2016 National Freedom of Information Day Conference

When:
March 11, 2016 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
2016-03-11T08:00:00-05:00
2016-03-11T15:30:00-05:00
Where:
Knight Conference Center
555 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
USA
Cost:
The program is free and open to the public. Registration is required.
2016 National Freedom of Information Day Conference @ Knight Conference Center | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Hosted by the Newseum Institute’s First Amendment Center with OpenTheGovernment.org, the American Society of News Editors, Sunshine Week and the American Library Association, the conference will gather individuals from all areas relating to freedom of information and open records to address transparency in government and freedom of information laws and practices.

Featured at this year’s program:

  • Remarks from Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
  • An address by James Holzer, director of the Office of Government Information Services
  • A report by the American Society of News Editors on Sunshine Week 2016, in cooperation with the Associated Press
  • The presentation of the James Madison Award by the American Library Association
  • New member induction into the National Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Hall of Fame
  • A celebration of the upcoming 50th anniversary of the signing of the FOIA

Attendees should use the Sixth Street entrance to the Knight Conference Center at the Newseum, which will open at 7:00 a.m. for this program only. Admission to the FOI Day conference does not include admission to the Newseum.

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