2017 Annual Conference Sponsors
CivicLive - Grand Sponsor
provides industry-leading communication and engagement solutions that empower governments to better serve their citizens. Our fully-customized, responsive websites are built on our award-winning CMS platform with extensive government-specific tools and functionalities to serve your community, enhance citizen experience, and market your city or county as a vibrant place to visit, do business, and call home. Our portfolio of eGovernment solutions also includes a robust mass notification system that is trusted by governments across North America for citizen engagement, staff notifications and emergency messages and alerts.
Siteimprove - Savvy Awards Sponsor
Siteimprove's Web Governance Suite, helps government agencies and organizations manage and maintain their websites through quality assurance, policy, accessibility, analytics, SEO analysis, and performance response - all in one tool | Siteimprove.com
municodeWEB - Innovation Forum Sponsor
Government Websites - serving Municipalities large and small. Stunning, Responsive, Mobile Friendly Designs - Easy for Staff - Easy for Citizens - Fanatical Customer Support
Granicus - Welcome Event Sponsor
Granicus provides technology that empowers government organizations to create better lives for the people they serve. By offering the industry’s leading cloud-based solutions for communications, meeting and agenda management, and digital services to over 3,000 public sector organizations, Granicus helps turn government missions into quantifiable realities. Granicus products connect over 150 million people, creating a powerful network to enhance citizen engagement. By optimizing decision-making processes, Granicus strives to help government see better outcomes and a greater impact for the citizens they serve. For more information on Granicus, visit www.granicus.com
CivicPlus - Lanyard Sponsor
CivicPlus is the integrated technology platform for local government, working with over 2,500 local governments including municipalities, counties, and municipal departments. CivicPlus has been selected by Inc. Magazine as “One of the Fastest-Growing Privately Held Companies in the U.S.” since 2011. For more information visit CivicPlus.com
Vision - Notebook Sponsor
Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., Vision
is a national leader in government website design, development and hosting with more than 700 government, non-profit and education clients in U.S. and Canadian communities with populations that range from less than 1,000 residents to more than 5 million. For more than 20 years, Vision has created cost-effective solutions that increase government efficiency, build transparency and promote interactive communications with citizens. The company’s powerful, easy-to-use subscription-based content management system, visionLive™, keeps local government websites relevant and effective; and the new visionPulse™ community engagement platform enables local governments to gather feedback on important issues. For the second year in a row, Vision has been named to Government Technology magazine’s GovTech 100, a listing of leading companies developing innovative or disruptive offerings to improve or transform government.
Revize Government Websites - Tote Sponsor
is the leading authority on Self-Government websites that opens government information for resident engagement, economic development, parks and recreation, and tourism. The Revize Government CMS allows non-technical county staff to edit the website without knowing anything about website programming.
RUSHWORKS - Digital Media Sponsor
has been providing integrated PTZ production and automation systems to city, county and other government organizations since 2001. Our mission is to provide low cost, high performance solutions for managing the audio and video media requirements for your community. In addition to our VDESK and REMO touch screen, multi-camera PTZ production systems - and A-LIST Automation System with MultiZone display - we’ve introduced our TalkingPoints Presentation Recording and Streaming System. It uses Picture-in-Picture technology to aggregate individual shots of the presenter, panelists, audience and slideshow presentation into one HD file for distribution on DVD, USB, and Video On Demand. The LOCKED ON utility also supports automatic camera tracking of the presenter, allowing them to move freely in the presentation space. Video tracking of the Q&A microphone further assures comprehensive content capture of every presentation.
Granite Sky Civic - Session Break Sponsor
Granite Sky Civic
, a full service marketing firm, partners with you to solve your communication needs. All Departments...All Communications... Whatever your needs, brand development, websites, annual reports/CAFR, city magazines, Parks and Recreation program guides, Greenway branding and brochures, solid waste and recycling campaigns and more. For more than 17 years we have worked with municipalities to effectively communicate with and educate their citizens, resulting in saved staff time and increased citizen participation. 100% Woman Owned and Operated and Certified HUB vendor in the State of North Carolina.
Net Tango - Audio Visual Sponsor
We make highly engaging, award-winning websites for leading government agencies. Some of our clients include the cities of Irvine, Nashville, and Raleigh. To see our most recent website launch for the Louisville / Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District, visit louisvillemsd.org
. If you’re ready for a website your citizens love to use, let’s talk!
North Star Destination Strategies - Charging Station Sponsor
North Star Destination Strategies
is a leader in the field of community branding, having worked with more than 200 communities from coast to coast. Dedicated to making communities more competitive, North Star specializes in research, strategy building, creative development, community outreach and brand identity implementation.
ArchiveSocial - Pre-Conference Luncheon Sponsor
works with government agencies and private companies to capture and archive information shared on social media. The company helps public and private agencies comply with open records laws and similar regulatory guidelines. By connecting directly to the social networks, ArchiveSocial ensures complete, authentic, and in-context records of social media communications.
CASTUS - Super Supporter
CASTUS provides flexible scheduling systems and on-demand streaming servers. Manage your TV stations and all of your digital signs through one interface. CASTUS was developed by broadcast software development and video production professionals, giving us the advantage of knowing what technology is in demand and what is yet to come. Visit us at CASTUS.tv
to learn more.
TCU Certified Public Communicator Program - Super Supporter
TCU's Certified Public Communicator program offers 95 hours of graduate-level instruction and coaching during two one-week sessions in summer on its beautiful Fort Worth, Texas, campus. Designed especially for city, county and school district marketers and communicators, the program allows students to create a communication plan for their organizations giving them both professional development for themselves and takeaways for their employers. Each cohort is limited to 25 students, who study public relations, advertising, marketing, ethics, creativity, public administration and other relevant practices and theories. More information at www.certifiedpubliccommunicator.org
BoxCast - Super Supporter
is an end-to-end live streaming video platform. We work with municipalities to better engage with their residents with an easy-to-use, high quality, online stream of public meetings.
Swagit Productions, LLC - Super Supporter
Swagit Productions, LLC
based in Dallas, TX, provides hands-free video streaming® and broadcast solutions to local, state and federal government agencies. Swagit pioneered the Cosmos™ Broadcast System – a complete package of PTZ (Pan, Tilt and Zoom) cameras and professional video-switching equipment that enables any client to fully outsource the production, operation and distribution of HD or SD multi-camera broadcasts for public meetings. Swagit’s progressive online, mobile and social platform solutions include the Extensible Automated Streaming Engine (EASE™): a hands-free webcasting® system for public meeting indexing, agenda integration, archiving, on-demand playback, closed captioning and the innovative sound search™. Swagit’s focus is on emerging technology and relevant avenues of distribution – for example, Swagit’s PEG (Public, Education and Government Access) portal and app featuring HD viewing, social media integration and on-trend resident engagement.
Houzz - Super Supporter
is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a small room to building a custom home and everything in between, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community empowered by technology, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality.
Bang the Table - Super Supporter
Bang the Table
, the leader in online community engagement, provides a software platform that enables governments to build and nurture online communities. Offering the convenient alternative to live town hall forums, citizens participate online in an exchange of information, become informed on issues and weigh in on initiatives, perspectives and solutions surrounding projects. Bang the Table’s software platform, EngagementHQ, was built by public engagement practitioners who are passionate about empowering organizations to connect with the communities they support. The platform encourages engagement and feedback through its eight online engagement tools and offers insights with its analytics and reporting features. Organizations use this data to help improve communications with their communities and make more thoughtful, citizen involved decisions.
CGI Communications - Super Supporter
, Inc. has provided a multitude of clients with innovative marketing solutions to position them for success in the digital age. CGI's no-cost marketing programs help welcome future families and residents, promote tourism, and recruit new business and industry through effective online video content and various digital media tools. Their Showcase Programs are utilized by thousands of municipalities, counties and chambers of commerce throughout the United States and Canada.
SoSu TV - Super Supporter
SoSu TV is an award-winning video production and television broadcast corporation. Our mission is to help government agencies build citizen engagement through live meeting broadcasts, PEG television channel management, and engaging original content. With our help, government agencies can become their own television news networks in both traditional broadcast and social media. Our vision is to build community through innovative visual storytelling. Our goal is to elevate your citizen engagement to new heights.
PublicInput.com - Super Supporter
is the first platform to simplify and standardize online and offline public involvement. It complements your existing processes by automatically bringing together data from public meetings, online surveys, text messaging, social media, and more into a single hub. PublicInput’s unified approach has been proven to increase participation while providing greater clarity for stakeholders, communicators, and leadership. Learn more at PublicInput.com/3CMA
Bright City - Super Supporter
Bright City is an All-In-One Citizen Engagement Mobile App allowing local governments and their residents and businesses to communicate directly making their communities safer, citizens more connected and leadership more proactive. Bright City was developed to help solve significant issues that all local governments must address: 1) streamlining internal and external communications, 2) expanding security, 3) expediting the flow of information, 4) reporting emergencies faster and more accurately, and 5) building trust among elected officials, local government staff, law enforcement and its citizenship. It is differentiated from others apps as it is an inclusive/all-in-one app allowing Bright City to be the sole "go to" app for any local government; it is direct communication between the citizenship and government staff as well as law enforcement; it is 2-way allowing for citizens to report and respond to notifications; it is dedicated, targeting important information directly to your chosen recipients unlike social media; and lastly, it is accurate with camera and GPS functionality providing accurate date unencumbered by confusion or poor verbal descriptions. Bright City is simple, customizable and the most citizen-centric solution for safer communities and informed citizens available to local governments. Learn more: www.BrightCityApps.com