(Boise) – Attorney General Lawrence Wasden and Idahoans for Openness in Government (IDOG) invite the public to attend an online seminar addressing current rules and best practices for open meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic. Reporters, public officials and members of the public are invited to attend.

The “IDOG: Open Meetings in the Pandemic” seminar will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m MT on January 7, 2021. Wasden, Deputy Attorney General Brian Kane and IDOG President Betsy Russell will serve as panelists.

The seminar will be hosted on the GoToWebinar platform. Participants can register by visiting https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6596762315239876365. Registrants are encouraged to check system requirements to avoid any connection issues the day of the event.

Together, Wasden and IDOG have conducted 49 open meeting and public records seminars across the state since 2004. The series – held in different parts of the state each year – was postponed in 2020 due to COVID-19. It is expected to resume in 2021 with in-person events in central and eastern Idaho.