2021 Conference Sponsors
Municipal Captioning Inc. - Grand Sponsor
Municipal Captioning Inc. helps Cities and Counties add human and automated solutions for captioning all of their meetings for television, live streaming, social media, and more. We also provide “GOV Meeting Makeovers” where we can help hybridize meeting workflows that need to accommodate both in-person and virtual participants, and can update old PEG facilities with low-cost but effective replacement components. We have 2 decades of experience and local government customers across the country, and we always provide a GOV Discount and Free Shipping for all Gov entities.
Citibot - Savvy Awards Sponsor
Local government communications professionals can increase citizen engagement while reducing the amount of communications their staff handles everyday with Citibot. Citibot builds AI-powered chatbot platforms for citizens and their governments to use for efficient and effective communication and civic change. Using smart text messaging and web chat technology, Citibot helps residents get answers to questions, report issues, send messages directly to staff, and receive real-time alerts. For more information visit http://citibot.io or connect with Citibot on Twitter (@citibot_io), Facebook (/citibotio) or Instagram (@citibot).
Lucidpress - Innovation Forum Sponsor
We’re a brand templating platform that empowers cities and counties to scale personalized content production to amplify their mission and expand their reach.
Cities and counties face the joint challenge of promoting a cause with limited resources while effectively communicating with multiple stakeholders. Lucidpress empowers these entities to scale content creation by allowing anyone in the organization to create quality, on-brand materials and personalize that content to their location and audience. With lockable templates, you can be sure content stays on-brand while cutting down on content requests. Visit us online.
Granicus - Welcome Event Sponsor
Granicus provides technology and services that empowers government organizations to create seamless digital experiences for the people they serve. By offering the industry’s leading cloud-based solutions for communications, content management, meeting and agenda management, and digital services to over 4,000 public sector organizations, Granicus helps turn government missions into quantifiable realities. Granicus products connect more than 160 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, visit granicus.com.
OpenCities - Lanyard/Badge Holder Sponsor
OpenCities empowers local governments to create better web, intranet and online service experiences that last. By making it easy for everyone in the community to find information and access digital services, at any time, we help rebuild trust and satisfaction between local government and its residents. More than just a CMS, the OpenCities platform is an entirely new way of thinking about how your city or county approaches its digital customer experience. We give you the ability to easily maintain and update content on your website, intranet and digital forms without custom development. Partnering with local governments all over the world, we leverage user-testing to continually add new features to your platform, and we guarantee that your site will always comply with changing industry, device, browser and accessibility standards at no cost. We’re here to help you serve better.
ArchiveSocial - Notebook Sponsor
ArchiveSocial is the most trusted social media archiving solution for public agencies & K-12 districts. ArchiveSocial’s cloud-based archiving and analytics technology is trusted by more than 2,500 organizations and helps them comply with record-keeping regulations and mitigate risk related to social media. By connecting directly to the social networks, ArchiveSocial ensures complete, authentic and in-context records of social media communications.
Granite Sky Creative Group, Inc. - Session Break Sponsor
Granite Sky Civic is a full-service marketing firm with over 20 years’ experience specializing in municipal communications. From branding to website development to public information campaigns, our strategic planning and depth of experience can help you connect with your intended audience. Whether you need a new website, monthly newsletter, quarterly magazine, or a recreation department program guide – we are your turn-key partner with one point of contact. To further streamline your message, our online print management portal helps you maintain brand consistency when creating business cards, envelopes, forms, and other printed collateral, and offers easy proofing, order tracking, and billing customized to your organization. Our focus on details and team-player approach will help your team reach your citizens most efficiently and effectively.
CASTUS - Session Break Sponsor
CASTUS is leading the way in cloud technologies and connectivity with CASTUS Cloud Services (CCS). CCS has quickly become the popular choice for cities around the country. Connect your Zoom meetings to your channel, chapterize meetings, caption live events and files, connect any number of HLS live feeds all in the cloud with Adaptive Bit-Rate and more. Affordable and easy to use, this revolutionary new service is entirely cloud-based and built for you. CCS is constructed on the most reliable platform CDN with Amazon Web Services (AWS), you can have any number of viewers tuning in with the piece of mind knowing you are supported.
Upload, Schedule and Play with CASTUS on premise QuickRoll and QuickCast! Our scheduling solutions are easy to use, reliable and built to last. Schedule your programs and live events in seconds while streaming them LIVE to your website and social media platforms, all from one box! CASTUS is browser-based so you can access your schedules and content anywhere, anytime! Plus you can upload any file format and there is zero transcoding. We pride ourselves on being a customer-centric organization - all these features and more come with our top notch, first class support.
Come see why CASTUS has become the solution of choice for government stations across the US. Visit our website to learn more at castus.tv or email us for a demo at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to learning about your operations and demonstrating CASTUS in action.
Rock Solid Technologies - Session Break Sponsor
Rock Solid Technologies is a collaborative citizen engagement platform that helps local governments and their citizens work as one. As a trusted government technology partner for 25+ years, our intuitive all-in-one Citizen Relationship Management (CRM) and Mobile Application Platform-as-a-Service solution give community leaders the tools they need to make informed decisions, connect with residents, and build stronger communities.
Municode - Audio Visual Sponsor
Municode’s mission is to connect you to your citizens. To do so, we work with our 4200 + municipal clients across the country to create products and solutions that promote transparency, efficiency and that enable you to more effectively serve your staff and citizens. Whether it’s through legal codification process, our robust suite of online legislative search tools, custom website design, self-supplementation, meetings and agenda management or our online payment portal, our goal is to help you more effectively engage with the citizens in your community.
FlashVote - Pre-Conference Luncheon Sponsor
FlashVote is the scientific way to survey and engage residents - so you can serve the many, not just the noisy. You get statistically valid community input in 48 hours on whatever topic want. Cities and counties rely on FlashVote data to solve big problems, inform decisions, avoid mistakes and stretch their dollars.
RUSHWORKS - Digital Media Sponsor
RUSHWORKS 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. Whether it’s touch screen, multi-camera production for your meetings (VDESK), or 24/7 scheduling and playback for your cable channel and streaming (A-LIST), our core technologies embrace our K.I.S.S. philosophy: Keeeping It Super Simple. And our Support Team is always available to answer the phone and provide assistance at any level.
Pat Davis Design Group, Inc. - Super Supporter
PDDG is a national marketing communications agency with over 40 years of experience working with municipalities of all sizes across the U.S., including long-standing client partnerships with economic development, tourism, workforce development, transportation, and related organizations. PDDG offers a wide range of services including branding, creative, graphic design, website design, marketing strategy, content creation, social media, and event planning.
Swagit Productions, LLC - Super Supporter
Swagit provides hands-free video streaming®, broadcast, and captioning solutions to local, state & federal government agencies. Swagit pioneered the Avior™ Broadcast System – a complete package of HD PTZ (Pan, Tilt and Zoom) cameras and professional video-switching equipment that enables any client to fully outsource the production, operation and distribution of multi-camera broadcasts for public meetings. Swagit’s progressive online, mobile and social platform solutions include the sole-source EASE™ hands-free webcasting® system for public meeting indexing, plus agenda integration, archiving, on-demand playback, captioning, social media eXstream and the innovative Sound Search™. Swagit’s focus is on emerging technology and relevant avenues of distribution – for example, Swagit’s ISD/Community/PEG (Public, Education and Government Access) portal and app featuring social media integration and on-trend resident engagement.
Intrado CivicLive - Super Supporter
Amazing Custom Design. Your website’s design is the best opportunity to promote your municipality over the web. Make it count! Trust the CivicLive Creative Design Team to do the job right.
Cablecast by Tightrope Media Systems - Super Supporter
Tightrope's Cablecast platform hosts, automates and distributes across cable, web and OTT live and on demand. The comprehensive web UI automates, promotes, streams, captions, chapters, shares and reports on your content from anywhere. Also get fully integrated channel branding, meeting management, digital bulletin board and dynamic VOD portals for web, mobile, and OTT.
JPW Communications - Super Supporter
We are JPW Communications. A team of talented marketing and communications experts born from government to provide award-winning service for government. Together, we bring decades of first-hand experience from inside cities, counties, states and special districts, and couple that with an unrelenting pursuit of creative excellence to bring the public sector a consulting firm like no other. Our vision is to empower every government organization to rethink communications in a fresh, dynamic and compelling way, leading to greater trust with the public and transformed communities. Come with us as we embark on a journey to chart new territory in the public information arena!
CivicPlus - SeeClickFix - Super Supporter
With resident requests flooding in from walk-ins, phone calls, emails, and social media the risk of losing control is high. With SeeClickFix, you’ll have instant access to request statuses, your staff will get credit for the work they do, and you’ll be turning problems into praise
Link Electronics - Super Supporter
Link Electronics develops audio and video products for the broadcast industry, specializing in closed captioning. Link serves broadcasters in the television market, municipalities, educational institutions, religious institutions, and closed captioning services worldwide. Nearly all products sold by Link are made in the USA in Branson, Missouri.
North Star Place Branding + Marketing - Super Supporter
North Star Place Branding + Marketing is a pioneer in helping communities harness the power of an authentic, well-defined and uniquely articulated brand identity. Having worked with more than 200 communities in 44 states nationwide, North Star has helped client communities leverage their strengths to achieve strategic goals such as community engagement, economic development, tourism and residential growth.
Chandlerthinks - Super Supporter
Chandlerthinks - We're a group of marketing specialists that help cities, communities, regions or destinations find direction for the promotion of their place. We help communities develop brands by uncovering their most authentic and compelling story. We are destination research pros for understanding truths. We are creative storytellers that help bring identity and a sense of place. We are strategic planners focused on being effective with resources. We help places brag about themselves (and that's pretty fun).
Revize Government Websites - Super Supporter
Revize 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 city/county staff to edit the website without knowing anything about website programming.
Monsido - Super Supporter
Monsido is a fast-growing software company founded in 2014 that provides a one-stop web governance solution designed to give website visitors a superior browsing experience. Our time-saving auditing tool provides accurate and insightful information that helps organizations work with confidence to identify accessibility and quality assurance issues. Monsido has offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and Denmark. For more information, visit www.monsido.com.
AlphaCard - Membership Brochure Sponsor
AlphaCard has over 15 years’ experience of manufacturing and distributing hundreds of millions of Z-Fold and Infinity Folding cards throughout Europe, North America, Australia and Africa, with orders from 50 to 5 Million cards. Our standard paper and board stocks are FSC certified from sustainable forestry sources, and we print using vegetable-based inks. Producing hundreds of millions of cards in every imaginable size, cover and insert combination, makes us ideally positioned to ensure we provide the best solution to your requirement. Whether it be for Trail maps, Bike guides, Safety and security, Sponsor messages, Health and wellness, the flexibility of our insert sizes and formats, and huge range of cover sizes make this application one of our most popular. The heavier covers make the product naturally more durable and for those wanting to go that bit further, our tear and water-resistant paper options fit naturally with these applications. We also offer 2D and 3D mapping services if you need us to help create your map.
Civil Space - Printing Sponsor
Civil Space is a digital engagement platform for communities and their leaders to co-create a sustainable future together. Surface real needs, imagine alternative futures, and collaborate on key initiatives through an inclusive, accessible platform designed for education and context.