Adriel Hampton is VP of Business Development at NationBuilder and founder of Gov 2.0 Radio. At NationBuilder, he works with consultants and NationBuilder customers around the world to help drive success with the world's first Community Organizing System. He joined NationBuilder as its third employee in 2011.
Adriel is also a frequent speaker on open government, social media, and technology innovation. In 2009, he became the first person to announce a run for Congress through Twitter. He has more than 15,000 followers on the popular micro-blogging platform and is also manager of the popular Government 2.0 group on LinkedIn. In 2013, Campaigns & Elections Magazine named Adriel a "Rising Star" in its nonpartisan/international awards category. Adriel has also produced and hosted NationBuilder's Leaders and Creators podcast and the training series NationBuilder Live, and was a regular contributor to The Social Media Monthly magazine.
Adriel is a licensed California private investigator and, before joining NationBuilder, worked for the San Francisco City Attorney's Office for six years. From 2009 to 2011, he organized CityCamp San Francisco and he was named GovFresh's 2011 "Citizen of the Year." The Berkeley-educated communicator is an early Gov 2.0 adopter and hosted more than 100 episodes of the popular public interest podcast Gov 2.0 Radio, which has featured O’Reilly Media founder Tim O’Reilly, former New York Senate CIO Andrew Hoppin, State Department social media expert Lovisa Williams, Craigslist.com founder Craig Newmark, and EPA Web communications director Jeffrey Levy.
Adriel began experimenting with new media as a design and editorial manager for the San Francisco Examiner, where he launched the paper’s first blog, a supplement to his political column, The Body Politic. He has also served as an editor and manager for the Bay Area Newspaper Group, the Lodi-News Sentinel, and the San Joaquin Delta College Impact.
Speaking and Consulting
Adriel has spoken on Gov 2.0, social media for government, podcasting, the future of governance, innovation, and blogging at Webzine, the National Association of Government Web Managers National Conference, Craigslist Foundation Boot Camp, Gov 2.0 Kuala Lumpur, and at pro bono “Citizen 2.0” and unconference events. He has used his social media expertise to help preserve parkland in California, and to promote open government principles through popular Twitter and Facebook accounts.
He brought the SF City Attorney's Office into the Web 2.0 world in early 2009, launching the @SFCityAttorney Twitter account and quickly growing it to more than 5,500 followers. Adriel also launched the City Attorney’s official Flickr account. Adriel is also an advisor and board member of LegiNation, a Denver-based startup focused on access to state legislative data.
As a speaker, Adriel teaches how to use new media and social networks to engage communities with your message and to move them to action. Intense and practical, his presentations empower politicians, government communicators, non-profit leaders and activists to build and inspire networks of allies. Adriel has spoken before small workshops and packed auditoriums and can discuss these topics from the vision level to tool-specific micro-message targeting.
To invite Adriel to speak at your event, email Lindsey Keefner.
- Craigslist Foundation Boot Camp
- Kuala Lumpur Gov 2.0 Workshop
- Gov 2.0 Los Angeles
- Alberta Municipal Web Group
- Beyond 2010 (Edmonton, Seoul, Birmingham); City of Edmonton, Alberta Canada
- National Institute of Corrections
- Cool Social Gravity Summit
- Gravity Summit, Harvard
- East Bay LocalPreneurs
- California Data Camp
- Enterprise 2.0 Conference
- National Association of Government Web Managers
- National Conference National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors
- City of San Francisco PIO group
- Leadership San Ramon Valley
- PS Engage
- CampaignTech West