Registration & Networking Breakfast

Welcome Remarks

Gerald Gordon, President and CEO,
Fairfax County Economic Development Authority


Brian Fanzo, Change Evangelist | Millennial Speaker | CEO iSocialFanz

The New Rules of Citizen Engagement

How do local and federal agencies leverage social networks to engage with communities and connect with the public? How do they translate public interest into impact and drive meaningful change?

Gain valuable insight into how social media is changing the way government agencies build ties and strengthen communities and why engagement is the metric that matters.

  • Julie Parker, Director Media Relations, Fairfax County Police Department

  • Carolyn Reams, Social Media Lead & Outreach Office of Public Affairs, CIA

  • Lt. Col. Vinston Porter, Public Relations & Outreach, Defense Intelligence Agency

  • Sara Smith , Social Media Listening Specialist, Federal Emergency Management Agency

  • Moderator: Christopher Dorobek, Executive editor at GovLoop's DorobekINSIDER

The Next BIG Thing

As social media continues to evolve, what social media trends will dominate the future? How will companies reformulate their competitive strategies to stay relevant?

Leading corporations discuss where social media and emerging technologies are headed. And, what’s new & what’s next from every angle.

  • Janet Balis , Global Advisory Leader for Media & Entertainment, EY

Networking Break

The Power of Podcasting

One of the big challenges facing businesses today is the struggle to be heard in a crowded marketplace. How do you break through the noise?

Join this LIVE podcast as three breakthrough hosts offer a compelling case for why podcasts matter and what comes next for this increasingly popular medium.

  • Sarah Fraser, Host of the Hey Frase Podcast

  • Natasha Che, Founder of Soundwise & Host of Founders Nextdoor Podcast

  • Moderator: Brian Fanzo, Change Evangelist, CEO of iSocialFranz

Politics in 140 Characters or Less

The current political shifts have changed all the rules. In a world that is highly influenced by social media, what forces are reshaping the political landscape?

This expert panel examines what can be learned from navigating unconventional political paths to success and how social media is certain to shape political agendas and campaigns to come.

  • Tom Cochran, Chief Digital Strategist & VP, Acquia

  • Olivia Nuzzi, Washington Correspondent, New York Magazine

  • Ben Jacobs, Political Reporter, The Guardian US

  • Moderator: Judy Kurtz, The Hill, In the Know


Closing Remarks

It’s a Wrap! Networking Lunch