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Meet your #GSMCON2021 emcees

Mar 12, 2021

There’s still time to get your #GSMCON2021 ticket! Don’t miss out on this year’s virtual event - hundreds and hundreds of your peers are already signed up, and here’s how you can, too

Lights, camera, action! Coming to you live March 23-25, these three familiar socialgov faces are your emcees for the virtual Government Social Media Conference here to introduce you to special speakers, get you exciting announcements and other surprises along the way. Meet your #GSMCON2021 emcees:

Katie Nelson, Mountain View Police Department
Meet Katie during a fireside chat with Facebook & Instagram’s Jannelle Watson & MVPD Police Chief Chris Hsiung, keynote sessions like Mark Weaver and more. Plus, don’t miss out on her special All Access only session!

Get to know Katie
Katie Nelson is the Social Media and Public Relations Coordinator at the Mountain View Police Department in Northern California. Since 2015, she has managed the department’s social media accounts and outreach campaigns, focusing primarily on the department’s engagement efforts as well as serving as the agency’s public information officer. She presents across the country on social media best practices and crisis communication strategies. She also serves as an instructor with the California Office of Emergency Services and the California POST. She is currently the General Chair of the International Association of Chiefs of Police Public Information Officers Section, and also works with the Crisis Ready Institute, the IACP Police Professional Standards, Ethics, and Image Committee, and sits on the City of Mountain View’s COVID-19 Strategic Communications Team. Connect with Katie on Twitter and on LinkedIn at @katienelson210.

Justin H. S. Breaux, Argonne National Laboratory
Join Justin for a special fireside chat with LinkedIn’s Joey Zumaya, during the opening session with Twitter’s Lauren Devoll and at many more points throughout the program to hear interesting interviews, social media tips and helpful advice.

Get to know Justin
Justin H. S. Breaux leads social media strategy and digital analysis for Argonne National Laboratory, a $1 billion science and engineering laboratory in Illinois.

Kristy Dalton, GSMCON Conference Director
Kristy’s here to welcome you and guide you throughout #GSMCON2021 — an event she’s dedicated to make a virtual experience to remember. With music, these emcees, special livestreams, unique types of learning, surprises along the way and more, you’ll log off feeling just like we’re all together again. 

Get to know Kristy
Kristy Dalton is founder and CEO of Government Social Media, the nation’s largest network of government social media professionals. She served in government for years, launching city social media profiles in 2008 when government agencies were just beginning to explore social. She became known across the country as the creator and host of “GovGirl”, a unique online video show sharing successes and challenges in digital government. 

Kristy founded the Government Social Media Conference (GSMCON) – the only major social media conference in the U.S. specifically for government agencies. She loves bringing government professionals together with representatives of major social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Nextdoor and Snapchat.  

We can’t wait to e-meet you at #GSMCON2021! Register now to be a part of this virtual experience, learn from industry leaders, hear from exciting speakers — like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Nextdoor and ArchiveSocial — and build your support system of socialgov peers across the country.  

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. 

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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