June 12-13, 2014 | Washington, DC

"Harnessing the Power to Inform and Engage Citizens"


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Agenda | Exhibitors | Sponsors | Area Hotel Information

  • Communications School Location: FHI 360 Conference Center, 1825 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20009
  • June 11 Preconference Workshops: NAGC Headquarters, 201 Park Washington Court, Falls Church, VA 22046
  • June 12 Awards Banquet: The National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20045

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.

Area Hotel Information

There is no designated "conference hotel" this year, since the NAGC 2014 Communications School meetings will be held at the FHI 360 Conference Center. Download a list of hotels near the conference center.

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."


Learn about the 2013 Communications School,
and make plans to attend in 2014!

Download 2013 Program | List of 2013 Award Winners

Photo Gallery: 2013 Award Winners

Photo Gallery: 2013 Communications School

Agenda | Keynote Speakers | Pre-Conference Workshops

Exhibitors | Sponsorships