Sunshine Day 2015

Registration for Sunshine Day 2015 is open and ongoing. This year's event will be at the Durham Convention Center on March 16. It includes a keynote speech from Attorney General Roy Cooper and the inaugaration of the North Carolina Open Government Coalition's awards program. 

Come join the North Carolina Open Government Coalition in celebrating Sunshine 

Day 2015 on March 16 in downtown Durham. 

Attorney General Roy Cooper is delivering a keynote address at the luncheon. The coalition will also be launching its inaugural awards program. 

Sunshine Day 2015 will include a morning public records training program featuring Greensboro communications staff discussing their Public Information Request Tracking system, News & Record database editor Margaret Moffett on making requests and N.C. Open Government Coalition Director Jonathan Jones on legal updates. 

Afternoon panel sessions focus on transparency in the justice system featuring ACLU of NC Legal Director Christopher Brook, McGuireWoods Attorney Jon Buchan, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Clerk of Superior Court Elisa Chin Gary, Charlotte Observer reporter Fred Kelly, and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Attorney Mark Newbold, and Stevens Martin Vaughn & Tadych Attorney Hugh Stevens. They’ll be discussing use of body-worn cameras by police and public records in the courts. 

Register for Sunshine Day 2015 via the Internet here


9:45: Morning check-in

10 a.m.: Public Records Training Session featuring Donnie Turlington, Greensboro communications manager, Sarah Healy, Greensboro public records administrator, Margaret Moffett, News & Record and Jonathan Jones, NCOGC

11:30 a.m.: NCOGC Board Meeting

11:30 a.m.: Late-morning check-in

Noon: Luncheon, awards & keynote speech, Welcome from Durham Mayor Bill Bell

12:20 p.m.: Awards

12:50 p.m.: Keynote: Attorney General Roy Cooper

1:20 p.m.: Break

1:30 p.m.: Elon Poll open government results, Kenneth Ferndandez and Jason Husser, Elon University

1:40 p.m.: Break

1:45 p.m.: Body-cameras as public records, Frayda Bluestein, UNC School of Government, Hugh Stevens, Stevens Martin Vaugh & Tadych, Chistopher Brook, ACLU of North Carolina

2:45 p.m.: Break

2:50 p.m.: Public records audit preview, Tyler Dukes, WRAL

3 p.m.: Transparency in courts, John Buchan, McGuireWoods, Elisa Chinn-Gary, Mecklenburg Clerk of Superior Court, Fred Clasen-Kelly, Charlotte Observer

4 p.m.: Close

Parking is available across Morgan Street from the Durham Convention Center at the Durham Centre Deck (300 Morgan Street) for $3.

If you have any difficulty registering or need to pay by check please contact coalition director Jonathan Jones at 336-278-5345.