Speakers from all over the world have presented at the Government Social Media Conference – and the GSMCON2022 event in Dallas, Texas, will be even more accessible as a hybrid event.
We ran our "Call for Speakers" in October 2021 to recruit exceptional speakers for our program. Our speaker committee reviewed many amazing session pitches, so get ready for valuable advice, techniques and actionable lessons learned for government agencies on social media.
*Nov. 29 UPDATE* You can now view the initial 2022 speaker lineup below!
Proposal Deadline: Friday, October 29, 2021
Initial Speaker List Announced:
Monday, November 29, 2021
Check out the 2022 breakout sessions and speakers – and we'll continue to announce more sessions, keynotes & other activities in the coming weeks.
Keeping it Legal on Social Media
Julie Tappendorf, Equity Partner Ancel Glink, PC
More All Access sessions will be announced soon!
Special Activity: Social Media Policy Reboot
Bring your current social media policy, learn best practices & work with your peers in small groups to answer questions, swap language & walk away with an even stronger policy for your attorney to review. We’ll have an online version for our virtual participants, too!
Facilitated by Kaitlin Keeler, Marketing & Communications Officer &
Sarah King Digital Marketing & Communications Coordinator, Oakland County, MI
Additional announcements, including sessions led by the social networks, will be added to the lineup in the coming weeks. The session time slots and rooms will be listed on the Schedule page when published.
Approved speakers will receive complimentary in-person registration at the All Access ticket level, recognition on our website and in event promotion. If you already have a paid registration and are approved to host a breakout session, your registration fee will be refunded.
Many breakout session speakers respond to our "Call for Speakers" and are selected based on their qualifications, the suitability of the topic and where it fits in with the rest of the program. We typically reach out to experts and accomplished professionals to lead keynotes and panels, and we also personally invite a number of our breakout session speakers who we know have a unique perspective to share.
Speakers for the hybrid 2022 event will generally host their session in-person at the Dallas Sheraton Hotel in Dallas, Texas. If we establish any speakers closer to the event who will speak virtually, it may be a semi-live session where there is a pre-recorded lesson with a live Q&A at the end. Unless otherwise agreed upon directly with GSM, your session will be held live and in-person.
Our priority is the safety of our event attendees and speakers. 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 and speakers. Accommodations can be made if a speaker cannot attend in-person due to COVID.