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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Government Social Media Program Heads to the West Coast

For readers on the west coast or those who don't mind traveling to the beach in September, this government social media program is for you (and not just because blog author Julie Tappendorf is the keynote speaker!)  Here are the details:

Get social media ideas, tips & strategy advice from California agencies and more!

The nation's first Government Social Media Regional Training (GSMRT) will be held in Huntington Beach, California on September 13 & 14, 2016. The event is co-hosted by the Huntington Beach Police Department and features a mix of best practices lecture, demos and workshop style presentations. Some of the program includes:
  • Keynote - Social Media Gone Wild: Protecting Agencies from Legal Issues
    Julie Tappendorf, Chicago-based attorney with Ancel Glink
  • Time-Saving Social Media Tools & Tricks
    Nick Smith, City of Gaithersburg, MD
  • How to Leverage the Media in Your Social Strategy
    Katie Nelson, Mountain View Police Dept., CA
  • Facebook & Twitter Revisited: New Features & Strategy
    Chris Hsiung, Mountain View PD and Zach Perron, Palo Alto PD
  • Wildfire Communication on Social Media
    Thomas Christensen, San Diego County, CA
  • Panel: Managing Crisis on Social Media
    Kristy Dalton, GSM; Jennifer Alvarez, Town of Gilbert, AZ; and Chris Hsiung, Mountain View PD
  • Video for Community Outreach
    Erin Cochran & Maureen "Mo" De Nieva, Marin County Health & Human Services, CA
  • Getting a Social Media Team Up & Running
    Lt. Tim Martin, HBPD, CA
  • Canva: Creating Social Media Graphics
    Brittany (Ritzi) Foust, City of Corona, CA
  • Reacting to Online Hostility
    Tom Lorenz, City of Glendale, CA
If you manage social media for an agency in the western U.S., you won't want to miss this event! Learn more about this regional training and register online.


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