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2003 FOI Day conference: Agenda


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

8 a.m. — Continental breakfast

8:30 — Welcome and introductions

  • Paul McMasters, First Amendment Center
  • 8:35 — Release of report: "Auditing FOIA Compliance"

  • Tom Blanton, National Security Archive
  • 9 a.m. — Marion Brechner Citizen Access Project Service Awards

  • Presenter: Bill Chamberlin, University of Florida
  • 9:20 — Panel discussion: "The Courts: Are They the Answer?"

  • Moderator: Lee Levine, Levine Sullivan & Koch

  • Panelists:
  • Sandra Baron, Media Law Resource Center
  • Jane Kirtley, University of Minnesota
  • David Vladeck, Public Citizen Litigation Group
  • David Sobel, Electronic Privacy Information Center
  • 10:20 — Release of First Amendment Center 'First Report,' "The Privacy Problem: A broader view of information privacy and the costs and consequences of protecting it"

  • Presenter: Fred Cate, Indiana University
  • 10:40 — Panel discussion: "Restrictions and the Champions of Access"

  • Moderator: Patrice McDermott, American Library Association

  • Panelists:
  • Jeremiah Baumann, Public Interest Research Group
  • Rick Blum, OMB Watch
  • Doug Clifton, The Plain Dealer, Cleveland
  • Bob Lystad, Baker & Hostetler
  • 11:40 — Release of report: "Homefront Confidential"

  • Presenter: Lucy Dalglish, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
  • 11:45 — Break for lunch

    12:45 p.m. — James Madison Award

  • Presenter: Carla Hayden, American Library Association
  • 1 p.m. — Keynote address: "Secrecy and the Press"

  • Introduction: Ken Bunting, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
  • Speaker: Jack Nelson, journalist and author
  • 1:30 — Panel discussion: "Homeland Security and Freedom of Information"

  • Moderator: Tom Susman, Ropes & Gray

  • Panelists:
  • Gary Bass, OMB Watch
  • Kevin Goldberg, Cohn & Marks
  • Tara Magner, U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary
  • Dan Metcalfe, U.S. Department of Justice
  • 2:30 p.m. — Adjourn

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