2013 | Transparency in Texas: How Open is Your Government



The 2013 Bernard and Audre Rapoport State Conference convened on August 9, 2013 at the Sheraton Austin – Capitol. Conference panels examined the 83rd legislative session and explored current open government issues in higher education. For the complete agenda, click here.

If you weren’t able to join us, check out Sen. Wendy Davis’ keynote address on the FOIFT YouTube stream or visit Flickr to review images of the conference captured by photographer Jack Plunkett.

Location: Sheraton Austin – Capitol, 701 E. 11th St., Austin, Texas 78701
Date: Friday, August 9, 2013
Time: 8:45 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Fee: Registration (conference + luncheon), $125; Registration (luncheon only), $85


Luncheon keynote speaker

Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth


Rep. Todd Hunter, R-Corpus Christi
Bob Moore and Zahira Torres, El Paso Times


Texas Gavel Award Winners honored by the State Bar of Texas


Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo
Rep. Giovanni Capriglione, R-Southlake
Tom “Smitty” Smith, Texas Director, Public Citizen
Laura Prather, First Amendment attorney, Haynes & Boone, LLP
Reeve Hamilton, Texas Tribune
James Drew, The Dallas Morning News
Craig McDonald, Texans for Public Justice
Brian Collister, KTRK-TV
Jim Vertuno, Associated Press