Communicators representing law enforcement, fire service and emergency management across the United States will come together to share social media training and best practices at the first-ever Social for Safety Conference (S4SCON) in Reno, Nevada on October 1-3, 2019.
The event is hosted by Reno-based Government Social Media LLC, the organizers of the annual Government Social Media Conference, which recently celebrated its 5th-anniversary event in Nashville. S4SCON will be held at the Silver Legacy Resort in downtown Reno.
S4SCON will unite communicators from various government and private industry agencies across the country to collaborate on social media best practices and lessons learned in emergency planning and response efforts.
The S4SCON program includes a combination of single-track cross-agency training (around 75% of the time will be in general/plenary session with panels and keynotes) and smaller concurrent breakout sessions for more industry-specific training (around 25% of the time).
Many public safety communicators struggle with where social media fits in before, during and after crises. Whether you're dealing with a weather emergency, wildfire, mass casualty incident, or simply focusing on daily community outreach, your peers can teach you what works - and what doesn't - when using the power of social media.
All public safety communicators are encouraged to attend the Social for Safety Conference, including public information officers, public affairs specialists, emergency managers, officers, firefighters, dispatch supervisors, first responders, government leaders and any public sector professionals interested in learning more about social media in emergencies.
Early-bird registration is now open for S4SCON with attendee tickets starting at $575 until June 28. The Call for Speakers will open on Friday, May 24, 2019.