As we complete another trip around the sun, we took some time to look back at the past year and do some thinking about what's to come in 2019. Market Connections helped with this reflection when they released their 2018 Federal Media and Marketing Study with a focus on confidence in news sources. Federal news media and associations were among the most trusted sources of content for federal buyers both in terms of written information and events. Additionally, the study found that participation in events and webinars has remained very steady over the past several years. This finding was echoed in our own survey conducted late last year. Events have proven to be a staple for marketers and attendees alike.
2018 saw us celebrating our own place as a staple in the events community. We celebrated eight years of providing an online, one-stop-shop for the public sector and supporting industry. Users are able to find the events that aid in their professional development, their organization's mission, and their business goals.
Technology, cybersecurity, and big data continually have the most events listed on our site year over year. This year we saw a surge in machine learning and artificial intelligence themed events on the site. Looking at our blog, the most popular topics mirrored the more traditional interests with the most read blog posts this year being:
Heading into 2019, we're looking forward to linking you up with more events to help the government market become more informed and collaborative. We're also excited to share our insights on the hot topics here on the blog. As always we welcome your feedback. What do you want to see and hear more of?