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 Washington D.C.
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!
|8:00 - 8:25
||Registration & Breakfast
|8:25 - 8:35||Welcome & Housekeeping|
|8:35 - 9:05
Doing More with Less: How to Save Money and Deliver Mission Results in the Age of Sequestration
|9:05 - 9:35
||Driving Mission Impact with Government Communications
Scott Burns - CEO & co-Founder | GovDelivery
|9:35 - 9:50||Break|
|9:50 - 10:50||
Government Communications Panel
|10:50 - 11:00||Closing Remarks
Steve Ressler - Founder & President, GovLoop
Steve is the Founder and President of GovLoop.com, the “Knowledge Network for Government” which connects and fosters collaboration among over 60,000 members of the government community. On GovLoop, members use social media such as blogs, videos, and forums to discuss best practices and share ideas on improving government.
Mr. Ressler is a 3rd generation public sector leader and spent 6 years in roles at Social Security Administration, Department of Education, Department of Homeland Security Inspector General, and DHS Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. He has won the 2010 GovTech Top 25 Doers, Dreamers, and Drivers Award, the 2007 and 2009 Federal 100 Award, and the 2009 AFCEA Bethesda Social Media Award. Additionally, he has been featured in many publications and conferences including the Washington Post, Harvard Kennedy School, World Economic Forum, Wall Street Journal, Fox News, Huffington Post, among others.
Mr. Ressler is also the co-founder of Young Government Leaders (YGL), a professional organization of over 2,000 government employees across the U.S. He is a Master's graduate from the University of Pennsylvania where he received the Department of Homeland Security Fellowship. When not in D.C., he spends his time with his wife and two cats in Tampa, Florida.
Tim Fullerton - Director of Digital Strategy, U.S. Department of the Interior
Tim Fullerton currently serves as the Director of Digital Strategy at the U.S. Department of the Interior. In this role, he serves as the Secretary’s senior advisor for Digital Strategy and manage all Digital staff, consultants and the DOI-wide Web Leadership Council. Tim was tasked by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar to lead the digital portion of a new White House initiative to promote travel and tourism within the United States. In this role, he leads an inter-agency team developing digital strategies around increasing visitation to America’s public lands.
Prior to Interior, Tim worked for former Vice President Al Gore’s the Alliance for Climate Protection, where he managed the organizations 2 million person email list, redesigned the organizations websites (which won a Webby, Silver Addy, and a 2010 Communicators award) and helped developed the Repower America Wall, where ordinary Americas, politicians and celebrities added video messages about why they supported action on climate change.
Darryl J. Madden - Director, Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Ready Campaign for Emergency Preparedness
Launched in February 2003, Ready is a national public service advertising campaign designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural and man-made disasters. The goal to get the public involved and ultimately to increase the level of resiliency and preparedness across the nation.
Prior to assuming the leadership post in Ready he served in the agency’s Public Affairs Division as a Strategic Communications Specialist assigned to the Response and Recovery Directorate where he developed presentations on programs, policies, functions, and research related to the agency bureau focused to provide Federal disaster response capabilities needed to save lives, reduce suffering, and protect property in communities throughout the Nation overwhelmed by the impact of a presidentially-declared disasters.
Scott Burns - CEO & co-Founder, GovDelivery
Scott co-founded GovDelivery in a St. Paul basement and is the company's CEO.In 2006, Scott was recognized as one of five Emerging Leaders by Twin Cities Business Magazine and received the “Forty Under 40” recognition from the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.In 2008, he was one of 25 people in the private sector to be named to Federal Computer Week's Federal 100, a list that recognizes individuals who significantly influence how federal government uses information technology. In 2011, Twin Cities Business Magazine named Scott one of “200 Minnesotans You Should Know”. Scott serves on the boards of the St. Paul Public Schools Foundation, the Friends of the St. Paul Libraries, the Executive Committee of the St. Paul Chamber of Commerce and loyalty marketing firm, Tecmark. Scott received a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College in economics and environmental studies where he skied for Dartmouth’s NCAA Division I alpine ski team. He was born and raised in Duluth.
Over 1,800 public sector organizations use GovDelivery’s highly-secure cloud solutions every day to enhance the citizen experience for more than 120 million people. GovDelivery offers leading solutions or managing government communications, internal and external learning, and open data. The GovDelivery Network offers a unique and impactful way for public sector organizations to work together to cross promote content and increase digital reach. Organizations using GovDelivery see higher utilization of citizen services and greater citizen engagement.
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