Public Sector Social Media—The Dawn of a New Era?

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Public Sector Social Media—The Dawn of a New Era?

Marj Akerley, Executive Director, Community and Collaboration Division, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
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TOPIC: Public Sector Social Media—The Dawn of a New Era?
Opening Keynote at Public Sector Social Media 2011: Increasing Participation and Collaboration with Web 2.0
WHEN: Tuesday, March 29 2011 at 8:45 a.m
WHERE: Ottawa
Priority Code: 3BL1

Featuring:
Marj Akerley,
Executive Director, Community and Collaboration Division, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

As blogs, podcasts, and social networks like Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, and LinkedIn gain in popularity, public and private sector organizations are taking notice. Some in the public sector are genuine trailblazers in the field. Behind their firewalls, some have launched social networks, hosted online “town halls,” and allowed employees to run their own blogs. Externally, they are using these technologies to communicate with and engage citizens in new and exciting ways. This provides a great opportunity for HR to learn from their communication colleagues’ experiences and benefit quickly from social media’s power to engage.

Marj Akerley will reflect on the use of social media in government, drawing on her own pioneering experience at NRCAN as well as her current role at the Treasury Board.

To view the full agenda for this event, incuding all speakers and session descriptions, please click here. For further information, contact Joel Elliott at elliott@conferenceboard.ca.

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