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GSMCON2023 keynote: Meta returns virtually to the general session stage!

Mar 29, 2023

GSMCON2023 is happening May 2-4, 2023 both online and in person in Reno-Tahoe, Nevada. Register now before the deadline to purchase tickets closes!

What’s the latest news from Meta that affects government social media professionals? 

At the 2023 Government Social Media Conference, in-person attendees and virtual participants will hear directly from Carlin Daharsh, External Affairs Manager for the U.S. Policy team at Meta, on news that directly affects your socialgov role. Joining us virtually this year, Carlin will share the latest government-related updates about the popular Facebook and Instagram platforms.

What will a virtual keynote look like? As the 8th annual GSMCON, and second annual hybrid event, we’re excited to offer opportunities not only for attendees to participate virtually, but also for speakers who otherwise may not be able to take part, too! On the general session stage, it will feel like the speaker is right there, interacting with on-stage emcees, speaking live to attendees and getting you helpful info on these social media platforms.

You may remember Carlin from previous events and her roles helping the government social media community! She executes the company’s social and economic impact programs and manages government partnerships in Midwestern, Southern, and Eastern states. Throughout her tenure at Meta, Carlin has worked closely with state and local emergency management agencies, public health departments, and election offices, to foster community engagement, respond to crisis, and ensure the integrity of local elections. Prior to joining Meta, Carlin has dedicated her professional career to working in the state and local government space, most recently at the National league of cities and the Nebraska state legislature.

More about GSMCON2023

GSMCON2023 — the premier social media conference for public service communicators — is happening May 2-4 at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno-Tahoe, Nevada. Over 1,200 participants are already signed up for the hybrid event, where attendees can expect 2.5 days filled with:

  • Unparalleled networking opportunities with fellow government professionals at fun events like the Welcome Reception (held at Lex Nightclub), Golden Post Awards and guided networking activities throughout the event. In-person attendees can also participate in complimentary shuttles during the Restaurant Romp!
  • The best learning for this niche field from industry leaders in 2.5 days of concurrent breakout sessions, Speed Sessions, keynotes and more.
  • Options to personalize your experience with the All Access Ticket, pre-conference workshops or the exclusive VIP ticket (nearly sold out!) that includes all add-ons, VIP-only networking activity and meal, private charging station & more.

The deadline to get your GSMCON2023 ticket is ending soon! In-person tickets will be available until April 21 (or until sold out!), while virtual tickets close on April 27. Here’s how to get your ticket now.

Over 40 speakers at GSMCON2023

Attendees for GSMCON2023 will hear from over 40 in-person and virtual speakers at the event! Speakers represent local, city, state and federal agencies, private industry, NATO, Nextdoor, LinkedIn and more.

Check out the official conference schedule! Attendees choose from a multitude of breakout sessions, 4 general sessions and many speed sessions on social media topics that matter to government professionals, including:

  • Accessibility
  • Brand building for government agencies
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • First Amendment, copyright & fair use
  • Managing social for large agencies, state & federal
  • Platform updates

All in-person and virtual participants also get on-demand access to watch all available sessions for 90 days after the conference ends. See more pro tips on making the most out of your GSMCON experience in our 2023 Attendee Guide.

We can’t wait to see you at the premier event for public sector communicators in social media!

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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