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NAGC 2016 Communications School
June 7-9, 2016
FHI 360 Conference Center
Washington, DC


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  • Webinars – Our Webinar Wednesdays series is kicking off on Sept. 16, 2015, and NAGC members have FREE access to these monthly webinars.
  • Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Discounts – The awards call for entries is just around the corner, and NAGC members receive discounted rates on entries.
  • Communications School – Our annual school will be held at the FHI 360 Conference Center in Washington, DC, June 7-9, 2016. Members receive discounts on all levels of registration.
  • Archived Presentations – Members have access in the members-only area of our website to presentations from previous Communications Schools and NAGC webinars.


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Call for Speakers
NAGC 2016 Communications School:
"Shaping the Future"

June 7-9, 2016
FHI 360 Conference Center, Washington, DC


The National Association of Government Communicators announces a “Call for Speakers” for the 2016 Communications School, Shaping the Future, in Washington, DC, June 7-9, 2016.  Speaker applications are being accepted for half-day advanced training workshops, plenary speakers and 60-minute breakout session presentations. Deadline: NAGC will continue to accept and review speaker applications until the program is filled.

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New for Fall 2015 — NAGC Webinar Wednesdays!
Read all about our Fall 2015 Wednesday Webinar Season here!

Oct. 21, 2015, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT
"Protecting your Organization's Image in the Face of Adversity: Lessons from the Lance Armstrong Case"

Annie Skinner, Senior Communications Manager for the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA)


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Non-Members: Download registration form here


How do you maintain your organization’s public image in the midst of a sustained period of controversy? Annie Skinner, Senior Communications Manager for the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), will share her experience creating and implementing a crisis communications strategy in the face of intense public scrutiny. She will discuss media relations, public relations, internal communications, brand management, the role of social media, and share her lessons learned.

Annie Skinner has been a part of the USADA team since 2011, when she was hired on as the organization’s Media Relations Manager. In her current position as Senior Communications Manager she manages external communications, including media relations, works with external stakeholders, and oversees the organization’s social media efforts and websites. Prior to Joining USADA, Annie spent three years as the Manager of Public Information for the Special District Association of Colorado. Annie is also a former member of the news media, having spent more than 7 years working as an Assignment Editor for broadcast news stations both in Washington State and Denver. Annie is a graduate of Syracuse University where she attended the S.I Newhouse School of Public Communication and majored in broadcast journalism and political science.