We’re excited to announce the Department of State’s Meetup for the Our Ocean Conference. Department of State Meetups are in-person meetings of people who engage with the Department through social media, including Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Tumblr, and Instagram. The participants will have the opportunity to attend the Our Ocean Conference, hosted by Secretary of State John Kerry at the Department of State in Washington, DC on Monday, June 16, 2014.
The Our Ocean Conference will bring together individuals, experts, practitioners, advocates, lawmakers, and the international oceans and foreign policy communities to gather lessons learned, share the best science, offer unique perspectives and demonstrate effective actions. We aim to chart a way forward, working individually and together, to protect “Our Ocean.”
HOW DO I APPLY?
Please fill out this form by Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 12:00 PM ET. Invitations are non-transferable and we cannot accommodate guests of those selected.
DO I NEED TO HAVE A SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNT TO APPLY?
WHAT ARE THE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS?
Submitting your application indicates your intent to travel to the Department of State in Washington, DC, on Monday, June 16, 2014 to attend the Our Ocean Conference. You will bear any costs associated with travel and lodging. The invitation to the Department of State will be pending invitees’ security clearances and all those invited to attend will be required to present a valid, government-issued photo identification.
WHAT IF I CANNOT COME TO WASHINGTON, DC?
If you cannot come to the Department of State in Washington, DC to attend, we will be live-streaming the conference at www.state.gov and YouTube. You can also follow our coverage of the event on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, YouTube, Tumblr, and Instagram.
WHEN WILL I KNOW IF I AM SELECTED?
The Department of State will contact applicants via email with additional instructions for those selected to attend. If you are selected, you will be notified no later than Wednesday, June 11, 2014.