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GSMCON2025 Super Early-Bird sale open!

Jun 11, 2024

We’re thrilled to announce the opening of the Super Early-Bird sale for the 2025 Government Social Media Conference (#GSMCON2025)! Join us May 20-22, 2025 at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort® in Florida to celebrate our event’s 10-year anniversary with us in the Orlando-area. Government professionals worldwide are invited to participate, in person or virtually, in the most anticipated public sector social media training event of the year.

Register now to save! Save the most by registering now during our “Super Early-Bird” discount. Prices for all ticket types increase after July 31, 2024.

Save the date for #GSMCON2025 

What: #GSMCON® is the premier social media conference for government agencies. Attendees gain practical skills for managing public sector social media while enjoying unparalleled networking opportunities, both in-person and online.

When: Tuesday, May 20 through Thursday, May 22 (last day is half-day). Pre-conference workshops and our welcome reception happen Monday, May 19, 2025!

Host venue: Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort®
1001 W Buena Vista Dr
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Room block & booking information will be available at a later date on our Venue Page.

In-person and virtual ticket registration: Now open! In-person attendees and virtual participants can secure your ticket today while also saving the most. Upgrade your experience with VIP options and add-on, pre-conference workshop bundles – new this year, we’re also introducing more virtual upgrade options (more below). 

Why the east coast?

Over the years, attendees have frequently requested we bring #GSMCON® to the east coast, and we’re thrilled to celebrate a decade of excellence in government social media in the Sunshine State in 2025! We diligently take your feedback, notes & anecdotes and use it to craft an even better event year after year — everything from food suggestions, programming ideas, locations and activities. Selecting the Orlando-area location allows for easier travel, ample space, exciting activities, and so much more to make your attendee experience shine. Because 2024 in-person event tickets sold out in record time, we made sure our 2025 venue would be large enough to generously accommodate our growing attendee needs. 

What can 2025 attendees expect?

An experience to remember! All in-person attendees and online participants can look forward to what will be the socialgov event of the year at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort® happening May 20-22, 2025. We’re already working behind the scenes on your experience! Expect exciting attendee networking opportunities (both in-person and online!), experience enhancements and much more.

  • We heard an overwhelmingly positive response on our investment into our app for the 2024 event, and we’re pleased to let you know that  our event app is returning for 2025. You’ll be able to keep the schedule at your fingertips, customize your agenda, create meet-ups, rideshares, and more.
  • Expect a packed session schedule! We’re bringing back our newly introduced labeling system for session levels (beginner, intermediate, or advanced) and session tracks for attendees to easily scan what sessions they most want to attend. Attendees will have a variety of session lengths and topics to choose from! Stay tuned for our Call for Speakers in fall 2024.
  • VIP Tickets are returning, along with additional upgrade opportunities, for 2025’s event. Bundle your pre-conference, add-on workshops to save the most, purchase the Extended On-Demand to view sessions for 6 months post-conference, or get it all with the VIP Ticket. New this year, pre-conference workshops are now open to virtual participants and workshops will be recorded and available on-demand online!
  • We know how important it is for you to network – all attendees can expect dedicated, short networking breaks during program hours to meet with your fellow peers. Don’t hesitate to gather your new acquaintances for activities on your own after hours through our event app!

Ticket types & upgrades

We have a variety of options available for you to make the socialgov event of the year exactly what you need to succeed! It’s important to us to continue hosting a hybrid event to make the conference accessible to government communicators from wherever you are, even if you’re overseas. While we genuinely can’t say enough about our in-person experience, we know there are socialgovs across the country — and across the world — who prefer participating online. 

In-person & virtual tickets

All of our in-person attendees can expect 2.5-days with perks like meeting people face-to-face at the Welcome Reception, learning more about government-related products in the expo area and connecting with speakers and other attendees. Enjoy light welcome reception snacks, 3 continental breakfasts and 2 lunches, included in your ticket price and on-demand online access to available session recordings starting 10 days after the event for 3 months. All of this is included in our base level In-Person Ticket (starting at $759 during the Super Early-Bird sale)! 

In-person add-ons

Pre-Conference Workshops Add-On, +$115/each or bundle all 3 for +$300 to save
Available to in-person attendees and virtual participants.
Participate in 2-hour deep dives on Monday, May 19, 2025 on some of the most-requested socialgov topics. If you purchase your ticket now, you’ll still have the opportunity to add them later. **New this year: Workshops will be recorded and available to view on-demand online for 3 months after the event ends!

  • Government Social Media 101 (beginner): Led by the GSM professional association Training Committee, this comprehensive workshop is an introduction for communicators who are new to managing social media for government agencies, or for more experienced socialgovs looking to refine their fundamental skills.
  • AI 301 - Leveraging AI for Government Social Media Success (advanced): Meet with workshop facilitator Zack Seipert, Marketing & Communications Specialist at the Central Utah Water Conservancy District, to step into the future of government social media! Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the way we approach government communications and social media — are you ready to responsibly unlock the potential AI has to offer?
  • TBA soon! More details will be announced on this exciting workshop topic & speaker soon.

Extended On-Demand Add-On, +$59
Available to in-person attendees and virtual participants.

  • Extend your access to on-demand online recordings to 6 months!
  • Gives you 3 additional months post-conference to rewatch your favorite moments & catch sessions you missed.
  • Perfect for busy socialgovs who want enough time to fit it all in!

In-Person VIP Add-On, +$570
Only for in-person ticket holders.
This package includes everything at #GSMCON2025! In-Person VIPs get everything in an in-person ticket, plus:

  • Access to every pre-conference workshop on Monday, May 19 (NEW: includes access to watch recordings on-demand online after the event!)
  • Includes the Extended On-Demand add-on
  • Pre-welcome reception cocktail hour (includes 1 drink ticket)
  • Exclusive VIP networking activity & meal on Wednesday, May 21
  • Access to VIP lounge & charging station in our expo 
  • GSMCON T-shirt (pick it up at the event!)
  • Attendee badge upgrade

Virtual Tickets

Online participants will be able to watch most keynote, general and breakout sessions in real-time, meaning you’ll be right there with speakers and other attendees as sessions are happening. You’ll connect with other virtual attendees via our event platform and you can participate in live speaker Q&As. Virtual networking activities will ensure you get to be a part of the fun, too! Post-event, you’ll get on-demand online access to most session recordings 10 days after the event for 3 months.

Virtual Tickets start at $399 for a limited time during the Super Early-Bird sale!

Virtual add-ons  

**New** Pre-Conference Workshops Add-On, +$115/each or bundle all 3 for +$300 to save
Available to in-person attendees and virtual participants.
We’re expanding our workshop program to include online participants! Virtually participate in 2-hour deep dives on Monday, May 19, 2025 on some of the most-requested socialgov topics. If you purchase your ticket now, you’ll still have the opportunity to add them later. **New this year: Workshops will be recorded and available to view on-demand online for 3 months after the event ends!

  • Government Social Media 101 (beginner): Led by the GSM professional association Training Committee, this comprehensive workshop is an introduction for communicators who are new to managing social media for government agencies, or for more experienced socialgovs looking to refine their fundamental skills.
  • AI 301 - Leveraging AI for Government Social Media Success (advanced): Meet with workshop facilitator Zack Seipert, Marketing & Communications Specialist at the Central Utah Water Conservancy District, to step into the future of government social media! Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the way we approach government communications and social media — are you ready to responsibly unlock the potential AI has to offer?
  • TBA soon! More details will be announced on this exciting topic & speaker soon.

Extended On-Demand Add-On, +$59
Available to in-person attendees and virtual participants.

  • Extend your access to on-demand online recordings to 6 months!
  • Gives you 3 additional months post-conference to rewatch your favorite moments & catch sessions you missed.
  • Perfect for busy socialgovs who want enough time to fit it all in!

**New** Virtual VIP Add-On, +$400
Only for virtual participants.
We’ve heard how much of a success our in-person VIP Ticket has been over the past few years that we decided to create a special version for our virtual participants! Get the virtual red carpet experience with everything in a virtual ticket to GSMCON2025, plus:

  • Access to livestream of every pre-conference workshop on Monday, May 19 (includes access to watch recordings on-demand online after the event!)
  • Includes the Extended On-Demand add-on
  • Exclusive online VIP networking session hosted by an emcee (45 mins)
  • GSMCON T-shirt (mailed to you before the event!)

Schedule & speakers

Updated information will be posted as it becomes available. Speakers and sessions will be announced after we run our Call for Speakers this Fall. At past GSMCONs, we’ve had speakers from major social media networks and from industry leaders and experts on topics that are most relevant to government social media professionals — everything from crafting the perfect social media policy, legal, accessibility, time management, one-person shops, platform specifics and much more. Take a look at last year’s schedule (pdf) for reference!

Interested in speaker at #GSMCON2025? Subscribe to our newsletter to be notified when our Call for Speakers opens.

Save the most! Register for #GSMCON2025 now

Super Early-Bird registration ends after July 31, 2024! Prices for all ticket types increase August 1, 2024. Register now to get the best price on your admission to the 2025 Government Social Media Conference.

#GSMCON® is celebrating our 10-year anniversary, and we can’t wait to celebrate it with you! Created for government professionals like yourself, everyone from agency leadership and social media coordinators to occasional contributors, agency legal counsel, or anyone who wants to know more about government social media is encouraged to attend. Walk away knowing exactly how you can use social media at your agency to effectively communicate with your community, while also protecting your agency from the risk of social media fails.

Get the best learning in this niche industry, gain your socialgov support system, and become part of the GSMCON camaraderie that lasts long after the event ends! Be on your way to achieve mastery in government social media by getting your ticket today to #GSMCON2025.

We’ll see you in 2025!


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