FOIAFest 2020: Update info and Schedule

FOIAFest 2020 is here!

Click on the full schedule here.

We sell out every year, and this year was no exception.

This daylong conference is dedicated to public information and features panels and workshops with leading journalists, attorneys and community groups. From beginners to veterans of the Freedom of Information Act, we’ll help boost your skills to better understand public records and produce more impactful investigations.

Tickets include continental breakfast and lunch.

FOIAFest is made possible by the support of the Chicago Headline Club Foundation, the Howard and Ursula Dubin Foundation, Loyola University’s School of Communication & the Robert R. McCormick Foundation.

Who: Our keynote speaker is Cheryl W. Thompson is an investigative correspondent for NPR and president of Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE). Prior to joining NPR in January 2019, she spent 22 years at The Washington Post, where she wrote extensively about law enforcement, political corruption and guns, and was a White House correspondent during Barack Obama’s first term. Her investigative series that traced the guns used to kill more than 500 police officers in the U.S. earned her an Emmy, a National Headliner, an IRE FOIA award, a White House News Photographers Association and other awards.

When: Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Loyola University Chicago — Schreiber Center
16 E. Pearson St.
Chicago, IL 60611

$20 for Headline Club members, $30 for non-members, $10 for students. All are welcome! Get your tickets here.