Registration is now open for the 2023 National FOI Summit, which will include more than a dozen live panels and training sessions, plus the latest tools, research, and networking with colleagues across the country.
The registration fee — $25 for NFOIC members, $30 for non-members — includes admittance to live sessions plus recordings of most sessions for three months. Groups of 10 or more attendees save 20% off the ticket price — an incentive to invite your entire classroom, newsroom, or firm.
Here’s a sneak peak at some of the sessions we’re working on:
- Balancing public transparency vs privacy concerns: Laws making it a crime to release contact information about public employees are popping up across the country, posing a chilling effect for journalists and transparency advocates reporting on public officials.
- Changing rules around public comment: Many local governments are adopting new rules and limitations on public comment. What issues should NFOIC members and advocates watch for in these new policies?
- Fun records to request: FOI is a serious subject, but there are some fun and interesting records that can be a great way to engage the public.
- And many more!
The summit will be from 12-4 pm ET Oct. 3-5, online via the Whova event app. Click here for a website supporting the Summit, with schedules, speakers, panels and sponsors, among other information.