Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Google + and Facebook and Twitter--Oh My! How to Use Social Media in a Disaster

A Highlight from the upcoming NAGC Communications School. 

Do you know the best ways to integrate social media into your disaster recovery communications plan? In today’s world of growing reliance on social media, communicators can’t afford not to. Join Sandy Levine, president of Advice Unlimited, for a session that will teach you what you need to know to master the brave new world of social media when it counts most—in a disaster situation.

This session will review real-world scenarios where social media played a crucial role and discuss how public servants can use social media to meet their mission, educate the public, rapidly disseminate critical information, calm, fears and dispel rumors. You’ll learn how to integrate social media into your agency’s disaster recovery and emergency response communications plan and how to leverage social media for all your outreach efforts.

“How to Use Social Media in a Disaster” will be held April 18 at11:15 a.m. at the 2013 NAGC Communications School, April 16-19 at the Pentagon City Sheraton in Arlington, Va. Check out the complete agenda and register to attend at

Don't Miss the National Association of Government Communicators 2013 Communications School!
Early Bird Deadline Extended to March 29th!

Registration is now open for the NAGC 2013 Communication School, “Government Communicators – Engaging Citizens in Democracy,” being held April 16-19, 2013 in the Washington, D.C., area at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel, Arlington, Va.

2013 Featured Speakers and Topics
--Lessons Learned: Social Media and Hurricane Sandy
--Overcoming the Stigma of Government
--The Way Ahead for Communications Synchronization
--Engaged Speaker, the Engaged Citizen: How Speechwriting Can Get Government to Engage with Citizens…and Get Citizens to Engage with Government
--Using Social Media to Engage Citizens
--Facing the Media: On-Camera Training During a Crisis
--Plain Language: If you don’t know this stuff, you might be dangerous!
--Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards Banquet
--Communicator of the Year Award presentation
--and much more!

Also, don’t miss the Government Communications Expo, April 18-19, showcasing the latest trends in government communications services, goods, and technologies.

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.

For registration, schedule and accepted speakers, visit

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