Special 2-Day Conference and Evening Town Hall Meetings -- Government 2.5: Using Social Media to Improve Government Services and Engage the Public

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Special 2-day conference and evening town hall meetings to be held in Washington, DC on Monday and Tuesday, December 14th & 15th at The Washington Court Hotel on Capitol Hill located at 525 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20001.

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Government 2.5: Using Social Media to Improve Government Services and Engage The Public

Washington, DC-based technology group, The Cool Blue Company LLC in association with Cat-Strat Productions, announces "Government 2.5: Using Social Media to Improve Government Services and Engage The Public"

The Government 2.5 conference aims to bring various participants and stakeholders within all aspects of government at the local, state and federal levels together to learn how best to apply social media toward improving government services and allowing the public to participant in policy debate and the spending of tax dollars.

Organizations presenting at Government 2.5 include:

  • Fairfax County, Virginia Government
  • Montgomery County, Maryland Government
  • Orange County, California Government
  • United States General Services Administration
  • The Washington Post
  • USA Today
  • The Aspen Institute
  • The Heritage Foundation
  • Jobangels.org
  • The Center for American Progress Action Fund
  • The Open Forum Foundation
  • Carbonfund.org

The Monday evening Town Hall will feature an opening interview with former President and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Cleveland, Johnathan Holifield. Following the recent call from the White House to explore job creation opportunities at all levels, a portion of this Town Hall will be focused on exploring the benefits that social media can contribute toward job growth.

The Tuesday evening Town Hall will feature an opening address by Brooklyn, NY community activist and 2008 democratic candidate for Congress, Kevin Powell. A portion of this Town Hall will explore the future opportunities and efficiencies that social media can bring to healthcare.

An Introductory Social Media Class will be offered each morning to educate and inform participants that are new to the technology.

A complete list of speakers and more details about the conference can be found online at the Government 2.5 website (http://www.government25.com)

About The Cool Blue Company LLC                                

Robert Fine is the founder of Cool Blue Company LLC and creator of the Cool Twitter Conference World Tour and Government 2.5. Robert has over 15 years experience as a systems and sales engineer with various companies including CMGI, Hughes Network Systems, and most recently as Senior Director of IT for Global Strategy & Development at Conservation International (CI). He is currently pursuing his PhD at George Mason University where he is researching links between investments in information technology and achieving conservation outcomes.

About Cat-Strat Productions

Cat-Strat (CatalystStrategies LLC) founded by Craig James & Sue James has three operating units; 1) Cat-Strat | productions - which develops, produces & delivers facilitated conferences, forums, roundtables & dialogs. The sessions typically incorporate civic, leadership & entrepreneurial topics and are often referred to as "Cat-Strat | convos" 2) Cat-Strat | MEDIA features on-line content & interviews with inspiring leaders & entrepreneurs via the "Story-Cast.com" brand. 3) Cat-Strat | consult is a strategic consultancy providing strategic planning, retreat-facilitation, leadership-development and sales/business-development training & services. Inquire at http://www.story-cast.com

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