FYI. This is next Wednesday at the American University Law School. Patrice McDermott, Director OpenTheGovernment.org 1742 Connecticut Ave NW, 3rd floor Washington, DC 20009 202.332.OPEN (6736) www.openthegovernment.org _____ From: Hannah Bergman [mailto:hannah.haley@xxxxxxxxx] To: FOI-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Fri, 11 Jan 2008 11:02:38 -0500 Subject: Upcoming DC event on new FOIA amendments Hi all - On Wednesday Jan. 16, the Collaboration on Government Secrecy at American University/Washington College of Law will hold a program on the FOIA Amendments that were just signed into law. Everyone in the DC area is welcome. It's free and they'll be snacks. Feel free to email me with any questions. For more info on CGS, etc. see http://www.wcl.american.edu/lawandgov/cgs/about.cfm Hannah Bergman Dean's Fellow for Prof. Dan Metcalfe, WCL FOIA Community Conference on the FOIA Amendments of 2007 JANUARY 16 9:00 am - 12:30 pm This program will be the first anywhere to address the 2007 Freedom of Information Act Amendments, which were signed into law on December 31. It will cover all of the amendments' provisions, including several that took effect immediately upon enactment, with particular focus on their creation of the Office of Government Information Services at the National Archives and Records Administration. Speakers will include: * Gary M. Stern, General Counsel, National Archives and Records Administration * Meredith Fuchs, General Counsel, National Security Archive * Pete Weitzel, Freedom of Information Coordinator, the Coalition of Journalists for Open Government * Loren A. Cochran, FOIA Service Center Director for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press * Rick Blum, Coordinator of the Sunshine in Government Initiative * Kevin M. Goldberg, Legal Counsel for the American Society of Newspaper Editors The program will be conducted by WCL's new Collaboration on Government Secrecy, the first academic center of its kind established at any law school in the United States.