2014 | A Road Map to Open Government

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The 2014 Bernard and Audre Rapoport State Conference convenes on Friday, Sept. 12, at the Hilton Austin Hotel and will address public access to courts; social media use in open government; and new laws and best practices involving the Texas Public Information Act. Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson is the luncheon keynote speaker. Check our agenda for more details.

Register now for the one-day conference including the John Henry Faulk Awards Luncheon, or register for the luncheon only. Registration for the conference is $110 through Friday, Aug. 29, then the price goes up to $125. The luncheon only cost is $75. Stay tuned for more details on the James Madison Award winner, who will be honored at the luncheon.

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Hotels
A limited number of conference rate hotel rooms are available at the Hilton Austin for $199 per night until Aug. 13 and at the DoubleTree by Hilton Austin University (1.5 miles away) for $159 per night until Aug. 29. Rooms at these rates are available for Sept. 11 and/or Sept. 12 until the cutoff dates. Attendees are responsible for their own hotel reservations and payments.

To reserve a room at the Hilton Austin click this link or call 1-800-236-1592 and refer to the Freedom of Information Foundation or our group code FIF911. To reserve a room at the DoubleTree by Hilton Austin University click this link.

Conference Parking
Self-parking for conference attendees is available at the Hilton Austin for $10.