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What’s a DDC Chapter?
A DDC Chapter is a local (city, country or regional) organization in the DDC Network designed to bring together the diplomatic, international affairs, and tech communities from the local area. Each chapter is lead by a small group of volunteers from the local DDC community.
The DDC community started as a handful of digital practitioners in Washington, DC gathering to talk shop and share our stories. Today we have held over 25 key events, ranging from workshops to thought leadership panels to half-day conferences. We’ve engaged with over 3000 diplomats, technologists & communicators in Washington, DC and beyond. We’ve also partnered with some amazing organizations — Google, Fosterly, FleishmanHillard, the UN Foundation, 1776, SAIS, foreign governments & embassies, and many others.
DDC New York will be holding a Digital Diplomacy Happy Hour on 22 September to introduce the DDC to New York, and tease their upcoming formal launch event in October. Stay tuned to DigiDiplomats.com and @DigiDiplomats on Twitter for details on the launch.
The New York Chapter follows Ottawa which launched this past June. We are actively working in other cities to build DDC Chapters and expand our DDC Network to build a truly global community.