"Shaping the Future"
June 7-9, 2016
FHI 360 Conference Center
1825 Connecticut Ave., NW, 8th Floor
Washington, DC 20009
Download Speaker Presentations (members-only)
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.
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.
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.
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."