10 Reasons Why #NGG10 Rocked (big time)

Hey guys,

I’ll lay it out there for you. Coming out of a conference with 200+ emerging government leaders and priceless mentors is leaving me with a better jolt than 3 sugar-free redbulls could swing. Since I’m so ramped up, my head is not quite yet forming complete sentences, so I’ll write this post in list form. First, a big shout out to @Govloop and @YGL for putting on this extremely valuable forum.

10 Reasons why the Next Generation of Government Summit (#NGG10) Rocked.

1. Govies helping Govies. In a best-practices, actionable, and human way.

2. People really are your biggest resource, and that is exactly what #NGG10 is all about. The Govhood of Success baby!

3. M&M dispenser

4. 2 days jam-packed with kicking keynotes, pertinent panels, and anything-but-passe plenary speakers.

5. The phrase “Open a can of whoop ass” was used. Several times.

6. Internet + cell phone service worked. And hundreds of tweets ensued.

7. Mingle sticks. You heard me.

8. Government Bingo. With Chris Dorobek.

9. Crowd was tasked to think of 1000 awesome things about government. And we all know the power of positive thinking!

10. This is just the start. Let the grounds start rumbling!

Caveat – this is a fraction of the positive take-aways one could write…I’m sure we’d all love to hear what you think!

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Heather Coleman

Great list! I think the mingle sticks and bingo rocked for helping initiate more conversations between govies.

Heather Coleman

Susan – During bingo the host Chris Dorobek had people raise their hands if they had the number called and then he went around with the mic and had people introduce themselves and say what they had learned thus far at the conference. And a mingle stick is basically an electronic business card. You register your contact info through a website and then by holding the sticks near each other and pressing a button you trade contact info. I was also wearing my President Obama Poken, but never met anyone else with one of those šŸ™

Nick – especially f-bombs by Canadians!

Dannielle Blumenthal

Let’s see, there were so many things that were great. Aside from the presentations the people were so nice, the food was great, and I got to see how the Wii works!

By the way we ARE bringing Nick back to midtown DC, probably August 10, as soon as we make sure that we can pay for the ticket! (Seriously – we are. So if you want to attend let me know – just send me a message on GovLoop with your email address and I will get your name on the list to be notified.)