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Granicus Announces 12th Annual National Summit

Public sector leaders convene in Washington D.C. to accelerate the promise of modern, digital civic engagement

Granicus, the leading provider of cloud-based software solutions and digital engagement services for the public sector, announced that it will hold its 12th annual Granicus National Summit on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 in Washington, D.C. This must-attend event, a gathering of over 1,000 cross-functional government communication and technology leaders from across the country, features national experts in government technology and digital transformation, offering insights, strategies and practical examples of innovation that has real impact on government and the people they serve.

“The Granicus National Summit is an extraordinary opportunity for public sector change makers at the federal, state, and local levels to collaborate, learn, and shape new approaches to digital communications and service delivery,” said Granicus Chief Marketing Officer Susan Ganeshan. “This year’s Summit will be bigger and better than ever with a unique roster of impressive speakers who offer inspirational ideas and real-world examples on transformational citizen engagement.”

With keynote addresses from the host of NPR’s Hidden Brain, Shankar Vedantam, and New York Times best-selling author and digital marketing expert, Jay Baer, attendees will enjoy keynotes filled with learning sessions that focus on how government innovators can break through institutional barriers to maximize the benefits of government specific technology.

This year’s program also features industry pundits like Valerie Green, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of Ligado Networks who spent seven years in the Obama Administration. She will share her vision for how new technologies and the proliferation of data will transform how the public sector communicates and serves citizens. Mark Hynes, Granicus CEO, will share Granicus’ vision for how governments can utilize existing and new technologies to more efficiently and effectively engage their constituents and have a greater impact in their communities. This year’s jam-packed agenda also features digital adoption experts like Angy Peterson, Granicus Vice President of Digital Engagement Services and 20-year marketing strategy executive, who will provide unique insights from her experience supporting numerous government agencies on their digital adoption journeys.

New Workshop Training Added

New to this year’s Granicus National Summit event is a half-day technical training on Tuesday, May 14, led by Granicus product experts that will dive into product best practices, insights, and recent enhancements. To take full advantage and gain training certification, attendees can register by clicking here.

Additional Distinguished Speakers

  • Anthony Calabrese, Digital Marketing Lead, U.S. Census Bureau
  • Beverly Palau, Public Information & Comms, Greenbelt, MD
  • Chris Ford, President & CEO, Stop Soldier Suicide
  • Dave Etienne, Marketing Director, Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority
  • Edward Reyelts, Associate CIO DISC, Office of the CIO, USDA
  • Jaso Post, Director, Douglasville, GA
  • Mike Applegarth, Executive Director, Sandy City Council, Sandy UT

Event details:

Date & Time:

  • Granicus Workshops: Tuesday, May 14-15, 2019 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Summit Event: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location: JW Marriott 1331 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20004

For more information and to register, please visit: https://granicus.com/summit19/

About Granicus

Granicus connects governments with the people they serve by providing the first and only citizen engagement platform for the public sector. Over 4,200 federal, state and local government agencies and more than 200 million citizen subscribers power an unmatched network that turns government missions into quantifiable results. With comprehensive cloud-based solutions for communications, government website design, meeting and agenda management software, records management, and digital services, Granicus empowers stronger relationships with citizens. For more information on how to automate and streamline processes, reduce costs, and increase transparency.