At this event, Open Twin Cities will host a group of Ukrainian guests who are visiting the Twin Cities to explore issues relating to making public information readily available, reviewing best Freedom of Information (FOIA) practices, and other aspects of making public information available with the use of advanced technologies. The guests have an impressive range of backgrounds in government open data work, journalism, election/government monitoring efforts, "right to privacy" policies, media literacy and youth outreach, and human rights work. The visitors are all taking part in a program affiliated with the Open World Leader Center (OWLC), an independent government agency of the United States Congress that is housed in the Legislative Branch.
Please join us for what is sure to be an exciting conversation! We'll have some "starter questions" ready to help get the conversation flowing. Please feel free to bring your own questions, as well, and be open to sharing some of your own experiences with our guests!
We'll plan to wrap up the evening at a nearby restaurant (most likely Los Ocampo) for a late dinner, for anyone who's interested.