Overview

March 28
11AM PT, 2PM ET

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Over the past decade, social media has become one of the most common channels for public communication. Now that tweets, posts, and comments are replacing press releases, op-eds, and TV sound bites, elected officials must quickly evolve their approach to public information or risk being out of step with the constituents they serve. As with any new technology, social media has inherent risks that can be minimized with use and practice. In this GovTech Academy, you will learn directly from experts and practitioners about what all elected officials need to know about social media. 

Specifically, you will learn:
• How other elected officials are using social media today
• How to get started with social media & what tools to consider
• How to build a positive relationship with your constituents through the use of great content & humor
• How to protect your ability to participate on social media by managing risk and maintaining records

Speakers

Barbara Petersen

Barbara Petersen

President, First Amendment Foundation

Audrey Vance

Audrey Vance

City Attorney, Bonita Springs, Florida

Anil Chawla

Anil Chawla

Founder & CEO, ArchiveSocial

Honarable Nick Mosby

Honarable Nick Mosby

Delegate, House of Delegates, State of Maryland

Honorable Anton Gunn

Honorable Anton Gunn

Motivation Leadership Speaker, Former Director of External Affairs for HHS and Former South Carolina State Representative

Honorable Alan Williams

Honorable Alan Williams — Moderator

Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Government and Former Florida State Representative