The Blackboard Connect team is traveling to San Jose this week to participate in the 96th annual ICMA (International City/County Management Association) conference. Kicking off on Sunday, October 17, ICMA is hosting more than 2,000 local government representatives to present on topics related to this year’s theme, Local Government 2.0: Innovative Applications for Extraordinary Times and Beyond. Presentations and sessions will showcase new, available technologies and practices designed specifically to serve and benefit municipalities.

During the conference, a few clients will be sharing their personal experiences about using the Blackboard Connect mass notification system in their cities, towns, or counties. On Monday, October 18, Kristi Wyatt, Public Information Officer for the City of League City, and Jeff Pynes, City Manager for the City of Freeport, will host a ‘Solutions Track’ session, Keeping Communities Engaged, Safe and Profitable with Blackboard Connect for Government. On Tuesday, October 19, Jeff Suggs, Emergency Management Director for the City of La Porte, TX, will be presenting an educational session focused on ‘Technology in Local Government’, Planning for the Next One: Using Technology to Communicate During an Emergency.

We’ve teamed up with ICMA to keep event attendees up-to-date and informed about all ongoing activities throughout the conference. Blackboard Connect will be used to send out notifications and announcements to all those in attendance who have registered their contact information. If you’re heading out to ICMA, click here to register your information and get all your ICMA updates!

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