OpenTheGovernment.org and AALL to Host Annual Sunshine Week Webcast this Friday, March 18

Today is the start of the sixth annual Sunshine Week, a national initiative to encourage a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information. AALL is pleased to co-sponsor the annual Sunshine Week Webcast with OpenTheGovernment.org. You can watch this year’s program live on Friday, March 18 from 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. EDT. The Webcast will also be archived.

We thank NOCALL for planning two local events to show the Webcast and host discussions about government openness.

The national Webcast will feature two exciting panel discussions, and you’ll be able to call or email questions to the speakers during the live program. If you’re in D.C., you can RSVP to attend the event at the Center for American Progress here.

Speakers will include:

Welcoming remarks:
Reece Rushing, Director of Government Reform, Center for American Progress

Panel one:
Steven P. Croley, Special Assistant to the President for Justice and Regulatory Policy, White House Domestic Policy Council
Gary Bass, Executive Director, OMB Watch
David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States

Panel two:
Todd Park, Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Sheila Krumholz, Executive Director, Center for Responsive Politics
Jennifer LaFleur, Director of Computer-Assisted Reporting, ProPublica
Tom Lee, Director, Sunlight Labs, Sunlight Foundation

Moderated by:
Patrice McDermott, Director, OpenTheGovernment.org

With this list of distinguished speakers, this year’s Sunshine Week Webcast is sure to be an interesting and fun event. If you’re not attending one of the live viewings, we hope you’ll gather some colleagues to watch the Webcast and send your questions to our speakers. Your participation will ensure this year’s event is a success!

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