2017 FOI Summit

Music City USA becomes home for NFOIC, state FOI coalitions and open government advocates on Friday and Saturday, October 13-14 for the 2017 FOI Summit.

The National Freedom of Information Coalition (NFOIC) and our host, the Tennessee Coalition for Open Government will convene the annual summit at the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University. A block of discounted rooms have been secured at the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University. We also welcome back our Platinum Sponsor Bloomberg and their generous support for this important event.

Each year, the FOI Summit features the exchange of ideas, experiences and strategies about the latest issues and trends surrounding freedom of information laws, policies and practices at the state and local levels across the U.S. The summit delivers two days of panel discussions, presentations, and group interaction featuring experts, practitioners and champions of transparency and open government.

Included in the summit is Saturday’s keynote luncheon highlighted by the 2017 induction of a worthy individual into the State Open Government Hall of Fame, a tradition NFOIC launched with the Society of Professional Journalists more than a decade ago.  Former newspaper editor and publisher and Tennessee Press Association president Sam D. Kennedy became the 16th inductee at the 2016 SummitClick here to be notified about summit details as they occur. Early registration begins May 1st.