National Press Club

Forum on D.C. Open Government Issues

Forum on D.C. Open Government Issues

March 19, 2014 6:30 PM

Location: Holeman Lounge

The National Press Club, as part of its participation in Sunshine Week, is hosting a panel discussion the evening of March 19 on transparency in the District of Columbia.

The third annual D.C. Open Government Summit will be an opportunity to hear from innovators who have used open government data and information to create useful tools for our daily lives, such as mapping restaurant health code violations or tracking the District's emergency response times. Traci Hughes, the first Director of the D.C. Office of Open Government, will give featured remarks.

The event will take place in the National Press Club's Holeman Lounge at 6:30 p.m. and is cosponsored by the National Press Club's Freedom of the Press Committee, the D.C. Open Government Coalition (, the D.C. Professional chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American University School of Communication.

Sunshine Week, which takes place every year in mid-March near James Madison's birthday, is intended to spotlight the importance of transparency and press freedom.

The National Press Club, the world's leading professional organization for journalists, is located at 529 14 Street N.W. in Washington, D.C., on the 13th floor. Through its Press Freedom Committee, the Club defends press freedom and open government worldwide.

Contact: John M. Donnelly, NPC Press Freedom Committee Chairman, or Cori Zarek, D.C. Open Government Coalition vice president:

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