Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
April 11, 2011

Bureau of International Information Programs Coordinator Dawn L. McCall will travel to Los Angeles and San Francisco April 11 – April 15 to meet with communications and technology industry executives for consultations on the latest developments in digital engagement, mobile platforms, and crowd-sourcing. Discussions will focus on tools and collaborative projects that will expand IIP’s communications programs to inform and engage international audiences.

During her visit to Los Angeles, Coordinator McCall will visit the University of Southern California’s Stevens Institute for Innovation, Center for Public Diplomacy, and Annenberg Innovation Lab to meet leading thinkers and directors who are creating web and mobile applications at the intersection of entertainment, gaming, technology, and academia.

In San Francisco, Coordinator McCall will meet with top executives of Google, YouTube, U-Stream, Adobe, and Mashery to discuss mobile-based engagement tools that help amplify IIP’s array of products and services for embassies and consulates around the world. She will meet with leading thinkers at Stanford’s Peace Innovation Lab and the Liberation Technology Program at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. She will also hold consultations with top executives of Stamen Designs to discuss how to use data visualization tools to tell compelling stories.

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PRN: 2011/561