National Freedom of Information Coalition virtual FOI Summit set Sept. 24 – Oct. 1

The National Freedom of Information Coalition virtual FOI Summit is seven sessions over seven days (Sept. 24 – Oct. 1) and a hands-on training seminar. Hear from open government and public information experts about the latest developments impacting state and local government transparency. Topics include police reforms, virtual public meetings, COVID-19 health data, accessing public records, funding economic development, creating a transparency culture in public institutions, FOI research paper presentations and an IRE hands-on data training seminar. Cost is less than $25. 

Summit participants include experts, practitioners and champions of transparency, open government and first amendment rights. They also include journalists, public employees, govtech and civictech individuals and anyone who is interested in democracy and accountability.

This year, the annual FOI Summit will be virtual. Sessions are divided over a seven-day period beginning on Thursday, Sept. 24 and ending on Thursday, Oct. 1. Registration is divided into two sections –general attendance to all open sessions; and NFOIC coalition and board members that include additional members-only sessions. This year’s summit will include a three-hour hands-on training webinar in data journalism presented by the Investigative Reporters & Editors which is open to all attendees. We are especially grateful to IRE for providing this free online training webinar.

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