SAINT PAUL, Minn., March 27, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GovDelivery, the leading provider of public sector digital communications solutions, announced today the next stops on its national Digital Communications Tour, to help government agencies across the country transform digital communications in order to have true mission impact. GovDelivery and several public sector organizations will share best practices in maximizing direct connections with the public first in Oakland, California on Wednesday, April 3 rd and then on Tuesday, April 9 th in Denver, Colorado. Open to all government employees and contractors, these complimentary events will review concrete steps public sector organizations can take to leverage digital communications to improve citizen engagement in a timely, cost-effective manner. At each event, attendees will hear from public sector experts, providing insightful perspectives and strategies on government communications, as well as from peers in government discussing their successful tactics and projects. For the keynote address at both the Oakland and Denver events, GovDelivery will welcome Cecily Sommers, who was just featured in a conference, co-sponsored by the National Association of Government Communicators, titled Government Conferences: Now What? Succeeding in Challenging Economic and Regulatory Times. Ms. Sommers is a futurist, global trends analyst and author of Think Like a Futurist: Know What Changes, What Doesn't, and What's Next. As Founder and President of non-profit think tank, The Push Institute, Ms. Sommers will share her perspective on emerging technologies, markets and significant global trends and their implications for government employees over the next 5 – 50 years. "Government organizations are transforming the way they use communications to impact mission goals by making more direct connections with the public," said Scott Burns, CEO and co-Founder of GovDelivery. "This tour is designed take the digital communications success stories and best practices of the more than 550 public sector organizations we serve worldwide and bring them directly to the professionals tasked with making this transformation. We're excited to add Cecily to this leg of the tour. Her view into the future provides a truly unique picture of the opportunities and challenges ahead for government organizations."