The 2009 FOI Summit in Minneapolis is now a part of FOI Summit history.
The two-day event concluded the afternoon of June 6, but the lessons learned and contacts made bode well for FOI in the future.
Obviously, any endeavor of this nature takes a lot of work and a lot of cooperation, and we could not do it ourselves.
In recognition of that, the National Freedom of Information Coalition would like to thank:
- Our host, the Minnesota Coalition on Government Information, for all their hard work.
- Our excellent panelists for their expertise and commitment to the cause.
- Our generous sponsors, without whom we would be unable to have the conference.
- The folks from The UpTake for streaming and archiving so much great conference content.
- Stephanie Detillier, Mike Martinez, and Heath Hooper (all from the Missouri School of Journalism) for their efforts in covering the conference and generally helping out wherever they could, and
- The wonderful folks at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center.
In addition, the FOI Advocate was on the job, and has great recaps and photos of the various activities. Below, click on a link to be taken to the Advocate's coverage.
- Public Access Values and Public Access Threats (Opening Remarks)
- Coalition Sustainability, including:
- Ten Technologies You Should Be Using
- FOI and Infrastructure and Tips for covering infrastructure
- Mitchell Pearlman honored at NFOIC Summit
- Text, Lies, and Videotape (The Keynote Speech)
- Fiscal Transparency
- FOI as Civics Education
Finally, of course, we are grateful to all conference attendees for their support. Without them, we'd just be talking to ourselves, and that would do little to advance the FOI cause.