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Media Advisory – Ambassador Degnan’s Virtual Press Conference
May 18, 2020


U.S. Embassy Tbilisi is pleased to invite you to a live, virtual press conference primarily focused on U.S. response to COVID-19 in Georgia, with Ambassador Kelly C. Degnan. The event will take place on Wednesday, May 20 from 14:00-15:00.  It will begin promptly at 1400 with the Ambassador making prepared remarks, after which she will answer questions submitted by participating journalists.  The video and audio will be via Webex, while questions will be submitted on a separate platform, Slido.  Please see details below.  The event will go live at 13:30 – please make sure you join the event prior to the 14:00 start time.


Date: Wednesday, May 20

Start time: 14:00 (Tbilisi). The link for this event will go live at 1330 – please make sure you join at least fifteen minutes before the 1400 start time.

End time: 15:00 (Tbilisi) 

Language: English – Georgian (The U.S. Embassy will provide consecutive translation)

Ground rules: ON THE RECORD

Video and audio: Click on this link: Ambassador Degnan – Virtual Press Conference.  If you are accessing with a mobile phone, you may need to download the WebExt app.  If using a laptop or a PC, you may access through your web browser (Google Chrome is recommended). Click “Join by browser.”

Text link: You will be able to type in your questions directly from your personal device or desktop computer using Slido. To post questions from your smartphone, laptop, or desktop, simply go to slido.com, enter the event code (#AmbPress), and type in your question.  Please do not submit questions in advance.  We will instead accept questions as they arrive, during the event itself.  Also, please keep questions as brief as possible.

RSVP: Please RSVP your intention to participate at: TbilisiPress@state.gov before May 19 at 18:00

U.S. Embassy Tbilisi will make the full video from the event available at https://drive.google.com/open?id=1EnGFeIWw9BbFiAb8A1jiIr00Z0i3ttK4 as soon as possible after the completion of the press conference.  You may also make your own recording for use in your own reporting on the event.

We look forward to your participation in this virtual press conference on Wednesday, May 20 at 14:00.