Register now for the Government Social Media Conference, happening March 29-31, 2022 in Dallas, Texas!

Guess who’s speaking at S4SCON? Initial speakers announced!

Aug 18, 2020

Influential social media leaders and experts — including reps from Facebook, government agencies, private industry and more — are ready to e-meet you at this year’s virtual Social for Safety Conference!

They’re looking forward to connecting with you online on crucial government social media topics like:

  • Allyship
  • Accessibility
  • COVID-19 communications
  • Handling comments in 2020
  • Team communications
  • Using platforms better
  • Much, much more!

This isn’t
just a conference — it’s the best way to help you do your job better. These speakers are getting ready to deliver an interactive experience for you filled with polls and Live Q&As. View our initial speaker & session lineup below.

More speakers, sessions and keynotes will be announced as we continue to develop our S4SCON virtual program for this September.

Keynote Sessions
Facebook, Jannelle Watson, Facebook’s Politics and Government Outreach Team

Chris Hsiung, Mountain View Police Department

Twitter, Tom Tarantino, Head of Global Crisis Response

Breakout Sessions
Advantages of a Centralized Public Safety Communication Team, Brenda Carrasco, Gilbert Police Department & Jennifer Snyder, Gilbert Fire and Rescue

Allyship in Government & Public Safety, Christina Roach, City of Dallas, TX & Victor Henderson, North Central Texas Council of Governments

Doing All the Things: Ever-Changing Roles in Emergencies, Sarah Gamblin-Luig, City of St. Louis Emergency Management Agency

Handling Social Media Comments in 2020, Jessica VanderKolk, City of Battle Creek, MI

How to Choose the Right Tech for Successful Livestreams in a Crisis, Kerry Shearer, “The Livestream Expert”

Panel: Making Transparency Not Just a Buzzword, Kate Kimble, Fort Collins Police Services, Katie Nelson, Mountain View Police Department & Doug Shoemaker, Grand Junction Police

Resiliency and Mental Well-Being for Social Pros, Jessie Brown, Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Spot the Fake Disaster Picture, Jennifer Lazo, City of Los Angeles Emergency Management Department

Transitioning to a Virtual Joint Information Center, Rebekah Mena, DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency

Using Instagram Stories to Engage in a Pandemic, Jameil Weldon, Mecklenburg County, NC

Video Captioning Under Deadlines: How to Keep Up in 2020, Emily Allen Lucht, Maryland Center for School Safety & Cecilia Warren, Maryland Department of Disabilities

Virtually get social media training to protect your agency, keep public trust & strengthen your outreach at the second annual Social for Safety Conference, happening online Sept. 22 & 23. Register for the All Access Ticket today to participate live with your peers, meaningfully connect with each other and attend special invite-only sessions.


Best communicate with the public you serve by becoming a part of the free Government Social Media network — only available to full/part-time employees of government or educational institutions. Get access to socialgov-specific resources, like the COVID-19 SocialGov Hub group, and other organized content. Virtually collaborate with each other, share advice, get input, tips & more by joining the Government Social Media network today. 

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. 

Interested in submitting a blog for your socialgov community? Just reach out to Sarah with your topic idea!


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