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Sell-out alert! GSMCON2024 in-person tickets going fast

Oct 24, 2023

In-person tickets for the 2024 Government Social Media Conference are expected to sell out! The enthusiasm and support from the socialgov community have made this exciting milestone possible, and we can’t thank you enough.

We’re anticipating in-person ticket sales for GSMCON2024 will hit capacity before our original plan to close registration in early April 2024. There’s an unlimited amount of virtual tickets available, but if you’re planning to join hundreds of other government professionals for the spectacular in-person event in Palm Springs, California, we encourage you to register to reserve your spot sooner rather than later.

While we still have in-person seats available at this time, Team GSM is diligently tracking ticket projections and are seeing a record-breaking demand. We’re being transparent with our estimates so that you & your leadership can plan accordingly. We don’t want you to miss out on this incredible opportunity to get together in person with speakers, sponsors and fellow attendees! If you want to register now and save the most, now is the best time to secure your ticket - Early-Bird Registration officially closes after November 30, 2023.

To all who are part of this record and made it possible, we’re humbled by your enthusiasm, appreciate you being part of this historic milestone and can’t wait to see you at the event!

Please see below for more information on specific questions. As always, if you don’t find your answer here, please reach out to Team GSM and we’d be happy to help:

When will the in-person event sell out?

It won’t be tomorrow, it won’t be next week, but our projections show in-person tickets will be gone way before the event starts!

We want to let you know this info now if you’re planning to meet in Palm Springs, CA, so you can plan ahead, get your approvals in, and secure your spot. Plus, by acting now, you can also make stress-free arrangements for travel and hotel accommodations. 

Why is the in-person event selling out so fast?
The sellout frenzy for GSMCON2024 can be attributed to a blend of factors that has set this year’s GSMCON apart.

Most importantly, the immense support from our devoted community of government professionals has been nothing short of exceptional. GSMCON is the premium (and largest!) social media conference for government, and we’re excited to continue our mission to empower government professionals to achieve mastery in social media. 

Secondly, GSMCON is taking over the entire property at the Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort & Spa! This means once we hit capacity, there aren’t additional accommodation options.

Why not just reserve a bigger venue? We’re happy to peel back the curtain for this great question: Every year, we take a lot of considerations into choosing the right property, like capacity, experience, cost effectiveness for attendees, location, catering needs and much more goes into these decisions. Based on our own historical attendee projections, growth rates, plus all of these factors, the Westin was the right choice! What hasn’t happened before is the rate at which govies are securing their in-person tickets — this surge is something we haven’t seen in past years, meaning in-person tickets will be gone sooner than anticipated.

When do ticket prices increase?

Register now during our Early-Bird sale to get your ticket at the best price! After November 30, 2023, all ticket prices will increase. Now is the best time to save your spot and join hundreds of fellow attendees for what’s going to be a spectacular event to remember in Palm Springs, California. 

What happens when the event sells out?

We have an unlimited amount of virtual tickets available, however, we can’t say enough about our in-person event experience. Take a deep-dive look at the in-person vs. virtual experiences to help make your decision, but what we hear year after year is that there’s something special about getting together in person with people who know exactly what you face in your unique role. 

Plus, in-person attendees get extra perks like meeting face-to-face at the Welcome Reception, spending after hours exploring the Palm Springs area, participating in a variety of activities and so much more. 

In-person attendees can also completely customize their GSMCON experience by choosing from a variety of in-person only upgrades! Learn more about pre-conference workshops (on hot topics like Instagram Reels and advanced legal) and the exclusive VIP Ticket where you get access to everything at the event.


Best communicate with the public you serve and get connected with fellow socialgovs by registering for the 2024 Government Social Media Conference happening in Palm Springs, California or virtually from wherever you are! 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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