lighting, Diplomacy

Washington DC E-diplomacy Initiative Launch

26 April 2010 -

Washington DC, USA

Event description

The Washington DC e-Diplomacy Initiative launch was held at the AT&T Innovation Center in Washington.

The participants were welcomed by representatives of the core partners of the e-diplomacy initiative:  Mark Miceli, Maltese Ambassador to the USA,  Norbert Baerlocher, Head of Communications & Cultural Affairs at the Swiss Embassy in Washington DC and Jeff Brueggeman, AT&T Vice-president of Public Policy.

After the welcome addresses, Dr. Jovan Kurbalija delivered a presentation on e-diplomacy with the remote participation of Stefano Baldi from Brussels.  The next session of the launch event focused on tele-conferencing. Participants attended a tele-conferencing meeting in the state-of-the-art TelePresence facility at the AT&T Innovation Center. It a was practical illustration of a high level solution, in particular when travel is not possible as it was the case with the recent Volcanic Ash Crisis.

You can consult the "tweet report" and view photos from the launch event in Washington DC.