Sunshine Day in North Carolina: Securing a future for dialogue on open government

Join us for a conference sponsored by the Sunshine Center of the North Carolina Open Government Coalition on Thursday, March 17 at the Historic Salisbury Foundation train depot.

The tentative schedule for the one-day conference will include:

-- 11:30 a.m.: Welcome, lunch and keynote address (NCOGC President Rick Willis will provide the welcome, and University of North Carolina System President Tom Ross will deliver the keynote)
-- 1 p.m.: Covering university trouble and contending with FERPA
-- 2 p.m.: Access to local government records
-- 3 p.m.: Using the new state personnel law

Who should attend: Citizens, journalists, government employees, librarians, lawyers, historians, public officials, anyone and everyone!

Where: Historic Salisbury Foundation, 215 Depot St., Salisbury, NC 28144 (exit 76 off I-85)

Cost: $30 (includes lunch). Student registration is $20. **Add $10 and join the NC Open Government Coalition for 2011 (normal annual dues $25)

Would your organization like to sponsor a table, which covers the registration cost for each individual at your table? Your table will include a table tent announcing your much-appreciated sponsorship.

Table sponsorship for a full table of eight individuals is $400 and for a half table of four is $250. Please indicate your level of sponsorship below and include payment information where indicated.

The event begins at 11:30 a.m. with a luncheon and keynote address with Tom Ross, president of University of North Carolina system.

The N.C. Open Government Coalition is working to endow its educational efforts with the Sunshine Center. Please consider a gift to our endowment when you register for Sunshine Day so that we can continue our educational programming in the state.

Questions? Contact Pamela Baker at the Sunshine Center of the North Carolina Open Government Coalition at 336-278-5724 or e-mail Please register by March 8, 2011.

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* Please provide the following registration information:

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* Are you registering for more than one person? Please provide a list of names and e-mails in the box provided. Adjust your total registration fee to reflect the number. A nametag will be generated for each registrant.