The two-day event, held at Cloth Hall Court in Leeds on the 18 and 19 of October, is run by LGComms in partnership with the Government Communications Service.
The event has previously proved a Mecca for public sector comms professionals from across Whitehall, town halls, NHS and the emergency services.
In a change to previous years, organisers said this year’s Academy will comprise workshops and plenaries, run concurrently, to enable delegates to build their own agenda based on their interests.
Delegates will have access to the latest research on behavioural science and technological change at the event, which is themed "fit for the future".
In addition to Aiken and Hall, other confirmed speakers include Sarah Pinch, managing director of Pinch Point Communications and Poli Stuart-Lacey, director of communications at HMRC.