Hybrid Conference Explores the Problem With Government Conferences

WASHINGTON--()--On February 7, seven leading communicators will convene to discuss the future of government conferences.

Titled “Government Conferences: Now What? Succeeding in Challenging Economic and Regulatory Times,” this virtual, or hybrid, conference is sponsored by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois, the Senior Executives Association, the National Association of Government Communicators, and two local companies: ICS-Nett and Hybrid Conferences.

In the past year, vitally important government conferences have come under fire, financially and politically. Yet while budgets shrink, the mandate to communicate with constituents has never been stronger. This free, two-hour event will explore ways for government to meet and exceed that mandate.

Participants include:

  • Barbara Pinto, formerly of ABC Network News, who will moderate
  • Jay M. Cohen, RADM, USN (Retired), former Under Secretary for Science and Technology at the Department of Homeland Security
  • Carol Bonasaro, President, The Senior Executives Association
  • John Verrico, President-Elect, The National Association of Government Executives
  • Theo Mayer, President, Tech Applications, and Co-Founder of Hybrid Conferences
  • Dan Dubno, President, Blowing Things Up, and former technology correspondent and producer for CBS News
  • Cecily Sommers, Author of Think Like a Futurist and contributor to NPR’s All Things Considered


  February 7, 2013


10 AM - 12 PM EST



Register now for this free event.

Hybrid Conferences brings together a team of unique talent in the areas of government, communications, and technology in order to address the dynamic challenges and evolving requirements in this important area of the public/private sector interface. We offer a path to “next generation,” or hybrid, conferences through consulting, production, and management services in order to help organizations transition from traditional to web-based methods.


for Hybrid Conferences
Jonathan Rick, 202-596-1882

Release Summary

This free event will explore ways for the government to hold conferences on budget.


for Hybrid Conferences
Jonathan Rick, 202-596-1882