TEDxStockholm calling for focus on a New Diplomacy

Press Release   •   Dec 30, 2013 10:09 CET

TEDxStockholmSalon #1/2014 - The New Diplomacy will take place on January 16. Some leading diplomats and others will share their ideas of changemaking and their thoughts about new initiatives to unite people across national, cultural or religious borders, in an ever changing digital world.

We live in a time of change, where we see nations closing themselves off and nationalism growing stronger, despite the lesson from history that, in times like these, what we really need are more initiatives with the prefix pan-, inter- or uni-. But there is hope.

This TEDxStockholmSalon is arranged in connection to the international SIDD - Stockholm Initiative for Digital Diplomacy conference, hosted by the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, where a dozen diplomats from all over the globe will work together with some of the best minds from academia and research, business and the media in a 24-hour diplohack to produce concrete, feasible solutions for the diplomacy of the future.  

On stage at this TEDxStockholmSalon are Moira Whelan, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Digital Strategy at the U.S. Department of State who will question whether diplomacy really is going digital and Andreas Sandre, Press and Public Affairs Officer at the Embassy of Italy in Washington DC who highlights the power of ideas vs the limits of innovation.
More speakers will be announced shortly. 

The tickets for this event are available by application only. The event will take place on Thursday, January 16, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (CET) at the the former Czechoslovakian Embassy in Stockholm. 

More info:

About TEDxStockholm and TEDxStockholmSalon events available at www.tedxstockholm.com
(Media accreditation applications: contact[at]tedxstockholm.com)

About the SIDD - Stockholm Initiative for Digital Diplomacy conference available at http://www.government.se/sidd
(Media accreditation applications: lina.eidmark[at]gov.se)

This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED. 

TEDx is an international open-source community of independently organized events that inspire innovation, thought leadership, and visionary insights. Ideas worth spreading.

TEDxStockholm is our way of creating such a community in the city we love, together with like-minded people. Learn more at TEDxStockholm.com