Across the country, Sunshine Week 2016 will be marked by panel discussions, workshops and other events about using and understanding the latest developments in freedom of information resources.

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If you’d like to see some of what went on in 2013-2015, visit The Vault.

March 14, 2016 Special Sunshine Week Event
Office of Government Information Services, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.
OGIS will hold a special Sunshine Week event in the McGowan Theater at the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington from 1-4:30 p.m. Archivist of the United States David Ferriero and others will discuss law, policy and tools for government transparency. For more information, go to the OGIS blog.
March 14, 2016 Public Meeting: NY State Open Meetings and Freedom of Information Laws
City of Auburn, N.Y.
At 7 p.m., the City of Auburn, N.Y. will host a presentation by Robert J. Freeman, executive director of the New York State Committee on Open Government. The meeting, which will also stream online, is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required but are requested. To RSVP, or for more information, see the meeting notice online.
March 15, 2016 Delivering Data for Open Government
Special Libraries Association San Francisco Bay Region Chapter and Northern California Association of Law Libraries
Panelists from the California Attorney General’s Open Justice Team and from MapLight will discuss open government at an event held at Nile Hall at Preservation Park in Oakland, Calif., beginning at 6 p.m. Registration is $30 for members of the hosts, the Special Libraries Association San Francisco Bay Region Chapter and the Northern California Association of Law Libraries, and $50 for non-members. Students, those retired and those unemployed are $25. More information and registration will be posted to the SLA San Francisco website.
March 15, 2016 Is our government too open?
Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute and Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs, University of Missouri
Professors Bruce Cain from Stanford University and Charles Lewis of American University will debate whether the push for transparency is hurting lawmakers’ ability to reach agreement on policies. The event will be held at 7 p.m. in the Fred W. Smith Forum (Room 200) at the Reynolds Journalism Institute. Registration is free but recommended. For more information and to sign up, go the RJI website.
March 15, 2016 Open Government Summit
DC Open Government Coalition, Washington, D.C.
The DC Open Government Coalition will hold its annual Sunshine Week Open Government Summit on the evening of Tuesday, March 15 at the National Press Club in Washington. Details coming soon.
March 16-17, 2016 Celebrating Openness
U.S. Census Bureau, Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C.
The Bureau of the Census will hold public workshops describing its Open Government Plan and recognizing the upcoming 50th anniversary of the federal Freedom of Information Act. The night before, March 15, a kickoff event will be held at the Department of Commerce auditorium. The workshops on March 16 and 17 will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the U.S. Census Bureau Training Rooms in Suitland, Md. More information is in this public notice (pdf).
March 18, 2016 Sunshine Week Speaker
East Tennessee Society of Professional Journalists
The East Tennessee Society of Professional Journalists will host a talk by Deborah Fisher, director of the Tennessee Coalition for Open Government. For details, see the chapter website.
March 23, 2016 Sunshine in the Shade: Uncovering Outside Influence on Local Elections
New Mexico State University Library
The NMSU Library will be holding a Sunshine Week panel at 5:30 p.m. in the Zuhl Library that includes state and city official representatives, Viki Harrison from Common Cause, and Dr. Daniel Chand from the NMSU Government department to discuss the influence felt in local city elections by outside parties. See the library events calendar for more information.