Talks

2013

Testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on federal transparency, March 14, 2013.

Moderating the Congressional Transparency Caucus panel discussion on FOIA Reform, March 12, 2013.

"Kickstarting the 113 Congress: Ideas that Congress Can Use," hosted by the Advisory Committee on Transparency, January 28, 2013.

"Transparency in the Obama Administration: A Fourth Year Assessment," hosted by American University Washington College of Law's Collaboration on Government Secrecy, January 17, 2013.

"Congressional Salaries," C-SPAN Washington Journal, January 6, 2013.

2012

"Transparency and the Obama Presidency: Looking Back and Looking Forward," hosted by the Advisory Committee on Transparency, December 3, 2012.

"Openness and Transparency in the 112th Congress," hosted by the Advisory Committee on Transparency, October 1, 2012.

"Law Via the Internet Conference," hosted by Cornell University, October 7-9, 2012.

"The President's Super-Regulators: What's Next for OIRA?" hosted by the Advisory Committee on Transparency, August 20, 2012.

"Open Legislative Data;  The Law Factory," hosted by Sciences Po, July 7, 2012.

"Federal Spending Accountability," C-SPAN's Washington Journal, April 28, 2012.

"Access to Parliamentary Information, open document standards, and improving dialogue with civil society," at the conference entitled "Achieving Greater Transparency in Legislatures Through Open Document Standards" hosted by the U.S. House of Representatives, the Inter-Parliamentary Union, and the United Nations, February 28, 2012. 

"Legislative Data and Transparency Conference," U.S. House of Representatives, February 2, 2012. (Alternative link; speech text)

"Will Super PACs Determine The 2012 Election?" hosted by the Advisory Committee on Transparency, January 23, 2012.
2011

"The State of Open Government," Federal Depository Library Conference, October 17, 2011.

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"Don't kill 'GRAMA!' How Open Meetings Laws are being affected by social media and new technology," part of the 21st Annual Conference on Computers, Freedom and Privacy: "The Future is Now," held at Georgetown University Law Center on June 15, 2011 

"The Hidden Budget: Tax Expenditures," hosted by the Advisory Committee on Transparency, June 13, 2011

Public Witness before the House Appropriations Committee Legislative Branch Subcommittee, May 11, 2011, "Bulk Access to THOMAS and Access to CRS Products"

"The Future of CRS," hosted by the Advisory Committee on Transparency, April 11, 2011

March 26, 2011, "Is Money the Problem in American Politics" at American University, part of March 2011 Bryce Harlow Workshop on Ethics and Lobbying at American University

"Washington's Lobbying Fix," hosted by the Advisory Committee on Transparency, March 14, 2011

"Roundtable on Open Government and Local Online Hubs," hosted by the Aspen Institute and the Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy, February 25, 2011

"Reforming Congress: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly," hosted by the Advisory Committee on Transparency, February 14, 2011
2010

"The future of earmark transparency," hosted by the Advisory Committee on Transparency, November 15, 2010

"The open government initiative and the promise of a transparent government" at Stanford Law School's Center for Computers and Law, November 9, 2010

"Civic Media and the Law" at Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Center for Future of Civic Media, November 4, 2010

"Transparency Made Easy," hosted by the Advisory Committee on Transparency, June 22, 2010

"The Future of Government Transparency," hosted by the Advisory Committee on Transparency, April 29, 2010

"The Rules and Regulations of Lobbying" at American University, part of March 2010 Bryce Harlow Workshop on Ethics and Lobbying at American University, March 20, 2010

"American Efforts to Transform Transparency" Taking Stock of Tech: Reflections of Law, Technology, and Society; Inaugural Conference at University of Ottawa's Center for Law, Technology, and Policy, March 5, 2010

"A Brief History of U.S. Information Policy", iConference 2010, University of Illinois as Urbana-Champaign, February 4, 2010

2009

"Lobbying in the Obama Administration: What Practitioners Need to Know," American Bar Association Administrative Law Conference, October 22, 2009

"Redesigning the Supreme Court's Web Site", Justice at Stake Annual Conference, July 24, 2009