The Digital Diplomacy Coalition (DDC) was initially created as a community and resource for the Washington-based diplomatic and international affairs community with the goal of expanding globally and virtually. Our first event was held May 2012 in Washington, DC, in partnership with Google.

Since our founding, the Coalition has expanded to new cities and welcomed more than 4,000 diplomats, technologists, academics, communicators and innovators, along with the general public, to a diverse set of events in Washington, Ottawa, New York City and The Hague.

The DDC is an international, independent, volunteer-driven community. The Coalition was founded by Scott Nolan Smith, Roos Kouwenhoven, Jed Shein and Floris Winters in 2012 in Washington, DC.

Leadership

The Digital Diplomacy Coalition is led by a global board, providing vision and guidance, and setting the strategic goals to grow and foster a strong community.

"Social media platforms are chaotic, overcrowded and an arena of fakeness—but governments cannot afford to ignore i… https://t.co/Cez51YCcVr
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Sudanese welcome normalization with Israel online | #DigitalDiplomacy https://t.co/dPBEvCgBVE
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RT @ScottNolanSmith: Facebook has removed multiple accounts run by foreign governments or foreign actors trying to hide their true identit…
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“As more and more states are exerting power and influence in cyberspace, we need to make sure that we are very clea… https://t.co/4CB9NFNiEh
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What will shape #cybersecurity in 2020? | #DigitalDiplomacy https://t.co/44YLocwkLB
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Scott Nolan Smith

Scott Nolan Smith

Board Member & Co-Founder

Washington, DC

Roos Kouwenhoven

Roos Kouwenhoven

Board Member & Co-Founder

Washington, DC

Jed Shein

Jed Shein

Board Member & Co-Founder

Washington, DC

Kelsey Glover

Kelsey Glover

Board Member

Washington, DC

Floris Winters

Floris Winters

Board Member & Co-Founder

The Hague, NL

Moira Whelan

Moira Whelan

Board Member

Washington, DC

Community & Events

First and foremost we are a community, united by our interest in enhancing and learning about the intersection of technology and diplomacy. Our community is both online and offline, united in person at events or through interactions on our digital channels.

The Coalition hosts numerous panels, workshops, socials and conferences throughout the year for diplomats, technologists, NGO practitioners, and the general public designed to review and highlight digital diplomacy ideas and best practices.

Our Partners

The Digital Diplomacy Coalition partners with other groups and organizations to further our mission of bringing together the diplomatic, international affairs, social impact and tech communities to leverage digital technologies for diplomacy and social good. We partner with groups for individual events, global projects and both short and long term initiatives.

Groups or organizations interested in partnering with or supporting the Coalition or our events should contact us at team@digidiplomats.com.

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