National Press Club

DC Open Government Summit and Reception

DC Open Government Summit and Reception

March 14, 2017 6:30 PM

Location: First Amendment Lounge

Tonight's event is being held as scheduled.
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DC Open Government Summit and Reception

Celebrating Sunshine Week 2017, the National Press Club Journalism Institute’s Freedom of the Press Committee will join with the D.C. Open Government Coalition to present the sixth annual D.C. Open Government Summit on March 14 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The 2017 D.C. Open Government Summit will focus on the state of government transparency in the District of Columbia. We will once again look at omnibus legislation designed to improve the D.C. Freedom of Information and Strengthening Transparency and Open Access to Government Amendment Act and improve access to government data, hearing directly from the legislation’s primary sponsor, Councilmember David Grosso. There will also be a series of “lightning talks” on topics including body camera legislation, access to government officials’ text messages and open data.

American University School of Communication and the DC SPJ Chapter are co-sponsors of the event.

The event is free and open to all, but pre-registration is required. A reception will follow the program.

The D.C. Open Government Coalition works to enhance the public’s access to government information and ensure the transparency in the D.C. government. Sunshine Week is a non-partisan, non-profit initiative celebrated in mid-March each year to coincide with James Madison’s birthday on March 16 as a means of promoting a dialogue on the importance of open government and freedom of information.

Event details:
National Press Club
529 14th Street NW (14th & F Streets)
13th Floor – First Amendment Lounge
Washington, DC 20045
Tuesday, March 14
6.30pm - 8pm: Program
8pm - 9pm: Reception

Free tickets; RSVP required.

For More Information On This Event, Contact:

Crystal White
cwhite@press.org