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Join Us for the 2022 News & Information Summit on March 17 at Elon

The 2022 News & Information Summit is on March 17 at Elon University. The Summit, hosted jointly by the NC Local News Workshop and the NC Open Government Coalition, coincides with Sunshine Week, a national initiative that promotes access to public information. Our Summit themes include transparency, community-centered news and information, access to news, collaboration sustainability, and diversity, equity and inclusion. Sessions will be interactive and hands-on through workshops, roundtable discussions or other participatory formats.

Join us!

Registration is now open at $50 per ticket. We have limited capacity, so we encourage you to register early. We also have limited free tickets for students. Learn more about the event and register now.

Important Details for Attending

  • Location: The Summit is in-person at Elon University School of Communications – Schar Hall, 129 N. Williamson Ave., Elon, NC
  • Hotel: For those traveling, we have secured a discounted room block at the on-campus Inn at Elon, which you can find and book here
  • Requirements: We require masks in buildings and proof of Covid-19 vaccination

Preview Our Sessions

We are still finalizing and confirming sessions and speakers, but you can get a glimpse of our early schedule. Note that details are still subject to change, and we will provide updates on times and additional sessions in the next week.


Please send any questions to Shannan Bowen, executive director of the NC Local News Workshop, at, or to Brooks Fuller, director of the NC Open Government Coalition at

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