Registration & Networking Breakfast

Welcome Remarks

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

Kaleen Love, Chief of Staff, Retail and Direct Bank
Capital One


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 community and connect with the public? How do they translate interest into impact and drive meaningful change?

This panel delivers valuable insight into how social media is changing the way government agencies build trust and strengthens communities and why engagement is the new metric that matters.

  • Aries Keck, Social Media Team Lead, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

  • 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

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

The Next BIG Thing

As social media continues to evolve, what’s on the horizon? How will forward thinking companies reformulate their competitive strategies to stay relevant?

Leading corporations discuss what lies ahead for social media and emerging technologies and provide a big picture analysis of what’s new and what’s next.

  • Shannon Jones , Senior Director, Marketing, Capital One

  • Dana Stirk, Digital Marketing Director, Booz | Allen | Hamilton

  • Patricia A. Davis-Muffett, Senior Leader, Global Public Sector Marketing, Amazon Web Services

  • Chuck Ghoorah, Co-founder, President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing, CVENT

  • Moderator: Anthony Shop, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Social Driver

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 four breakthrough hosts explain how and offer a compelling case for why podcasts matter and what comes next for this increasingly popular medium.

  • Lauren Ober, Host of The Big Listen, NPR

  • 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

  • Hadas Gold, Correspondent, CNN Digital

  • Paul Brandus, White House Correspondent, West Wing Reports

  • Moderator: Judy Kurtz, Columnist, The Hill

Closing Remarks

It’s a Wrap! Networking Lunch