Update: 2020 Transparency Science Fair cancelled

Update: 2020 Transparency Science Fair cancelled

Due to public safety concerns, we’re cancelling our in-person event this year, but look forward to chatting transparency online

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Edited by Sarah Alvarez

Note: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 health emergency, we’re cancelling our in-person events this year. We look forward to convening with you virtually to celebrate this Sunshine Week from the comfort of your home with events in the near future. We have notified those who have RSVP’d, and appreciate our partners’ understanding and support.

Sunshine Week is March 15-21, and we’d love to celebrate with you! MuckRock is hosting Transparency Science Fairs in Cambridge, Washington D.C., and San Francisco. Can’t make it? We also have a list of events being hosted around the country and tips on hosting your own!

Coast-to-Coast Transparency Tour

This year, we’re expanding our Sunshine Week events to more cities with more partners than ever before. We’re hosting three Transparency Science Fairs to bring together journalists, non-profits, researchers, and the public to explore the different ways that open data, public records, and other transparency tools.

There will be booths, prizes, snacks, and a chance to mix and mingle with the greater transparency community at all three events. Click through to RSVP:

Do you work with a non-profit or another group that depends on or advocates for transparency? We still have a few free spaces left for organizations to present, so let us know and we will see if we can accommodate you!

Can’t make it? Check out the official Sunshine Week calendar for other events around the country. Or even …

Host your own Sunshine Week event

Take advantage of MuckRock’s FOIA and public records resources to host a requester workshop, find like-minded organizations in your area to put on your own Transparency Science Fair, or just kick back and have fun with some FOIA Karaoke. If you put on an event, we’d love to send you some free swag or help out with some free requests to help get more people started in the world of transparency. Let us know the details to help promote and where to send materials by getting in touch.

*MuckRock is dedicated to a harassment-free event experience for everyone. Our anti-harassment policy can be found here.