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NDPC hosted the national conference June 23-25, 2022

North Dakota Professional Communicators was excited to host the 85th Annual National Federation of Press Women Conference in Fargo. NDPC is affiliated with NFPW, an organization of communication professionals across the country.

Hundreds of fellow communicators traveled here to “Be Bold. Be Brave. Be Legendary. Discover the Possibilities of the New Communications World.” The lineup of top-notch speakers focused on ways professional communicators can adapt and achieve success in our constantly evolving industry. 

NDPC President Tammy Fogle and Immediate Past President Sadie Rudolph were the 2022 conference co-directors. They worked with local committee members to ensure this conference was LEGENDARY and North Dakota’s warm hospitality welcomed those who traveled here to attend.

In addition to networking opportunities, the annual NFPW conference featured professional development, the awards banquet for the NFPW Professional and High School communications contests, local tours, and a chance to hear from regional, national, and possibly international speakers. 

Learn more about conference speakers.

11 North of Normal Experiences in Fargo-Moorhead

        The attendees of the 85th Annual NFPW Conference in Fargo, N.D. will find a bustling metropolitan city with plenty to see and do. And the weather is beautiful and mild in June! Here are 11 fun things to do during your visit to Fargo.

          1. Get a selfie with the historic Fargo Theatre sign or see a movie in the art deco-style theater built in 1926.
          2. Visit the boutiques and restaurants in downtown Fargo, within easy walking distance of the Radisson Blu.
          3. Snap a photo with the famous Fargo Woodchipper from the Fargo movie.
          4. The Red River Zoo features exotic and native animals from areas around the world with similar climates to the Red River Valley. See Red Pandas, Pallas Cats, Gray Wolves, Bactrian Camels, and a variety of farm animals up close.
          5. Thirsty? Check out Fargo-Moorhead’s mix of wineries, breweries, and distilleries.
          6. Pop into the Plains Art Museum in downtown Fargo or the Rourke Art Gallery and Museum across the Red River in downtown Moorhead, Minnesota. Both have free admission!
          7. Grab a cup of joe at Atomic Coffee, an ice cream cone from Silver Lining Creamery, or a donut from Sandy’s Donuts (or all three!) and people watch at Broadway Square. All these destinations are one block or less from the Radisson Blu’s front doors.
          8. The Hjemkomst (pronounced YEM-komst) Center in Moorhead features the historic Hjemkomst Viking Ship, which sailed from the Great Lakes to Norway in 1982. The Center’s other exhibits celebrate the history and culture of Moorhead and Clay County, Minnesota. The grounds of the Hjemkomst Center include the exquisitely detailed Hopperstad Stave Church which is a replica of a church of the same name that’s located in Vik, Norway.
          9. If you’re looking for some Instagram-worthy spots, here’s a map of downtown Fargo’s murals. All of them are within easy walking distance of the Radisson Blu.
          10. Travel back in time to the 1800s and early 1900s at Bonanzaville, USA in West Fargo. The museum and pioneer village includes Fargo’s first house, as well as a schoolhouse, saloon, hotel, church, and mercantile store. A visit to Bonanzaville provides a look into early settlers’ lives to see how they lived and the challenges they faced. 
          11. Seek out the 14 painted bison statues throughout Fargo and take a selfie with each one!

        Get lots more fun ideas for your visit from the Fargo-Moorhead Convention and Visitors Bureau.

        The North Dakota Professional Communicators welcome you to Fargo! Check out the NFPW Conference webpage for all the details of the 85th annual National Federation of Press Women Conference.

        Thank you to our generous sponsors for their support!

        Be Brave Sponsors

        Be Bold Sponsors

        Lou Richardson, Professor Emerita
        North Dakota State University, Department of Communication


        Sakakawea Explorer Sponsors

        Marcil Center for Innovative Journalism

        Red River Sponsors

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