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Don't miss the summer issue of AGENDA! In this issue you can:

  • meet the candidates for NFPW office
  • meet the state Communicators of Achievement
  • find out more about the convention in Alaska

Guest speakers announced for 2015 NFPW Conference in Anchorage

This year's NFPW national conference will be hosted by the Alaska affiliate, Alaska Professional Communicators (APC), September 10-12, 2015, in Anchorage, Alaska.

The Alaska affiliate has lined up a spectacular list of guest speakers for the conference who have achieved regional and national acclaim.

But the start of the conference is not the start of the fun. APC has arranged for exciting tours into the "real" Alaska, beyond the boundaries of cities and highways. We have trips scheduled to Denali National Park, where you can see Alaska's wildlife in its natural surroundings—everything from willow ptarmigan to black bears, and more.

We also have a post tour scheduled to a small town called Whittier, where you board a boat for a spectacular afternoon of glaciers, otters, innumerable seabirds and, if you're lucky, migrating whales in Prince William Sound.

Sandwiched in the middle of these wonderful tour opportunities is a terrific conference. The year 2015 is Anchorage's centenary celebration, and we are starting the conference with a keynote speaker who will present a multimedia program detailing Alaska and Anchorage's history through video collected by the Alaska Moving Images Preservation Association.

red canoe on lake reflecting Mount McKinley (Denali).

A canoeist paddles across a lake reflecting Mount McKinley (Denali).

We are also very excited to announce that Dr. Rosita Worl will offer both a keynote speech and a workshop on Alaska's Native peoples, their history and culture modern world, while retaining those attributes that are the hallmarks of their culture. Dr. Worl is Tlingit from Southeast Alaska and a world-renowned expert in her field.

APC has gathered a rich variety of speakers from all walks of media life, from photographers to news anchors to PR specialists, so everyone who attends will find something that interests them. Keep an eye on the APC Facebook page for information on the pre- and post-conference tours and other conference scheduling, or visit the Alaska Professional Communicators website for all the conference information you'll need to make your trip to Alaska an once-in-a-lifetime experience. And, as always, keep an eye on our Conference page here on the NFPW website.

Register now to attend NFPW's 2015 Communications Conference!

Join us in Anchorage, Alaska, for the 2015 NFPW Communcations Conference, New Frontiers in the Last Frontier, to be held Sept. 10-12, 2015. Early bird registration is $395 for members through July 31, 2015. Regular registration rates apply after that date. Single day, single event, and non-member rates are also available. Choose the form that suits you best:

Choose from one of these three ways to register:

Giving to NFPW and the NFPW Education Fund

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Professional Development Webinars from Online Media Campus

NFPW members can now participate in high-quality, low-cost online professional development webinars from Online Media Campus, which is brought to you by the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association and Iowa Newspaper Foundation.

A typical webinar is a live one-hour session during the work day, costs $35 per phone line, and is archived afterward for repeat viewing. (If several people want to listen in and participate together in one room, the cost is still $35!)

For a complete list of current webinars, visit the Online Media Campus webinar schedule page.

Affordable Liability Insurance Available to NFPW Members.

Chubb has developed a media liability insurance program exclusively for members of the National Federation of Press Women. The program is affordably priced and is administered by Walterry Insurance Brokers, a brokerage firm that has been providing media liability coverage for over 20 years. Coverage is worldwide and protects you against claims arising from articles you have written which are published or disseminated by others. Information on this program is referenced on our Join page or you can contact the Media Department at Walterry Insurance Brokers at 800-638-8791. Read the full article.

About NFPW

The National Federation of Press Women is a dynamic nationwide organization of professional women-and men-pursuing careers across the communications spectrum.

Membership in NFPW is a solid investment in your career, providing opportunities to develop your professional skills, receive recognition for your work, network with peers, protect the First Amendment, and nurture the next generation of communicators.

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NFPW Agenda

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* 2015 Conference News

* National Officer Candidates

* Meet the COAs

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Affordable Libel Insurance.
NFPW members — including freelancers and other individual communicators — are eligible for affordable media liability coverage through a program developed exclusively for the National Federation of Press Women.

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