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March 2023 socialgov training: First Amendment webinar & more

Mar 06, 2023

Mark your calendars! There are exciting socialgov-specific webinars and chats coming up in March 2023 you won’t want to miss.

These upcoming completely virtual government social media events are specific to public service communicators like you! Join live from wherever you are to collaborate together during GSMChat in the free GSM network or join the economical GSM professional association to watch monthly webinars

Want to join in person or virtually for the socialgov event of the year? Make sure to get your ticket to the 2023 Government Social Media Conference before regular registration ends! Attendees can expect 2.5 days filled with the best learning & networking in this niche field. Learn more & register before Friday, March 17 to get the best pricing.

Free chats! Government Social Media Chats

Ever have a question you wanted to collaborate with your fellow peers on? Or, have advice to share? This is a great way to do just that!

Happening every other Thursday since 2015, Government Social Media Chat (GSMChat) is a place for government social media professionals to discuss and share ideas with each other on different topics in a text-only chat. Recaps are available for most chats, too!

Register & RSVP to attend chats in the free GSM network on Thursday March 16 and March 30, 2023. 

Live webinars: First Amendment, platform updates & more

Each month in the GSM professional association, members get access to at least one live webinar on the latest social media updates (with replays often available!). Our association is one of the most economical memberships at only $79/year where members get online resources, regional groups, complimentary headshots at GSMCON and so much more. Complete the application form & start viewing the member-only content today!

11 a.m. PT, Friday, March 10: SocialGov Roundup

The “SocialGov Roundup” webinar series are quick, to-the-point videos covering the latest features and news on major and emerging platforms – all from the perspective of how it's relevant to social media professionals in government. Meet with your co-hosts GSM Membership Council representative Marie Tweedy and Team GSM's Ariana Donley to get the latest news in under 30 minutes. RSVP & register.

10 a.m. PT, Thursday, March 23: First Amendment & Government Social Media
How does the First Amendment affect government social media? What are your specific socialgov questions?

Meet with Julie Tappendorf, a local government attorney and author of the book "Social Media & Local Governments: Navigating the New Public Square," to discuss how the First Amendment impacts government social media activities and interactions, including comment moderation (hiding, muting, and deleting posts), the use of default and customized filters, blocking and banning users, and many other issues.

Bring your First Amendment questions for a Q&A with Julie at the end of the webinar.

Here’s how to RSVP & register to this member-only live webinar.

Bonus! Free downloads & other resources

Grab these free downloads and resources available from the GSM blog!

  • 2023 observance calendar roundup: Download a yearly calendar for some of the observances you might consider building content for — or be mindful of — for your government social media accounts.
  • Social media image size guide: Keep a copy of this comprehensive image size resource for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and Nextdoor.
  • Short-form video guide: Use these tips before you tap “post” on your next short-form video.

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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