My apologies for coming back to you, but we really do want to have more sites participating. It is going to be a great conversation on secrecy, openness, science... I promise I won't come back with this again. Sunshine Week 2007 (March 11-17, 2007) is coming quickly, but it's not too late to participate in the national webcast, "Closed Doors; Open Democracies?"! The event will be held on Monday, March 12, 2007 1:00pm- 2:30pm Eastern Daylight Time (please note that Daylight Savings Time (DST) begins at 2 a.m. on March 11, 2007) and webcast to sites around the country. The press release is below. We are accepting site registrations until Friday, 9 March. For those of you thinking about hosting or co-sponsoring a program or already planning one, we have added material to our Resources page. Visit www.openthegovernment.org for more information! You can get to the resources page directly here: http://openthegovernment.org/article/articleview/240/1/94?TopicID. Thanks, and please let me or Emily Feldman efeldman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx know if you have any questions. Patrice McDermott, Executive Director OpenTheGovernment.org pmcdermott@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 202-332-OPEN (6736) www.openthegovernment.org __________________________________________________ OpenTheGovernment.org Americans for Less Secrecy, More Democracy Contact: Emily Feldman or Patrice McDermott, (202) 332-6736, info@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx MEDIA ADVISORY Second Annual National Event Will Explore Government Secrecy and Openness Closed Doors; Open Democracies? A national dialogue with government openness experts Join Ira Flatow, host and executive producer of NPR's Science Friday, and two panels of government and other experts in a national dialogue addressing issues of access to government information, including the impact of government suppression and manipulation of scientific information on public health and safety - and accountability at the federal and the state and local levels. The event will begin with a lively discussion of the issues and end with ideas for action. This dialogue with government openness experts - which will feature video segments and a question-and-answer period, followed by local programs at sites across the country - kicks off Sunshine Week 2007. The event is being hosted by the American Association of Law Libraries, American Library Association, Association of Research Libraries, League of Women Voters, National Coalition Against Censorship, National Freedom of Information Coalition, OpenTheGovernment.org, Special Libraries Association, Sunshine Week, and Union of Concerned Scientists Speakers: Ira Flatow (moderator), host and executive producer of NPR's Science Friday Gary Bass, executive director, OMB Watch Dorothy Biggs, former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) librarian, National Enforcement Investigations Center Jay Dyckman, director of The Knowledge Project at the National Coalition Against Censorship, Francesca Grifo, Senior Scientist and Director of Scientific Integrity Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists Mark Tapscott, Editorial Page Editor, the Washington Examiner Rick Piltz, Founder and Director of Climate Science Watch and former whistleblower at the U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) Bill Wolfe, Director, New Jersey Chapter of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) Susan Wood, Research Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health and former FDA official who quit over the delay of Plan B WHEN/WHERE: March 12, 2007 1:00pm- 2:30pm Eastern Daylight Time, webcast from the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. to sites around the country, Visit www.OpenTheGovernment.org for a list of venues, registration information, and more.