Freedom of Information (FOI) Day is an annual event observed on March 16th. While not an official government holiday (read your mail will run and the kids have to go to school) it is generally accepted as a celebration of James Madison's birthday. Madison was the 4th president of the United States and is know as the Father of the Constitution. He was also one of the most stringent advocates for transparency in government.
In honor of FOI Day, Newseum Institutes' First Amendment Center will be hosting the annual Freedom of Information Day Conference. The conference brings together professional from all walks to discuss timely issues related to openness in government.