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Top 5 Reasons to Attend This Year’s Digital Communications Summit

In a world where going digital is on many organizations’ minds, how can you tell if you’re up to speed?

At Granicus’ 10th Annual Digital Communications Summit on April 13 in Washington, D.C., you’ll have a chance to find out the answer to this question and many others. And there’s still time to register! If you aren’t convinced yet, here are the top five reasons to attend:

  1. You’ll learn how to maximize the ways you interact with citizens.

Imagine a world where you file your taxes online in minutes, where prison systems use digital technology to return nonviolent offenders promptly and securely to society, and where a health care system is built digitally around every patient experience. We have the tools and the talent to deliver this reality every day, but what keeps government from executing? In the Digital Communications Summit’s keynote address, William Eggers, author of “Delivering on Digital,” will outline his reimagination of government and provide steps to implement tech-savvy teams, strong leadership, and innovative practices to reduce the risks and truly transform government.

  1. You’ll have ample opportunity to network with your peers.

An excellent way to learn about an issue is to talk to your peers who face similar ones, and the summit will provide plenty of time to network with colleagues and meet with the speakers. Public sector professionals from around the country will be in attendance, so the opportunity to meet and learn from your counterparts in similar industries can be especially helpful.

Outside of the valuable perspectives, the sheer number of summit attendees means that it is easy to find and network with people who have interesting views and strategies for citizen engagement.

  1. A lot of learning will be packed into one day.

The summit packs a lot of information in its short timeframe—just take a look at the schedule. There will be sessions on learning from the top public sector thought leaders leaders; integrating digital platforms into everyday operations; self-evaluation via metrics; tips on engaging the modern citizen; and ways to improve how citizens engage with your organization.

While engaging citizens and improving customer experience is a goal common to most government agencies, each organization has unique objectives that affect how you will go about transforming citizen experience. The variety of offerings in the half-day setting means that you can experience the highlights of several topics without a hefty time investment.

  1. You’ll discover your digital maturity and ways to improve.

Being able to take what you have learned and apply it to everyday practices is the true indicator of a successful summit. Each session aims to help you develop an applicable set of best practices through information on the latest trends in digital engagement, examples of relevant technology, and case studies from the public and private sectors.

  1. All summit attendees are eligible for CPE credits.

For government employees in communications, technology, or management roles, attending the entire conference and completing a post-course survey makes you eligible for continuing professional education (CPE) credits. When registering for the conference, make sure you check the “CPE credits” box. After you check-in at the event registration table, attend the event, and complete a survey, you’ll be issued a certificate of completion.

Free and educational, Granicus’ Digital Communications Summit offers a timely focus on how government agencies improve and transform their citizen experiences. Attendees will leave the conference with innovative information, best practices, and strengthened relationships with colleagues.

This summit is valuable for any public sector official in digital strategy, communications, or web-based roles.