The Digital Collective, Hill+Knowlton Strategies and the Digital Diplomacy Coalition invite you to a panel discussion on planning for the unexpected in the digital age.

Today’s communication ecosystem is faster and more reactive than any before it. Social media plays a key part in this, increasing the likelihood of leaks, rapid reporting, and virality. This reality makes digital crisis planning a key part of any communication strategy.

Our panel of expert practitioners will explore the role of crisis communications in online strategy building—from how teams can prepare for crises, to what to do during and after an active crisis. Speakers will share their experiences, learnings, trends, and tips for successful crisis communications.


  • Jessamyn Sarmiento, Vice President of Marketing & Communications, World Food Program USA
  • Maria Belovas, Head of Press & Public Diplomacy, Delegation of the European Union to the United States
  • Ron Hutcheson, Managing Director, Hill+Knowlton Strategies



December 10, 2019
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Drinks & light fare will be served

Hill+Knowlton Strategies
641 S St NW | Washington, DC 20001

Closest Metro Station: Shaw–Howard University Station




Advance RSVP required. This is a joint Digital Collective and Digital Diplomacy Coalition event. Special thanks to Hill+Knowlton Strategies for hosting and sponsoring the event.

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