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Plan your GSMCON2023! Official schedule now live

Mar 09, 2023

GSMCON2023 is happening May 2-4, 2023 both online and in person in Reno-Tahoe, Nevada. Register now before regular registration ends on Friday, March 17, 2023!

Session times, networking opportunities and more are outlined in the official GSMCON2023 schedule, now live!

The 2023 Government Social Media Conference is the premier social media event for government agencies. Happening May 2-4 in Reno-Tahoe, Nevada, public sector communicators learn how to leverage social media, communicate best with their communities all while protecting their agency online. Register now before the regular registration discount ends after Friday, March 17!

Already one of the over 900 attendees and participants registered for the event? We can’t wait to see you either virtually or in person in Reno-Tahoe, NV! Check out the 2023 Attendee Guide for more details.

Schedule snapshot

Throughout the 2.5 day program, both in person and virtual attendees can expect top-notch learning, genuine networking and much more.

Attendees will hear from over 40 speakers — including reps from LinkedIn, NATO, federal, state and local governmentleading sessions that matter most to government social media professionals. Topics include accessibility, making field crews part of your comms team, managing social for large agencies, platform updates, engaging diverse communities, authentic video and much more. 

Each day, all attendees will meet for General Session keynotes and panel discussions. There are no concurrent sessions during General Session programming, so all attendees will meet in the Summit Pavilion, either in person or virtually. More main stage speakers will be announced soon! 

With up to three concurrent breakout sessions, make sure to choose the session you most want to attend. A couple of weeks after the conference ends, we’ll send you access to most session recordings to view on-demand for 90 days. In-person attendees can expect a spacious conference set up and classroom style seating with a table in front of you — make sure to bring your coffee and notetaking materials!

In the official schedule, you’ll soon find built-in networking breaks and other networking opportunities. Why? Because there’s no better time to build your socialgov support system than during GSMCON!

Whether you're in person or online, you’ll cheer on peers at the Golden Post Awards (happening 3-4:30 p.m. PT on Wednesday, May 3), meet at the Welcome Reception (7-9 p.m. PT Monday, May 1 for in-person attendees and 5-6 p.m. PT for online participants) and continue connecting in sessions and networking breaks throughout the event. Designated networking breaks are a perfect time to head to the Expo Area to meet with vendors, grab some coffee, hang out in the attendee lounge and more. 

While our Virtual program is a great way to connect if you can’t travel, we can’t say enough about our in-person experience. In-person attendees meet at a fun-filled venue and have the option to take part in the Tuesday night Restaurant Romp or enjoy a complimentary shuttle ride to Lake Tahoe. VIP ticket holders get even more perks!

What are Workshops, All Access and VIP?

Take your learning & networking up a notch with these upgrade opportunities! While General Admission gets you access to all breakouts, speed sessions and keynotes, you can make GSMCON exactly what you need to succeed with add-on workshops, All Access sessions or the VIP ticket. What we hear year-after-year from previous attendees is that these extra sessions are a great way to get hands-on learning in smaller class sizes.

New this year, we’re introducing the GSMCON VIP Ticket! Born out of attendees wanting a way to be part of all that GSMCON has to offer, this ticket includes absolutely everything at GSMCON. Enjoy access to all add-ons including all pre-conference workshops and All Access sessions, a VIP-only networking dinner featuring some special guests, VIP charging station in the Expo Area, bonus swag and more.

Learn more about each ticket type below:

Add-on, pre-conference Workshops

Sharpen your skills by signing up for these add-on, pre-conference workshops. Each workshop is taught by industry experts who will provide you with best practices and practical tips to build your strategy and technique. Every person who completes any workshop will receive a digital certificate of completion!

  • Government Social Media 101 -  Best choice if you’re a new socialgov or want to learn the basics! (Led by the GSM professional association Training Committee)
  • Instagram 201: Beyond Chasing Trends and Posting Photos (Eva Kirschbaum with the Town of Gilbert and Frances La Rue with the City of Anna, Texas)
  • Creating Effective Social Media Reports Your Boss Loves & Understands (Sabrina Merritt, October Social Media)

These 2-hour, add-on, pre-conference workshops on Monday, May 1, 2023, are only held in-person where participants can expect in-depth sessions with small group activities ($100 each). 

All Access Ticket

Everything in the General Admission Ticket, PLUS admission to these three All Access only sessions where you’ll work through these top government social media challenges in fun, interactive ways and actually practice what you learn in small group activities.

  • All Access Live Review: Go From Design Disasters to Social Ready
  • All Access PowerTalk: Creating & Editing Smartphone Video
  • All Access WWYD: Getting Leadership to Subscribe to the Work You Do

VIP Ticket

Get everything above and more with the VIP ticket experience!

  • Access to ALL pre-conference workshops on Monday, May 1
  • Admission to All Access sessions during the conference
  • Exclusive VIP networking activity & meal on Wednesday night
  • Private VIP device charging station access in our expo
  • Bonus swag to commemorate your experience
  • Attendee badge upgrade

Regular registration ends March 17, 2023

Prices increase after regular registration ends at 11:59 p.m. PT Friday, March 17! Get your ticket now to join over 900 participants already registered for GSMCON2023.

It’s not just the best learning you’ll walk away — or log off — with, you’ll become part of the conference camaraderie that lasts for long afterwards. Get helpful info for training approvals in our downloadable event guide, tentative session schedule, and our venue page.

We can’t wait to see you at GSMCON2023!


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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