TechCamp Georgia Opens in Tbilisi (June 24)

TBILISI, June 24, 2016 – From June 27 to 28, the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia and American Councils Georgia will host “TechCamp Georgia: 21st Media Strategies” at the University of Georgia.  This two-day workshop will bring together approximately 60 participants and 15 trainers to co-create strategies and solutions to challenges using low-cost, easy-to implement technological tools.  Participants will come from six countries, including Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, and Serbia.

The U.S. Department of State supports and organizes TechCamps across the globe through its Bureau of International Information Programs.  Born from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Civil Society 2.0 initiative in 2010, they have since been organized in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Southeast Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East.  TechCamps are highly collaborative, hands-on events composed of brainstorming sessions and discussions with leading technologists that result in innovative solutions to real challenges the participants face in their work.

On June 27 at 9:00 a.m. the U.S. Embassy will open the first TechCamp in Georgia at the University of Georgia (Merab Kostava St. in Saburtalo).  Media are invited to the opening session which will feature welcoming remarks from U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Nicholas Berliner and Public Affairs Officer Courtney Austrian.

For Georgian press inquiries, contact Natia Kaladze of University of Georgia at 599-55-81-80.