Is information generated by a conference
subject to the Freedom of Information Act?
Yes. Documents in the possession of your agency are
subject to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). That includes, but is
not limited to, transcripts of presentations, handouts, and registration
lists. Generally, this information will be releasable under FOIA.
One exception might be home addresses or telephone numbers or other personal
information submitted on registration material. If you think that other
information might be protected from disclosure, please consult with the General
Law Division Officer of the Day at (202) 482-5391.
permissible to proactively release conference materials, for example on the
the information is releasable under FOIA, it can and should be proactively disclosed.