The Digital Diplomacy Coalition and BlueDot Strategies are pleased to announce “Trending Topics,” a coffee-fueled series designed for digital diplomacy practitioners to deep dive on the substantive issues driving the field and meet the people you need to meet.

Trending Topics is not for attribution and limited to a small group of participants. Sessions are held every few weeks. Like other DDC events, networking is key so in addition to our meeting, we’ll allow time at the beginning and end to catch up with friends and meet new ones.

These events are intended for the diplomatic community and are invite only. If you are interested in attending or learning more, please contact

Meet the Expert:


Luke Forgerson, the State Department’s Digital Pioneer

Monday, April 9, 2018 | 10:00-11:30am

U.S. Institute of Peace
2301 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20037

Luke Forgerson is the Deputy Director of the Office of Digital Engagement at the U.S. State Department. The State Department’s list of digital practitioners is now quite long, but Luke has helped to define the Department’s digital presence through three Administrations. From the first tweet, to the first Snap, Luke has been among the Department’s early adopters.