Posts Tagged: conferences

Mobile apps, online shopping and, um, government marketing?

I went to What’s Next DC today, a very cool online marketing conference (featuring GovLoop’s own Steve Ressler) and I was struck by the simplistic analysis that many of the presenters offered of “what’s working” in marketing. For instance, one presenter went on and on AND ON about how awesome and remarkable Best Buy isRead… Read more »

Open Source and the NextGen Health Care IT Community

I spend a fair amount of time at Open Source conferences. I arrive with a government bias plus some of the great ideas that open source enables like transparency and open government. Although most panels/sessions/talks/round tables will eventually get around to the idea of education and work force training, I rarely see anyone responsible forRead… Read more »

How-To: Conference Tweets – So, you’ve just finished a conference, and don’t want to lose all those Tweets….

This weekend I attended the rather fantastic Open City Workshop in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. If you don’t know much about what’s happening in Edmonton, you should probably check out Adriel Hampton’s recent post on the critical mass for awesomeness that’s happening there. There’s a innovative team at work in Edmonton which is a great modelRead… Read more »

Government Can Learn From Corporate (#ragancoke)

I’m currently at the Ragan Communications Social Media for Communicators conference in Atlanta, GA. So far the presentations are great from Ford, Mark Ragan, CDC, Shel Holtz, Coca-Cola SVP and more. There’s a lot from the commercial world that government can learn from the experiences and trials that private industry has already gone through. ThereRead… Read more »

How-To: Submit a Proposal and Get Accepted at a Big Conference

Over the last week, I’ve spent several hour reviewing proposals for 3 conferences. As such, I think I have a few tips on how to get your proposal accepted: 1 – Have a gov’t person speak. Honestly, if it is just you and your a vendor, I’m scared it is a product pitch for yourRead… Read more »

Social Media Workshop – Politics4All.com

The Business Council of Alabama (BCA), the Alabama Democratic Party, the Alabama Republican Party, the Alabama Council of Association Executives, and Politics4All.com are joining forces to host a workshop on social media. The workshop will be held on Thursday, October 8 from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Montgomery. ThisRead… Read more »

5 Tips and Tools to Check Out Before You Go to the Open Government & Innovations (OGI) Conference NEXT WEEK!

The Open Government & Innovations Conference, “OGI” for short, is jam-packed with world-renowned speakers, cutting-edge research and real-life case studies (you can see the details in all of their glory here). Whether you work in the public or private sector, you’re going to learn a ton and make dozens of contacts. To make sure thatRead… Read more »

Here’s Your Chance to Shine: Government 2.0 Expo and Showcase

Have you done something to help usher in the era of Government 2.0 and want to show it off? Have you changed the culture of your organization from one that hoards information to one that openly shares and collaborates with each other? Are you tired of toiling in obscurity while you see the same storiesRead… Read more »

Government Open Source Conference DC Call for Speakers is open

Okay, I’m taking Steve’s advice and copy/pasting from my wordpress blog…. But first, little background: The OSU Open Source Lab has been producing a non-profit Government Open Source Conference on the west coast since 2005. Last fall Viveck Kundra and Aneesh Chopra were two of our keynotes. We’ve been asked to bring this to theRead… Read more »

Where’s the Blog on Open Source (software and models) in Government?

I maintain a wordpress blog, please visit there. Some day I’ll figure out if we can aggregate existing blogs here! You can also follow me on twitter: debbryant And check out my Conference News at the Government Open Source Conference (GOSCON) web site. It’s the conference everyone in IT wants to send their boss tooRead… Read more »