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Plain Language Summit 2019

A day of talks and conversations on how to advance plain language in government communications

Thursday, September 05, 2019 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM ET

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Register 2019-09-05 09:00 AM 2019-09-05 04:00 PM America/New_York Plain Language Summit 2019 A day of talks and conversations on how to advance plain language in government communications, hosted by the federal Plain Language community of practice. Event Page: https:/event/2019/09/05/plain-language-summit-2019/ U.S. General Services Administration DigitalGov digitalgov@gsa.gov
Plain Language Summit 2019 — A day of talks and conversations on how to advance plain language in government communications

On Thursday, September 5th, 2019, the federal Plain Language community will bring together some of the brightest individuals involved in government communications for a one-day series of talks and conversations on how to advance plain language in government communications.

Do you work in government communications? Gather your team and join us in-person or online to learn about the importance of plain language and methods for implementing it, and learn from fellow communicators from across the federal government.

Plain Language / plainlanguage.gov

We believe the public deserves plain language communication from its government, and it’s the law. The benefits of plain language are both tangible and intangible:

  • Plain language gets your message across in the shortest time possible.
  • More people are able to understand your message.
  • There is less chance that your document will be misunderstood, so you spend less time explaining it to people. And if your document gives instructions, your readers are more likely to understand them and follow them correctly.

Our Plain Agenda

Time Speaker
9:00am Welcome from Federal Plain Language Community of Practice, Co-Chairs - Katherine Spivey, GSA and Kathryn Catania, USCIS
9:15am Welcome from GSA’s Senior Plain Language Official
9:25am - 9:30am PLAIN training update - Jamie Stark, USCIS
9:25am - 10:00am Health Literacy - Cynthia Baur
10:00am - 10:15am Break
10:15am - 11:15am Science Panel - Jana Goldman and Susanna Murley
11:15am - 11:45am Plain UX — John Whalen
11:45am - 12:50pm Break for Lunch
1:00pm - 1:30pm International Plain Language Standards — Annetta Cheek
1:30pm - 2:00pm Privacy Act — Richard Spiedel, GSA
2:00pm - 2:15pm Break
2:15pm - 3:00pm Center for Plain Language Federal Report Card — David Lipscomb
3:00pm - 3:30pm Customer Experience - Camille Tucker
3:30pm - 4:00pm Wrap Up & Closing - Kathryn Catania, USCIS and Katherine Spivey, GSA
Planning on attending? Let others know and use our hashtag #PlainSummit2019! Here’s what people are saying on Twitter or follow @govplainlang on twitter.

This event will be live streamed on Zoom. Link will be provided to registrants in advance of the event.

About plainlanguage.gov

The Plain Language Action and Information Network (PLAIN) is a group of federal employees from different agencies and specialties who support the use of clear communication in government writing.

NOTE: In-person tickets are limited and going quickly, so sign-up fast!

Location
U.S. General Services Administration
1800 F Street NW
Washington, D.C.
20006 USA
Room: 1459/1460/1461
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/bFWBD6QfDLA2

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