$20 – $55

ACCESS 2017: VCOG's Annual Conference

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Richmond Times-Dispatch

300 E Franklin St.

Richmond, VA 23293

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Join us for a variety of panels, speakers and discussions on the most newsworthy topics of the day, including: journalists-turned-government relations professionals, when the lawyers get called in, the Rolling Stone case, and open records and meetings in Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee.

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What are the potential panels?

  • Journalists-turned-government relations professionals
  • Access professionals and institutional pressures
  • When to call the lawyers
  • Open records and meetings in Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee
  • A comedic send-up of Virginia politics and the recent elections.

Who are the potential panelists?

A list of invited and confirmed speakers.

  • Beau Cribbs, comedian and political commentator
  • Deborah Fisher, Executive Director, Tennessee Coalition for Open Government
  • Jonathan Jones, Executive Director, North Carolina Open Government Coalition
  • Shelley Kimball, George Washington University
  • Robin McCormick, City of Hampton
  • Craig Merritt, Christian & Barton law firm
  • Cherise Newsome, Portsmouth public schools
  • Jim Nolan, Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney's office
  • Michael Stowe, Virginia Tech communications

What else is on the agenda?

VCOG will recognize its annual open government award winners.

Also, VCOG will hold its annual meeting where members may vote to approve new board members and officers.

Is lunch being provided?

Yes, the cost of lunch is included in your registration fee.

Where can I direct questions?

Megan Rhyne, VCOG Executive Director, at mrhyne@opengovva.org or 540-353-VCOG.

How can I support the conference?

First and foremost, we hope you will attend. Tickets can be purchased above. VCOG members: $35; non-members: $45; students $25. (Earlybird Special: $5 off).

Regardless of whether you attend, VCOG has always relied on the support of individual and corporate sponsors. Our sponsors this year include:

  • AARP Virginia
  • Andrew Bodoh
  • Debra Gersh Hernandez
  • Eileen McAfee
  • Rebecca Quinn
  • The Roanoke Times
  • Virginia Capitol Connections, Inc.
  • The Virginian-Pilot
  • WTVR-TV6

I need an overnight room the night before the conference. What are my options?

Click on this link, which will take you to the Hilton block room reservation form for VCOG https://aws.passkey.com/gt/214851464?gtid=85b726c526dc0aff79c012daeb7db246

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