Are you a social media practitioner, advocate, or enthusiast?

The Social Media Subcouncil is developing a volunteer Speakers Bureau to help spread the word about social media in government. We’re looking for input and feedback on the materials we’ll be using to solicit speakers. We’re also sharing drafts of the content that will eventually appear on the Speakers Bureau website so that we can benefit from improvements offered by folks who are interested and knowledgeable about either social media or speakers bureaus (or both!).

If you’re an experienced public speaker with a passion for social media… you can now:

  • Comment on the Speaker application materials: are we asking the right questions?
  • Share materials with us and our Bureau speakers – presentations, handouts, podcasts… you name it!
  • Let us know how else you’d like to help!

If you’re looking for speakers to address the subject of social media in government…

Stay tuned to…

  • Help promote understanding of government social media practices by joining our Bureau.
  • Help us build our directory structure, where you’ll find speakers available to participate at your events.

Join the conversation on our wiki!

Liz Rosas is the e-Government Program Manager at Santa Clara County, CA, and a member of the Social Media Subcouncil. You can connect with her on GovLoop, Twitter, and email.

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Will do – I like the idea of a volunteer speakers bureau. Sometimes leadership needs to hear the same new ideas from a person from the outside like the speakers bureau before getting on-board.

Andrea Baker

I also like the idea. It should help with diversity, giving opportunities to speak to women and minorities, and other persons not always picked to speak at events.