Sunshine Week 2018 at the National Archives

 

 

Tentative Agenda*
Monday, March 12, 2018
1:00 pm – 5:30 pm
William G. McGowan Theater

 

 

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1:00: Welcome by the Archivist of the United States

1:10: Championing the Public’s Right to Know

  • Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT)

1:30: Innovation: Transforming Government of and by the People

  • Jim Thompson, Director of Innovation, Department of State
  • Andrew Wilson, Digital Engagement Division Director, National Archives
  • Kate Zwaard, Digital Strategy Director, Library of Congress
  • Miriam Nisbet, former Director of the Office of Government Information Services (moderator)
  • Other panelists to be announced

2:30: Break

2:45: Making Sense of Public Comments: Lessons Learned in Congress

  • Steve Dwyer, Senior Advisor, Office of Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer
  • Seamus Kraft, Executive Director, OpenGov Foundation
  • Jessica Presley, Minority Staff, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
  • Mollie Ruskin, Independent Designer and Strategist
  • Jessica Seale, Digital Director, Senator John Cornyn (R-TX)
  • Daniel Schuman, Policy Director, Demand Progress (moderator)

3:45: The Open Data Roadmap

  • Selene Arrazolo, Lead Data Analyst, Data.World, Inc
  • Hudson Hollister, Executive Director, Data Coalition
  • Sunmin Kim, Technology Policy Advisor, Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI)
  • Laura Manley, Director of Partnerships & Programs, Center for Open Data Enterprise
  • Peter Del Toro, Assistant Director, Strategic Issues, U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)
  • Alex Howard, Deputy Director,  Sunlight Foundation (moderator)
  • Other panelists to be announced

* We will issue a final Agenda as soon as our entire program is finalized.

Don’t miss the National Archives’ other Sunshine Week celebrations, including:

  • a week-long transcription challenge using the Citizen Archivist Dashboard to focus on transcription of the Pentagon Papers; and
  • Access and Transparency—Records Held at the National Archives, an event on Wednesday, March 14 to teach users how we can help you request and access the restricted and non-restricted Federal records held at the National Archives. A panel of staff experts will discuss and answer questions about their work in making records available from our executive, legislative, and Presidential holdings. You can join the event live in the William G. McGowan Theater or catch it on YouTube.
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