue
Added by Mark D. Drapeau on February 28, 2012 at 7:18am — No Comments