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Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs to Host Haiti Tech Meet-Up


Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
May 7, 2010

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The U.S. Department of State will host a conference to explore how technology efforts are helping to rebuild Haiti better on May 10, 2010, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., in the East Auditorium of the George C. Marshall Conference Center. Members of the private sector, non-governmental organization (NGO) community, academia, Haitian Diaspora and media will be briefed on efforts to incorporate text capability into the emergency system, mobile-granting/banking, resource allocation, distance education, building community watch groups and other critical areas where technology can provide opportunities for Haitian citizens.

 

We will be posting information related to the event to: http://www.state.gov/p/wha/ci/ha/earthquake/index.htm.

Twitter hashtag for this event will be #HaitiTech.

 

This event is open to the press.
Pre-set time for cameras is 7:30 a.m. from the 21st Street entrance.
Final access times for writers and stills is 8:15 a.m. from the 21st Street entrance.

 

Press wishing to attend must RSVP to alvaradomc2@state.gov.

 

Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) a U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification card (driver's license, passport).

 

PRESS CONTACTS:

Maria Alvarado
Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs
U.S. Department of State
(202) 647-7197



PRN: 2010/585

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