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Office of Government Information (OGIS) Annual Open Meeting

Virtual Event

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT

Registration Link
YouTube Livestream Link


The federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Ombudsman's office, the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS), will host its annual public meeting in accordance with the FOIA statute. Our theme for this year's virtual meeting is "Change and Resilience amid COVID-19." You will also hear about OGIS’s recommendations to Congress and the President and will have the opportunity to present oral or written statements.

Meeting Materials

Will be available at the OGIS Annual Open Meeting webpage.

Public Comments

The public is invited to present oral or written statements at the meeting in accordance with 5 U.S.C.§(h)(6). If you would like to submit written comments or questions for OGIS to consider, please email them to Please note that we will not answer questions about specific OGIS cases. 

How to Attend

Members of the public are welcome to:

  1. Watch the livestream on the National Archives’ YouTube Channel OR
  2. Attend the meeting virtually through Webex.

Please note that only those attending via Webex will be able to present oral statements.

Registration Information to Attend via Webex

There is a two-step registration process to virtually attend this meeting.

  1.  You must register by 11:59 PM (EDT) on Monday, May 10.
  2. The week of the meeting, registrants will receive a message from OGIS that provides information on how to join the meeting online and connect to the audio by calling in using your telephone. Those attending the meeting via Webex will need to connect to the audio portion of the meeting by telephone.


If you have questions about this event, please email us at


All events listed in the calendar are free unless noted.