2023 Government Social Media Conference











Don't miss out on the largest social media conference for government!

The 2023 Government Social Media Conference will be held in-person at an exciting venue in Reno-Tahoe, Nevada, with virtual tickets also available.

Don't miss the premier social media conference in the United States for government agencies - download the event guide today!

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Share your wins! Golden Post Awards entries end Jan. 31

There are so many talented public service communicators working in government social media. Get recognized by self-nominating for this year’s Golden Post Awards!

Creating an exceptional Golden Post Awards entry

Government Social Media’s annual Golden Post Awards highlights the most innovative, creative and well-executed social media by local, state and federal governments.

LinkedIn joins GSMCON2023 lineup

Over 500 participants are already signed up for the hybrid event, where LinkedIn representatives will be sharing strategies for government social media professionals.


Regular pricing ends after March 17, 2023! Starting March 18, in-person tickets increase by $100 & virtual tickets increase by $50. Add workshops at checkout.



Regular pricing ends March 17

In-Person ticket for May 2-4, 2023

Access to keynotes and breakout sessions

3 continental breakfasts, 2 lunches

On-demand access 90 days




Regular pricing ends March 17

Everything in In-Person General Admission, plus:

Access to 3 in-person only special sessions: Live Reviews, WWYD Scenarios & PowerTalks

Online access to message virtual participants as well!

Badge upgrade




Regular pricing ends March 17

Everything in All Access, plus:

Access to all 3 workshops & every All Access session

VIP networking dinner

Access to VIP charging station in expo

Bonus Swag



Regular pricing ends March 17

Virtual ticket for May 2-4, 2023

Watch livestreamed keynotes and breakout sessions

On-demand access for 90 days

Virtual welcome reception on May 1 & two online networking sessions


GSMCON helps government professionals use social media better.

Participants learn practical skills for managing public sector social media and get unparalleled opportunities to network with agencies across the country! Major social networks, industry leaders & experts will share updates and strategies and meet participants.

GSMCON is for communicators, PIOs, elected officials, marketers, law enforcement, emergency managers – everyone from agency leadership to the occasional social media contributor.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Government Social Media Conference (GSMCON) is the largest social media conference in the United States for government agencies. Everyone interested in learning how to strategically use social media in government is welcome to participate. Our attendees represent city, county, state, federal and military entities. Representatives of educational institutions, international agencies and private industry are also welcome to participate.

The Biggest Little City was rated first out of several potential locations when polling past conference attendees! GSMCON2015 and GSMCON2016 were held in Reno, and members on Team GSM call this city home. There's much to do in the area; at the Grand Sierra Resort, attendees can meet on their own for optional, after hours activities like the on-site movie theater, arcade or bowling alley, or can take a quick trip to Reno’s Midtown District for farm-to-table restaurants, live music and boutique shops. We’re also excited to offer a complimentary shuttle service to Lake Tahoe on Tuesday night!

In-Person Ticket holders can participate in the physical event on-site in Reno. Those with an In-Person Ticket will also be able to watch online recordings of most sessions on-demand 10 days after the event, and will have access to view those recordings for 90 days. In-Person Ticket holders can upgrade your experience to either the All Access or VIP add-ons. The All Access Add-On features three additional sessions including WWYD scenarios, Live Reviews and PowerTalks. The VIP Add-On includes access to all workshops, special All Access sessions, a planned networking activity only for VIPs, bonus swag and a VIP-only charging station.

While the live event is happening, Virtual Ticket holders can view online livestreams of most general/breakout sessions and can interact with other online participants. They will also be able to watch online recordings of most sessions on-demand 10 days after the event, and will have access to view those recordings for 90 days. 

The hybrid conference brings the best of what we’ve learned over the past year with preferred learning styles, as well as gives us the most flexibility to meet the needs of agencies that are at different levels of reopening and allowing travel again. This hybrid model allows GSMCON to continue to be an experience filled with valuable training, networking & camaraderie — just now with options to attend either in-person or online!

Yes, if in-person tickets haven’t sold out. If you purchase a virtual ticket now, you’ll have an option to upgrade your ticket to in-person. Please reach out to us via email before 30 days prior to the conference to upgrade.

Our priority is the safety of our event attendees. We'll continue to monitor federal, CDC, state and venue updates as the event approaches and will report any changes, recommendations, guidelines and safety protocols to attendees.

Yes! In-person attendees can go to the Golden Post Awards on Wednesday, and we’ll also be livestreaming the event so those who purchase virtual tickets can participate online. More details on how to submit your agency’s work will happen soon.


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