First Amendment Congress

Each fall hundreds of high school students and teachers from across Oklahoma come together for a one-day conference focused on the First Amendment and how it relates to their lives. More than 3,000 Oklahoma high school students have attended the First Amendment Congress since the annual program began in 1999. Presentation of the annual Zach Taylor First Amendment Essay Contest prize is also announced during the event. 

Oklahoma Sunshine Conference

Held each March in conjunction with national Sunshine Week, the Oklahoma Sunshine Conference focuses on openness and transparency in government here in Oklahoma, but we typically have speakers from outside the state to provide their insights on open government issues and solutions. We also announce the recipients of our annual FOI and First Amendment awards.