3 reasons why you can’t afford to miss #UKComm16

The 7th Annual GovDelivery Public Sector Communications Conference (#UKComm16) is fast approaching. On 29 September, you could join hundreds of communicators, service designers and citizen engagement strategists at RIBA Venues in London for a day of networking, inspirational talks and lots of learning.

Over 700 people have already registered for this event - which has now become the biggest conference for government communications professionals in the UK.

You’d be mad to miss it! Register here.

Here are the top 3 reasons you're going to love it:

1.    Inspirational speakers

Digital leaders from across the public and not-for-profit sectors will inspire you with their stories of how digital technologies and citizen engagement techniques are being used to help transform services and lead to better outcomes for the people!

To name a few, you’ll hear from Rachel Neaman (Director of Skills and Partnerships at Doteveryone – a not-for-profit venture tackling digital exclusion), Carrie Bishop (Director at FutureGov), Emma Rodgers (an award-winning comms manager at Stoke-on-Trent City Council) and Steve Langrick (runner up in the Digital Leaders 100 list 2016 for his transformative work at Kirklees Council).

A key theme of the day will be how to effectively engage citizens in ways that count. We all know finding a “silver bullet” for bringing about real and lasting behavioural change that benefits lives (and organisational budgets) is difficult, however, the event will be a unique opportunity to learn from others’ experience and pick up some best practice tips.

You’ll hear about the challenges public sector organisations have overcome and those that they continue to face, and how they’re championing digital to deliver 21st century services for an ever more demanding public.

2.    Networking opportunities

Don't forget your business cards! You'll mingle with some of the brightest minds in public sector (and not-for-profit) communications and service design. We’re expecting a great turnout from the 700 people who have already registered, so there will be plenty of time during the breaks to chat to people working in a similar role to you. Mmmm…lunch!

3.    Diverse discussions and learning

We’re confident you’ll have lots of questions for our speakers and ample opportunity to find out about other teams' digital engagement strategies and tactics. In the face of reduced budgets and increased citizen demands, now is the time to pull heads together and find out how other agencies in the public sector are adapting to these challenges. 

Winners of the Digital Strategy & Impact Awards 2016 will also be announced at the event, so you’ll have a chance to eye up your competition for next year’s awards, or perhaps celebrate a win this year!?

Space is limited so please register as soon as possible.

Register for the event now >

Invite a colleague or contact to join you here, and if you’re going to attend, tweet your intention using #UKComm16 for a chance to win a cool prize at the conference!

Hope to see you there!

If you have any questions, please email info@govdelivery.com

By Emma Howard, Marketing Strategist at GovDelivery.
GovDelivery offers solutions for managing government communications, internal and external learning, and open data.

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