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2013 Digital Communications Tour: Colorado


Tuesday, April 9, 2013 from 1:30 PM to 6:30 PM (MDT)

2013 Digital Communications Tour: Colorado

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Denver, Colorado
This Event has been cancelled due to the impending storm in the Denver area.
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Due to the impending storm in the Denver area, we are canceling our event tomorrow.

Weather reports are predicting icy roads and 8 to 12 inches of snow accumulation, and we wouldn’t want you to drive or travel in treacherous conditions. Please stay safe over the next few days, and we will let you know as soon as can about a rescheduled date for the event.
If you have any questions, please contact us at info@govdelivery.com.
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2013 Digital Communications Tour

Sponsored by GovDelivery

We’re bringing digital communication experts to you in 2013. If you’re interested in communications, digital government, and leveraging technology to serve your citizens and stakeholders, join us in Colorado.
Events are free for all government employees. Hear from public sector experts, providing insightful perspectives and strategies on government communications, and from your peers in government on their successful tactics and projects. The agenda provides ample time for you to interact and network with other government colleagues and to learn from some of the most innovative folks in your area.
Register today for the 2013 Digital Communications Tour. Space is limited!


1:30 - 2:00 Registration
2:00 - 2:15 Welcome & Housekeeping
John Cook - Senior Director of Marketing | GovDelivery
2:15 - 2:45 Keynote
Cecily Sommers - Founder & President | The Push Institute
2:45 - 3:15 The State of Digital Communications
3:15 - 3:30 Break
3:30 - 3:45
What's Next in Digital Communications
Jennifer Kaplan - Product Marketing Manager | GovDelivery
3:45 - 4:30

Government Communications Panel
Rich Coolidge, Mindy Crane, Jennifer Kaplan

4:30 - 4:45 Closing Remarks
Andrea LaCroix - Client Success Consultant | GovDelivery
4:45 - 6:30 Networking & Happy Hour











Cecily Sommers Cecily Sommers - Founder & President | The Push Institute

A global trends analyst, Cecily Sommers helps organizations understand and prepare for the emerging technologies, markets, and ideas shaping our world. She is the Founder and President of The Push Institute, a non-profit think tank that tracks significant global trends and their implications for business, government, and non-profit sectors over the next 5-10-25-50 years.

Many companies have benefited from the strategic foresight Cecily offers, Accenture, American Express, Best Buy, General Mills, Motorola, Target, Wrigley, and Yahoo! among them. Whether an executive briefing, scenario planning, or designing an innovation program and training for a multi-national corporation, clients find Cecily's straight-forward approach a welcome and practical antidote to the complex challenges they face. "

A popular speaker at conferences, business schools and retreats across the country, Cecily treats her audience to a guided tour of the future, noting key opportunities and challenges along the way. Many more enjoy her entertaining trend report and analysis in her “Future Conversations” segment, heard regularly on Public Radio's All Things Considered as well as other media outlets. Cecily is a member of the World Future Society, was named by the Business Journal as one of twenty-five Women to Watch in 2005 and selected as one of Fast Company’s 2007 Fast 50 Reader’s Favorites.

Cecily Sommers has been described as "one of those rare people who is destined to make a mark, who has that special blend of heart, foresight, and leadership" (Andrew Zolli, Founder, Z + Partners, New York City). In the words of Merle Minda, President of Merle Minda Plus and former Senior Vice President of Fleishman-Hillard, "she is catalytic and brilliant.

Rich Coolidge - COSOSRichard Coolidge - Communications Director | Colorado Secretary of State

For over five years, Richard has functioned as the Communications Director for the Colorado Secretary of State. Serving under three Secretaries of State from both political parties, Coolidge acted as the media spokesperson during two presidential elections where Colorado was referenced as a toss-up. He also operates as the legislative liaison for the department helping to secure a new campaign finance filing system and Secretary of State Scott Gessler’s Business Efficiency Suite.

Prior to joining the Secretary of State’s office, Coolidge worked at InterMountain Corporate Affairs performing public and community relations in Colorado focusing on issues such as water, transportation, and natural resources. His duties involved everything from media relations to public affairs and lobbying at all levels of government.

Coolidge also managed Colorado Attorney General John Suthers’ successful campaign in 2006 and served on the campaign staff for Governor Bill Owens successful re-election campaign in 2002.

Deb CastleDeborah Castle - Account Executive | GovDelivery

As Account Executive, Deb has spent the last 6 years focused on Digital Communication Management, Social Media Automation and Constituency Outreach programs for State, Local, and Regional Public Agencies.  Through a consultative and educational approach, she ensures that the communication process for her clients provides the most reach and engagement with the least amount of effort. She has presented communication approaches at events such as the Washington State Governor's Social Media Workshop, American Public Works Association, and the Minnesota Interagency Rules Committee. Prior to GovDelivery, Deb provided consulting and team building services to government and business.

Jennifer KaplanJennifer Kaplan - Product Marketing Manager | GovDelivery

Jennifer launches new and innovative software products to improve the way government communicates online. As the liaison to these organizations, she has developed an acute knowledge of best practices and success stories. She has over 8 years of experience in the digital communications industry. Being social online and off is her passion and her job. Follow her on Twitter @jenniferkaplan.

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Grand Hyatt Denver
1750 Welton St
Denver, CO 80202

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 from 1:30 PM to 6:30 PM (MDT)

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