Register Now for Sunshine Week 2016 at the National Archives

We hope you will join us on March 14 to soak up some sunshine! (NARA Identifier 194728)

We hope you will join us on March 14 to soak up some sunshine! (NARA Identifier 194728)

Hopefully your calendars are marked for Sunshine Week 2016 at the National Archives, which is taking place in NARA’s William G. McGowan Theater from 1 – 4:30 pm on March 14. You can register to attend here.

Sunshine Week is a national initiative launched by the American Society of News Editors to focus attention on the importance of open government. Sunshine Week 2016 is particularly meaningful because this year is the 50th anniversary of the signing of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

Archivist of the United States David Ferriero will kick off the event with his remarks, and we have an impressive list of speakers who will follow. The presentations will focus on recent changes to FOIA and the promise of technology (from both inside and outside of government) to improve transparency.  Be sure to check out our updated agenda here: https://ogis.archives.gov/outreach-events/sunshine-week-2016/draft-agenda.htm.

The event is free and open to the public but you must register by March 11. For those of you who are not in the DC area, we will also offer a live webcast of the event.

If you are interested in learning more about other Sunshine Week 2016 events, be sure to visit the Sunshine Week calendar, and join in the conversation about open government on Twitter by using #SunshineWeek.

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3 Responses to Register Now for Sunshine Week 2016 at the National Archives

  1. Williams, Eileen CIV NAVSUP WSS-Mech N752 says:

    I would be interested in viewing the live webcast.

    Vr,

    Eileen Williams

    Eileen M. Williams NAVSUP WSS FOIA N752.08 5450 Carlisle Pike P. O. Box 2020 Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 717-605-4096 – Phone 717-605-2186 – Fax Eileen.williams@navy.mil

  2. Debra huerta says:

    Who is in the black and white picture at the top of the article?

    • amyatogis says:

      The picture is of President Nixon sitting by the pool in San Clemente. You can find all of the photos we use in our blog in the National Archives Catalog using the NARA Identification Number.

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