SAN RAMON, Calif., Aug. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Accela, the leading provider of cloud-based productivity and civic engagement solutions for government, today kicked off its annual Accela Engage conference, the nation's biggest civic technology conference. The six-day event, which takes place at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE August 21-26, brings together more than 1,000 customers, government leaders, business partners, industry thought leaders and Accela staff for a week of training, networking and inspiration. The conference will feature discussions led by more than 30 civic leaders including the Lieutenant Governor of California, Gavin Newsom, who will join Accela President and CEO, Maury Blackman, for the conference's opening session to share insights on ways to strengthen the citizen-government experience, innovate with technology and build trust in government.
"Accela Engage is an opportunity for the best in the civic technology industry to gather and challenge one another to think differently, explore more efficient processes and ultimately help inspire innovation in a sector that is ripe for continued disruption," said Maury Blackman, CEO and President of Accela. "This year's conference is our largest one to date and a testament to the evolving and expanding role of civic technology in our lives. We are thrilled to showcase the inspiring thinking of government leaders, share stories of customers leveraging technology to drive innovation in their communities, and celebrate individual civic heroes making a difference every day."
Accela Engage 2016 highlights include:
- Government technology thought leader panel discussion on "hot" topics and emerging regulatory issues
- State of the Civic Technology Industry address by Accela President and CEO Maury Blackman
- Fireside chat between Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom and Accela President and CEO, Maury Blackman
- Nearly 200 sessions and multiple product expert desks for hands-on training
- New product feature reveals for Accela Civic Insight and Accela Contractor Central
- Live demo of drone roof-top inspection capability in a sponsored drone cage
- Accela Trendsetter Awards honoring customer innovation and technology integration
Accela Engage 2016 is sponsored by more than 25 industry-leading companies including, OpenGov, Adobe, Laserfiche, FutureNet Group, Microsoft, Selectron Technologies, TruePoint Solutons, Carahsoft, MCCi, Bryne Software, Avocette, VuSpex, IK Consulting, OpenCounter, CityGovApp, Sidwell, e-PlanSoft, Cities Digital, Brother, zedIT, Tech Global, SEP Technology Consulting, DocuSign, APPCityLife, BuildingEye, Cities Digital, DigEplan and Missionsky. For more information on Accela Engage sponsors please visit: https://www.accelaengage.com/Sponsors.
Accela provides a platform of cloud-based productivity and civic engagement solutions to governments of all sizes worldwide. The Accela Civic Platform includes solutions to cost-effectively manage critical enterprise functions and mobile apps to foster greater citizen engagement. From asset, land and legislative management to licensing, finance, environmental health and more, Accela's software drives efficiency for more than 2,200 governments, including more than 60 percent of America's 50 largest cities. The Company was listed on the 2016 Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in America, named to Government Technology's 2016 GovTech100, and certified as a Great Place to Work® for 2016-2017. Accela is headquartered in San Ramon, California, with offices in San Francisco, New York, Boston, Portland, Melbourne and Dubai. For more information, visit www.accela.com.
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