Tel: +1-202-684-6207


Confirmed Speakers:

Scaled ImageTed Nguyen
Manager of Public Communications & Media Relations
Orange County Transportation Authority
“Transforming Transportation With Social Media”

Scaled ImageBeverly Macy
Gravity Summit
“Twitter Changes Everything”


David J. Molchany
Deputy County Executive
Fairfax County Government
“Public Engagement at the Fairfax County Government”
Hille Hinsberg
State Chancellery
Republic of Estonia
“My Better Estonia”

Scaled Image 2Nancy Floreen
Montgomery County Councilmember at-large
w/ Jed Millard – Aide to Councilmember Floreen
Montgomery County Government, Maryland
“Social Media & Local Government – Using Facebook, Twitter, and Blogs to Connect to Your Constituency”

Pat Aufderheide
Professor and Director
Center for Social Media, School of Communication, American University
“Copyright and Fair Use in a Social Media Environment: Safe, Legal and Creative”


Scaled ImageChris Cillizza
Writer of “The Fix”
The Washington Post


Scaled Image 1Kevin Powell
Activist, 2008 Democratic candidate for Congress in New York
City, and Author of 10 books, including his latest, OPEN LETTERS TO AMERICA
“Social Media, Activism, and the New American Leadership”


Scaled Image 3Brian Dresher
Acquisition Marketing Manager
“Engaging Audience and Staff in Social Media: USA TODAY’s Tips for Government Employees”


Randall Kempner
Executive Director
The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE), the Aspen Institute, Washington
“Global Connectivity and Social Media: Global Economies & Policy Making”


Mark Stelzner
Using Twitter To Solve The Unemployment Crisis – One Person At A Time


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Director of Strategic Communications
The Heritage Foundation
From Campaigns to Governance: Building Support Through Social Media
Johnathan Holifield
Trim Tab Leadership
“Seeds of Innovation & Societal Progress Are Born From Collective Leadership and Connectivity”



Scaled ImageAlan Rosenblatt, Ph.D.
Associate Director of Online Advocacy
Center for American Progress Action Fund
“Engaging Influentials on Twitter to Shape Policy Debates”
Zachariah Miller
Program Analyst
Intergovernmental Solutions, GSA’s Office of Citizen Services
“Accessing Free Social Media Tools Using and GSA’s Terms of Service Agreements “
Kety Esquivel
New Media Manager, National Council of La Raza
DC Director of Latinos in Social Media
“How The Latino Community Is Embracing Social Media”



Ben Ilfeld
Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer
Sacramento Press
“Igniting Change Through Community Engagement”


Scaled ImagePhil Baumann
CareVocate LLC
“Health Care Uses of Social Media: How Will HIPAA Cope?”


Tyler Suchman
Partner / Chief Strategy Officer
Dennison+Wolfe Internet Group
“From the Sylmar Earthquake in 1971 Through the Hudson Bay Crash in January 2009, Follow the Evolution and Role of Social Media Through Various Emergencies and Crises”
Kyra Reed
“A Story of Joining Forces Among Competitors As Example For Government Agencies”

Nic Adler
“A Story of Joining Forces Among Competitors As Example For Government Agencies”


Wayne Moses Burke
Executive Director
Open Forum Foundation
“The Many Faces of Twitter and Constituent Engagement”


Scaled Image 9Neal Schaffer (Neal will be doing a signing of his newly released book)
Author of “Windmill Networking: Understanding, Leveraging & Maximizing LinkedIn”
Windmill Networking
The Windmill Networking Approach to Understanding, Leveraging & Maximizing Twitter for Personal Branding
Michele Mattia
Business & Creative Strategist
Life Design
“Becoming a Part of the Conversation and Making a Difference”
Gary Zukowski
Founder & President
“TweetMyJOBS – Eliminating the noise on Twitter”