Due to inclement weather forecasts in Greensboro for March 12, 2018, the annual Sunshine Day event is cancelled.
The N.C. Open Government Coalition's annual Sunshine Day event will be held March 12, 2018 at the Alumni-Foundation Event Center on N.C. A&T State University's campus.
This year's program includes discussions on legislative transparency, the effectiveness of the new police video law and a learning session on the N.C. Open Meetings Law. Speakers include, WRAL capitol reporter Laura Leslie, N.C. Policy Watch reporter Joe Killian, N.C. Open Government Coalition Director Jonathan Jones and ACLU of N.C. Legal Director Chris Brook, News & Observer Opinions/solutions editor John Drescher and media lawyers Hugh Stevens and Jon Buchan.
10 a.m.: Check-in and Welcome
10:10-10:40 a.m.: Success and failures in the police video law
*Jon Buchan, partner, Essex Richards
10:45-11:30 a.m.: Nuts & Bolts of the Open Meetings Law
*Jonathan Jones, director, North Carolina Open Government Coalition
11:35-11:55 a.m.: Sunshine Week Reporting Project on Closed Sessions
*Tyler Dukes, public records reporter, WRAL
Noon-12:45 p.m.: Luncheon
12:45-1 p.m.: Welcome & Awards Presentations
1:05-1:40 p.m.: Transparency Q&A with John Drescher
*John Drescher, opinion editor, News & Observer
*Hugh Stevens, partner, Stevens, Martin, Vaughn & Tadych
1:45 – 3 p.m.: Transparency in the legislature
*Christopher Brook, legal director, ACLU of North Carolina
*Laura Leslie, capitol reporter, WRAL
*Joe Killian, investigative reporter, N.C. Policy Watch
3 p.m.: Closing – Jonathan Jones
On-street parking is available on a first-come, first-serve basis around campus. Visitor parking at an hourly rate is available at 102 N. Laurel Street, Greensboro. Tickets for Sunshine Day can be purchased here.
The coalition's annual awards will also be presented at Sunshine Day.