Sen. Kirk Watson to be keynote speaker at FOI Foundation conference Sept. 14

Mark your calendars for Thursday, Sept. 14, when the FOI Foundation of Texas state conference “Transparency = Real News” takes place at the Hilton Austin.

Texas Sen. Kirk Watson, an ardent advocate for open government, will be the luncheon keynote speaker. Other sessions at the daylong conference will focus on open government outcomes in the Texas Legislature; online access to court records; and use of public records for in-depth “real news” reporting in this era of “fake news.”

At the John Henry Faulk Awards luncheon we also honor an open government and First Amendment champion with the James Madison Award and a legislator committed to FOI principles with the Lawmaker of the Year Award. The State Bar of Texas presents its Gavel Awards to outstanding journalists.

Register now and receive the early bird rate. We look forward to seeing you Sept. 14.

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