Open Government Seminars

Open Government Seminars address timely topics related to the Texas Public Information Act and Texas Open Meetings Act and include a legislative update on recent changes to the laws. The program is directed toward government employees, attorneys, journalists and anyone wanting to learn more about open government laws. The one-day seminars are offered in cooperation with the Office of the Texas Attorney General. This course has been approved as meeting the requirements for open government training for public officials. State Bar of Texas Continuing Legal Education credits are also available.

Open Government Seminar-San Antonio
June 4, 2020
The Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas, in cooperation with the Texas Attorney General’s Office, is presenting an Open Government Seminar featuring training on the state’s open government laws on Thursday, June 4, at the San Antonio Public Library auditorium, 600 Soledad St. The free program begins at 9:30 a.m, with a session on the Texas Public Information Act, followed by a TPIA cost rules session and a Texas Open Meetings Act session. Light refreshments will be provided. The event concludes by 1:30 p.m. Click here for the agenda and registration. Attendance is free and open to the general public. Registration is requested for planning purposes.
Event Location
San Antonio Public Library
600 Soledad St.
San Antonio, TX 78205

*Parking is available in library garage, as available. Bring ticket into the library for validation. First three hours are free, then a $5 flat rate. Cash or credit cards only. No cash.

Open Government Seminar-Corpus Christi
Feb. 25, 2020
Transparency experts will gather Tuesday, Feb. 25, in Corpus Christi for a seminar examining updates to state open government laws and offering training on the Texas Public Information Act and the Texas Open Meetings Act. Rep. Todd Hunter of Corpus Christi is hosting the one-day open government conference, joined by the non-profit Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas in cooperation with the Texas Attorney General’s Office. The seminar will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Del Mar Center for Economic Development, 3209 South Staples St. It is free, and meals are included, although registration is required at  https://opengovcc.eventbrite.com.

Hunter will lead an opening panel discussion at 8:45 a.m., followed by training sessions on public records and open meetings laws, which are approved by the Attorney General’s Office as meeting the state requirements for open government training for public officials. The training sessions are also approved for State Bar of Texas CLE credit for attorneys.

Open Government Seminars held in 2018:
Brownsville
San Antonio
Houston
Arlington

 

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Stay tuned for dates and cities of future Open Government Seminars!