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NAGC announces Encore!
A new webinar miniseries featuring top-rated speakers from the 2016 NAGC Communications School. No cost to members and Communications School attendees. Only $49 for nonmembers. learn more

NAGC 2017 Communications School

June 13-15, 2017

Drury Plaza Hotel at the Arch
St. Louis, Missouri


Call for Speakers

About the School | Who Should Attend


About the NAGC Communications School

The Communications School is the only event of its kind that provides invaluable networking opportunities and practical educational sessions to help government communicators increase their skills. The coveted NAGC Government Communicator of the Year Award is presented during the Communications School and honors an individual who has brought forth government's message with a high standard of professionalism and ethics.

Who Should Attend

Federal, state, and local government communicators, including contractors who direct and facilitate government communications - editors, writers, graphic artists, webmasters, video professionals, broadcasters, photographers, information specialists and agency spokespersons.

Call for Speakers

DOWNLOADS: Call for Speakers Details | Speaker Application Form
The National Association of Government Communicators announces a “Call for Speakers” for the 2017 Communications School, Gateway to the Best in Government Communications, being held St. Louis, MO, June 13-15, 2017. Speaker applications are being accepted for half-day workshops, plenary speakers and 60-minute breakout session presentations. NAGC will continue to accept and review speaker applications until the program is filled.


From the 2016 NAGC Communications School


Communications School Agenda

Download Speaker Presentations (members-only)

NAGC Awards Presentation Program


NAGC Partnerships:

Laura Kirkpatrick, NAGC Update on Public Relations Society of America - APR Partnership
Beth Armstrong, NAGC Update on American Public University System Certificate and Society for Technical Communications Partnership


NAGC Shutterfly share site: View or download photos from the 2016 Communications School at NO charge. To download, you'll need to sign up for a free account, but you are not required to buy anything. There are two albums with 2016 photos, one album (18 photos) with Communications School photos and one album (54 photos) with Award presentation photos.


OMB Releases New Conference Guidance for Federal Agencies

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recently provided federal agencies with updated guidance on the attendance of federal agency employees at conferences and related travel expenses. The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) partnered with other associations to draft a protocol, much of which was adopted by the OBM, including best practices such as keeping hotel costs within government per diem rates and ensuring that social events held in conjunction with a conference aren’t lavish or excessive. According to ASAE, "OMB recognized the need for federal employees to attend mission-related conferences and provided some best practices for approving travel and conference expenses. While the memo said that sequestration budget cuts will likely result in reduced government participation in conferences and travel, OMB stressed that federal agencies should not interpret any recent Administration guidance as a moratorium on travel or conference attendance."