Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Two events for 2007 from the UCL Constitution Unit


The Constitution Unit invite your organisation to subscribe to our discussion-intensive seminar series on government information policy issues, which we have run since 2001. The focus of the series is freedom of information and data protection, but other information rights topics, such as the re-use of public sector information, the Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) and records management are also addressed. Subscribers join us from all parts of the public sector as well as the private sector and academia.

The seminars are held at the Constitution Unit and usually take place on a Wednesday evening, starting at 6.15pm and finishing by 7.30pm. Each event involves a 20-25 minute presentation by the speaker, followed by 30-40 minutes of discussion. After the close of the seminar, participants and the speaker gather in an adjoining room for a glass of wine and buffet snacks to continue the discussion informally.

The series is CPD (Bar Council and Law Society) accredited; each seminar is accredited with 1 CPD hour.

This year’s programme of eight seminars and details on subscribing

2007 www.foilive.com

Thursday 24 May 2007
Victoria Park Plaza, London

Book by Friday, 23 February and receive a £50 discount!

The Constitution Unit, Department of Constitutional Affairs and Information Commissioner's Office invite you to attend the biggest FOI event of the calendar year: FOI Live 2007. Last year 375 delegates registered for the conference and feedback from attendees was overwhelmingly positive.

This year's programme offers talks by top government officials and information legislation experts from throughout the UK. Plenary and parallel-plenary sessions include sector-specific (central government, local government and wider public sector) as well as topic-specific talks and panel discussions. Throughout the day you will explore answers to the following questions (and many more!): How do you navigate the complexities of the various pieces of information-related legislation? What are the latest developments in information rights in practice? What is the latest policy guidance from the DCA and ICO? What can you learn from the experiences of others? Rounding out the day’s programme is a drinks reception during which delegates will be able to network and chat informally with the day’s speakers.

Places for the conference are limited so please book soon. For more information about the conference and to reserve your place, please visit www.foilive.com.

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