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2005 National FOI Day conference: Program

March 16, 2005
“Congress and the Courts: Confronting Secrecy”

Rooftop Conference Center
Freedom Forum World Center
1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Va.

  • Also see National FOI Day information page.

    8 a.m. — Continental breakfast

    8:30 a.m. — Welcome and introductions

    8:45 a.m. — Keynote speech: “FOI and the Consent of the Governed”

    9:30 a.m. — Presentation: "An Access Challenge: Electronic Court Records"

    10:30 a.m. — Panel discussion: “Access and the Courts”

    11:45 a.m. — Break

    Noon — Lunch

      Frank E. Gannett Dining Room, 22nd floor

    12:45 p.m. — Announcements and awards

      Special recognitions:
    • Paul McMasters

    • Announcements
    • Sunshine Sunday: Andy Alexander, Washington bureau chief, Cox Newspapers
    • Curtis B. Hurley Symposium program: Geneva Overholser, Missouri School of Journalism

    1 p.m.James Madison Awards

    • Carla Hayden, immediate past president, American Library Association

    • Acceptance:
    • Greg Schmidt, LIN Television Corp.

    1:30 p.m. — Panel discussion: “Stirrings in Congress: Strengthening Access”

    • Paul McMasters

    • Panelists:
    • James Ho, U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary
    • Claudia James, PodestaMattoon, Washington, D.C.
    • Tara Magner, U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary

    • Moderator:
    • Pete Weitzel, Coalition of Journalists for Open Government

    2:30 p.m. — Roundtable discussion

    • Paul McMasters

    • Presenter:
    • Andy Alexander

    3:30 p.m. — Adjourn

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