Thursday, April 19, 2012

Save The Date: The 2nd Six-State Government Information Conference Coming in August 2012

After the success of the first Six-State Government Information Conference in 2010, the University of Colorado Boulder, in conjunction with its partners in the six-state region, is pleased to announce that the 2012 Six-State Government Information Conference will be held virtually August 8-10 of this year.

The 2012 keynote speaker will be Malcolm Byrne, Deputy Director and Director of Research for the National Security Archive.  The National Security Archive is, according to its Web site, an "independent, non-government research institute and library" that specializes in the publication of declassified documents acquired through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).  

Mr. Byrne has worked at the Archive since 1986. In addition to his contributions listed at the NSA Web site, Mr. Byrne "currently directs the Openness in Russia and Eastern Europe Project, and the U.S.-Iran Relations Project, both of which promote multinational and multi-archival approaches to the study of recent, controversial historical events. Previously, he served as co-director of the Iran-contra documentation project, and coordinated the Archive's project on U.S.-Soviet relations during the Cold War.

Mr. Byrne's keynote address will be Thursday, August 9th, 11:00 a.m. MST.

Please visit the Six-State Government Information Conference Web site for information about conference registration, use of the Adobe Connect software to participate remotely, and for details on conference submissions, planned speakers, and the integration of social media throughout the three-day event.  Details are being added to the site as they become available.

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