Welcome your next chapter of public sector leadership.

Here's what you can expect:

We’ve put together 3 days of informational content, including high-performance government panels featuring public sector leaders across the country, inspiring keynotes, and in-depth product training for customers. Hear from community leaders like you who are transforming the way their government operates.

OpenGov Transform will be available for free both online and in-person at 4 locations across the country. Check back often for the full agenda and exciting updates about speakers.

Day 1 Locations:

Tampa
Humane Society of Tampa Bay
3607 N Armenia Ave, Tampa, FL

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Boston
OpenGov Boston Office - WeWork
200 Berkeley St, Boston, MA

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Chicago
Bolingbrook Golf Club
2001 Rodeo Dr, Bolingbrook, IL

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San Francisco
OpenGov SF Office
660 Third Street San Francisco, CA

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DAY 1

Tuesday 10/24

Join us online or live in Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, or Tampa for thought leadership sessions.

DAY 2

Wednesday 10/25

Free, online-only training sessions on Budgeting & Planning and Permitting & Licensing.

DAY 3

Thursday 10/26

Free, online-only training sessions on Cartegraph Asset Management and Procurement.

*Virtual events listed in central time; in-person events listed in local time*

Agenda

time iconOctober 24, 2023 11:00 am

Opening Keynote: High-Performance Government – Uniting People, Process, and Technology to Serve Your Community Now and Into the Future

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Kemarr Brown
Founder & Chief Visionary Officer
OnPointe Government Solutions

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James Farrell
Chief Information Officer
City of Bolingbrook, IL

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Claudia Arriaga
SVP, Customer Success
OpenGov

There has never been a more challenging and critical time to modernize cities and counties. 

Expectations of both the public and your staff have dramatically changed due to challenges like retiring leadership, growing communities, and outdated technology. Meanwhile, governments are still adjusting to unprecedented hiring and turnover challenges, inflation, and other macro forces.

No matter your role, you can drive modernization in your agency, help meet the expectations of today, and accelerate your organization's move towards high-performance government. Listen to our panel of high-performance leaders as they talk about uniting people, process, and tech to do more with less by removing manual tasks and focusing on strategy; overcome the strain of leaving employees by documenting legacy knowledge; and engage residents with online services.

time iconOctober 24, 2023 12:00 pm

We Built This City (& County) ... for Risk and Resilience: Managing Infrastructure Assets with Certainty

Postponed work and deferred maintenance keeping you up at night? Do you find yourself uncertain about asset failures, the potential impact on your community, and how to effectively monitor and ready yourself for these risks?

Mounting pressures are contributing to the increase of risk in asset management, including:

1. Deteriorating infrastructure due to age

2. Escalating deferred maintenance challenges

3. Resource constraints

4. Disruptions and emergencies linked to risk

Seize the opportunity to proactively mitigate asset risk. Join this session to gain insights on effectively tackling risk within your infrastructure asset management responsibilities, providing you with a sense of security.

time iconOctober 24, 2023 12:00 pm

Manage Your Budget Not (Just) Your Process: Best Practices for Aligning Tools and Teams to Stay on Track (1 CPE Credit)

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Mark Welch
Director, Solutions Consulting
OpenGov

You know that driving meaningful impact requires alignment, but where do you start when it comes to your budget?

No matter where you currently are in your budget cycle, alignment is necessary at every step: From tying in strategic priorities, collaborating with internal teams, securing the tools to take action, and communicating impact. In this session, innovative leaders from across the country will share their tips and tricks for fostering alignment throughout their budget process.

THIS SESSION QUALIFIES FOR 1 FREE CPE CREDIT (Must attend live session)

Participants must participate in group interactions during the event, and participants must stay for the duration of the event, as described in the event details, in order to be eligible for CPE.

  • Field Of Study: Accounting (Governmental)
  • Course Level: Overview (General review from a broad perspective)
  • Prerequisite: No prerequisite knowledge is required
  • Advanced Preparation: No advanced preparation is required
  • Delivery Method: Group internet based CPE: 1.00 credit(s) courtesy

For more information regarding certificate of completion, concerns and program cancellation policies, please contact cspiel@opengov.com

time iconOctober 24, 2023 12:00 pm

Trust Building, Accountability, Access, and Control: How Proactively Serving Residents Improves Customer Experience

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Andrew KnifeChief
Director Of Planning And Development
City of Claremore, OK

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Nicole Schell
Director of Planning
City of Madison, IN

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Dean Simpson
Solution Consultant
OpenGov

Innovative leaders are always looking to have a big impact on their communities, but they face a lengthy to-do list and a myriad of operational challenges, including rising resident expectations, continued COVID recovery, a constantly evolving tech landscape, and a retiring workforce.

But there is one area that they can focus on that drives outsized results for their communities: modernizing the permitting and licensing experience. It’s time for municipalities to learn how to do more with less to improve their customer service experience through better access and control of their systems.

time iconOctober 24, 2023 12:00 pm

RFx Writing Tools Explained: Public Procurement Outside the World of Word

Word processors are one of the most common tools a public procurement team uses. However, Word is to blame for many of the classic procurement headaches, including: formatting issues, version control, plus workflow and responsibility challenges. Sound familiar?

Join this session to learn why it’s time to say goodbye to Word and move to an RFx Writing tools. Discover how RFx writing tools can automate solicitation development while making it easier than ever to give your small, local, emerging businesses more opportunities to work with you.

Plus, hear from procurement professionals who have transformed their solicitation development process, spending up to 90% less time building solicitations.

time iconOctober 24, 2023 01:00 pm

Our Governments' Role in Community Development: Collaborating for Safety and Prosperity

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David Camp
Director of Permitting and Inspections
Chatham County, NC

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Brant Birkeland
Solutions Engineer
OpenGov

Government teams leading the building inspection process work on the front lines of community safety. As new developments rise and old buildings need repairs, they help enforce codes, conduct inspections, and issue permits to avoid future accidents.

Government teams leading the building inspection process work on the front lines of community safety. As new developments rise and old buildings need repairs, they help enforce codes, conduct inspections, and issue permits to avoid future accidents. Join this session to learn best practices from community leaders in local government for keeping residents safe by ensuring proper building safety throughout the community development process.

In this session you will learn:

1. How to increase code compliance by making it easier to comply. 2. How to speed up the time between code creation and code enforcement. 3. How to keep up with new trends in building safety so you can pass new codes to keep your residents safe.

time iconOctober 24, 2023 01:00 pm

Removing Barriers to Bids: Procurement Best Practices to Better Serve DBEs

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Fabio Henao, NIGP-CPP, CPPB
Project Coordinator
City of Orlando, FL

The urgency of equitable public spending cannot be overstated in bolstering community strength.

However, local governments often fail to provide fair contracting opportunities for DBEs, who compete with larger companies that are politically connected, able to access financing, and have more available resources to navigate the processes of working with governments.

Thanks to inadequate tools and difficult processes, DBEs face an uphill battle from solicitation development through evaluations and awards. Join this session to discover how other communities are making it easier than ever to give small, local, emerging businesses more opportunities to work with them, while improving internal processes at the same time. In this session, you’ll discover:

1. The biggest barrier to entry for DBEs
2. Why solicitation automation is important to widening your supplier pool
3. How agenciecs are getting more compliant submissions, and
4. How your team also reaps the benefits.

time iconOctober 24, 2023 01:00 pm

Moving Beyond “What and Where”: How to Take Your Asset Management to the Next Level

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Leah Sattler
Information Systems Coordinator
City of Arlington, TX

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Heather Berg
GIS Program Specialist
South Dakota Department of Game, Fish, and Parks

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Braden Warns
GIS Analyst
City of New Braunfels, TX

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Brant Scheidecker
Solutions Engineer
OpenGov

Mapping your assets with GIS is just the beginning.

With increasing demands on your staff and from your constituents, it’s time to optimize your processes with the right data and technology. From sharing information with the public to automating your workflows, you can move beyond what you’re doing today and modernize your approach to asset management, setting you up for success in the future.

In this session, you’ll learn about:

1. Automation - Give your staff time back to spend on strategic priorities by automating workflows

2. Analysis - Use things like heat maps and integrations to turn data into actionable insights

3. Transparency - Visualize and share the right information to the right stakeholders

time iconOctober 24, 2023 01:00 pm

Flaunt It if You've Got It: How to Get Residents and Internal Stakeholders Interested in Your Financial Data and Metrics (1 CPE Credit)

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Amber McClure
Solution Architect
OpenGov

Budget Monitoring reporting and Performance Measures are key GFOA best practices, but there can be a gulf between making data available and getting your public, client departments, and executives to follow and stay interested in your data.

Successful programs build on a foundation of key principles you can apply in your own teams that will get more eyes looking at the data - and the more that everyone measures their success, the better outcomes you will drive for your community.

Join OpenGov and expert practitioners as we discuss successful programs, tips and tricks you can use to boost your own programs, and pitfalls to watch out for along the way. 

THIS SESSION QUALIFIES FOR 1 FREE CPE CREDIT (Must attend live session)

Participants must participate in group interactions during the event, and participants must stay for the duration of the event, as described in the event details, in order to be eligible for CPE.

  • Field Of Study: Accounting (Governmental)
  • Course Level: Overview (General review from a broad perspective)
  • Prerequisite: No prerequisite knowledge is required
  • Advanced Preparation: No advanced preparation is required
  • Delivery Method: Group internet based CPE: 1.00 credit(s) courtesy

For more information regarding certificate of completion, concerns and program cancellation policies, please contact cspiel@opengov.com

time iconOctober 24, 2023 02:00 pm

A Match Made in Heaven: AI and Public Procurement

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Mariel Reed
Chief Executive Officer
CoProcure

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David Yarkin
Chief Executive Officer
Procurated

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Thao Jones-Hill
VP, Product Management
OpenGov

You’ve heard the buzz: It’s the era of Artificial Intelligence (AI).  And now, AI has made its way into public procurement, quickly and effectively changing the way procurement professionals perform their day-to-day tasks.

In this session, learn how trustworthy AI can empower procurement teams, including drafting scopes of work and searching for suitable vendors in seconds. 

But, this innovative technology is not perfect. We’ll also highlight the challenges and limitations of this new technology. Spoiler: It could never replace a public procurement professional.

time iconOctober 24, 2023 02:00 pm

Elevate, Innovate, Thrive: Mastering Modern Park Management with Technology

Across the country, leading parks and recreation departments are harnessing the power of technology to elevate services and turn strategic visions into operational excellence.

Whether you’re a state park district managing thousands of acres or a smaller community with a few trails, adopting the “Smart Parks” mindset is the blueprint for success.

time iconOctober 24, 2023 02:00 pm

SOC2 it to Them: The Latest in Cybersecurity Protections for Your Government

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Scot Barker
Chief Innovation Officer
City of Burlington, VT

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Kelley Bray
Director of Compliance
OpenGov

Does your procurement process for digital vendors rely on a template made years ago? Are you asking cloud-focused questions to ensure your data is protected?

Join this session with cybersecurity experts to get up-to-date guidance on how to make sure you’re asking the right questions when vetting new vendors. 

The session will provide concrete takeaways to help you streamline the security review in your vendor procurement process, including specific security questions to ask potential vendors, how to know exactly where your data is, and how to understand whether the answers you get satisfy your concerns.

In this session you will learn:

1. How to make sure your vendors are actually keeping your data safe from ransomware and other cyber attacks.

2. Supply chain issues to consider when vetting digital vendors. 

3. How to update the cybersecurity questions in your procurement process to keep up with current realities and trends.

time iconOctober 24, 2023 03:00 pm

Closing Keynote: Fireside Chat with Adrian Fenty, Former Mayor of Washington, D.C. and Government Tech Strategic Adviser and Zac Bookman, OpenGov CEO

time iconOctober 25, 2023 10:00 am

New Investments in the OpenGov Cloud

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Terrence Curley
Chief Product Officer
OpenGov

OpenGov is focused on driving the technology future of local government through mission-critical software to help strengthen relationships between governments and their communities, while making government staff more productive and collaborative.  

In this session, we’ll reflect on major features released across the OpenGov Cloud in 2023, as well as provide some perspective on our Product Roadmap strategy in 2024 and beyond.

For OpenGov customers and anyone interested in learning more about OpenGov, or cloud software for government in general.

time iconOctober 25, 2023 11:00 am

Build a GFOA Award-Winning Budget Book

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Mark Welch
Director, Solutions Consulting
OpenGov

Do you have inaccurate reporting? Are you spending lots of time manually pulling reports and data for internal stakeholders and residents? Are you struggling to align the budget to strategic initiatives or priorities? Is it a cumbersome process to compile your budget book?

Discover how other OpenGov customers are utilizing OpenGov's Budgeting & Planning capabilities to accurately allocate budget for strategic initiatives, decrease the amount of overspending, and produce a GFOA award-winning budget. Explore how OpenGov Budgeting & Planning users save time building their budget and pulling reports with accurate and complete data calculations in one integrated solution.

time iconOctober 25, 2023 12:00 pm

Mastering your Budget Workflow for Year 2+

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Lauren Learnihan
Principle Engineer, Customer Success
OpenGov

Preparing to roll forward your budget requires planning, collaboration, and key decision-making. Let’s examine your budget set up to ensure maximum efficiency and transparency!

In this session, discover how to roll forward your budget with OpenGov Budgeting & Planning by reviewing your chart of accounts, copying your workforce plan, and validating the budget structure. Learn about best practices that can be implemented into your budgeting process in order to tackle year-round budget & performance management. Plus, see the latest product releases to help maximize your Year 2+ Budget workflow.

time iconOctober 25, 2023 11:00 am

How to Create an Experience That Applicants and Staff Love: An Intro to OpenGov Permitting & Licensing

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Molly Brenner
Sr. Product Marketing Specialist
OpenGov

In the 2023 State of Local Government Survey, respondents said that less than 1 in 3 residents are satisfied with the permitting and licensing process.

Change the data and discover how other OpenGov customers are utilizing Permitting & Licensing to establish automated and efficient processes that eliminate paperwork and reduce inquiries to city hall, while improving the customer experience. In this session, you will learn how to leverage an online portal, save time on manual procedures, and offer residents more flexibility in permit/license application methods.

Explore how OpenGov Permitting & Licensing users have achieved a 5x faster application processing rate with an 80% reduction in office traffic.

 

time iconOctober 25, 2023 12:00 pm

Simplify & Optimize Your Inspections

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Tom Crosby
Sr. Solutions Engineer

Inspections are a crucial component of community development. They serve as a vital quality control mechanism to ensure that businesses, residences, and construction projects comply with safety codes, zoning regulations, and other relevant standards. 

Discover how to effortlessly conduct inspections using the OpenGov web application and mobile app, enabling you to efficiently manage tasks on the go. Learn about the benefits of virtual inspections can save time and resources while ensuring compliance. Plus, we'll guide you through incorporating the latest product updates, ensuring that you stay ahead of the curve in delivering efficient and user-friendly inspection services to your community.

time iconOctober 26, 2023 10:00 am

Product Roadmap / OpenGov Cloud Strategy

OpenGov is focused on driving the technology future of local government through mission-critical software to help strengthen relationships between governments and their communities, while making government staff more productive and collaborative.  

In this session, we’ll reflect on major features released across the OpenGov Cloud in 2023, as well as provide some perspective on our Product Roadmap strategy in 2024 and beyond.

For OpenGov customers and anyone interested in learning more about OpenGov, or cloud software for government in general.

time iconOctober 26, 2023 11:00 am

From Solicitation to Contract: Transform Your Entire Procurement Lifecycle

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Shiloh Rogers
Manager, Implementation Consultants

Are you spending hours fixing and formatting solicitation and contract documents in a word processor? Do you struggle with misalignment between your requirements and your suppliers’ understanding of those requirements? Do you spend time comparing multiple versions of the same document and routing it to the same people over and over again for review and more changes?

Discover how other procurement leaders are utilizing OpenGov Procurement to automate solicitation and contract assembly, create operational efficiencies, and build sustainable supplier relationships and supply chains. Gain hours of your valuable time back by eliminating formatting and version control problems. Solve communication gaps and track important events all in one place. Explore how these streamlined capabilities have led 3 of the last 4 NIGP Board Presidents to use OpenGov Procurement for their own agencies.

time iconOctober 26, 2023 12:00 pm

Walk In The Shoes Of Suppliers

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Kaylie Pomposelli
Technical Support Analyst
OpenGov

Suppliers play a pivotal role in the procurement process. Businesses of all sizes provide essential goods and services that enable communities to thrive. They ensure the availability of critical resources, infrastructure, and expertise necessary for effective governance, public services, and economic development. 

In this session, experience OpenGov Procurement through the eyes of a supplier. 

Learn how suppliers search for relevant projects, customize notifications, and easily draft and submit proposals. At the end, you'll see how OpenGov Procurement empowers suppliers to engage confidently in the procurement process by tracking submission status and viewing public bid results.

time iconOctober 26, 2023 11:00 am

Optimize Work and Asset Management with OpenGov

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Scott DeGrant
Customer Success Engineer
OpenGov

Are you grappling with outdated asset management practices, relying on paper or Excel sheets to track your valuable assets? Do you depend on poor or non-existent data when making decisions about labor allocation and reporting asset management costs?? Are you finding it challenging to justify costs to decision-makers?

Learn how other OpenGov customers are using OpenGov Cartegraph Asset Management’s capabilities to make data-driven decisions. Whether it’s visualizing budget allocation or managing real-time repair backlogs. 

Cartegraph Asset Management’s cloud-based solution and mobile app allows you to track all your assets, the condition they’re in, and how much it costs to maintain them.

time iconOctober 26, 2023 12:00 pm

Drive More Value From Your Investment in GIS

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Stu Rich
Industry Lead
OpenGov

GIS is a powerful technology to help local governments visualize, analyze, and manage many of the important parts of their communities. Chances are that your community is already using GIS to manage challenges as disparate as tax mapping, zoning, and even routing school buses.  

In this session, discover how to drive increased investment in your GIS with improved management of public infrastructure, including roads, parks, stormwater systems, trees, and facilities. Learn about fundamental GIS concepts, data collection approaches, and seamless integration with OpenGov. Plus, get a sneak peek at upcoming releases, where GIS is integrated into other OpenGov software suites.

time iconOctober 24, 2023 08:30 am

CHECK-IN

time iconOctober 24, 2023 09:00 am

High-Performance Government: Uniting People, Process, and Technology to Serve Your Community Now and Into the Future

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Sayed Khalid
Portolla Valley, CA

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Jerome Keene
Selma, CA

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Jennifer Tell
Alameda, CA

time iconOctober 24, 2023 10:00 am

BREAK

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High-Performance in Action: Stories from Leaders Transforming Their Communities

time iconOctober 24, 2023 11:15 am

LUNCH

time iconOctober 24, 2023 12:00 pm

Bringing Talent to the Table: Steps to Overcoming One of the Public Sector's Biggest Challenges

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Molly Gonzalez-Flowerday
Redwood City, CA

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Elizabeth Milee
Purchasing Manager
City of Santa Cruz, SA

time iconOctober 24, 2023 01:00 pm

Fireside Chat with Adrian Fenty, Former Mayor of Washington, D.C. and Government Tech Strategic Adviser and Zac Bookman, OpenGov CEO

time iconOctober 24, 2023 11:30 am

Check-in

time iconOctober 24, 2023 12:00 pm

High-Performance Government: Uniting People, Process, and Technology to Serve Your Community Now and Into the Future

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LUNCH

time iconOctober 24, 2023 02:15 pm

High-Performance in Action: Stories from Leaders Transforming Their Communities

time iconOctober 24, 2023 03:00 pm

Bringing Talent to the Table: Steps to Overcoming One of the Public Sector's Biggest Challenges

time iconOctober 24, 2023 04:00 pm

Fireside Chat with Adrian Fenty, Former Mayor of Washington, D.C. and Government Tech Strategic Adviser and Zac Bookman, OpenGov CEO

time iconOctober 24, 2023 11:30 am

Check-in

time iconOctober 24, 2023 12:00 pm

High-Performance Government: Uniting People, Process, and Technology to Serve Your Community Now and Into the Future

time iconOctober 24, 2023 01:15 pm

LUNCH

time iconOctober 24, 2023 02:15 pm

High-Performance in Action: Stories from Leaders Transforming Their Communities

time iconOctober 24, 2023 03:00 pm

Bringing Talent to the Table: Steps to Overcoming One of the Public Sector's Biggest Challenges

time iconOctober 24, 2023 04:00 pm

Fireside Chat with Adrian Fenty, Former Mayor of Washington, D.C. and Government Tech Strategic Adviser and Zac Bookman, OpenGov CEO

time iconOctober 24, 2023 10:30 am

Check-in

time iconOctober 24, 2023 11:00 am

High-Performance Government: Uniting People, Process, and Technology to Serve Your Community Now and Into the Future

time iconOctober 24, 2023 12:15 pm

LUNCH

time iconOctober 24, 2023 01:15 pm

High-Performance in Action: Stories from Leaders Transforming Their Communities

time iconOctober 24, 2023 02:00 pm

Bringing Talent to the Table: Steps to Overcoming One of the Public Sector's Biggest Challenges

time iconOctober 24, 2023 03:00 pm

Fireside Chat with Adrian Fenty, Former Mayor of Washington, D.C. and Government Tech Strategic Adviser and Zac Bookman, OpenGov CEO

Save the Date

Mark your calendars for OpenGov Transform 2024 in Arlington, Texas. We're excited to bring back our fully in-person customer conference Sept. 30 - Oct 4.

Frequently Asked Questions

No. You do not need to download or install any software to participate. You only need to have access to the internet.
Your login details will be emailed to you ahead of the event. You can use these details to access the online event.
Yes! This year, OpenGov Transform is a hybrid event, so if you are not able to attend in person, we will have virtual sessions. We will also make the recordings available after.
Should you have any issues or questions, reach out to marketingops@opengov.com!
This year, OpenGov Transform is a hybrid event! On October 24, you can join us online or in one of the following cities: Boston, Chicago, Tampa, San Francisco. October 25 and 26 are online-only events. For those, you do not have to travel to any specific location. You can participate anywhere that you have Internet access. The event is accessible from desktop, mobile and tablet devices.
Please do! The more the merrier.
Recordings of all sessions will be sent to all registrants after the event. (But, be sure to tune in live so you can ask questions!)
OpenGov Transform is a free event, so there is no cost to attend the online or in-person events. We look forward to seeing you there!
Yes! Several sessions meet all requirements for CPE credit. See these sessions noted in the agenda.

About OpenGov

OpenGov is the leader in modern cloud software for cities, counties, state agencies, school districts, and special districts. With a mission to power more effective and accountable government, OpenGov serves thousands of public sector leaders and their organizations and is built exclusively for the unique budgeting and planning, financial management and accounting, permitting and licensing, procurement, and infrastructure asset management needs of the public sector. The OpenGov Cloud makes organizations more collaborative and efficient and enables best-in-class communication with stakeholders and your community.