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Announcement: Freedom of Information Day Conference

The 12th annual National FOI Day Conference will be held on Monday, March 15, 2010.  The conference will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 12:30 p.m.  It will be held at the Knight Conference Center at the Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., 7th Floor, Washington, DC. (Freedom Forum & 6th Street Entrance).

The annual FOI Day Conference, hosted by the First Amendment Center, brings together access advocates, government officials, judges, lawyers, librarians, journalists, educators and others to discuss timely issues related to transparency in government and freedom of information laws and practices. Conference co-sponsor American Library Association will announce this year’s recipient of the James Madison Award. The award is presented annually by the ALA to individuals or groups that have championed, protected, and promoted public access to government information and the public’s right to know.

The programs are open to the public, but seating is limited.

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Jacob Roberts is the communications specialist for the ALA Washington Office.

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