Did you know...Thanksgiving and “Pins and Needles Day” fall on the same date this year, November 27th?
What is “Pins and Needles Day” you ask? The real origin of this special day goes back to the labor movement in the 1930s. The pro-labor Broadway musical Pins and Needles, opened on this day in 1937, at the Labor Stage Theater in New York City. This play was written by Harold Rome. It was produced by the International Ladies Garment Workers' Union. Union members made up the cast. It ran for 1,108 performances, once holding the record for longevity.
Join us for our next NAGC networking event!
Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Mio Restaurant, 1110 Vermont Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005
Registration is open for our next NAGC Webinar
"Chaos to Collaboration:
A New Paradigm for Public Engagement"
presented by Larry Schooler on Dec 10, 2014, 2:00 PM EST
Register Here | After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Does the idea of a 'public meeting' strike fear in your heart? Are you responsible for public engagement and outreach but find it difficult to involve a broad cross-section of the population in key decisions of your organization? Join us as we explore cutting-edge tools and strategies for engaging the public with Larry Schooler, the immediate past president of the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2USA) and a senior fellow at the Strauss Institute for Civic Life at the University of Texas. Larry will offer tips and describe techniques that can both make the 'public meeting' more powerful and productive as well as deliver a clear sense of community sentiment by reaching a broader audience. If you have specific questions or topics you want Larry to cover, email him at Larry.Schooler@austintexas.gov or call or text him at 512-387-4876.
Call for Speakers
NAGC 2015 Communications School
June 2-4, 2015
Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel,
NAGC announces its “Call for Speakers” for the 2015 Communications School. We are looking for half-day pre-conference training workshops, plenary speakers and 60-minute breakout session presentations.
Deadline: Dec. 1, 2014, 5:00 p.m. Eastern time
Downloads: Call for Speakers | Speaker Information Form
Be recognized! Enter your product in the NAGC 2015 Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards Competition. This annual
international awards program recognizes superior government
communication products and those who produce them. We continue to listen
to feedback from our industry to ensure that our categories reflect the
changing face of communications.
Early Submission Deadline: Dec. 12, 2014 |
Final Submission Deadline: Jan. 16, 2015
Call for Judges: 2015 Blue Pencil &
Gold Screen Awards Competition
Download the Call for 2015 Award Judges
and Judges Application
Deadline: Dec. 31, 2014
Picture yourself as a judge for the NAGC Blue Pencil & Gold Screen
Judging is an honor and a benefit. Find out why.