Sunshine Seminars: The First Amendment Foundation holds a series of Sunshine Seminars around the state, inviting the participation of government officials, journalists, and members of the general public. In addition, the Foundation will provide individual seminars on request, with tailor-made presentations to meet the needs of the participants.
Dates and Locations: (click on location to register for seminar)
- March 12-18, 2017: Sunshine Week
- March 14, 2017: First Amendment Foundation Sunshine Luncheon
- August 10 – 11, 2017 – Naples, Florida: Florida Press Association/Florida Society of Newspaper Editors Annual Convention
- September 14 – 16, 2016: Florida Press Association/Florida Society of Newspaper Editors/Southern Newspaper Publishers Association Annual Convention – Sarasota, Florida
- September 26, 2016: Florida Housing Sunshine Law Training – Tallahassee, Florida
- October 7 – 8: 2016 FOI Summit – Washington DCThe National Freedom of Information Coalition (NFOIC) and the D.C. Open Government Coalition (DCOGC) will convene the summit on Friday and Saturday, October 7-8, 2016 at the Dupont Circle Hotel in Washington, D.C.Each year, the FOI Summit features the exchange of ideas, experiences and discussions about the latest issues and trends around freedom of information laws, policies and practices at the state and local levels across the U.S. The summit delivers two days of panel discussions, presentations, and group interaction featuring experts, advocates and champions of transparency and open government.
Included in the summit is the keynote luncheon highlighted by the 2016 induction of a worthy individual into the State Open Government Hall of Fame, a tradition NFOIC launched in collaboration with the Society of Professional Journalists more than a decade ago. Florida First Amendment Foundation founder, veteran newspaper editor and FOI pioneer Pete Weitzel was last year’s hall of fame inductee.
- October 17, 2016 – Orlando, Florida: Derision 2016: A No-Holds Barred Review of American Politics, an evening with Dave Barry, Carl Hiaasen & Scott Maxwell