Oklahoma Sunshine 2012: Forging a Commitment to Open Government

Kick off Sunshine Week with FOI Oklahoma’s 2012 Sunshine Conference. This year’s theme is “Forging a Commitment to Open Government.”

Program highlights include:

  • House Speaker Kris Steele and fellow lawmakers explain bills requiring the state Legislature to comply with our open government laws.
  • State Auditor Gary Jones discusses ways to improve enforcement of those laws.
  • The Student Press Law Center’s attorney and a state expert on education law explain the application of FERPA, HIPAA and other federal statutes to the records of Oklahoma’s school districts, colleges and universities.
  • State experts explain our Open Records and Open Meeting laws.
  • Marian Opala First Amendment Award and FOI Award recipients recognized.

The conference is 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., March 10, at The Oklahoman Tower, 9000 N. Broadway, OKC. (Use the East Britton Road gate.)

Registration for walk-ins will begin at 8:30 a.m.

Early registration must be received by March 7. Additional $5 for registrations received after March 7.

Registration Form

Registration includes lunch.

  • FOI Oklahoma Inc. Members: $15
  • FOI Oklahoma Student Members: FREE (If registration is received by March 7. Otherwise, pay $10 at door.)
  • Non-Members: $30
  • Non-Member Students: $15 (Includes one-year membership in FOI Oklahoma Inc.)

Make check or money order payable to FOI Oklahoma.

Mail payment to:

Oklahoma Sunshine ’12
Oklahoma Library Association
300 Hardy Drive, Edmond, OK 73013
405–525–5100 • Fax: 405–525–5103
Kay Boies: kboies@sbcglobal.net

Purchase Orders, and Visa and MasterCard payments can also be accepted. Please contact Kay Boies at the Oklahoma Library Association.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of the commentators and do not necessarily represent the position of FOI Oklahoma Inc., its staff, or its board of directors. Differing interpretations of open government law and policy are welcome.

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