Work in California? Serve on GSMCON2024 Local Host Committee

Aug 23, 2023

Are you based in California and looking to get involved with your government social media community in a big way? Love the Government Social Media Conference and want to be part of it? We’re searching for you!

You’re invited to apply for the 2024 Government Social Media Conference Local Host Committee where you’ll help get key agencies involved while making the event successful for social media professionals just like yourself. Applications are due by Friday, September 8, 2023 - here’s how to apply now.

GSMCON2024, happening April 16-18, 2024, is the largest social media conference for government agencies where we’re looking forward to connecting people who work in government social media both in Palm Springs, California and online for our 9th annual conference.

What does the Local Host Committee do?

Besides have a lot of fun helping to plan special parts of the conference & receive complimentary admission to GSMCON2024? So much more! 

The Local Host Committee is an integral part of planning, helping and spreading the word about the event. You’ll be part of a dedicated team that works directly with Team GSM. Typically, Local Host Committee members participate in monthly Zoom planning meetings leading up to the event, and when it comes time for the conference, you’ll participate in various on-site duties, like:

  • Set-up/tear-down
  • Help emcee/introduce speakers
  • Monitor virtual chats and assist with speaker Q&A in breakout sessions
  • Help plan local activities
  • Serve as networking ambassadors

We recognize that some people are most comfortable onstage while others enjoy working behind-the-scenes magic — we’ll work with members to find the best opportunities that work for everyone!


Local Host Committee members typically work in the region where GSMCON is being held, and for 2024 that is the Palm Springs, California area. We’re also accepting applications for anyone who calls the Golden State home! If your agency is located anywhere within California, we welcome you to apply.

Other requirements to apply for the Local Host Committee include:

  • You are employed full- or part-time in the public sector.
  • You have an involvement in social media or communications for your agency in some capacity.
  • You want to make a significant impact on the success of the event!

Previous attendance at GSMCON and event planning experience is very helpful, but not required.


Members of the 2024 Local Host Committee receive complimentary admission to GSMCON2024! If needed, members also receive up to three nights stay at our host venue, the Westin Rancho Mirage Golf Resort & Spa, during the event (because some members are local, many also choose to drive to the venue daily).

Local Host Committee members also receive recognition for their participation on the GSMCON2024 website, in the event program and verbal recognition at the event. Visit our website to see who also served on past Local Host Committees!

But, the biggest benefit is how you’ll impact the success of GSMCON2024 — you’ll not only help with planning and important tasks before and during the event, but you’ll also help attendees connect and experience the Palm Springs area.

How to apply

If you meet the requirements above, we encourage you to apply! 

All you need to do is fill out the Local Host Committee application to include info about you, why you’d like to be on the committee and any additional talents you’d like us to know. We’ll let you know if you’ve been selected by the end of September 2023. Applications are due by Friday, September 8, 2023.

We can’t wait to see your application!

 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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