The D.C. Open Government Coalition will host the third annual D.C. Open Government Summit March 19 to focus on transparency in neighborhoods and communities where we live in the District of Columbia.
The event, held during Sunshine Week, will be an opportunity to hear from innovators who have used open government data and information to create useful tools for our daily lives, such as mapping restaurant health code violations and tracking the District's emergency response times. Traci Hughes, the first Director of the D.C. Office of Open Government, will give featured remarks.
The event will take place in the National Press Club's Holeman Lounge at 6:30 p.m. and is cosponsored by the National Press Club's Freedom of the Press Committee, the D.C. Professional chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American University School of Communication.
Sunshine Week, which takes place every year in mid-March near James Madison's birthday, is intended to spotlight the importance of transparency and press freedom.
Space is limited so please be sure to register for this free event in advance: http://press.org/events/forum-dc-open-government-issues#tickets