“Maintaining Momentum: Reopening Texas Government,” the FOI Foundation of Texas State Conference Sept. 20, 2019

The FOI Foundation of Texas annual conference will take place Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Austin, 208 Barton Springs Road. Registration is open!

Chairman Dade Phelan, leader of the Texas House State Affairs Committee, will be the keynote speaker. Dallas Morning News bureau chief Bob Garrett will interview Phelan during the conference luncheon. Panel discussions throughout the day will focus on open government outcomes in the 2019 Texas Legislature; public access to police records; and best practices for news reporters and others in seeking government information and making Texas Public Information Act requests. See the agenda here. Stay tuned for more details.

Register today by clicking here.

Meanwhile, hotel rooms at a conference rate of $239 each are available for the night of Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Hyatt Regency. The cutoff date for this rate has been extended to Aug. 26, 2019. Reservations can be made at the following link:

https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/AUSRA/G-IFRI

Hotel room rates and availability for subsequent days are not guaranteed. Check with the hotel directly for more information at 877-803-7534.

Self-parking will be available at the Hyatt for a small fee. Free wifi is available in meeting rooms.