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

Are You a Government Communicator?

The National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC) is the only professional organization devoted exclusively to the professional development of communications experts at all levels of government – federal, tribal, state, and local.

We are:

  • Public Information/Public Affairs Officers
  • Spokespersons
  • Web Content Developers
  • Social Media Managers
  • Graphic Designers
  • Speechwriters
  • Marketing Communications Specialists
  • Writers, Editors, and Editorial Assistants
  • Photographers
  • Strategic Communications Experts, and more!.

We provide:

  • Networking opportunities
  • High quality educational programs geared specifically toward Government Communicators at The Annual Communications School
  • Free online training with our Webinar Wednesdays
  • Recognition for the best in government communications through our Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards
  • Discounted rates on the Annual Communications School and the Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards entries


Join now to be part of a professional network that provides professional support and ongoing training to boost careers for government communications experts.


This month marks the anniversary of the Gettysburg Address,

delivered by President Abraham Lincoln over 150 years ago, on Nov. 19, 1863, at the dedication ceremony for the National Cemetery of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania.


The 273-word address, which begins with the iconic “Four score and seven years ago,” is remembered as one of the most important speeches in American history. There are five known copies of the speech in Lincoln's handwriting, each with a slightly different text, and named for the people who first received them: Nicolay, Hay, Everett, Bancroft and Bliss (source).


Vote on NAGC Proposed Bylaws Amendment
Log in to Members Only: details and link to online survey here!

Deadline for Voting: Dec. 17, 2015

Based on feedback from members, the Board of Directors is asking you to consider voting on a proposed bylaws amendment. Currently, when you join NAGC, no matter what month you join, our membership year runs from Oct. 1 through Sept. 30. So if you join in June at the Communications School, you have to renew in October for the same membership fee ($125). We now have the capability to offer membership at any time of the year and appreciate you taking a few seconds to vote on the bylaws change.


NAGC 2016 Awards


  • Call for Nominations: 2016 NAGC Communicator of the Year
    Nominations deadline: Jan. 15, 2016
  • Call for Entries: 2016 Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards Competition

    Early Submission Deadline: Dec. 18, 2015 (with discounted entry fee)

    Submission Deadline: Jan. 16, 2016

  • Register online now for FREE Webinar:
    "How to Win a Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Award"

    Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, 1:00 p.m. EST

  • Call for Awards Judges: for the NAGC 2016 Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards Competition
    The individual must have been in compliance with the NAGC Code of Ethics in performing government duties with truth, accuracy, fairness, responsibility and accountability to the public.


Save the Date: June 7-9, 2016
NAGC 2016 Communications School:
"Shaping the Future"

FHI 360 Conference Center, Washington, DC