#DigitalDiplomacy at #SXSW 2013
Monday, March 11, 2013 from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM (CDT)
We invite you to join the governments of Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and the US to discuss how digital media is shaping the future of diplomacy.
WHERE: Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC
Gabriella Augustsson, Public Diplomacy Press & Communication Counselor, Embassy of Sweden
James Barbour, Press Secretary & Head of Communications, British Embassy
Hilary Brandt, Director,Office of Innovative Engagement, US Department of State
Jennifer Charlton, Communications and Social Media, Consulate General of Switzerland in New York
If Facebook were a country, it would be the third largest in the world. Social media encourages us to share real-time information with the greatest number of connections, which can inspire real-world action. Governments now realize how this is shaping the future of nations and diplomacy.
From Facebook and Twitter to YouTube, Tumblr, Instagram, FourSquare, mobile apps, and beyond, how are foreign affairs departments adapting to this new digitally connected world? Moreover, how are embassies, consulates, and diplomats using social technologies for a new era of international relations?
In this panel, the governments of Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States, will unite to share insights on how their federal departments are integrating digital media into their communications strategies. From cultural diplomacy to foreign policy, hear how these governments are leveraging social media to digitally represent their nations to the world.
Do you have a question on this topic?
Please tweet us using the hashtag #SXSWdiplomacy
We will select questions from Twitter in advance for the panelists Q&A.
When & Where
SXSW Panel: Hosted by the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York
The Embassy of Sweden in Washington DC, the UK Embassy in Washington DC, and the US State Department have collaborated on this panel, organized by the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York.