FOI Foundation state conference set for Sept. 21, 2018

The Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas is pleased to announce that its annual state conference will take place Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency Austin, 208 Barton Springs Road.

This one-day conference features journalists, First Amendment attorneys, government officials and others who share information on the latest activities and trends in open government and the rights of free press and free speech. Speakers and details will be confirmed soon, so continue checking this website for further details.

A highlight of the state conference is the John Henry Faulk Awards Luncheon, where the FOI Foundation presents the James Madison Award to an open government and free speech champion. The State Bar of Texas also presents its Texas Gavel Awards to outstanding journalists at the luncheon.

Registration for the conference is now open! Meanwhile, hotel rooms a rate of $229 each are available for the night of Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Hyatt Regency. The cutoff date for this rate is Aug. 23, 2018.