FOI Practitioners' Conference 2022

FOI Practitioners' Conference 2022

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Our annual conference for freedom of information practitioners is taking place online this year, on the morning of the 24th of August.

About this event

The practitioners’ conference is specifically designed to provide anyone working in FOI for a Scottish public authority with practical advice and opportunities for discussion as well as the latest updates and developments in the field.

This year’s conference theme is FOI Professionals – Holding the Key. Key to the operation of information rights in Scotland, FOI professionals hold expertise and knowledge that is fundamental to the success of Scotland’s various information regimes.

In light of the importance of FOI professionals, this year’s conference will provide space to reflect on the role of FOI professionals within public authorities and support professionals in considering the complexity of Scotland’s information legislation.

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The FOI Practitioners' Conference 2022 is free to attend and will take place on 24 August 2022, online via Teams

FOI Professionals - Holding the Key

Conference opens at 920am

DRAFT SCHEDULE (subject to changes)

09:30-10:25 FOI Officers: Value and Influence

10:30-11:15 Workshop Session A

Option 1: Professional Development and Support for FOI Officers

Option 2: Handling Manifestly Unreasonable or Vexatious Requests

Option 3: The Future of FOI - What Needs to Change?

11:15-11:30 Break

11:30-12:15 Workshop Session B

Option 1: All Things Equal? Applying the 'Requester-Blind' Principle

Option 2: Handling Manifestly Unreasonable or Vexatious Requests

Option 3: Freedom of Information - A Beginners Guide

12:20-12:45 Closing comments and Q&A

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