Get your tickets! Regular registration ends March 2023

Nov 21, 2022

The 2023 Government Social Media Conference is heading to Reno-Tahoe, Nevada, for our 8th annual GSMCON! If you missed our Early-Bird discount, there’s time to buy your ticket during Regular Registration before prices increase again in March 2023.

GSMCON2023 is the largest social media conference for government, where attendees from across the U.S. and around the world can expect a unique experience not found anywhere else. In 2022, nearly 1,400 people met in Dallas, Texas, or online to connect with social network representatives, industry leaders and, most importantly, fellow professionals.

For our 8th annual GSMCON, we’re planning a special hybrid event where public sector communicators can meet together in person at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, NV or virtually from wherever you are. Attendees can expect 2.5 days filled with:

  • Unparalleled networking opportunities like connecting during the Welcome Reception, guided  conference networking activities and a special networking night in Lake Tahoe.
  • The best learning for this niche field from industry leaders (check out the initial speaker/session lineup!).
  • Options to upgrade your experience with the All Access ticket, pre-conference workshops or the exclusive VIP ticket that includes all add-ons, VIP-only networking activity, private charging station & more.
  • Exciting optional events like the Golden Post Awards and a networking event in Lake Tahoe.
  • And, so much more!

GSMCON2023 info

What: GSMCON2023, the largest social media conference in the U.S. for government agencies

When: Tuesday, May 2 - Thursday, May 4, 2023 (half day). Pre-conference workshops and our Welcome Reception at the Lex Nightclub happens Monday, May 1!

Venue: Grand Sierra Resort, 2500 E 2nd Street, Reno, NV 89595

Our room block is now available at the host venue Grand Sierra Resort at the government per diem rate of $102 (+$2/night tourism fee+13% tax). 

Special activities: Get some of the nearby Lake Tahoe experience! We’ll have complimentary shuttles to take you to Lake Tahoe one evening, or you can enjoy some of the thrilling experiences at our top-rated resort including an in-house bowling alley, movie theater, virtual reality experiences, axe throwing and more.

In-Person and Virtual Ticket registration: Now open! There are a range of ticket prices for in-person or virtual, with special upgrades and add-ons available to our in-person ticket holders.

Training approvals: Get helpful info in our downloadable event guide, tentative session schedule, and our venue page for detailed info about the Grand Sierra Resort and government per diem room nights. 

Who’s speaking at GSMCON?

Over 30 speakers were announced in the initial GSMCON2023 lineup! Speakers represent local, city, state and federal agencies — like the U.S. Chemical Safety Board, Washington State DOT, U.S. Department of Education, City of Minneapolis and more — that will speak to important socialgov topics. For GSMCON2023, attendees will have 25 concurrent breakout sessions to choose from, 4 general sessions and 12 speed sessions on topics including:

  • Accessibility
  • Copyright & fair use
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Embracing negativity
  • Managing social for large agencies, state & federal

View the full list of initial sessions and the tentative schedule.

What upgrades should I get?

In-person ticket holders have three special upgrades you can purchase to make your GSMCON experience exactly what you need to best succeed in this niche field. Our General Admission gets attendees all breakout and general sessions, but we have hands-on, smaller class upgrades available for more in-depth learning on hot topics in the socialgov field:

All Access Ticket

Everything in the General Admission Ticket, PLUS admission to these three All Access only sessions

  • All Access Live Review: Go From Design Disasters to Social Ready, Anndrea Harris, City of Wichita Falls
  • All Access PowerTalk: Creating & Editing Smartphone Video, Zach Whitney, Utah Department of Commerce & GSM Membership Council
  • All Access WWYD: Getting Leadership to Subscribe to the Work You Do, Chris Hsiung, Mountain View PD

In these special sessions, you’ll work through these top government social media challenges in fun, interactive ways and actually practice what you learn in small group activities. These sessions are not recorded, so join live and in person for the full experience!

Add-on, pre-conference Workshops
All in-person General Admission and All Access attendees can add on these pre-conference workshops for $100 each! These 2-hour, add-on, pre-conference workshops on Monday, May 1, 2023, are only held in-person where participants can expect in-depth sessions with small group activities. Every person who completes any workshop will receive a digital certificate of completion!

  • Government Social Media 101 -  Best choice if you’re a new socialgov or want to learn the basics, completely revamped for 2023!
  • Instagram 201: Beyond Chasing Trends and Posting Photos (Eva Kirschbaum with the Town of Gilbert and Frances La Rue with the City of Anna, Texas)
  • Creating Effective Social Media Reports Your Boss Loves & Understands (Sabrina Merritt, October Social Media)

*New for 2023!* VIP Ticket

If you’re looking for the most upgraded experience possible, we’re rolling out the red carpet for an exclusive VIP ticket experience where attendees get:

  • Access to ALL pre-conference workshops on Monday, May 1
  • Admission to All Access sessions during the conference
  • Exclusive VIP networking activity & meal the evening of Wednesday, May 3, 2023
  • Private VIP device charging station access in our expo
  • Bonus swag to commemorate your experience
  • Attendee badge upgrade

Can’t make it in person for GSMCON2023? If your agency won’t allow travel or participating online is better for you, you have options for a virtual experience, too! Online participants will be able to watch most sessions in real-time, meaning you’ll be right there with speakers and other attendees as sessions are happening.

Register today!

It’s not just the best learning you’ll walk away — or log off — with, you’ll become part of the conference camaraderie that lasts for long afterwards:

  • Network with fellow government professionals in this niche social media field.
  • Meet each other during fun events like the Welcome Reception (held at Lex Nightclub) or guided networking activities throughout the program.
  • Celebrate wins at the Golden Post Awards and enjoy a complimentary shuttle ride for a networking night in Lake Tahoe.

We can’t wait to see you at GSMCON2023! Regular registration ends after March 17, 2023

Best communicate with the public you serve and get connected with fellow socialgovs by registering for the 2023 Government Social Media Conference happening in Reno-Tahoe, Nevada! Join our free network for bi-weekly Government Social Media Chats or professional association for member-only webinars. Sign up for our newsletter to get the latest updates on training, events and more.

We support the largest network of government social media professionals in the U.S. by guiding government agencies through complex social media issues. Government Social Media helps you successfully communicate with the public you serve, protect your agency and keep public trust while finding your support community. 


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