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It’s Never Too Soon

Time to think about the Government Video Expo

Bob Kovacs

The summer solstice is upon us. The days are long and warm, and there’s so much to do in the summer.

That’s why it’s time you should think about firming up your arrangements to attend the 2015 Government Video Expo on Dec. 1–3. As in previous years, it will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington.

Many of our readers live in the DC area, and making arrangements to attend for a day is not a big concern. However, if you are from out of town, you might need to get the travel request in front of management or on a budget, so this is early warning to start that planning.

We expect this year’s GV Expo to be more interesting than ever, with a surprise content collaboration that we are just days away from announcing. We’ve also been laying the groundwork for future growth with the addition of still more fascinating activities.

Of course, the GV Expo also has a show floor with displays from the biggest companies in the business, as well as organizations that target government video operations. As always, there will be a wide range of classes and sessions that focus on the needs of government video professionals.

We still have our share of work to do before the 2015 Government Video Expo is ready for prime time, but that shouldn’t stop you from getting it on your attendance radar. Meanwhile, please let me know if you have suggestions on sessions, speakers, exhibitors or anything else related to the show to make it more worthwhile to you and your organization. You can reach me at


Everyone knows a way to get the job done just a little better, or provide a desirable service cheaply and easily. Or maybe you have thoughts on the state of the industry or how government video operations fit into the overall picture.

Whatever you have to say, Government Video invites you to submit 200- to 600-word blog posts for Government Video’s new blog. We’re looking for commentary about your work and how you get the job done, as well as experts who can post regularly on topics ranging from technical to social.

At the moment, GV’s blog is a little too well hidden and there hasn’t been anything new posted in more than a year. However, we plan to turn that around with help from our readers, who know more about the work you do than we could ever hope to learn here in the office.

If you’d like to post something on Government Video’s blog, please drop me an e-mail describing what you’d like to discuss and when you can have it ready. If you have a photo or graphic to include, that’s even better. (We can tell you from experience that words always look better when accompanied with an appropriate graphic or photo.)

It doesn’t take much to get started and it takes only a few minutes to reach the minimum of 200 words. In fact, it’s only about 1/3 of this editorial.

If you’d like to be part of Government Video’s blog, please send me an e-mail to discuss your thoughts at