FOI Day 2007 in DC Moved to National Press Club

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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:

Send an email to foidayconference@freedomforum.org.
Or call 703/284-2805 and leave a message.

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 Center