FOI in WA Conference 2023
Following successful events in 2017 and 2019, the OIC will once again be running its FOI in WA Conference in 2023.
The theme for this year's conference is FOI and Open Government in the Digital Age. This conference will explore the role of FOI in Open Government and how it is impacted by the digital age. It will consider practical issues for FOI practitioners as well as big issues related to how agencies can be open and accountable in the digital information environment and how to improve information access in WA through FOI and Open Government approaches.
This year's conference is particularly special as it forms part of our celebrations of 30 years of the FOI Act in WA, with the Freedom of Information Act 1992 (WA) coming into effect in 1993.
The keynote speaker for this conference will be The Hon Dr Carmen Lawrence AO. Dr Lawrence was the leader of the WA Government that introduced FOI laws to WA and has spoken about her passion for government accountability and transparency.
In addition to staff at the OIC and the WA Information Commissioner, a number of information access commissioners from other jurisdictions will be attending the conference and will participate in panel sessions.
Confirmed session speakers will be announced soon.
Registration and Pricing
Registration will be open to all WA State and local government officers. For the first time, it will also be open to a limited number of non-government delegates with a work-related interest in FOI. If you have any queries about your eligibility to attend, please email us.
Conference tickets are priced as follows.
- In-person, all day $199.00
- In-person, morning only $110.00
- Online, all day $105.00
- In-person, all day $279.00
- In-person, morning only $155.00
- Online, all day $150.00
Registrations will open in April 2023.