The 2007 National FOI Day Conference will be held as usual this year on March
16. The venue for this year’s event will change, however, from the rooftop
conference center at the Freedom Forum in Arlington to the National Press Club
in Washington, D.C.
The conference brings together access advocates, government officials,
lawyers, librarians, journalists, educators and others to discuss the latest
issues and developments in access to government information and the public’s
right to know.
The ninth annual FOI Day Conference is sponsored by the First Amendment
Center. Sunshine Week will co-sponsor the event, which will be held in
cooperation with the American Library Association, OpenTheGovernment.org and the
Coalition of Journalists for Open Government.
More than a dozen nationally known speakers and presenters will appear on the
program, and the agenda will include discussions of government secrecy,
publication of classified information and access priorities for the coming year.
The American Library Association will present its annual James Madison Awards,
and new reports and publications will be released.
As the conference agenda is finalized, program details will be announced on
the First Amendment Center Web site:www.firstamendmentcenter.org.
The conference begins at 8:30 a.m. and concludes by 2:30 p.m. There is no
charge to attend, but because there is somewhat limited space, participants must
register individually in advance.
To register for the 2007 National FOI Day Conference:
When registering, please provide your name, title, affiliation and contact
information and let us know whether you will be attending the lunch.
Paul McMasters & Ronald K.L. Collins
Freedom Forum First Amendment