Posts Tagged: conference

Issue of the Week: Is it groundhog day? – A serious look at the latest conference scandal?

Welcome to GovLoop Insights Issue of the Week where each week, our goal is to find an issue — a person — an idea — then helped define the past 7-days… and we work to find an issue that will also will have an impact on the days, weeks and months ahead. And, as always,Read… Read more »

Government Needs to Go Open Source

Why is it so hard for government to look for resources that already exist? As someone who’s managed social media accounts for the government I understand the challenge. The inclination is still for the need to “own” and “create” rather than collaborate. Even when it comes to training videos or conference entertainment, there is noRead… Read more »

Are you overwhelmed?

We’re in public service and that means getting the word out about the goings-on in government to the broadest reach possible. A few years ago we were webmasters. Today, we’re webmasters, digital media providers, social media managers, content managers, information architects, editors, and more. Today, we have to put information everywhere: on the web andRead… Read more »

ConnectedCOPS Awards Finalists Announced

LAwS Communications announces finalists in the ConnectedCOPS™ Awards, a new awards program for law enforcement using social media. The ConnectedCOPS Awards were created with the intent of recognizing the great work being done with social media in six categories, by individual sworn officers and law enforcement agencies. Winners will be announced at The SMILE Conference™Read… Read more »

Fall Excellence in Government Conference – September 6 in DC

I received this e-mail yesterday and thought I’d share. I know that most of you are attending the NextGen conference, but for those who are not able to attend, this is also a great experience for DC area Feds and is sponsored by GovExec. You can request an invitation, by going to http://www.cvent.com/events/excellence-in-government/event-summary-3b91ffcb68b7446192ded2231f778f66.aspx. Excellence inRead… Read more »

Open Government Data Conference: Research Should Drive All Open Data Initiatives

Monica Mayk Parham, Marketing Director, Market Connections, Inc. I’ve been attending the International Open Government Data Conference, sponsored by Data.gov at the World Bank this week. We’ve seen quite a few advanced uses of open data in both domestic and international contexts. Kenya shared their open data initiative, which has steadily gained interest since itsRead… Read more »

Win a Free Conference Pass to Excellence in Government

We hope to see many GovLoopers at the Excellence in Government Conference taking place at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C. next week! With an excellent line-up of speakers and a number of interesting topics to cover, it will be a great opportunity for those across government to gather, discuss and collaborate. In thatRead… Read more »

Reflections on the Diversity Conference

Embracing a diverse workforce is one of the most pressing organizational development challenges facing industry today. Many people are interested and invested in the Federal Government enhancing organization’s individual capacity to appropriately manage the multicultural workforce. The good news for those invested in this critical issue came a few weeks ago when President Obama signedRead… Read more »

Federal Conference on Diversity: Real commitment is key for change

Why are we still asking the same questions and exploring the same issues? What needs to be different? This is how Sharon Fitzpatrick opened her discussion, “Diversity and Inclusion”, during today’s Federal Conference on Diversity. “We have the wrong conversations about the right things – lack of commitment, unwillingness for change, lack of resources,” sheRead… Read more »