5 reasons not to miss FedTalks 2013

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With the biggest event of the year just two days away, FedScoop decided to share just a few of the many reasons you do not want to miss FedTalks 2013.

An unparalleled opportunity for large-scale collaboration

FedTalks is the largest annual gathering of the top leaders from the tech and government IT communities. This is an opportunity for leading civil servants and members of the private sector to discuss – and share – solutions to the biggest challenges facing government.

One action-packed day

The event brings together more than 1,000 of these leaders from around the country for one day to discuss how technology and people can change government and communities. This is the single largest opportunity to share insight, interact with those who are shaping policy and connect with likeminded individuals. You will be hard-pressed to find another event where you can engage with such a diverse group of movers and shakers – all in one day.

Keynotes

The most influential people in government and the private sector will share their insight, best practices and creative ideas with the FedTalks 2013 attendees. To put it bluntly, when Steven VanRoekel, federal CIO, Cristin Dorgelo, assistant director for grand challenges in the Office of Science and Technology Policy, Teri Takai, CIO of the Defense Department, Hadi Partovi, founder and president of Code.org, Kimberly Stevenson, vice president of the Information Technology Group and CIO of Intel, and Steve Felice, president and CCO of Dell, come together for an event, innovation abounds.

The entertainment

From the White House DJ to the South American-inspired cuisine, you are in for an experience from the second you arrive at the Mead Center for American Theater, to the time you leave. At lunch, you’ll be able to recharge yourself at the beef, chicken and fish taco bar including corn, bean and rice side dishes and gazpacho. Community sponsors KIND Healthy Snacks, Popchips and NatureBox will provide healthy snacks. You can sip an Honest Tea as you get a lesson in security and identity management from none other than Frank Abagnale, acclaimed subject of the book and movie, “Catch Me If You Can.”

Finally, after enjoying a few cocktails at FedScoop’s fifth-anniversary reception, you’ll enjoy the convenience of a discounted Uber ride home (up to $30 — and if you are an Uber user already, your discount will be 50 percent.)

Don’t get left in the dust

There is much to be learned from the creative minds speaking at and attending FedTalks 2013. Don’t let your agency or organization fall behind the curve by missing out on this unrivaled opportunity for creative collaboration. You can still register on-site.

June 12 is the one day of the year where the most influential leaders in the government and private sector IT communities will share space to discuss how technology can improve government and our community. Sure, it’s a day to listen, learn, share and collaborate with the people affecting change in our nation, but it’s also a day to celebrate your own contribution to our community and join FedScoop in celebrating five years of hard work.

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